“It was August 21, 2021 aka Wedding Day! The ladies started bright and early with hair and makeup; we got ready at a hotel nearby the venue and had yummy breakfast with mimosas. I had all of the most important ladies surrounding me as I prepared for the most magical day. To say that Siera is just a photographer, would be the understatement of the century. She is much more than your average photographer. She is your hype woman, personal DJ, Uber, an instant mood booster, get-it -done coordinator, the purest and genuine right-hand [wo]man to every step of your wedding; not to mention the most brilliant and masterful photographer that will do anything to get the shot! Needless to say, when Siera got to the ladies’ hotel room, she came in pumped and ready to go. We had so many laughs and joy-filled moments that morning.
We headed over to our dreamy venue, The Modern in Long Beach, Ca. It was already set up and I started to get butterflies. The ladies were upstairs in the bridal suite while the gentlemen were downstairs hanging out and taking pictures. I loved doing first looks with my dad and my bridesmaids before the ceremony. The only people who had seen my dress were my mom, sister, aunt, and Maid of Honor. Siera calmed all our nerves before those moments. She knew exactly what to say. We opted to do a first ‘touch’ instead of a first look, where we got to pray together.
My favorite part of the venue was the bride’s walking path. It starts upstairs above the ceremony where everyone, but the groom, sees the bride begin to walk out. Then down the stairs where the bride and groom get the first peek of each other. Finally, that most special walk down the aisle. Siera captured Every. Single. Moment. PERFECTLY!
After our ceremony, we had the pleasure of taking the most romantic sunset pictures on the tarmac. Even though we were being photographed, Siera kept the intimacy of us being brand spankin’ newly married. She knew how precious that moment was supposed to be, and she made sure we felt every ounce of it, all while she captured stunning sunset pictures. I will never forget those moments thanks to her. Our reception was filled with lots of food, drinks, laughs, joy, music, praise, and love.
We surprised our guests with an epic helicopter send-off. Once again Siera hyped us up and captured every moment on film. Hands down the best way to end the night, flying off with the love of my life and having the utmost faith Siera had shot our wedding perfect. I can 1000% say that having Siera photograph our wedding was the best decision we made; well, besides marrying each other that day ;).”
Dress Shop: Casablanca Bridal Flagship Brand @casablancaflagship
Hair Accessories: Jay Kay Braids @jaykaybraidsandbridal
Shoes: Steve Madden @stevemadden
Cat Ring: @caitlynminimalist
Tux – Friar Tux @friartux
Grooms Accessories – Grooms Ring: @happylaulea
Planner – Ashley Speakman @ashleyxnicolex90
Venue – The Modern @themodernlb
Florist – Flower Moxie DIY Flowers @flowermoxie
Officiant – Klarc Korver @klarckorver
Caterer – Sundried Tomato Bistro @sundriedtomatobistro
DJ/Musician/Band – Second Song @secondsong_official @justandyrossi
Cake/Desserts – Cupcakes: Jongewaard’s Bake ‘N Broil @bakenbroil
Cake: Sweet + Saucy Shop @sweetnsaucyshop
Hair – Prive Beauty @privebeauty
Makeup – Prive Beauty @prive_vanessa