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Huntington Beach Wedding on the Sand ~ Timothy & Laura

An Intimate Wedding on the sand in Huntington Beach.

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So many couples dream of having an intimate wedding on the sand in California.  To forget about all the stress of planning a large wedding and keep everything as simple as possible. When Timothy and Laura started planning their wedding, they knew a small beach wedding was perfect for them.  They flew from Texas to Huntington Beach, California and got married with their toes in the sand.

The day started at the Hilton Waterfront Beach Resort.

Once everyone was ready, the bride walked barefoot to the beach with her daughter and mom.

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Across the street on the beach, the groom was waiting with his son and their family.

The groom’s mom lovingly held a portrait of her late husband.

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Laura’s daughter was so happy, she burst into tears of joy right in the middle of the ceremony.

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During the ceremony I knelt down in the sand to photograph from a different angle.  This cutie pie ran over to me and sat in my lap.  I kept photographing the ceremony and within a minute, he put his thumb in his mouth and went to sleep!  I held in my laughter and gently woke him up so I could stand back up.  Little kids usually talk to me at weddings, but I’ve never had one try to take a nap on me before!

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All of a sudden he lifted her up into the air and recreated the scene from Dirty Dancing.

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Timothy is a digital artist and designed Laura’s ring himself.

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Congratulations Timothy and Laura!  I’m so happy I was able to be a part of your intimate beach wedding.  I hope you enjoyed your time in California and good luck training for the Pacific Crest Trail together!

Venue: Huntington Beach, California
Photographer: Kimberly April Photography
Accommodations: The Hilton Waterfront Beach Resort