Liz and Chris: classic elegance in La Jolla

I was so looking forward to Liz and Chris’ wedding after having had such a great time with them on their engagement shoot. Liz and Chris met at IU where they both were into cycling. I suppose it’s not surprising that a couple who met while doing something fun would also have a fun connection. They play together – they laugh together – they clearly like each other.  Their wedding absolutely reflected this, and meeting their guests showed us that both of them come from families who also know how to have a great time. This was truly a great day.

Liz and Chris were married at the beautiful La Jolla Women’s Club. But first, they got ready at a rental and hotel room nearby.

I can’t say enough about how much I love Liz’s dress. She looked so classic. I could only think of Grace Kelly (for those of you familiar, I don’t mean her actual wedding dress, but her overall style). Liz, with her hair pulled back into a low bun, simple and fresh makeup, and one of the most beautiful dresses I’ve seen, looked amazing on her wedding day.

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And Chris, in his Officer Dress Blues, didn’t look too bad either.

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Liz and Chris decided to capture a ‘first look’ before the ceremony so we could spend a little time taking photos of just the two of them.

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