Redlands Wedding Photographer: Courtney and James | Married!
“Where you invest your love, you invest your life”
Courtney’s sister, Kendall, pulled me aside right after Courtney got into her wedding dress. “We have a surprise for Courtney, would you be able to photograph it? We would love to have her reaction caught on camera.” See, their mom had passed away while they were young and she would not be there to see her daughter get married. The girls had brought framed pictures of her mom for Courtney to see through the day, to remind her that her mom was indeed there in spirit watching from above. After we had taken Courtney and James’ formals, we rounded the corner and there were her bridesmaids and her brother, all standing there with the pictures. I’m getting teary just writing about it again! It was such a sweet and touching gesture to let Courtney and James know that mom was there, loving them just as their friends and family did.
Courtney and James were married at The Pond at Casey’s Orchard, a beautiful venue in north Redlands. The views from the ceremony site are amazing, with the sweeping San Bernardino hills in the distance. Guests enjoyed dinner from JoJo’s Grill-a-Dog (only the best hot dog place in the Inland Empire!) and cake from Sweet Pea and Me. Another highlight of the evening was the impressive Father-Daughter dance Courtney and her dad put together. It was completely choreographed with multiple music changes AND the lift from Dirty Dancing. Ok, maybe not the actual lift… more so all the fake-out lifts Baby did before the real one 😉 After completely rocking out on the dance floor, they had a sparkler exit and raced off to Cancun for their honeymoon. Congratulations Courtney and James, enjoy some of my favorites from your gorgeous day!
Brides Dress: Ti Adora Style: 7650
Florist: Hockridge Florists
Ceremony and Reception Venue: The Pond at Casey’s Orchards, Redlands
DJ: Cesar Entertainment
Videographer: Billy the Camera Guy
Cake: Sweet Pea and Me
Catering: JoJo’s Grill-A-Dog
Bridesmaids Dresses: Windsor
Groomsmen and Groom attire: Friar Tux Shop