Melissa and Ryan are two very special people to Courtney and I. Melissa has been one of Courtney’s greatest friends since their first year of college, and Ryan is quickly becoming one of my favorite people to hang out with as we get to know him more. Anyone who knows Melissa knows she’s about the best friend a person could have, and we’re so glad that she found a guy like Ryan. Their wedding is in December at the Dana Powers Barn, and I am SO excited that I’m their wedding photographer!
Melissa and Ryan: Courtney, Cameron, and I love you two and are so excited that you found each other.
Michael and Molly got married last Saturday at Temescal Gateway Park in Pacific Palisades. A few things that I’d never seen happened:
1) Their ceremony was by FAR the most to-the-point ever. 3 minutes long. 2) A tree fell onto the road into the ceremony/reception site at about 1.5 minutes into the ceremony. 3) Molly (and her bridesmaids) do wardrobe in Hollywood, so when Molly decided 30 minutes prior to the ceremony that her veil was too long, they got out some scissors and modified it right then and there. Awesome. 4) Molly’s brother John officiated and did a great job. His pronouncement was, “Now by the authority vested in me by the State of California and some sketchy internet website, I pronounce you man and wife.” Hilarious.
They had Bonnie and Clyde (their two dogs) be a part of the ceremony, and even had official dog-walkers.It was a great day.
The girls decided to show me their best fake laughs ever.
OK, this is hilarious to me. Molly’s brother John was the officiant, and when they kissed his facial progression went from “yay!” to “whoa” to “get a room” in about 1.8 seconds. I guess that’s what you get when you officiate your sister’s wedding.The end of his facial expressions is in the photo on the left:
lyMichael-0248.jpg" class="center" alt="molly and michael temescal gateway park wedding photos by san luis obispo wedding photographer ken kienow">
Here’s the tree that fell.
Molly’s dad saved a bottle of bourbon from the day his daughter was born, and opened it on their wedding day and shared it with the guests. Really cool tradition.
Keri and Justin’s wedding was held at Villa Toscana Winery in Paso Robles. I was amazed at how much they seemed to care about their guests – Justin was running around the whole night making sure everyone was having fun and taken care of, and Keri’s just about the nicest girl you’ve ever met. I felt really welcome as soon as I got there.