You might think that after so many years of working in the wedding industry that I’d be desensitized to these things. But Jordan and Mikayla’s Surfer’s Knoll wedding was so earnest. The two met in high school and bonded over being self-proclaimed “choir nerds.” And as I watched them share their first dance as husband and wife, as they lovingly gazed into each others eyes and sang every word of “Perfect” by Ed Sheeran… it got me a little misty-eyed behind the lens.
Jordan’s dad served as his best man. You could tell he was proud to be helping his son get ready for this important milestone, and even more proud to get to stand right alongside him. Their toes-in-the-sand wedding celebrated Hawaiian traditions in honor of the groom’s family.
After their romantic beach ceremony, guests made their way to an intimate reception in the penthouse of the Morgan Stanley building in Oxnard. Amongst many thoughtful moments, Mikayla’s dad gave a toast where he listed all of the reasons he believed they’d make it. And truly, I believe they’ll make it too.
Mikayla, you are the giggle queen! You truly know how to light up a room with your effervescent personality and laughter. And Jordan, you are the kindest soul, who doesn’t let anything put a damper on your good mood (including gardening accidents the week of the wedding). Together, you two really shine. Your relationship has persevered through so much, including a distance literally halfway around the world. From this point forward, your hearts will always be with each other. Congratulations again you two!
Photography: Leslie Joy Photography
Videography: Ambrocio Films
Officiant: Mauricio Lubong, The Mobile Reverend
Ceremony Venue: Surfer’s Knoll
Reception Venue: Pacific View Tower by Wedgewood Weddings
Florist: Passion Flowers
Bakery: A Gift of Taste
DJ: Robin Sanford
Rings: Do Amore (bride’s), Manly Bands (groom’s)
Dress Shop: David’s Bridal