My first surprise wedding! Yes, you read that right:) Kendall is originally from San Diego, so when Chris’ parents came over from Austrailia, they thought it would tie the knot. So, I worked with Kendall’s mother and sister and briefly chatted with the bride once on the phone. It was both exciting and nervewracking to not meet the bride until right before she walked down the aisle, but it was a beautiful day! An intimate group gathered at Alcazar Garden for a beautiful ceremony that definitely showed the couples’ personality. As a surprise to the bride, the newlyweds’ recessional was the guests playing kazoos! We headed over to Island Prime for an incredible dinner in their cabanas, and additional friends and family joined throughout the evening. I had the opportunity to sit down with the groom’s mother and chat a bit during dinner. She remarked that this wasn’t her first surprise wedding–and that she’d been a surprise Mother of the Groom once before! 🙂 Kendall and Chris, thank you for putting your utmost trust and faith in me! It was a pleasure working with you and your lovely families!

Vendors that made up this celebration:

Photography: Aaron and Samantha Thompson

Florals: Melissa Barrad, I Do…Weddings!

Cake: Sweet Cheeks