The rain couldn't dampen this couple's spirit on their wedding day.  Matt and Marisa were a joy to work with and it was a great privilege to be part of their wedding day.  They were married on the deck behind the Convention Center in OC, surrounded by good friends and lots of family.  Matt and Marisa proudly created most of the decorations themselves to compliment their winery theme.  Matt hand crafted and built the pergola they were married under out of beautiful rust colored River Birch wood.  Wine barrels were placed all over the venue and the place cards holders were made of wine corks.  Marisa looked stunning in her gown and Kara did a fantastic job with her makeup.    

They were married by their good friend Brian in a simple ceremony.  To complete the wine theme they planted a grape vine together as a sign of their union.  What a great idea and such an organic one that will grow with them over the years and provide a marker of their special day.  They kicked off the reception with the most amazing first dance I have seen in a long time; an elegant ballroom dance.  It was a great joy to watch them move about the dance floor with such grace.  The celebration continued late into the night with toasts, cake, bouquet toss, and way too much fun in the photo booth.  Matt and Marisa - Thanks for having me capture your day.  You are a great couple and I wish you the best in this journey together. - James 

Here are the amazing people that helped create Matt and Marisa's perfect wedding day:

Makeup - Kara Waggoner make up artistry llc

DJ - DJ Robert Wax! 

Flowers - Jordans Art House 

Cake - Liz Johnson

Wedding Gown - Casablanca

Hair -Lauren Fenley from Do or Dye Hair Studio