I met Megan and Alex for the first time on their engagement session, which we shot in the pouring rain. We mostly corresponded through email and not once even chatted on FaceTime so I didn’t know what they looked like or how they’d be until the day I was to photograph them. They flew in from New Mexico for the weekend and were dressed and made up for their session, and not only did they not show any hint of disappointment for the lack of sunshine, but they made the best of the afternoon having fun with an umbrella. I knew then their wedding day would be just as fun and stress-free.

Megan and Alex’s destination wedding was held at The Oaks at Calamigos Ranch in Malibu. The ceremony was backdropped by natural stone waterfalls and their reception was right across the pond in a glass-walled dining area with beautiful French oak doors. The place was so ethereal, it reminded me so much of Rivendell in Lord of the Rings! Each dining table had an array of different floral arrangements ranging from manzanita natural branch centerpieces to purple calla lily arrangements in square vases, and adorned by giant scrabble wooden tiles, which paid homage to the couple’s first meeting, playing Words with Friends!

I am once again so honored to have been picked to document this wedding and so happy to work alongside my good friend Kris who helped shoot the beautiful details!

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THE TEAM:
Photography by: Wai Reyes • Associate Photographer: Kristine Ko • Ceremony and Reception: The Oaks Room, Calamigos Ranch Malibu • Bridal Gown: Ferndales Bridal • Bridesmaids’ Gowns: Alfred Angelo • Tux: Men’s Wearhouse • Hair & Makeup • Karen Lee • Event Coordinator: Joy Learn • Flowers: Joy Learn • Catering: Calamigos Ranch • Cake: Vanilla Bakeshop

Music Credit: Daniel Park – Love In Your Hands
Licensed From: Song Freedom