We’ve been counting down the days that we can share Millicent & Gerryme’s stunning Hotel Del Coronado wedding– and the day is finally here! First introduced to us by their incredible coordinator, Keli of Monarch Weddings, we’ve absolutely fallen in love with them, and all of the beautiful personal touches that they included in their wedding.
Preparations for the day began early in the morning, and brought a moment that we cherished getting to photograph. While the talented Mobile Beauty Team bustled around Millicent & her bridesmaids, Millicent took a step back & facetimed with friends & family who had each gotten her something special for her wedding day. As they described to her the reason behind their gift, she took the time to tell each person how much she appreciated them & to savor this moment.
Once Millicent had finished getting ready, there came a moment that had us tearing up behind our viewfinders; Millicent’s first look with her father. As he looked at his daughter, now ready to walk down the aisle, with glossy eyes and a wide smile, Millicent’s father pulled her into his arms for one more hug. Getting to capture this was such a treat for us; being able to be there for these memories you’ll have for years to come is just so special– and by far one of our favorite parts of our job.
It wasn’t long before Millicent & Gerryme got to finally see one another; and Gerryme’s reaction to Millicent made us love them a liiiiitle bit more. The second that he turned around to look at her, his face lit up with the biggest smile, and he began to shower her with compliments. Twirling her around, so he could see her dress, the two of them seemed as though they were in their own world.
After a moment to soak in the day & explore the venue during couples’ portraits, we were greeted by a particularly cool– and retro– touch to their Hotel Del Coronado wedding. As a gift to the couple, Millicent & Gerryme had two stunning vintage pastel chevrolet impalas to chauffeur them to and from their beautiful wedding ceremony at the Immaculata.
There was a moment after the ceremony that we would be remiss not to mention; the moment we got to take the first “official” family photo of Millicent, Gerryme, & Travys in the Immaculata. As they stood in front of the altar, Millicent & Gerryme took the time to make a moment just for them & Travys– creating a memory just for them right after. This was one of SO many moments where they went out of their way to create key moments for Travys– and it melted our heart.
With the ceremony completed & the cars nearing their Hotel Del Coronado, music & laughter echoed, Gerryme & Millicent stepped out of the car to cheers! The two of them, greeted by waves of friends & family running to hug & greet them, were quickly swept away into the cocktail hour to celebrate. Amidst conversations, toasts, and more, it was clear how joyful every single person at this wedding was, and how each guest at their Hotel Del Coronado wedding had a deep connection to Millicent & Gerryme.
This joy continued through the night, as Millicent & Gerryme stopped by tables to say hello, and took regular breaks to simply bust a move with their friends. With tunes spun & played by Effren of High Profile Entertainment, the dance floor was packed; the two of them joining till the end once they managed to say hi to everyone.
To Millicent & Gerryme; the love that both you have for one another, and that your community of friends & family has for you two is evident– and we’re honored that you chose us to join your community, even for a day, to capture your Hotel del Coronado wedding for you. Getting to witness these special moments was something that we will never forget– and we’ll be endlessly be thankful to Keli for introducing us to you.
If you loved Millicent & Gerryme’s venue, we think that you’ll absolutely adore Kiki & Keith’s beautiful teal Hotel del Coronado wedding! Are you interested in seeing another wedding that incorporates a beautiful vintage car? We think you should check out Parker & Cassandra’s beautiful Grace Cathedral wedding!
Wedding Photography : Clove and Kin | Coordinator : Keli, Monarch Weddings | Ceremony Location : The Immaculata Cathedral | Reception Location : Hotel Del Coronado | Makeup Artist : Makeup by Linda Joy | Desserts and Baked Goods : Cute Cakes | Hair Stylist : Mobile Beauty Team | DJ : High Profile Entertainment | Other Rentals : APR Boutique Event | Florals : Organic Elements |