It's not everyday a photographer asks you to shoot his wedding. When my good friend and business partner, Anthony, asked me to do the job, there was no hesitation. Sure, you miss out on the whole guest experience, but I was honored that he wanted me behind the lens.
Anthony told me they wanted to get married in the Catholic church, so I introduced him to my good buddy Deacon Mike Daniels. He is a genuine person, amazing father, and great husband- the perfect person to marry Monica and Anthony.
The wedding ceremony at The Founders Chapel on the USD campus was beautiful. The make-up artist from Brides By Brittany was phenomenal. Monica looked stunning! All the bridesmaids were gorgeous. Ant and the groomsmen didn't look half bad either...
The reception was held at The Darlington House in La Jolla. The wedding coordinator, Krystel, and her staff from Couture Events were excellent, and everything went off without a hitch. Anthony's extremely talented sister, Tiffany, did all the floral arrangements and created the unique detail elements. I was obsessed with the sweet treats table strewn with assorted candies and crazy delicious donut holes baked up by Ken at VG Donuts in Cardiff!! Great eats by Personal touch catering . Just ask my assistant, he went back for thirds.
It was fun to see my boy Chris Cote behind the mic. He did a great job getting the reception party started. Everyone was on their feet and the dance floor was packed. I can't wait to see what the talented video guys at Co Creative Media have up their sleeve. I've been working with Breton Carasso for the last year, and he's always pushing his creative limits in the video world.
Ant and Mon, I had a blast capturing your unforgettable day. I wish you all the best in life and love, and look forward to a long successful friendship and partnership with you both!