The letter started like this “My love Desiree, I was born on July 17, 2006 the day you told me you loved me…” Just after Desiree put her wedding gown on she read a sweet letter from her groom and began to cry as she made her way through each page. I was just about to cry myself! It’s in these moments that I am so thankful to be able to document such a love. Desiree & Gabriel started their day off getting ready in some beautiful ocean front villa’s on the newport coast which is also where they had their first look. We then headed to the UCI University Club for their ceremony and reception. I love this venue because there are so many different photo opportunities that look amazing. From the dress and all the beautiful details at the reception by Utterly Sketched and Nadia Cakes it all made for a beautiful setting.
These two actually grew up living in the same neighborhood and attending Junior High together. Gabriel remembers one of his friends liking Des at some point but obviously that didn’t work out. 🙂 Later in life after Desiree had moved away God eventually brought Desiree & Gabriel across one another’s paths again through mutual friends and they began to fall in love.
Desiree & Gabriel, I’m so happy for the two of you! Your love, kindness to those around you and desire to give each other the world was so evident on your wedding day. I was so blessed to be able to witness and document your wedding day and I wish you both many years of happiness together! Wishing you all the best… Megan
Venue: University of California Irvine University Club Wedding Design & Planning: Utterly Sketched Bessy Chavez Wedding gown designer: Vera Wang Shoe designer: Chinese Laundry Tux’s: Friar Tux Florist: Kim Florist Wedding Cupcakes: Nadia Cakes Cake topper: Handmade by Gabriel Alba Chiavari Chairs: Chiavari Chair Rentals
Vera Wang knows how to make a wedding dress. 🙂
Desiree reading the letter from her groom.
Cutest and oh so perfect cake topper handmade by Gabriel himself.
Sunset at the UCI University Club. Such a pretty sight!
These two! Gorgeous!
Father of the bride decided to have a jam sesh at the reception. It was awesome and I totally wasn’t expecting it from him!