When we first heard about this incredible Coronado Marriott wedding from Patience Overy, we knew that this would be one that we had to photograph. As we sat down with Patience to hear about the wedding and Lindsey and Michael, the more we learned, the more we fell in love with both the couple and the wedding. Elegant with lots of personal touches to make the day perfectly unique to Lindsey & Michael, our incredible couple, the story and details of this Coronado Marriott Wedding are going to be something you won’t want to miss out on.
Throughout their relationship, Michael and Lindsey have always known that they were a perfect fit. From Lindsey’s drive and ambition that perfectly complemented Michael’s kind, dedicated, and hard-working nature, for the two of them spending the rest of their lives together was one of the easiest decisions that they’d ever made. Whether they were chasing their own dreams, like Lindsey’s Ivy League medical school career, or Michael’s choice to pursue a career as a pilot in the Marines, the other was always there to support them in their choices, cheering them on from both near and afar. And so when Michael finally proposed on their trip to Hawaii? It was a quick and decisive yes from Lindsey.
Growing up in Coronado, Lindsey knew that she wanted to do something close to home– and the Coronado Marriott was the perfect location. Starting her new life with her husband in the place where she had been born and grown up (as well as nearby the locations where they had filmed Michael’s favorite movie, Top Gun), it was the perfect location. A beautiful oceanside venue, decorated by By Design Florals, it set the perfect stage for their wedding.
During their Coronado Marriott Wedding, we learned how both Lindsey and Michael emphasized the importance of their family. While Lindsey got ready and put on her something old, something new, something gifted, and something blue, she chose to wear a gold bracelet that had belonged to her great, great grandmother. A touching way she chose to include the love that had been shared throughout her family, this bracelet had been passed down throughout generations of women and worn on occasions both special and not to make everyday a little more special.
And throughout the rest of their Coronado Marriott Wedding? We watched as Michael and Lindsey made special moments and memories with their family. Whether it was Michael dancing with his mother and grandmother, or Lindsey dancing with her father and grandfather, they chose to create special moments to celebrate all of the deep relationships that they shared with different generations.
These personal touches honoring their family were not the only special moments throughout their evening; during the process, Michael and Lindsey went out of their way to include some of their favorite things. One of which we particularly loved was how they chose to start off their first look by taking a shot of their favorite tequila, creating a moment and little celebration that was shared only between them.
Later in the evening? Michael and Lindsey danced around the ballroom floor of their Coronado Marriott Wedding to Hold My Hand by Lady Gaga played by Pop Vinyl, a song choice that both honors Michael’s favorite film series and perfectly describes the way that they support one another throughout their dreams and challenges.
To Lindsey and Michael; Getting to see the way that you shared these moments alongside your family, as well as make special memories shared between the two of you was something we wouldn’t trade for the world. We treasured getting to see your families jubilantly celebrate your love, from entrances where a groomsman was carried in above the heads of other groomsmen, to speeches where friends and family emphasized how Michael was the stability to Lindsey’s spiritedness. And Lindsey? To quote his favorite movie, Michael is 100 percent, prime time in love with you.
Wedding Photography : Clove and Kin | Ceremony & Reception Location : Coronado Marriott | Wedding Planner : Patience Overy | Makeup Artist : Carolina Covarrubias | Desserts and Baked Goods : Sweet Cheeks | Band : Pop Vinyl | Florals : By Design Florals |