Holly and Adam went to the same High School in Maine together, but didn’t know each other until they were working together at a ski resort in Lake Tahoe, California. Among a small gathering of their closest friends and family members, Adam and Holly were married at the Marina Village in Mission Bay, San Diego. Although they didn’t have a “theme” for their wedding per se, they incorporated purple in their color scheme, not because it’s simply the most popular color to hit the wedding world in the past year, but because Adam is a HUGE Ravens fan! (YAY Adam!!!! … we’re totally hanging at Dirty Birds this year!)
Holly and her girls got ready at Marina Village in Mission Bay, while Adam, and his family were busy setting up the Dockside room for their reception and getting the bar all ready. Since Adam works in the restaurant industry, he had a firm grip on all the bar needs, as well as organizing the catering and even hand made the cupcakes for their wedding.
One of my favorite moments from Holly and Adam’s wedding was their first look. After all the stress of getting the entire day together, worrying about how to get the keg hooked up for the reception, decorating the reception hall not to mention all of the little details they handled that I don’t even know about. The emotion of the day caught up to both of them, and Adam was by far the most emotional groom I’ve ever photographed when he saw his future wife for the first time on their wedding day. First looks can be so great, and for both Holly and Adam, you could feel the tension just evaporate, you could tell that the details no longer mattered, they were able to be in the moment and truly enjoy their wedding day.
Since the majority of their guests were traveling into town from other parts of the country, they decided to have Mexi-Cal cuisine for their reception including individually made street tacos, guacamole, salsa fresca and some local San Diego microbrews at the bar. During the reception DJ Daniel got and kept the dancefloor going, and even had Holly take the turntables while one of her guests took the mic for a song.