While these two were married spiritually months before in a private ceremony, they held a wedding and celebration for their close friends and family at Paradise Falls in Oceanside, CA
The forecast was for a hurricane, but Matt and Lauren figured we could still make an adventure out of their engagement shoot. I am so glad they did because this is one of my favorite shoots of all time. I will take a stormy and moody over perfect weather any day. Top that off with a perfect couple who ooze chemistry and love having fun, and I'm all in. I think about this shoot pretty much on a daily basis and can NOT wait to shoot their wedding this summer!
This was just such a cool wedding and Sarah and Dave really know how to throw a party! They wanted to have a relaxed, fun day that all their friends could have a great time at and they totally accomplished that! The Audubon Center was such a rad venue. I have never been so close to a Bald Eagle before! They also hand made almost everything! Dave made all of the yard games by hand and all of their signs were cut and painted by them. Instead of a wedding cake they bought various pies and cakes and had catering done by the amazing Pennypackers. For favors they made heart shaped bird treats and made a donation to the Audubon Society. My favorite detail was that Sarah actually grew all the flowers in her garden and made the arrangements themselves. How awesome is that?