Marcus + Laura {Wedding, Inn at Morro Bay}

Marcus and Laura were such a joy to capture! From their apple orchard engagement pictures to their windy Morro Bay wedding, I have grown to really like them!

The wedding and reception took place at The Inn at Morro Bay. Other than it being cold and windy enough for the bridesmaids to fight to keep their dresses down, the day really was perfect. Marcus and Lauras love was evident in the profound romance that was weaved throughout the fabric of the day. Marcus gifted Laura with a silver starfish necklace which tied into the theme of their wedding. A guy that can appropriately buy jewelry for his lady is doing pretty darn good; Laura loved it! Laura wrote Marcus a amazing poem and had it printed out and framed also in line with their wedding theme.

Flowers to You by Jessica did a fab job on the bouquets and arrangements. Laura said she was such a pro to work with. Warning: Jessicas flower knowledge and passion can be a bit overwhelming to the common man. Great work Jess!

Ive been friends with Bryan Mclain for years and this was the first wedding that we had the pleasure of shooting together. Bryans ninja-like-unobtrusive-videography skills were in full effect. I cant wait to see the final product!

Marcus made the whole audience burst out with laughter at the end of the wedding. When the officiant told them to turn to face their guests he pulled the stiffest military turn as if someone shouted, ABOUT FACE! You just had to be there.

Marcus older brother gave perhaps the longest best man speech I have yet witnessed. Because he is a highschool history teacher he broke down his relationship to Marcus in four parts. I know that lined paper looks like it should take no more than 5 minutes, but seriously I think he expanded a bit and found a few baseball themed bunny trails to wander down. He talked about how Marcus went from being a tag-along little brother to a best friend and someone that he looks up to even today. Really heartwarming and--- really long! ;)

During the reception Marcus and his brother shared their karaoke skills by performing a classic Guns N Roses song. Was it Paridise City?

Laura knew how to keep the party going.