There are long-distance relationships and then there is meeting the future love of your life right before you jet off to a deserted island to compete on Survivor.  That’s long distance and then some, but after a long stay (and win!) as a castaway, this beautiful lady returned home to marry the man of her dreams in a stunning beach ceremony.  Press play for every gorgeous moment captured by McKenzie Miller Films.

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From McKenzie Miller FilmsIn March of this year, Kim and Bryan gathered with 30 of their closest friends and family for an intimate and fun weekend at the Westin in Cabo San Lucas. Kim was actually the winner of the last season of Survivor, and Brian and her began dating just before she left for nine weeks on a deserted island. During their ceremony, Kim and Bryan had each of their guests give a piece of advice or well wishes and Kim’s fellow castmate commented that she knew it was the real deal when filming wrapped and Bryan wasn’t afraid to kiss Kim after she hadn’t brushed her teeth for almost two months!

The weekend was magical from start to finish. On Friday night all of the guests set sail for a whale watching cruise and saw enormous humpback whales jumping insanely close to the boat. The wedding day was just as relaxed as Kim and Bryan are together. They started off playing a game of volleyball (which is how they first met) and swimming together with their friends. About an hour before ceremony time, they made their way to different rooms to get ready. After an intimate first look in the tiny cove where the ceremony would take place, their guests made their way down and circled around the two while they said their vows. The night ended with an intimate dinner on the beach.

It was a such unique and beautiful wedding. There weren’t a ton of details, flowers or accessories, but it was so completely perfect for the two of them and the best way for them to celebrate their union.

I was the cinematographer for the event and Jen of Fondly Forever Photography was the photographer. We have been best friends for 15 years (since we were freshmen in high school!) and although we work on different coasts (NYC and LA) it has always been our dream to work together! This was the first of what is hopefully many weddings of ours together.

Photography: Fondly Forever Photography | Cinematography: McKenzie Miller Films | Event Design: The Bride + The Bride's Sister + The Mother Of The Bride | Ceremony Location: Le Meridien | Reception Location: Hacienda Beach Club