Update: This beautiful rustic, DIY wedding was featured on Budget Savvy Bride! See the article here.

Carly and Kevin are one of the sweetest couples I’ve ever worked with! Carly was on top all the wedding planning from the very beginning and such a joy. I did an engagement session with them at the gorgeous Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden at CSULB back in December, and the way they look at each other and interact was heart melting fire. I couldn’t wait to capture their wedding! They got married at The Newland Barn in Huntington Beach, CA, surrounded by friends, family, and a steel drummer 😀 I honestly had no idea this historical landmark/venue was even in the area!!

Isn’t she glowing?!

Huge fan of the chucks. Comfort > heels

How awesome is this steel drummer?!

Couldn’t decide which first look was more heart melting…

PS – Kevin’s Auntie made that haku headpiece and ti leaf lei!! So cool!!  I’ve spent many hours braiding headpieces and hip belts, loved seeing this piece of culture at a wedding 🙂

The first dance

How fun are these Father/Daughter, Mother/Son dances?? And how epic does Kevin’s mom look?!

Pre bouquet toss

Endless congrats to these two! So happy to have been a part of their big day!!


Wedding Coordinator: Marie Stark Weddings & Events
Event Staff: Spare Hands
Venue: Newland Barn
Rentals: Harbor Party Rentals
Catering: The Mexican Taco
Cake: Sweet Traders
Makeup: Melody Martorana
Hair: Elizabeth
Musician: Cecil Francis
DJ: Brent Catalano