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whitney + drew’s oceanfront san diego wedding | point loma

Military couple embraces after oceanfront san diego wedding in point loma

MARRIED!!! Drew and Whitney are a fun-loving couple who really genuinely have the time of their lives together. We were so excited to be there to celebrate for their Oceanfront San Diego Wedding reception out in Point Loma. We knew that they would be surrounded by a great crowd of people who were there to support and love them, individually and together. <3 

 

Whitney’s nieces were so jazzed to be involved and they just seemed in awe of Whitney all day long. Whitney worked on her special note to Drew while she got all dolled up. 

I love that Whitney’s mom laughs and you know precisely where Whitney got her sense of humor from. She was so amused finding a rogue dog bone for her grand-dog in her purse. Well, I find some interesting things in the bottom of my bag too, let me tell ya! 

As the day progresses, the emotions usually run a little high too. Deep breaths, Whitney. A half a cry. Then a little laughter. Yep, that’s about right!
bride gets emotional getting ready for her oceanfront san diego wedding

How adorable are Whitney’s nieces?! Such good kiddos too!

Meanwhile, the guys worked on sprucing up for the festivities. And maybe also shared a few drinks along the way. 😉 

Looking sharp, Drew!!

naval groom puts on his dress blues for his oceanfront San Diego Wedding**FIST BUMP** with the boys. Let’s do THIS!

 

There’s something really special about all the guys in their dress blues!

 

 

 

It takes a villages to put a bride together on a wedding day. All hands on, uh-hem, deck?

And it makes my day when I have a bride like this! Cracking jokes the entire time and really just being herself in a pretty pretty dress 🙂 bride gets goofy getting ready for her Oceanfront San Diego WeddingBride smiles getting into her dress for her Oceanfront San Diego Wedding

I believe there *may* have been a bridesmaid with really cold hands helping with the tulle underneath. Yikes! And of course, always a favorite of mine when mom gets to come in and help with the veil. I just love those precious moments!bride shares laughs and joy getting into her dress before her Oceanfront San Diego Wedding

Whitney and dad shared their own first look and there wasn’t a dry eye in the house. Clearly a very special relationship is shared between these two! bride has first look with dad in her dress before her Oceanfront San Diego Wedding

bride and groom exchange cards for their first look before their Oceanfront San Diego Wedding

Love it when Annie and I are super on the same page and we both took the above shots a few seconds apart before their card exchange began. bride and groom exchange cards for their first look before their Oceanfront San Diego Wedding

Yes, these two really are this ridiculously amazing with one another. Gah!!bride and groom exchange cards for their first look before their Oceanfront San Diego Weddingbride and groom exchange cards for their first look before their Oceanfront San Diego Wedding

And the amount of laughter they share is the best thing in the world. It’s kind of amazing to be around, let me tell you!
military groomsmen razz groom before his Oceanfront San Diego WeddingOh, the boys! Such a boisterous group, but lots of fun for sure! gorgeous bride and groom outdoor portraits before their Oceanfront San Diego Weddinggorgeous modern bridal portraits at this Oceanfront San Diego Wedding

Smokin’ hot, Whitney and crew!bride and her bridesmaids pose near marina before this Oceanfront San Diego Wedding

And did I mention their laughter? LOVE, LOVE, LOVE.

gorgeous bride and groom modern portraits Oceanfront San Diego Weddingnaval groom moments before he walks down the aisle of his Oceanfront San Diego Wedding

I love being able to hang back right before the ceremony begins because of moments like these. groomsmen give groom a talk before ceremony at this Oceanfront San Diego Weddingmilitary wedding party walk in to ceremony at Oceanfront San Diego Wedding

And a moment like this too <3 bride and dad share moment before ceremony at Oceanfront San Diego Weddingnaval groom tears up seeing his bride walk down aisle at Oceanfront San Diego Wedding

Drew was {barely} holding it together as he watched his favorite person come to join him. And then they appropriately greeted the crowd! bride and groom greet each other at their outdoor Oceanfront San Diego Weddingbride and groom clasp hands during outdoor ceremony at their Oceanfront San Diego Wedding

You fix my hair, I’ll fix yours. bride and groom exchange moments and jokes during their Oceanfront San Diego Wedding ceremonybride and groom exchange moments and jokes during their Oceanfront San Diego Wedding ceremonybride and groom exchange moments and jokes during their Oceanfront San Diego Wedding ceremony

The amazing Bethel of Ceremonies by Bethel incorporated a ring warming ceremony among the first row of family in which they bestow their best wishes for Whitney and Drew’s marriage on their rings. I always think this is such a special touch!  

Vows and teehee! Nothing better!bride and groom exchange vows and laughter during their Oceanfront San Diego Wedding ceremony

And a little snark along the way too…
And don’t worry, Shaun. We TOTALLY will not be reminding you about dropping the rings for decades to come. Nope. Definitely not. 😉 best man drops the rings at Oceanfront San Diego Wedding ceremonybride and groom exchange vows and laughter during their Oceanfront San Diego Wedding ceremony

Whitney and Drew also incorporated a special wine box with good wishes from each of their parents. Each panel contains a really great cellar wine for several milestone anniversaries to come. What an amazingly thought out gift! parents of the groom participate in wine ceremony at this Oceanfront San Diego Weddingmilitary couple first kiss at this Oceanfront San Diego Wedding outdoor ceremony

And it’s official!!! military couple walk down aisle at this Oceanfront San Diego Wedding ceremonycouple portraits kissing on the ocean at Oceanfront San Diego Wedding

We had a few minutes with the happy couple before the sun sank below the peninsula and it was time for the party to get started.married couple laugh and snuggle at their Oceanfront San Diego Weddingmarried couple hug and enjoy moment during their Oceanfront San Diego Wedding
My kind of grand entrance!fun wedding couple make their entrance to Oceanfront San Diego Wedding receptionOceanfront San Diego Wedding first dance with fun couple
What I absolutely love about these two is the balance of absolute adoration and goofiness they share. outdoor Oceanfront San Diego Wedding reception first dance bride groomOceanfront San Diego Wedding

Time for roasts, um, I mean, toasts. Lots of embarrassing and epic stories surfaced… couple laughs during outdoor reception at this Oceanfront San Diego Weddingtender quiet moment between couple at Oceanfront San Diego Wedding receptioncouple laughs during outdoor reception at this Oceanfront San Diego Wedding

…and were confirmed by the masses.toasts/roasts at Oceanfront San Diego Wedding reception funny moment during toasts at this Oceanfront San Diego Wedding reception

Cheers! And icing!wedding couple cuts cake and cheers crowd at this Oceanfront San Diego Wedding reception
father cries during father daughter dance at this Oceanfront San Diego Wedding reception

And some really special moments shared during their dances with dad and mom. So so sweet!! parents of bride have emotional moment after father daughter dance at Oceanfront San Diego Weddingnavy groom shares mother son dance with his mom at Oceanfront San Diego Wedding reception

TIME TO GET THIS PARTY STARTEDDDDDDDDDDDD!!! fun wedding couple dance together at Oceanfront San Diego Wedding receptionfun wedding couple laugh and dance together at Oceanfront San Diego Wedding reception

I can’t imagine how these two get along with one another. LOL.fun wedding couple dance together at Oceanfront San Diego Wedding reception
fun wedding guests dance together at Oceanfront San Diego Wedding reception

Thank you, Drew and Whitney!! It was such an honor to be a part of your day and tell your story. I’m so thankful your wedding brought you into my life. I just simply adore being around you two and laughing until my side aches. Wishing you all the best in married life and building dreams together! XOXOXO
fun wedding guests dance together at Oceanfront San Diego Wedding reception

To Whitney and Drew’s friends and family, please be sure to sign their gallery guestbook to be privy to gallery release and print specials! 

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  • Jill Heys - Betsy, you’re so talented. Can hardly wait to see ALL the pictures.

  • Connie Panuska - Love, love, love. What great pictures.

  • Barbara Bender - What a great story! Love the photos and am so glad we were there to celebrate with this amazing couple.

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