After communicating for about six month by email, I finally got to meet this fantastic couple in person.  A few weeks before they were to be married we met at the Long Beach Market & Deli, which has the best General Tsao's Chicken around (in my humble opinion).  Over dinner they explained to me that they wanted an intimate, simple wedding.  They wanted to celebrate with their familiy and friends and they wanted to have amazing food at their reception.  I love it when a couple has a specific vision.  Photography was also important for them, so they were wiling to meet with me beforehand so we could get to know each other a little before I photographed their wedding.   

Their wedding was just perfect.  The charming courtyard at  Mary Mahoney's Restaurant  seemed made for their wedding.  Getting married at a house that was built before the founding of our country is pretty unique in my book.  Erin was one of the most exuberant brides I've ever photographed and Justin couldn't take his eyes off her.   I loved being there and am so appreciate of this kind and wonderful duo!  Enjoy!

If you live on the Gulf Coast, you know that September can be a little steamy.  Justin & Erin graciously provided beautiful wooden fans for their guests. 

And cool drinks to enjoy before the ceremony.

It was fantastic to see Emily and Kelly, a beloved Grace Photography bride and groom!

The ceremony was held in the courtyard of Mary Mahoney's.  The light was so beautiful and Justin was pretty smitten with his beautiful bride.

After going for a quick ride, the bride and groom returned.  How beautiful are they?

Their reception was cozy and fun.  

And the toasts were so beautiful and heartfelt.  SO much love in this room.  Congrats Erin & Justin!

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