“Bryan is nothing if not tenacious,” reveals his mom Elizabeth. For months he pursued, and for months she rebuffed him. But she finally gave in (partly due to his piercing blue eyes?), and hasn’t regretted a moment since. Once they got together, everyone could see that they were the perfect match. Sendy’s boss Kanoa noted that they walk hand in hand, perfectly synced to each other’s movements. Furthermore, this goes beyond just walking, they are simultaneous everything!
I’m so happy and honored to be a part of this great day. Sendy and Bryan, with such strong love and support from your wonderful family and friends, there’s nothing the two of you can’t accomplish together!
The day starts off with Sendy and Bryan prepping in separate rooms at the Embassy Suites in Millbrae opposite either sides of the atrium, close, but no so close as to reveal Sendy’s dress to Bryan.
Let’s start off with Sendy’s lovely shoes and dress!
Sendy’s room is a crowded, yet tightly controlled orchestra of hands and feet moving with quick precision.
The girls take a moment to take in Sendy. She is breathtaking and I have to remember to snap out of it and keep shooting!
With only a few minutes to take portraits near the window, Sendy whips out six of her signature looks. Here are two.
Meanwhile, on the other side of the hotel, my good friend and photographer Brian Lee captures Bryan prepping for the big day. This is a shot of Bryan’s father Patrick giving Bryan a little advice for him to ponder.
Bryan looking good in a suit. What happened to the AC/DC t-shirt? :-)
The ceremony and reception is held at Wedgewood Wedding and Banquet Center at Crystal Springs Golf Course in Burlingame.
Custom bottles with a personal message from Sendy and Bryan and a wide selection of treats greet the guests.
Bryan sees his lovely bride-to-be in her gorgeous dress for the first time!
The sun is going down and the ceremony is about to begin, but Sendy and Bryan turn it on and look beautiful and cool at the same time.
Crystal Springs Golf Course provides a beautiful backdrop for their special day.
Delicious three level cake and lovely table flowers.
Butterflies in their stomachs, Bryan and Sendy hug and the ceremony begins.
Now THIS is how you kiss your bride!
Closeup of their lovely rings.
Bryan and Sendy stand up and acknowledge the cheers before kissing each other for the thousandth time. :-)
Grandpa Jim reminds Bryan that he still needs to pick up his towel!
Geovanny tells Sendy and Bryan that nothing is more important than family.
Bryan’s dad provides some sage advice to the new couple.
Enough talk, cue the lights, it’s time for the first dance!
Time for the party to really begin!
The evening ends perfectly: Sendy and Bryan in each other’s arms, ready to conquer the world together!
I had a wonderful time being a part of this beautiful day. The outpouring of love from Sendy and Bryan’s family and friends was overwhelming. Thank you all for showing Sendy and Bryan what true love is. I also want to single out a few more people who really made the day special.
First, thank you Sendy and Bryan for inviting me to be a part of all this. You two are so cute together and I wish you all the best!
I also want to thank Elise Stefani of Wedgewood Wedding & Banquet Center for always being on top of things and making sure that everything ran smoothly.
Much love goes to Shawn Storm of Storm Productions who MCed and DJed the reception. Thanks for looking out for me!
And finally, I want to thank Brian Lee of brianglee PHOTOGRAPHY for taking time out of his busy schedule to be my right hand man and an extra pair of eyes. Your images are breathtaking. You always have my back and I couldn’t have done this without you. Thank you and I look forward to assisting you in August!