Wedding At Paradise Falls In Oceanside, CA | Morgan & Matthew

Wedding At Paradise Falls

MORGAN & MATTHEW

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Wedding photos at Paradise Falls:

I first heard from engaged couple Morgan and Matthew via email, who were interested in booking me as their wedding photographer in Oceanside. We had to settle for a FaceTime meeting, however, as the couple were actually on a sailboat at the time! Matthew works as a sailor and it’s obviously a big passion of his, so I would have to wait to meet the couple in person until their wedding day itself.

They decided to hire me for their wedding photography right after our first meeting. It was a wonderful feeling to know that they trusted Aevitas Weddings, and a pleasure to capture their wedding at Paradise Falls.

Paradise Falls is a beautiful outdoor venue, with lush, landscaped gardens and a waterfall, together with a really intimate feel. Morgan and Matthew had around 140 guests invited for this Oceanside celebration.

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An intimate portrait of the bride and groom during their Paradise Falls wedding photo session.

 

Getting ready photos at Paradise Falls:

It was great to finally meet Morgan as she was getting ready for her special day and undoubtedly she was in high spirits! I captured her final preparations as she had her hair and makeup done and shared this special moment with her beautiful bridesmaids and mom. There was a really great vibe throughout the bridal party and, although it was quite a warm day, we managed to stay cool and find enough shaded spots for these Paradise Falls wedding photos.

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A black and white shot of Morgan getting ready for her special day, together with one of her bridesmaids and Matt’s son Gavin.

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Capturing a playful moment between Morgan and her bridesmaids as they prepared for the special day at Paradise Falls in Oceanside.

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Morgan’s bridesmaids help add the finishing touch to her bridal gown as they were getting ready at Paradise Falls.

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Morgan’s mom helps to fix her earrings as she was getting ready for her Paradise Falls wedding ceremony.

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A portrait of Morgan in her gorgeous bridal gown, standing in an open doorway at Paradise Falls.

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Capturing a tender moment between Morgan and her mom as they prepared for the Paradise Falls wedding.

 

Pre-ceremony portraits at Paradise Falls:

Morgan and Matthew decided on a first look session and we staged it within a stunning bamboo grove. There were warm, candid reactions to capture as the couple saw each other for the first time on their wedding day and we used the opportunity for a short couple portrait session around the property. I then followed Morgan back to where she was getting ready and we took a few shots of her with her cute niece Logan who was a flower girl for the wedding.

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Morgan walks through a bamboo grove towards her future husband during their Paradise Falls first look session.

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Morgan playfully cover’s Matt’s eyes during their first look session at Paradise Falls in Oceanside.

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Capturing the couple’s reactions upon seeing each other for the first time during their Paradise Falls first look session.

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Morgan and Matt admiring each other during their first look session at Paradise Falls in Oceanside.

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Capturing Matt’s reaction at seeing his bride for the first time on their wedding day at Oceanside’s Paradise Falls.

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Morgan’s joyous reaction during her first look session with Mike at Paradise Falls in Oceanside.

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Capturing an intimate portrait of the soon-to-be married couple during their Paradise Falls wedding photo session.

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The bride and groom looking into each other’s eyes during their Paradise Falls wedding photo session.

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Matt’s son playfully covers his eyes as the couple kiss during their Paradise Falls wedding photo session.

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A wide angle shot of the couple kissing beneath a palm grove during their Paradise Falls wedding photo session.

 

Ceremony photos at Paradise Falls:

The wedding ceremony was held on a lawn in front of the waterfall, with colorful glass balls hanging overhead. I captured Matthew being escorted down the aisle by his mom and dad, followed by Morgan’s matron of honor/sister and Logan. Then the bride walked down the aisle with her mom by her side, and the joyful smile couldn’t be wiped from her face.

The wedding ceremony was a stunning and at times emotional occasion, but also quite funny, with Matthew’s son, Gavin, obviously not too keen on having to stand well-behaved for the duration. At one point he started clinging to Matt’s legs and at another his expression really said it all! I have to admit that I enjoy documenting these unexpected moments in weddings and hope the couple will look back fondly on these shots!

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Capturing a special moment between Morgan and her niece Logan before the start of the Paradise Falls wedding ceremony.

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A portrait of the bride with her colorful bouquet as she prepared for her wedding ceremony in Oceanside.

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The bride embraces her niece in the final moments before her Paradise Falls wedding ceremony in Oceanside.

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A close up portrait of Matt’s nephew Casper during the wedding celebrations at Oceanside’s Paradise Falls.

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A black and white shot of Matt being walked down the aisle by his mom and dad at Paradise Falls in Oceanside.

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Morgan’s matron of honor walking down the aisle with her daughter during the Paradise Falls wedding ceremony.

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Capturing Matt’s reaction as he watches his bride walk down the aisle during the Paradise Falls wedding ceremony.

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Morgan being escorted down the aisle by her mom during the Paradise Falls wedding ceremony.

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Morgan’s mom giving her daughter away to Matt at the aisle during their Paradise Falls wedding ceremony.

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Matt’s son Gavin clinging to his father’s legs during the Paradise Falls wedding ceremony.

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Capturing Matt’s reaction as he exchanges vows with Morgan during their Paradise Falls wedding ceremony.

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A wide angle shot looking across Morgan and Matt’s beautiful wedding ceremony at Paradise Falls in Oceanside.

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Capturing Logan’s wide-eyed innocence during Morgan and Matt’s wedding ceremony at Paradise Falls.

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Morgan playfully squeezes the wedding ring onto Matt’s finger during their Paradise Falls wedding ceremony.

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Gavin not enjoying his job as ring bearer during Matt and Morgan’s Paradise Falls wedding ceremony.

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Morgan and Matt kiss at the altar of Paradise Falls after being pronounced “husband and wife”.

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The newly married couple make their recessional walk down the aisle at Oceanside’s Paradise Falls.

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Morgan and Matt kiss after being formally wed at Paradise Falls, watched on by family and friends.

 

Reception photos at Paradise Falls:

After being pronounced “husband and wife”, Morgan and Matthew then made their triumphant recessional walk to much celebration from family and friends. The reception was being held on the adjacent grassy lawns, with fairy lights in the trees creating a really romantic atmosphere. There were speeches and toasts from Morgan’s sister and Matthew’s father, who had been selected as the best man in what I thought was a really touching gesture.

I then photographed Matthew and his mom during their mother-son dance and Morgan dancing with her uncle (as her father had passed away), before everyone hit the dance floor. There was a playful cake cutting celebration and lots of action in the photo booth to capture in these Paradise Falls wedding photos, before the newlyweds made their grand exit through a tunnel of bubbles!

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A wide angle shot of the newly married couple within the lush landscaped gardens of Oceanside’s Paradise Falls.

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Capturing an intimate moment between the newly married couple at Paradise Falls in Oceanside.

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Morgan and Matt embrace beneath the gorgeous tree decorations of Paradise Falls in Oceanside.

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Matt’s son Gavin pulling a funny face during the wedding celebrations at Paradise Falls.

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The couple and Gavin react to a speech from the matron of honor during their Paradise Falls reception.

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Capturing Morgan and Matt’s reactions during the speeches and toasts at their Paradise Falls wedding reception.

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Matt reacts in embarrassment during the best man speech from his father at Paradise Falls in Oceanside.

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Morgan wipes away tears as she listens to the speeches and toasts at her Paradise Falls wedding reception.

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Capturing the first dance between the newly married couple during their Paradise Falls wedding reception.

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Morgan dancing with her uncle during the parental dances at her Paradise Falls wedding reception.

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Matt and his mom during the mother-son dance at Paradise Falls in Oceanside.

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The bride letting loose on the dance floor during her wedding reception at Paradise Falls in Oceanside.

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Logan and her father enjoying the wedding celebrations at Paradise Falls in Oceanside.

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Morgan and her bridesmaids having fun in the photobooth during her Paradise Falls wedding reception.

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The couple enjoying the dance floor at their Paradise Falls reception, surrounded by family and friends.

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Morgan and Matt’s wedding guests literally “getting down” on the dance floor during the Paradise Falls wedding reception.

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Matt licks some cake off Morgan’s nose during their cake cutting ceremony at Paradise Falls.

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Looking down across the dance floor at Paradise Falls during Morgan and Matt’s fun-filled wedding reception.

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Morgan and Matt’s wedding guests blow bubbles towards the couple during their grand exit at Paradise Falls.

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The newly married couple stop for a kiss during their bubble-filled grand exit at Paradise Falls.

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An off-camera flash night time portrait of the newly married couple beneath a chandelier at Paradise Falls in Oceanside.

 

Wedding photos at Paradise Falls:

It was a truly wonderful wedding to be a part of, with the couple really wearing their emotions on their sleeves. Morgan and Matthew are off to Tahiti for their honeymoon, which I know will be incredible, and I wish them all the best for a future of love and happiness.

July 27, 2016

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