As this was my first 2015 wedding that I’ve photographed and with a new year come new beginnings and what’s better than getting married on January 1st? That’s what Alyssa and Joe did on the first day of 2015! Their wedding was nestling in a quiet corner of Monterey and a stone’s throw away from Fisherman’s Wharf . The winter chilled air did warm up as the day floated along. As I arrived at Alyssa’s home a few hours before the wedding ceremony, the bridesmaids and make-up artist was already sharing stories from the night before. After unassumingly listening to their New Year’s Eve after-after parties, I know the party continued into today’s wedding. Alyssa was great as she not only was referred by a past bride of mine, she also worked with my wife a couple years ago. That definitely broke the ice and the rest, as they would say, is history. Alyssa looked absolutely gorgeous in her wedding dress.
Joe and Alyssa got married at the beautiful Perry House in Monterey. The Perry House is the perfect venue for the most intimate California style weddings. Only a limited number of family and close friends were invited to their special event. I absolutely loved their intimate setting! One of my favorite moments from the wedding day was the few minutes on the top floor where it was only Alyssa and her father. While not too many words were spoken, the room was filled with emotions of love and happiness. Alyssa’s father looked at her like she was still his “little girl” and then checked on the rest of their eagerly waiting guest and most importantly, Joe. I couldn’t be more excited to blog about this moment as I was taking a photograph of it.
Guests were entertained with one of my favorite DJ’s, Evan with DNA. We also had one of the BEST first kisses and I couldn’t be happier to capture it in their photos. I love how the black and white help capture the moment. Another unique aspect to their wedding was listening to Alyssa’s father play the guitar and mother singing during the wedding and at the reception. It was very cool to photograph that! Congratulations Alyssa and Joseph! Thank you SOOO much for having me as a part of your wedding in Monterey. Wishing you both a future filled with so much love, laughter, and more adventures. Don’t forget to visit my Facebook to see sneak peeks of recent weddings and engagements and the latest updates with R&R Photography.