Hilton Garden Inn Wedding: Mariecar & Josh

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Mariecar was spending the morning with her sisters when she looked out her balcony to see Josh, in the freezing cold by the way, out on the beach writing a grand gesture of love to her on the morning of their wedding. Him and his groomsmen etched in the sand, “I Love You Mariecar 3-3-17,” with the ‘O’s as hearts. We had interesting weather that day, from freezing cold, to rain and wind, it stopped just in time for their ceremony outside on the balcony overlooking the ocean. Mariecar braved the cold to marry her best friend and their personally written vows were some of the sweetest words that I have heard spoken during a wedding ceremony.

Their daughter Kimmie was a part of their ceremony and placed a butterfly stone into their sand ceremony frame with her parents. Josh and Mariecar love each other unconditionally and you can just tell by the way they looked at each other throughout their wedding day. Josh used works like; compassion and positivity to describe the very things that he loved most about Mariecar. Miramar used descriptions like; funny, smart, a kid at heart, sarcasm and a great cook to describe those things that she loved most about Josh, but I have a feeling that if I let them go on to describe more reasons we would have been photographing the two them all evening!

Mariecar wore her sister, Monica’s veil, whose wedding I photographed a few years ago. Their family has six siblings and they are all sisters! Can you believe that? I got them to laugh during their portraits when I asked Mariecar to look at her favorite sister! (Sorry if you got into trouble later, Mariecar!) 😉 Honestly, they are all wonderful women and I have absolutely loved getting to photograph them all twice so far, I don’t know how Mariecar would even begin to pick a favorite.

Their reception ended by Josh and Mariecar holding onto each other tight as the last song came to an end. Their family and friends surrounded them to end the night perfectly! Congratulations to Josh and Mariecar!

Venue: Hilton Garden Inn

Wedding Dress: Studio I Do at All The Rage

DJ: Astro DJ

Wedding Cake: April Talley

Makeup Artist: Dhalia Edwards

Hair Stylist: Wendy Chan

Decor and Florals: DIY from the Bride 

Thank you to Skylar Wyatt for second shooting with me!