after months of planning, melissa and tim finally walked down the aisle and said i do at the beautiful Ocean View Villas in Point Loma CA. another melissa, melissa barrad from I Do Weddings, did an awesome job bringing everything together. there were lots of familiar faces in the crowd. it seemed like half the wedding photographers in san diego were there, sprinkled in with some friends and family of course. it felt kind of weird being at a wedding and not working. we were guests, but, like 90 percent of the people there, brought a camera just for fun.
oddly enough, our san diego chargers somehow made it into the playoffs and as fate would have it, their first playoff game was scheduled the same day as tim and melissa’a wedding. melissa being a good sport, and tim being a huge chargers fan, immediately announced that they would have a tv, with the game on, during their reception. chargers fans rejoiced and were well represented at the wedding. more on that later.
getting back to melissa and tim. i’ve never seen tim so happy as when i saw him in front of the crowd looking into his bride’s eyes. melissa looked absolutely amazing. she had a sweet retro look, in her custom made April Shell wedding dress with faux fur and a bird cage veil by Shelly Sheek Designs. (i love those veils!) her look was topped off with a sweet hair style by Freddie of Frederick Michael Salon and make up by Claudia Welsh of Make Up by CJ.
here’s some of our fellow guests / san diego wedding photographers. melissa and tim gave brad and angelina a little competish with all the cameras they had pointed at them.
melissa had a rad sign-in book made with a bunch of the pictures we took for their engagement session.
i didn’t get a shot of melissa’s shoes, so here’s a shot of kim’s chucks.
all the cool paper products were by Cathy at Love at First Invite except…
these awesome place cards were made by melissa’s mom.
our seats were at the exclusive polaroid table. (all the tables had camera brands on them.)
being the HUGE twitter fan that melissa is, she stopped right in the middle of the ceremony and let everyone that follows her in twitterland know that she had just said her vows. thanks alyssa for showing us. (she makes the cutest faces)
is it just me, or do tim and melissa look SUPER happy?
aaron did his best paparazzi impression by peeking through the velcro seam in the tent and snapping a few quick shots.
he was promptly escorted from the premises. :) (not really)
signature drinks of the night were morgans with coke and, appropriately, cherry bombs.
kim made hers a little more snazzy by adding a fortune cookie to the rim. very nice. i like.
and now, back to the charger fans in the house. this is what the room looked like about six and a half minutes into overtime.
unfortunately i didn’t have my wide angle lens to show how packed this room was with bolt fans. there was probably 50 people in there and crowding around the door. it was awesome! i hope we all get to feel what it’s like for our team to win a championship. even if it’s only once. it was an incredible feeling just seeing them win a wild card round. i can’t imagine how insane it will be if the chargers win the superbowl. the dream is still alive.
did you see that sweet canvas on the wall of tim and melissa from their engagement session? we were pretty stoked to see that. it’s such an honor when someone likes your work enough to put it up for everyone to see.
and now is the time on sprockets when we dance.
1 up! luigi ftw!
photo booth time!
aaron and samantha are so hot right now. not just because of the heater.
i still don’t know what we’re yelling about!
i loves me some sparklers!
aaron’s sparkler got no spark.
that’s not what she said!
mmmm the last cup cake. gloria’s cakes and desserts provided the sweets. they didn’t last long.
congratulations tim and melissa! we are so stoked for you two! one favor we have to ask is that you renew your vows every week until mid february so we keep the good mojo for the chargers. :) in case you didn’t hear her (which is impossible even if you’re deaf) kim was quoted as saying yours was “the best wedding ever!” so you got that going for you. honestly, it wasn’t just because the chargers won. we had a load of fun with you two and all of our good friends. outside of every saturday at balboa park, how often do you see almost every photographer in san diego in the same place. we all wish you every good thing life has to offer. have a super fun honeymoon cruise. see you when you get back.