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Just 8 days before my own wedding (coming soon!), I photographed Mary and Nolan’s wedding at Humphreys Half Moon Inn. This charming al fresco celebration features touches of pink, blue, and green – a lovely, soft spring wedding palette. Also, as Nolan is in the Air Force, they included a few military wedding traditions in the ceremony and reception. How fun!? I didn’t think these images could be any sweeter than their Coronado engagement photos, but they totally are!
Details + Getting Ready
Mary’s florist Breesa gave me a variety of styling flowers (brides, put this on your proposal!) to use with the details. I am always so thankful for these flowers, as they add beautiful softness and texture to the images. For Mary’s bridesmaids, she gifted them turquoise robes that reminded me of the surrounding ocean water. Of course, I suggested the ladies pop champagne for photos and adorable moments ensued.
Mary gifted Nolan a guitar for the wedding day and his reaction couldn’t have been more sweet.
The First Look + Portraits
Outside in the ceremony garden, the light hit the floral arch so beautifully. The dimension it gave the location made it a wonderful choice for Mary and Nolan’s first look. When he turned around and saw her, he grinned from ear to ear.
Bridal Party Portraits
Mary’s bridesmaids wore French blue gowns and Nolan’s groomsmen wore either Air Force or classic tuxedos. The varying tones of blue in the bridal party fashion certainly set the tone of a coastal garden wedding.
And a huge shoutout to Nolan’s groomsman for being well over 6 feet tall and holding my diffuser for the bridesmaid portraits. His enthusiasm was incredible!
Humphreys Half Moon Inn Ceremony
The lush floral arch served as the backdrop for Mary and Nolan’s vows. They kept the ceremony short and sweet and ended it with a saber arch kiss – a classic Air Force wedding tradition. Mary told me how excited she was about that moment and it absolutely shows!
Humphreys Half Moon Inn Reception
In a large courtyard adjacent to the marina, Mary and Nolan’s 200 guests enjoyed the breezy ocean air. Guests snacked on delicious foods while they mingled during the sunset. You couldn’t have asked for better weather for their day and everybody was loving being outdoors for the evening. If you’re going to host your wedding at Humphreys Half Moon, I highly recommend doing it all outdoors so it’s as magical as this!
With the gorgeous golden hour, we couldn’t resist a few sunset portraits.
Mary and Nolan, I hope you two are having so much fun on your European honeymoon. You two were absolute gems to work with and I enjoyed every second of being your photographer.