A Nightmare Before Christmas inspired wedding.
It takes a lot of confidence to plan a unique wedding and surround yourself with people who will help you make it happen. Steffanie’s passion is working in the morgue, so it makes perfect sense her dream wedding includes a black wedding dress and a gorgeous ballroom filled with candles.
Steffanie & Mike’s wedding day started off at the Grand Californian Hotel in a beautiful suite.
The beautiful, black bridesmaid dresses were so neat! The dresses were all the same, but each woman wrapped it differently to create a cohesive, flattering look.
Steffanie & Mike chose to see each other before the wedding ceremony so we would have more time for pictures. To make the moment even more special, I had Steffanie’s daughter, Alison, come out to meet Mike first.
Once the family had a moment to themselves, we headed outside to the Army One Helicopter.
It was a really hot day in Southern California! We took pictures as fast as we could and sent the Bride and Groom back into the air-conditioning to cool down before the ceremony.
Mike surprised Alison by giving her a ring after he and Steffanie exchanged rings. It was a beautiful way to officially unite them all as a family.For the Grand Entrance, Steffanie & Mike walked out of a coffin!
The chandeliers in The Richard Nixon Library East Room are gorgeous!
These pumpkins sang, This is Halloween on repeat throughout the evening.
Steffanie & Mike, you have been so much fun to work with and I am so happy you trusted me to photograph your amazing wedding!
Venue: The Richard Nixon Library
Coordination: Table7 Events
Photography: Kimberly April Photography
Flowers: Lavenders Flowers
Hair & Makeup: Smoky Eyes Artistry
Videography: Crescent Bay Films
Catering: Jason’s Catered Events
DJ: Visions Entertainment
Transportation: Classic Limos