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!

Bride and groom walking portrait in front of floral arch on film. Humphreys Half Moon Inn by Cavin Elizabeth Photography 

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.

Palm tree captured on film, Wedding at Humphreys Half Moon Inn by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Solitaire engagement ring in blue velvet ring box surrounded by anemones and invitation on film, Wedding at Humphreys Half Moon Inn by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Silver glitter Sam Edelman pumps surrounded by anemones and smilax on film, Wedding at Humphreys Half Moon Inn by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Solitaire engagement ring in blue velvet ring box surrounded by anemones and ivory and green invitation on film, Wedding at Humphreys Half Moon Inn by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Solitaire engagement ring surrounded by anemones and ivory and green invitation on film, Wedding at Humphreys Half Moon Inn by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Silver glitter Sam Edelman pumps surrounded by anemones and smilax on film, Wedding at Humphreys Half Moon Inn by Cavin Elizabeth PhotographyStrapless wedding gown with lace and custom white hanger with wooden laser cut last name on film, Wedding at Humphreys Half Moon Inn by Cavin Elizabeth PhotographyBridal party with turquoise silk robes and bride in white robe popping champagne, Wedding at Humphreys Half Moon Inn by Cavin Elizabeth PhotographyBridal party with turquoise silk robes and bride in white robe popping champagne, Wedding at Humphreys Half Moon Inn by Cavin Elizabeth PhotographyBridal party with turquoise silk robes and bride in white robe outside in front of palm trees on film, Wedding at Humphreys Half Moon Inn by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Bride putting on silver Sam Edelman pumps with glitter. Wedding at Humphreys Half Moon Inn by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Bride putting on earrings with hair down and curled. Wedding at Humphreys Half Moon Inn by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
 
Mary gifted Nolan a guitar for the wedding day and his reaction couldn’t have been more sweet.

Bride gifted the groom a guitar for the wedding day. Wedding at Humphreys Half Moon Inn by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Bride gifted the groom a guitar for the wedding day. Groom opening his gift on film. Wedding at Humphreys Half Moon Inn by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Bride gifted the groom a guitar for the wedding day. Groom opening his gift on film. Wedding at Humphreys Half Moon Inn by Cavin Elizabeth Photography 

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.
Bride and groom first look in front of floral arch on film. Wedding at Humphreys Half Moon Inn by Cavin Elizabeth PhotographyBride and groom first look in front of floral arch on film. Wedding at Humphreys Half Moon Inn by Cavin Elizabeth Photography

Groom kissing the bride wearing her veil and hair curled and down on film. Wedding at Humphreys Half Moon Inn by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Bride's bouquet with anemones, greenery, and roses captured on film. Wedding at Humphreys Half Moon Inn by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Classic bride and groom portrait in front of floral arch on film. Wedding at Humphreys Half Moon Inn by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Classic bride and groom portrait in front of floral arch on film. Wedding at Humphreys Half Moon Inn by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Bride and groom walking portrait in front of floral arch on film. Wedding at Humphreys Half Moon Inn by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Bride and groom walking portrait on film. Wedding at Humphreys Half Moon Inn by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Groom wearing Air Force suit for his wedding on film. Wedding at Humphreys Half Moon Inn by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Bridal portrait with veil in front of floral arch on film. Wedding at Humphreys Half Moon Inn by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Bride and groom's hands with their rings on film. Wedding at Humphreys Half Moon Inn by Cavin Elizabeth PhotographyBridal portrait with veil and train in front of floral arch on film. Wedding at Humphreys Half Moon Inn by Cavin Elizabeth PhotographyBridal portrait with veil and hair curled and down on film. Wedding at Humphreys Half Moon Inn by Cavin Elizabeth PhotographyBridal portrait with veil and train in front of floral arch on film. Bride's bouquet with anemones, greenery, and roses. Wedding at Humphreys Half Moon Inn by Cavin Elizabeth PhotographyGroom kissing the bride wearing her veil and hair curled and down on film. Wedding at Humphreys Half Moon Inn by Cavin Elizabeth Photography 

Bridal Party Portraits

Mary’s brides 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.

Bridesmaids in french blue dressed and bride in strapless lace gown with groom and groomsmen in air force tuxedos. Bouquets with anemones, greenery, ivory, and blush flowers in front of a large floral arch captured on film. Wedding at Humphreys Half Moon Inn by Cavin Elizabeth PhotographyBridesmaids in french blue dressed and bride in strapless lace gown. Bouquets with anemones, greenery, ivory, and blush flowers in front of a large floral arch captured on film. Wedding at Humphreys Half Moon Inn by Cavin Elizabeth Photography

Bridesmaids in french blue dresses. Bouquets with anemones, greenery, ivory, and blush flowers in front of a large floral arch captured on film. Wedding at Humphreys Half Moon Inn by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Flower girl with lace white dress and bride in strapless lace gown. Bouquet with anemones, greenery, ivory, and blush flowers captured on film. Wedding at Humphreys Half Moon Inn by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Bridesmaids in french blue dressed and bride in strapless lace gown with groom and groomsmen in air force tuxedos. Bouquets with anemones, greenery, ivory, and blush flowers in front of a large floral arch captured on film. Wedding at Humphreys Half Moon Inn by Cavin Elizabeth PhotographyGroomsmen in air force and classic navy tuxedos in front of a large floral arch captured on film. Wedding at Humphreys Half Moon Inn by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Groom in air force tuxedo with ring bearer in a little navy tux vest. Wedding at Humphreys Half Moon Inn by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Ring bearer in a little navy tux vest captured on film. Wedding at Humphreys Half Moon Inn by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Bridesmaids in french blue dressed and bride in strapless lace gown. Bouquets with anemones, greenery, ivory, and blush flowers in a large floral arch captured on film. Wedding at Humphreys Half Moon Inn by Cavin Elizabeth PhotographyBridesmaids in french blue dressed and bride in strapless lace gown. Bouquets with anemones, greenery, ivory, and blush flowers in front of a large floral arch captured on film. Wedding at Humphreys Half Moon Inn by Cavin Elizabeth PhotographyBridesmaids in french blue dressed and bride in strapless lace gown. Bouquets with anemones, greenery, ivory, and blush flowers in front of a large floral arch captured on film. Wedding at Humphreys Half Moon Inn by Cavin Elizabeth PhotographyBridesmaids in french blue dresses. Bouquets with anemones, greenery, ivory, and blush flowers in front of a large floral arch captured on film. Wedding at Humphreys Half Moon Inn by Cavin Elizabeth Photography 
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!
Groomsman holding diffuser for bridal party photos. Cute behind the scenes wedding moments by Cavin Elizabeth Photography. 

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!

Wooden wedding welcome sign with ivory and blush flowers captured on film. Wedding at Humphreys Half Moon Inn by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Floral arch with ivory, blush, and blue flowers captured on film. Wedding at Humphreys Half Moon Inn by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Bride and father walking down the aisle at the wedding ceremony. Wedding at Humphreys Half Moon Inn by Cavin Elizabeth PhotographyBride and father walking down the aisle at the wedding ceremony captured on film. Wedding at Humphreys Half Moon Inn by Cavin Elizabeth PhotographyWedding ceremony captured on film in a garden setting with palm trees and a floral arch with blush and ivory flowers. Wedding at Humphreys Half Moon Inn by Cavin Elizabeth PhotographyWedding ceremony captured on film in a garden setting with palm trees and a floral arch with blush and ivory flowers. Wedding at Humphreys Half Moon Inn by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Wedding ceremony captured on film in a garden setting with palm trees and a floral arch with blush and ivory flowers. Wedding at Humphreys Half Moon Inn by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Wedding ceremony captured on film in a garden setting with palm trees and a floral arch with blush and ivory flowers. Wedding at Humphreys Half Moon Inn by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Wedding ceremony first kiss captured on film in a garden setting with palm trees and a floral arch with blush and ivory flowers. Wedding at Humphreys Half Moon Inn by Cavin Elizabeth PhotographyWedding ceremony Air Force saber arch kiss captured on film in a garden setting with palm trees. Wedding at Humphreys Half Moon Inn by Cavin Elizabeth PhotographyWedding ceremony Air Force saber arch. Wedding at Humphreys Half Moon Inn by Cavin Elizabeth Photography 

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!

Two palm trees in the sky captured on film. Wedding at Humphreys Half Moon Inn by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Wedding tray pass appetizer bruschetta captured on film. Wedding at Humphreys Half Moon Inn by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Wedding reception table with white linen and arrangement with ivory and blush roses and greenery captured on film. Wedding at Humphreys Half Moon Inn by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Two tier white classic wedding cake decorated in pink and ivory roses and greenery surrounded by rose gold votives captured on film. Wedding at Humphreys Half Moon Inn by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Sweetheart table's champagne glass and centerpiece with pink and ivory roses and greenery surrounded by rose gold votives captured on film. Wedding at Humphreys Half Moon Inn by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Outdoor wedding reception at Humphreys Half Moon Inn by Cavin Elizabeth PhotographyBride laughing with guests during wedding reception. Wedding at Humphreys Half Moon Inn by Cavin Elizabeth PhotographyWedding guest in peach pink suit laughing with groom. Wedding at Humphreys by Cavin Elizabeth PhotographyGroomsman helping bridesmaid do a back flip for their grand entrance on the dance floor. Wedding at Humphreys by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Bride and groom running through bridal party tunnel. Wedding at Humphreys Half Moon Inn by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Bride and groom running through bridal party tunnel. Wedding at Humphreys Half Moon Inn by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Bride and groom first dance during sunset captured on film. Wedding at Humphreys Half Moon Inn by Cavin Elizabeth PhotographyBride and groom first dance during sunset captured on film. Wedding at Humphreys Half Moon Inn by Cavin Elizabeth PhotographyBride and groom quiet moment at Sweetheart table with centerpiece of pink and ivory roses and greenery surrounded by rose gold votives captured on film. Wedding at Humphreys Half Moon Inn by Cavin Elizabeth Photography 
With the gorgeous golden hour, we couldn’t resist a few sunset portraits.
Marina boats during sunset captured on film. Wedding at Humphreys Half Moon Inn by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Bride and groom walking during sunset captured on film. Wedding at Humphreys Half Moon Inn by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Bride and groom kissing in front of the marina during sunset captured on film. Wedding at Humphreys by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Black and white classic bride and groom portrait during sunset captured on film. Wedding at Humphreys Half Moon Inn by Cavin Elizabeth PhotographyBride and groom walking during sunset captured on film. Wedding at Humphreys Half Moon Inn by Cavin Elizabeth PhotographyBest man toast during wedding reception at Humphreys Half Moon Inn by Cavin Elizabeth PhotographyFather daughter dance wedding reception at Humphreys by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Father daughter dance wedding reception at Humphreys Half Moon Inn by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Mother son dance wedding reception at Humphreys Half Moon Inn by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Older guests dancing during a wedding reception at Humphreys Half Moon Inn by Cavin Elizabeth PhotographyFather of the bride dancing during a wedding reception at Humphreys by Cavin Elizabeth Photography 
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.

Bride and groom saber air force cake cutting at their wedding reception at Humphreys Half Moon Inn by Cavin Elizabeth Photography

Bride and groom saber air force cake cutting at their wedding reception at Humphreys Half Moon Inn by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Bride and groom saber air force cake cutting at their wedding reception at Humphreys Half Moon Inn by Cavin Elizabeth Photography

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