If you follow us on a regular basis, you’ve seen that we love photographing at Paradise Cove! It’s easily one of the venues we photograph at the most, and each time manages to be so different. The one thing that I do find in common between all of our Paradise Cove couples is that they are all extremely laid back and fun-loving. They really just want to have a great party and celebrate with the ones they love the most, and we love being there to capture those moments for them!
Lindsay and Adam are truly one of a kind. Their smiles are contagious, and there is no denying the love they have for each other. This wedding had so many beautiful, special, heartfelt, tear-jerking moments that I can’t wait for you to see!
Let’s start with the father-daughter first look, which literally had EVERYONE crying (even me!). Lindsay is the only girl and has 3 brothers (like me!), and her dad is so in love with his baby girl. He surprised her during their first look by wearing his US Navy Dress White Jacket. She was so surprised (as you’ll see in the photos), and the first look quickly became tear-soaked. When I walked back into the room where the mom and bridesmaids were, they were all practically sobbing from peeking in on the first look! I loved that moment so, so much!
Next was the amazingly thoughtful wedding gift Adam gave Lindsay. He spent the 45 days (or 48..? Something around there!) prior to their wedding writing her love letters every.single.day. He put it together in a leather-bound journal along with clippings of photos together. I mean…seriously…wedding gift of the century! What an amazing keepsake for Lindsay to have, and what determination from a groom!
To make their wedding ceremony extra special, they didn’t hire just anybody. Lindsay’s wonderful grandpa got to officiate his granddaughter’s wedding. Does it get any sweeter than that?? <3 It was perfection!
From their beautiful blush and navy details, to the beachy yet elegant design of their ceremony and reception, these two really pulled off an exceptional wedding. The party was beyond fun (we may have gotten silly and joined in to dance a few times), and every single person looked like they were having the time of their lives.
Of course, just like every great wedding, there is a team of fantastic vendors helping pull off this once in a lifetime occasion. Make sure to check out the bottom of the post to see who was involved in this one!
Lindsay & Adam, congratulations again on one of the most fun, memorable weddings we’ve photographed. You truly have a special relationship, and we are excited for you in this journey together!
Adam even had his jacket customized with their wedding date on the inside. How perfect??
The father of the bride speech was perfection. He spoke about how sometimes you can run into obstacles in your marriage, but don’t worry…”if you put on what’s in the gold box when these times arise, there’s no way you can continue to argue.” Everyone opened their gold boxes, and look what they found…!
Favorite reception moment EVER! Lindsay’s grandparents have such a beautiful, special bond like I’ve never seen before! I loved how in the moment they were with each other here. True love at it’s finest!
When Our DJ Rocks is in charge of your party, it WILL be a blast! I love when Tabitha gets on the dance floor with the guests!
Photography: Sivan Photography
Venue: Paradise Cove
Coordination: At Last, Wedding + Event Design
Catering: Arthur’s Catering
Bridesmaids’ Hair and Makeup: Kristy’s Makeup Artistry and Hair Design Team
Bride’s Hair and Makeup: Four Seasons Hotel Spa and Salon
Video: PD Videography
Florist: Hammered Home
Reception Draping: Classic Event Decorating
Wedding Dress Designer: Sottero & Midgley
Wedding Dress Boutique: Bobbie’s Bridal Boutique (Fairfax, VA)
DJ: Our DJ Rocks
Photobooth: Our Photobooth Rocks