Well, it’s been quite the wedding season this year!
Wedding season opened up with my husband and I driving to Phoenix, Arizona, for one of my best friend’s weddings. I was honored that she asked me to officiate 🙂
Courtney’s wedding was followed up with a Memorial Day Weekend wedding in Fullerton, California. This great couple found the Love Letter and Wine Box idea for their ceremony, which I absolutely loved.
Next up was my first gig as a second shooter for my husband, which was awesome. We got to work together all day, and with a truly amazing couple. You can see some of those photos over on Jeff’s website, here.
The month of June saw three more weddings for me. One was in Dana Point, CA, and curiously enough in the same location as the first wedding I ever performed for Shirley and Seth. It was pretty awesome to come full circle almost a year to the date from when I embarked on this adventure.
The next June wedding was for a great couple that got married on the US Marine base down in Oceanside. This wedding was special because I’ve known the groom’s sister since I was 14 or 15 years old. I actually met her while she was pregnant with her first son, who just started high school this year. Talk about time flying! Chuck and Anne were absolutely great to work with, and came up with vows idea on our blog.
The last day of June was a very, very special occasion. Dana, a great and amazing friend from college, married Aaron, who is also a great and amazing person. This couple is one of those that I wished lived next door to my husband and I: we absolutely adore spending time with both of them. Although Dana and Aaron already had an officiant in the form of a rabbi, they asked me to be their day-of coordinator. I’ve already documented this incredible experience on the blog, but I will say it again: I loved it!
Fourth of July weekend Jeff and I were invited to a wedding in San Francisco, for my college roommate, and we had a great time being guests with zero responsibilities, but we couldn’t help but scope out the competition! 😉
The rest of July built up for my second job as a second-shooter with Jeff, and I gotta say, it turned out great. This was a pretty challenging wedding due to the location and lighting, but Jeff worked really hard to make these pictures beautiful. You can check out pictures here and here.
The month of August didn’t see any weddings for The Merry Ministers, but it did involve a lot of work: I have four weddings booked for October, and being that I’ll be on vacation the whole month of September, August was the month to meet with clients, prepare ceremony transcripts, and make sure everything is ready for when we get back! October will see me at Strawberry Farms in Irvine (a BEAUTIFUL venue), a beach wedding in Laguna Beach, another wedding in Beaumont, California, and wrapping up the month with a wedding at a stunning venue in Santa Paula, CA. October will be a busy month, but I’m so excited to meet all these new couples and explore some new areas in California!
Until then…happy planning!