When I found out that "my brother in law" (aka my husbands best friend) was getting married, I jumped at the opportunity to document their wedding! Tony has been my husbands best friend since elementary school, my great friend for the last 11 years, the best man in our wedding, and an uncle to our sons. We couldn't be more happy for them! They are a great example of opposites attracting and complementing each other perfectly! Karina's soothing sweet personality balances out Tony's inner wild child! When Karina and Tony asked me to be a bridesmaid, I was completely blown away! What an honor to be included in such a huge moment in their lives! The pressure to give them a great experience from both the bridesmaid and photographer was on! :)
Karina had a sweet first look with her father!
Many thanks to my lovely talented friends, Maria & Jenna, for taking photos while I fulfilled my bridesmaid duties :) I couldn't have done it without you gals! Also a big thank you to the amazing team who made this wedding come to life...
Venue - The Christmas House
Wedding Coordinators - Janice and Aileen
Florist - Wisteria Grove
Bakery - Cucamonga Cakery
Hair and Makeup - The Girls Beauty Shop
Dress - The Dresser
DJ - Paid to Party
Videographer - Alex Hoggard
Photographer - Janelle Marina
Associate Photographers - Jenna and Maria
Kirsten and Michael have such great chemistry together! It was super cute to see them finish each others sentences and then exchange cute little smiles. They chose the beautiful green Descanso Gardens to make their sweet covenant. They had touches of rustic decorations that popped against all the florals. I love that they used fresh lemons along their aisle at their ceremony. There was no detail overlooked! Everything was gorgeous!
Thank you so much for allowing me the honor of capturing your love! I hope you had a blast in Jamaica on your honeymoon!
Instead of the traditional sand unity ceremony, they chose to do a dvd unity ceremony -where they united their favorite movies! What a cute idea!
Many thanks to the amazing team who made this wedding come to life...
Venue | Descanso Gardens
Catering | Patina Catering
Wedding Planner | Lauren Godsil Event Planning
Musicians | Angelica Strings
Music | K.S. Wedding DJ
Bakery | Fantasy Frostings
Makeup & Hair| Bella Hair Studio
Florist | Gallison Design
PhotoBooth | Perfect Shot Photo Booth
Rentals | Dolphin Rentals
Photographer | Janelle Marina
Associate Photographer | Lucy Munoz
I'M JANELLE MARINA
Wife, Mama Shark, + Photographer.
Most days, you'll find me in mismatched socks and a top knot, working behind my computer with a smile on my face, listening to Zac Brown Band and R&B
--or, dancing in the kitchen with my 3 littles and hunka husband, seeing who could come up with the coolest dance moves. I'm a wedding photographer, West Elm lover, aspiring advocate for our buddies with special needs, and a Certified Dreamer since 1986. We live in a cozy city in Southern California and are always up for a good adventure. I enjoy telling stories with my camera, grubbing on spicy food, and solving the latest Dateline case.