Michelle and Stephen

They say that good things come to those who wait and from what I can see, the love between Michelle and Steve is indeed a very good thing.  Eva, Michelle’s maid of honor, and Eva’s husband introduced Steve to Michelle and after just one blind double date the two immediately knew they had finally found each other. Having the opportunity to photograph these two was such a gift, on so many levels.  Thank you Michelle and Steve for allowing Amy and I to be a part of what was a uniquely sentimental and special day.
Michelle and Steve were married at Infusion Church in Escondido, California.
Their reception was hosted by our good friends at the Doubletree Golf Resort in San Diego.

Michelle and “Cubby”

After hair and makeup at the family home, the bridal party finished getting ready at the church preschool.

Here Michelle’s dad, Bill, is giving her away.
Side note: Mom and I sing with Bill in the Rancho Bernardo Chorale.

Before Bill carried on the English tradition of singing to his daughter during the ceremony, he explained that he commissioned this special song “Michelle” written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney years ago to be used for this very occasion.  Not only is Bill quite the crooner, he also has a fantastic sense of humor.  More importantly, he adores his little girl.  I definitely have a soft spot for anyone who treasures his daughter as much as this man does.

The unique bouquets and flower arrangements were absolutely perfect.

Michelle’s parents, Bill and Yvonne, celebrated their 51st wedding anniversary on the same day.  Congratulations!

You two really are such a great couple.  I’m so happy to know you.

“Daddy’s Little Girl”

An anniversary gift for Yvonne.

Eva teaches family visitors from England a few new moves.

I noticed during the last song that Michelle plucked the petals off a rose.  While I was off in the distance and am not positive what this was all about, I can go out on a limb and say that yes, he does indeed love you.  :-)

To Bill:  Thank you so much for reaching out to us.  I am well aware of the fact that we would never have had the opportunity to meet Michelle and Steve if it weren’t for you.  If I learned anything about you by spending this time with you and your loved ones it is that family is precious to you and I am honored to have had the privilege of helping to document such a special day for your family.

And once again, thank you Michelle and Steve for letting us into your lives to help capture these beautiful memories.  Amy and I thoroughly enjoyed our day with you and we wish you the happiest of lives together.