Tara + Dustin :: A California Beach Wedding

April 8th, 2013

I've been crazy blessed this year with the most incredible couples. I met with Tara, her mom, sister and coordinator Kelsie Hopkins over spicey margaritas in Manhattan Beach. Loved them all. I then got to go out to Boulder, CO to photograph Tara and Dustin in their hometown, which was another amazing time. You can see pics from that shoot HERE: Part 1  and  Part 2.

Their wedding was so heart felt. I love being a part of destination weddings because they're always so intimate. All the guest there are close to the couple and there's an intimacy that makes the day that much more special. Hope you love the photos as much as I do!

From Tara, "we share a love for the ocean, and from day one we always wanted to get married on the beach. We also wanted a place where our friends and family could gather together and "kick it" (as dustin's friends say, haha) for several days - a place that fostered togetherness to offset the typical craziness that often occurs during the wedding week. I found Levyland Estate when perusing a wedding photographer's blog, and I knew immediately that it was the perfect spot for us. It was actually the ONLY venue that I looked at with my mom and sister! "

There's something I especially love about this Polaroid of the two of them. 

From Tara, "I loved that we had a whole week at Levyland with our families and friends - it was an incredible week, from cooking large dinners at the house together, to watching the dads put up white lights in all of the trees, to the massive Costco trip. I also loved the entire feel of our wedding. At the end of the day, we both agreed it was EXACTLY what we wanted. Neither of us were overly stressed and we were able to enjoy everything."

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April 8th, 2013 6:08pm

absolutely beautiful

April 8th, 2013 6:08pm

how much was it?

April 8th, 2013 6:08pm

- Love the photo of the shoes! It reminds me of a fenird (the groom) who when kneeling at the alter, his "friends" had unknowingly put "HELP ME" on the soles of his shoes I like "I DO" much better:)July 30, 2011 5:15 pm

April 8th, 2013 6:08pm

Aaron G. 5th Fr Aaron is determined to make sure all his grades are up to par at all times. He’s doing very good in all his subjects and making sure that he studies every night to finish all homeworks. While completing his homework, he’s also determined to help out his little brother in reading and math by making sure he understands them.We are very proud of Aaron as we support him in all his endeavors.