One beautiful autumn day surrounded by all of their family and friends, Miriam and Kristen celebrated one of the happiest days of their life as they said their “I Dos” with a breathtaking waterfront ceremony in Long Beach. With the sun shimmering down upon them from crystal-clear blue skies coupled with spectacular views of the magnificent Long Beach Harbor, the brides could not have chosen a more picturesque backdrop for their special day.
To help plan their dream wedding, Miriam and Kristen attended one of our great Bridal Spectacular shows to get them started. After all of their research, they selected The Reef in Long Beach for both their ceremony and reception site, and Vania Lynd Photography to document all of their remarkable moments.
Thank you both for letting Bridal Spectacular share your gorgeous wedding with our readers!
A Glimpse at Miriam and Kristen’s Wedding
Miriam and Kristen’s wedding took place on September 28, 2014 at The Reef in downtown Long Beach. Boasting vibrant shades of magenta coupled with traditional black and white, flawless décor and floral displays, and the most breathtaking harbor views, their wedding was utterly gorgeous.
As this was the first LGBTQ wedding that most of their guests had been to, the brides said they wanted to preserve some traditional elements of a wedding, but added a little twist of their own. For example, the wedding party and both brides walked down the aisle to the classic wedding songs, but played by an all female mariachi band. Another unique aspect of their wedding was there happened to be an outdoor reggae concert at the park next door that was playing during their ceremony. Instead of the concert being a disruption, the brides said it turned out to be the perfect complement and their guests loved it.
We hope you enjoy this glimpse of Miriam and Kristen’s picture-perfect day as captured through the lens of Vania Lynd Photography!
About Vania Lynd Photography
Vania Lynd Photography specializes in classy, creative and timeless American and European wedding photography. When couples choose Vania, they get reporter-style coverage of the wedding along with classic portraits and bridal photos that will simply take everyone’s breath away. When your day is over and all your guests have gone home, you will have these amazing photos that will make you laugh, make you cry, and make you remember the happiest day of your life for years to come.
Thank you to all of the incredible wedding professionals who helped make Miriam and Kristen’s beautiful wedding possible:
- Ceremony & Reception Location: The Reef the Long Beach
- Photographer: Vania Lynd Photography
- Event Coordinator: Melissa Norelli
- Bridal Hair & Makeup: Hair by Liz Gonzalez, Makeup by Marine Muradyann
- Wedding Décor, Florist & Candy Station: The Flower Girl
- Special Lighting: Battleson Entertainment
- Entertainment: DJ Gus Garcia & Also Mariachi Divas
- Videographer: Tim Fox
- Wedding Cake: Torrance Bakery
- Caterer: The Reef Restaurant
- Officiant: Reverend Sunshine Day
- Wedding Gown Designer: Alfred Angelo and David’s Bridal
- Tuxedos: Men’s Wearhouse
- Bridesmaid Dresses: Alfred Angelo
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Photos by: Vania Lynd Photography | Author: Deidre Bakker-Riches