The fun doesn’t need to end when the bouquet has been tossed and dance floor cleared out. After a rainy wedding day – which we obsessed over on Friday – this couple and Koman Photography headed to Joshua Tree National Park where the sun was shining and snapped more pretty pics. If the sparkle in their eyes is any indication, we can’t wait to see all that is to come for these two cuties.
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From Koman Photography… Julie and Sam are two of the sweetest people we know. Their smiles are so infectious, their laughter so contagious, their love so pure and real. John and I were so pumped for their wedding day because we knew it was going to be a blast, and it definitely was! But not only did we get to capture their beautiful wedding day, but we got to capture their dreamy Joshua Tree Post Wedding Shoot.
John and I always have the best time with Julie and Sam and we’re so happy we get to capture their love.
From the Bride… The first night I met this silly guy who let me apply my lipstick on him, I had no idea that a year later we would be planning the rest of our lives together. It was on our one year anniversary that Sam proposed to me while traveling through Italy, a place I’d been planning to go for the last 10 years but never did. He wanted to show me the world and I truly felt like the luckiest girl in the world.
Shortly after our engagement, we started on our hunt for the perfect venue. On our first day of appointments and last stop, it was it! When we walked into the Bel-Air Bay Club, it was reminiscent of the rustic romantic charm that we just experienced in Italy. It is classic and elegant, with a touch of rustic and vintage. It was the perfect day, perfect venue, and perfect everything. Despite the fact that it rained on our wedding day, which means good luck anyway, the switch from outside to inside minutes before the ceremony was effortless by the amazing staff, and it was a blessing in disguise when we were able to walk down the aisle to such an intimate setting amongst our loved ones, and where we truly felt the presence of God.
For the day of details, we chose blush pinks, cream, and champagne gold for a soft and classic, romantic feeling to complement the natural tones of the venue. Because Sam and I love photo booths, we were very excited to discover flip books. Our guests made short videos that were turned into miniature books that you flip through to show your clip. And for wedding favors, we had macaron pops because who doesn’t love a macaron!
Although Sam and I were both raised in Southern California, we also wanted to keep tradition and therefore we performed a traditional Korean tea ceremony (Paebaek) on our wedding day. It was a way for us to give thanks and respect to our parents while also receiving some words of wisdom.
To top everything off, our photographers are the sweetest and most generous couple… I thought the rain already brought so much good luck, but they offered a post-session to make up for some loss of photo time! When deciding on a location, the Komans knew another breathtaking place (a place that it likely wouldn’t rain!) in Joshua Tree.
The entire day (and extra day) came together perfectly and created unforgettable memories to start our lives together, and we are blessed to have had all these precious moments captured so naturally and beautifully by the Komans.
Photography: Koman Photography | Bride's Shoes: Badgley Mischka | Groom's Attire: Beautiful Day Wedding | Venue: Joshua Tree National Park | Bridal Boutique: Bella Wedding Bridal | Hair And Make-up: Makeup By Sung