We had the honor to capture the priceless moments at the wedding of Kirsten and Brandon Caro during this past summer at the spectacular Bel Air Bay Club in the Pacific Palisades. If there were two words to describe these two, it would be ‘fun loving’. Here’s a little background story about this couple. Kirsten had been a flower girl at her aunt’s wedding that we photographed over 20 years ago. Although Kirsten’s mom was secretly hoping the couple would choose us again, she kept mum, and was thrilled when the kids told her she had selected R & R on their own.
The view from above of the beautiful ceremony overlooking the ocean
Our first to photograph these two was in Carpentaria for their engagement photos. Kirsten certainly is a crafty one! She had made her own props and even used seashells to mark the special day. When it was time for the wedding, we were excited to see what these two would come up with. The wedding was held on a beautiful Friday evening. Being a local bride, she used some of the top vendors in the Santa Clarita Valley. Ariel Schumow did the ladies’ makeup, Matrimony Films filmed the day, and Joyful Noise provided the entertainment and DJ services.
A romantic kiss on the balcony of the Bel Air Bay Club
To continue with the beachy theme for the wedding, there were seashells as place cards, sand dollars as favors, and the whole event overlooked the ocean. The details were phenomenal, and most were made by the bride. There were beautiful handmade signs throughout the whole event. They also had a customized sand ceremony that tied in perfectly with their beach theme. This sweet twosome also wrote their own vows sharing the most intimate promises and devotions to each other for all the guests to witness.
the invitation for bel air bay club
the view at bel air bay club
the fountain at bel air bay club
the building at bel air bay club
entrance at bel air bay club
brides’s shoes on ocean background
bride’s dress at bel air bay club
etsy hanger for bride’s dress
here comes the brides sign
our story begins sign at ceremony
bridesmaids during ceremony
The rings on their customized san dollar
Ceremony setup through the window at Bel Air Bay Club
The place cards on a sea of sand, highlighted with sand dollars
As the night went on, this fun-loving bunch of family and friends really had a good time. People were having a blast with the photo booth the couple provided. Guests had the opportunity to browse their beautiful engagement pictures in the customized guest book they had us create for everyone to sign. The table numbers were named after beaches and the sweetheart table was the ‘Jamaica’ table, as that was the location of the newlywed’s honeymoon. Details, details, details! Kirsten did a fantastic job of carrying the theme throughout their special day. One of the most beautiful moments of the night was when Brandon played his guitar and sang to his new wife. It is a moment like that you can tell the deepness of one’s love.
The evening wrapped up with a magical sparkler farewell and the couple lived happily ever after. We had marvelous time capturing the special moments of this genuinely sweet and loving couple’s special day. We wish them a lifetime of love and happiness.
Wishing the newlywed wed with a sparkler send off