Angie is no stranger to weddings, having worked in the industry for several years. In fact, it’s how she and I first met. And after 14 years, Angie and Gilbert finally got to take the next step in their relationship. Their Ventura County wedding was so true to who they are as a couple: relaxed and focused on family and loved ones.
They chose their wedding date in honor of Angie’s grandparents who also celebrated August 28th as their wedding anniversary. Family comprised their wedding party, and two of Angie’s brothers played guitar as she walked down the aisle with her dad and grandfather, with whom she also shared special dances during the reception.
This day had been so long-awaited, it was especially important to the couple to make time to take great portraits as husband and wife. We drove up to San Buenaventura City Hall for their romantic portraits, something Angie had been looking forward to most about the day. The sweeping architecture of the building added to the majestic feeling of the day. And just by having them turn the opposite direction, we were also able to capture Gilbert’s favorite view of the city, peering down at bustling Downtown Ventura.
If there’s one thing you should know about Angie, it’s that she is the life of the party. It’s no surprise that during the reception, under Angie’s lead, the drinks were flowing freely and the dance floor stayed full. In fact, when it came to keeping the energy up, she may have had some competition from her dad! He was commanding so much attention on the dance floor, he may have given Angie a run for her money!
Angie and Gilbert, knowing how long you two have been looking forward to this day, it was such a joy getting to help you celebrate and capture these special memories. Thank you for letting me be there, as a vendor and as a friend.
Officiant: Jann Huling
Hair and Makeup: Hey Beautiful Boutique
Florist: Manybell’s Creations
Photography: Leslie Joy Photography
Ceremony Venue: Museum of Ventura County
Reception Venue and Catering: Orozcos de Ventura
Bakery and Desserts: A Gift of Taste
DJ: DJ Lunatic of Ventura DJs
Photo Booth: Endless Photobooths