They met as kids many moons ago and patiently waited for the right moment to become husband and wife. Soul mates, best friends, long-time loves, Celeste and Ommar’s wedding was a sweet celebration of two lives indelibly entwined. It’s easy to imagine these two growing old together, dancing in their living room, among mementos and memories from their endless adventures together. Or at their 50th wedding anniversary, a party thrown by multiple generations of their close-knit family, with laughter and tear-filled toasts to “Lola and Abuelito”.
Ommar and Celeste started their day surrounded by their families and wedding party as they made their preparations.
Thanks to my stellar assistant photographer, Rachel, for capturing this set of photos, featuring Ommar:
Celeste dressed with not only the help of her own mom, but with Ommar’s mom as well. It was sweet to see how these two families were so closely bonded.
A first look and a bride who who seemed to get prettier by the second. Celeste’s super power just might be managing to look gorgeous even while crying.
A beautiful bride escorted down the aisle by her dashing father: the stage was set for an emotionally moving ceremony. The gorgeous backdrop of Quail Haven Farm didn’t hurt either.
Maybe my favorite photo of the day:
I don’t always (read: I hardly ever) post formals but Ommar and Celeste’s wedding party was so full of personality and color that I am just going to do it.
Sometimes when the wedding day timeline goes a bit off track, it can be a blessing. In this case, it gave me the chance to take Celeste & Ommar’s portraits throughout the day rather than in one set. Quail Haven Farm had so many incredible backdrops to choose from, and we had a chance to explore so many of them. These lovebirds, who have known each other a lifetime, are so natural and at ease with each other, that I mostly had to just stand back and let them be them. Some serious magic ensued.
Ommar & Celeste’s reception was filled with personal hand crafted details. And even more importantly it was filled with laughter, tears of joy, and so much fun.
Also cute babies, lots of cute babies…
I’m officially awarding Celeste the Best Performance by a Bride in a Musical Number (i.e. best dancer) award, but she definitely had some stiff competetion.
A huge thanks to Celeste & Ommar for inviting me to capture this special day. Your wedding was the stuff memories are made of, and I am positive you will have many, many years together to relive each and every moment of it.
Venue: Quail Haven Farm / Catering: Curiocity Catering / Cake: It’s A Piece A Cake / Donuts: Papa G’s Vegan Donuts / Florist: Hot House Flower Shop / Photobooth: LOL Foto Booth / Bride’s Gown: Vera Wang White / Groom’s Suit: Zara / Assistant Photographer: Rachel McCauley