September 1, 2014 | carrie
September 1, 2014 | olivia
Morgan and Holly’s seaside wedding was a down-to-earth and elegant display of love and commitment for one another. The wedding’s location off the Northern California coast inspired the couple to keep decor simple and understated in order to showcase the setting’s beauty. Jamie Jones Photography captured the day with skill, from the intimate first look portraits to the exciting fire-dancers that finished off the night.
The Couple: Morgan and Holly
The Wedding: Merryman’s Beach House
The Inspiration: Holly grew up on the ocean so she always envisioned a beach wedding. We decided to get married where her parents live in coastal Northern California. We kept our decorations simple because we didn’t need a lot to accentuate the beauty of our great venue and the views we had.
The Wedding Team:
Photographer: Jamie Jones Photography
Ceremony & Reception Venue: Merryman’s Beach House
Officiant: Chris Lew
Invitation Designer: Vistaprint
Catering: The Lighthouse Grill
Wedding Dress: Anne Taylor
Bridal Accessories: Etsy
Hair Stylist: Taylor of Bloom Salon
Live Music: Blue Rhythm Revue
Rentals: Action Rentals
Rings: Ben Bridge Jewelers
Thank you to Morgan and Holly for sharing your wonderful wedding!
Looking for more oceanfront wedding inspiration? You’ll also love Lana and Roger’s destination beach wedding!
Rachel and Justin’s love story isn’t a meet cute from a John Hughes’ movie, in fact, it’s so much better. After meeting in high school, Justin went on to pursue a military career as a Marine. Leading two completely different lives, their love for each other grew despite this distance in mileage and lifestyle. Wanting to capture Rachel and Justin’s engagement with a timeless, vintage feel, Aisha Khan, from Ama Photography and Cinema, took the couple to the adorable Jarrell Bridge in Houston, which was the perfect setting for this couple’s classic story.
How They Met
“Justin and I met our senior year of high school; his best friend introduced us. We quickly became inseparable and really close friends but, unlike him, I wanted to remain just that as I had just ended a serious relationship. We would spend hours upon hours together, and the more I got to know him, the more I began to truly fall in love with him. The genuine love and respect he shows me and his family is something I really admire and love about him. He has the most kind heart and beautiful soul of anyone I have ever met.”
“He asked me to marry him all the time not long after we started dating, but I thought it was too soon and that we should take things slower. Not long after that he left for the military. The distance apart made us closer and our love grew even stronger and though we were very young, we knew that we wanted to start a life together. So, after the military approved him a month leave for December, he flew home and went to my father to ask for my hand in marriage.”
“Our style as a couple would probably best be described as very classic. He’s an old fashion gentleman and I love anything that’s vintage and unique. We both wish we could have lived in the 1940′s era. Our personalities complement and even each other out perfectly. We enjoy simplicity and ease, and love just being in each others’ company and with our families.”
Thank you so much for sharing your heartwarming story with us, Rachel and Justin. We wish you the absolute best in your new life together!