Melissa & Charles: a little romance and a LOT of fun

After seeing the engagement photos that Dad took of these two, I suspected that Melissa and Charles (a.k.a. Missy and Chuck) would be a whole lot of fun to photograph on their wedding day.  And this was absolutely the case.  These two, and their attendants, were so much fun.  I suppose the fact that the two met in the Navy says a lot about them – they obviously enjoy a good time, and they both share a no nonsense attitude that draws people to them.  By the end of the day they all made us feel like family

The ceremony and reception were held at the Carlton Oaks Golf Club in San Diego.  Yvette, the onsite coordinator, was fantastic all day long.  The wedding details for this celebration are proof that not all military women are necessarily tom boys.  Melissa’s girly side definitely sparkled, from her vintage pink shoes to the feathers in her bouquet, to the pink flower arrangements that covered the ceremony and reception sites.  All of which were beautifully provided by Rhapsody in Bloom.  
Okay – so I know there are probably too many photos of the shoes here, but the shoes were fantastic.  I’m not sure if she meant it when Melissa joked that these shoes were the inspiration for all of the decor that day, but I’d believe it.

Once again, a big shout out to Rhapsody in Bloom for these flowers, and much of the decor that you’ll see in the images ahead!

What a beautiful bride!

Melissa’s niece and nephew ready to do their part as flower girl and ring bearer

I just love it when a bride and groom laugh during the ceremony (and they did it quite a bit!)

A quick ride out on the course to take a few more photos…

No, thank YOU!  ;-)

Cake toppers to pay homage to their own dogs.

Melissa and Charles – you two are so great!  Dad and I really enjoyed capturing your celebration and we hope we can be your family photographers in the future…. (mostly because I think it would be cool to hang out again).  I wish you two all the best and already can see that you’ll enjoy a lot of happiness and laughter in your marriage.  Thank you so much for asking us to be part of your day!

For more photos of Melissa and Charles’ wedding, be sure to check out Dad’s blog too!