Jonathan and Julia's wedding day was a day full of family, tradition, beauty, and love. Their marriage was blessed and embraced by so many people and even amongst the busyness that naturally occurs with a large wedding, Jonathan and Julia never let the other out of their sight. They'd been separated enough as Jonathan attended medical school in Wisconsin and Julia planned their wedding in California, and they weren't going to spend a minute of their wedding apart! A mingling of cultures, a celebration of love, and the beginning of a life spent together ... what could be better?
Julia started out preparing for the wedding at her family home while Jonathan got ready with his groomsmen.
The wedding ceremony took place at Harbor Christian Church and the stained glass at the front of the church was gorgeous!
Following their church ceremony, Jonathan and Julia also had a Persian ceremony known as an Aghd. It was beautiful and I loved all of the symbolism!
Following the Aghd, we had just a few minutes for photos around the location of their reception - The Turnip Rose in Newport Beach. I was so thankful that they chose such a gorgeous reception site because it allowed us to take a lot of photos in a very short period of time!
Ceremony site: Harbor Christian Church
Reception venue: Turnip Rose
Second Shooter: Shauna Miller