Jennifer + Phil: 6.12.18 | A Ritz Carlton Half Moon Bay Wedding | Half Moon Bay, California

A Tuesday wedding at the Ritz Carlton?  Don’t mind if I do!  When Jennifer initially contacted me, she explained that her family would be traveling to the west coast from Cleveland for a grand California adventure, capped off by a beautiful coastal wedding celebration for her and her soon-to-be-husband, Phil.  The Ritz Carlton Half Moon Bay has long been on my dream list of venues and I couldn’t wait for the day to come.  As I drove down from San Francisco in the early morning, the weather went from foggy to sunny to foggy again, which is SO typical of this area of the coast.   As we prepared for their ceremony, we were willing the fog to dissipate, knowing in the end that the outcome was out of our hands.  But the closer we got, it DID start disappearing!  By the time the ceremony began, we had crystal clear blue skies and a perfect view of the ocean, sea cliffs and golf course!  We literally couldn’t have timed it better!   Combine that amazing view with the incredible floral arrangements from Amy Burke Designs and you have one absolutely GORGEOUS wedding!  Rounding out their guest list were their 3 children, Alexa, Austin and Allie, and Jennifer’s mother, sister and brother-in-law, who happily watched on as Jennifer + Phil exchanged their heartfelt, tear filled vows!  Following the ceremony, we took some group photos nearby with the rolling hills of the golf course in the background (in a nod to Phil’s love of the sport) before heading down to the beach for more photos with the newlyweds (and just in time for the fog to roll in, AGAIN!)  The coastal weather patterns are so crazy – it’s like we took these photos on different days!  Afterwards, we headed inside to a beautiful spread for lunch (I’m still dreaming about those mini lobster rolls!)  Many thanks to Jennifer + Phil for including me as the 9th person in this exclusive, elegant soiree.  I’m so honored to have been there and hope you love, love, LOVE your photos!  Congratulations!The-Ritz-Carlton-Half-Moon-Bay-Wedding-Photographer_1000.jpg
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Venue| The Ritz Carlton Half Moon Bay | Half Moon Bay, California

Florals | Amy Burke Designs

Catering | The Ritz Carlton Half Moon Bay

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