Kristina and Chris – beautiful Sheraton San Diego wedding

The week of the wedding arrived when we received word that Chris was still deployed and would not be able to make it back in time for the big day!  Can you imagine the stress they must have been under?  But fortunately, the awesome people at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina worked with them to schedule the wedding less that two weeks later, on a date when we were also still available. To see how the day turned out (perfectly) no one would have suspected there had ever been a last minute change.

Theirs turned out to be a beautifully elegant and opulent ceremony and reception at the Sheraton San Diego. As Kristina’s aunt was on her way to decorate the reception room I asked her “what are Kristina’s colors again?” and the answer was “bling”.  Love it!

First stop: the Mac counter at Macy’s in Horton Plaza

Next, we returned to the hotel to finish getting ready

Kristina takes a short break (okay, she actually just stopped to pose for me)

Kristina and Chris opted not to see each other before the ceremony, but they did allow us to take a few photos of them in the same frame. Here they’re reading letters they wrote to each other.

The Sheraton tower was another fun place to get photos of the couple without their seeing each other!

Here comes the (beautiful) bride…

While Dad was taking some formal photos after the ceremony, I was able to sneak a few of the kids.  These two were so darn cute!

What a gorgeous bridal party!

We have a small imposter in this photo!

While the grown-ups were getting their photos taken, I “entertained” the kids by taking more of the two of them. As a result, we have so many photos of these two!

I love how in love they are.

At the end of the evening, guests were treated to adorable containers of candy. Don’t mind if I do! :-)

Kristina and Chris – thank you so much for asking us to help you capture this beautiful celebration! You two were fantastic to work with, and we’re so so happy that we were able to accommodate the updated date! We’re also super happy to hear that Chris will be deployed in San Diego, which means that you can still call on us when you’re ready for future photos!  :-)

And of course, I have to give a shout-out to Kristina’s awesome mom, Andrea. It truly has been a pleasure working with you and your family!