Real Wedding: Chandra and Micheal
December 11, 2008
Australia & South Pacific

There are so many things to love about today's featured wedding. Honestly, the bride and the groom are so ridiculously gorgeous, they kind of make me feel insecure. Then, you add in a wedding that is basically every girl's dream come true, an incredibly romantic Tahitian beach and photography duo that captures the images with a sense of beauty and elegance that few can match...well, it's the makings of a pretty incredible affair.

tahitian wedding

all photos by Tammy Horton and Jenny Stafford of Red Loft Studios

The lovely bride, Chandra, emailed me a while back and filled me in on all of the beautiful, incredibly personal details from her wedding...

Once Micheal and I became engaged we both knew we didn't want to do the "traditional" wedding - as we aren't a traditional couple by most standards :).  We didn't want to look back on our wedding day and only remember a blur of frenzy and organized chaos. We didn't want our wedding day to be about the opinions of others or how many hundreds we could invite to a reception. We wanted the focus of our wedding to be solely about God and His gift of marriage. We wanted the realness of the commitment to be heartfelt. We didn't want to miss a single thing.

So we packed our bags, had a handful of dear family members and friends (and the photographers Tammy Horton and Jenny Stafford of Red Loft Studios in Los Angeles) hop a plane to the islands of Tahiti. It was absolutely a dream come true. When Micheal and I first met and were friends we chatted about the three places we wanted to travel to in the near future - one place was Seattle, Micheal surprised me with a trip for my birthday; another was Boston - I surprised Micheal with a trip for his birthday; and Tahiti was the last place on our wish list. We ooh-ed, aah-ed at pictures of Tahiti and thought, "Wouldn't it be amazing if we got married there?"

So many more, completely beautiful pictures are on their way!