As I was beginning the day with Katie, I complimented her on the blue shoes she chose to wear for the wedding. She said, “Thanks! I had to cut the bottom of my dress off to make sure everyone could see them!” And it was true! Her short dress was PERFECT for her and definitely showed off her fancy blue shoes!! ๐Ÿ™‚ I’ve known Katie for about 8 years and couldn’t be more happy for her to find the love of her life, Dennis. They are one of the most laid back couples I’ve ever photographed and definitely don’t want to be in the spotlight all day, but they had an AMAZING wedding surrounded by family, dear friends…and DELICIOUS food! One of the best meals I’ve ever had at a wedding!!!

And you have to scroll all the way down to see some of the best dancing photos I’ve seen at any reception. There was definitely a lot of fun had at this wedding!!

A girl always needs a few options for shoes…

See! Short dress to show off her blue shoes! ๐Ÿ™‚

One of my favorites…Katie and her big brother.

A very proud father walking his baby girl down the aisle…

They had a lot of family & friends to celebrate with!

Katie and her siblings…

The lovely bridal party ๐Ÿ™‚

Love this one!

Dennis put together each and every one of these centerpieces!

Okay, let’s just stop right here and grab the tissues…father/daughter dances always get me choked up!!

And here they are…the BEST dancing pics ever…

Did I mention that Dennis is a jeweler and designed Katie’s ring!! Isn’t it gorgeous??! Oh…and I forgot to take the ring photo at the wedding, so I just hopped on a plane to where they were honeymooning and shot the rings in Maui. ๐Ÿ˜‰ True story! Okay, I didn’t go JUST for that…you’ll see Katie & Dennis in Melissa & Brandon’s photos soon. Katie was a bridesmaid! I love my friends and feel so blessed to be a part of their wedding day!! Love you Katie & Dennis!!! XOXO!!

Venue – Thursday Club; Catering – San Diego Paella; DJ – Steve with Unique Mobile Sounds; Hair – Julie Merritt; 2nd photographer – Evan Yamada