If you loved Joseph and Andrea’s Moonlight Beach engagement session, we know that you’ll adore this Lomas Santa Fe Country Club wedding. It’s full of moments so heart-achingly sweet that we totally teared up behind the camera on multiple occasions.
When we first introduced you to Joseph and Andrea, so many of you absolutely ~adored~ their engagement shoot– and it’s understandable, we loved it too! It was so clear to see that Joseph and Andrea were the kind of in love that they were just comfortable with one another and able to be themselves and relax in front of a camera almost instantly. Getting to see them together at Moonlight beach, where Joseph had proposed to Andrea, and seeing how carefree they were was an absolute treat!
Watching this Lomas Santa Fe Country Club Wedding from behind our lenses, it was easy to see that Andrea and Joseph have an incredible relationship– the kind that stems from a deep friendship, the kind that is built on easy, comfortable connection where you can relate and understand each other without even having to say a word. If you look at Joseph’s face when he first sees Andrea for the first time, you’ll see it; the pure love and admiration that he holds for her.
For the ceremony, they wanted the intimacy of a backyard ceremony, but more elegant– and they chose to have a Lomas Santa Fe Country Club Wedding that matched exactly that. With beautiful purple hydrangeas, an isolated little area where they were able to get married away from others and share the special moment with their families, Melissa of I Do… Weddings & Events absolutely nailed every aspect of giving Joseph and Andrea their dream wedding. From the bouquet I Do.. Weddings & Events created to the vendors they connected them with, it was exactly what they had dreamt of– and an incredible event to capture.
When it came to the reception, we loved that they chose one of their favorite locations; Carruth Cellars. Transported from their Lomas Santa Fe Country Club wedding venue to Carruth Cellars by Men in Black Transportation, the pair met their friends and family at the winery to celebrate. With an open floor plan that they had organized so everyone could enjoy the night, talking and dancing together, the entire guest-list seemed to be on the dance floor and swinging their partner around to tunes spun by .
One of our favorite parts of the wedding was watching Joseph and Andrea with her daughter, and how Joseph was so intentional in his actions towards her to make her feel loved and valued on their wedding day. From having her join their couples’ portrait time to get family portraits to how Joseph gave her a necklace during the ceremony to make sure she knew he wasn’t just marrying her mom, but creating a family with the three of them, it was one of the sweetest parts of the day.
Watching Andrea, her daughter, and Joseph do the sunset portraits at the reception, walking down the main drag of Cedros was a moment that was such a special moment to capture. With the three of them just talking, laughing, and living in the moment, it was incredible to see their first few moments alone together after the ceremony. Walking down the street, they happened to pass by a storefront with flowers layered all around the entrance to take some photos– which to our surprise, was actually one of the stores they frequent in their day-to-day life!
To Joseph and Andrea- your wedding and story is one that genuinely pulls on our heartstrings and makes us smile whenever we think about it. The love you have for each other and radiates and is clear to anyone who sees. From the way you look at one another to the conscious efforts to make her daughter feell like she was a part of this moment, being able to capture your big day was truly a gift, not a job– and we cannot thank you enough for choosing us to be there.
If you missed their engagement, see how Joseph surprised Andrea at Moonlight Beach— and if you loved the outdoor, backyard but elevated feel of Lomas Santa Fe Country Club, check out Stella and Michael’s wedding— we’re sure you’ll love it!
Wedding Photography : Clove & Kin | Ceremony Location : Lomas Santa Fe Country | Venue : Carruth Cellars | Wedding Planner : I Do.. Weddings & Events | Florals : I Do.. Weddings & Events | Entertainment : Israel Maldonado | Desserts and Baked Goods : VG Donut | Transportation : Men in Black Transportation | Hair & Makeup Stylist : Kylee Hudson | Catering : Buona Forchetta |