Wedding At The Sunset Restaurant In Malibu, CA | N & B

Wedding At The Sunset Restaurant

N & B

Locations:

  • Getting ready: Private residence in Malibu, CA (bride and groom)

 

Wedding photos at The Sunset Restaurant:

After photographing N and B’s e-session at Los Angeles’ Getty Center and Venice Canals, I was excited to see this wonderful couple again for their wedding in March. They had opted for a semi-intimate celebration in Malibu, and I hope these photos of their wedding at The Sunset Restaurant captured the emotion and undeniable joy of this special day.

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An off-camera flash nighttime portrait of N and B during their Sunset Restaurant wedding reception in Malibu.

 

Getting ready photos at a private residence:

Both N and B were getting ready at an apartment complex nearby, and I met up with them there, along with my wife, Charlene, who was my second photographer for the day. While Charlene captured some shots of B as he made his final preparations, I was with N, her bridesmaids and adorable flower-girl as they put the final touches to their bridal attire.

There were a few special emotional moments to photograph as N wrote out her vows and warmly embraced her father, and we also had time for a short portrait session once she was in her gorgeous bridal gown.

We then headed over to The Sunset Restaurant, which boasts a beautiful location on the coast of Malibu. Both their ceremony and reception were being held indoors, which was lucky considering it had been raining on our drive over that morning. But the weather cooperated, and by the time the ceremony was due to start, the clouds had dispersed and the sun was out.

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A candid shot of N going over her vows as she prepared for her wedding day at The Sunset Restaurant in Malibu.

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Capturing a playful moment between N and her flower girl as they were getting ready for her wedding at The Sunset Restaurant in Malibu.

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Adding the final touches to the flower girl’s attire before N and B’s wedding ceremony at The Sunset Restaurant in Malibu.

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A creative shot of the groom getting ready for his wedding day at The Sunset Restaurant in Malibu.

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N’s mother and bridesmaid help to add the final touches to her bridal attire before the wedding ceremony at Malibu’s The Sunset Restaurant.

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A black and white shot capturing a special moment between N and her parents as they prepared for her wedding day at The Sunset Restaurant in Malibu.

 

Ceremony photos at The Sunset Restaurant:

While N and B had opted for a predominantly western-style wedding, they also incorporated a few Thai rituals that included N’s parents. There were lots of heartfelt moments and reactions to capture throughout the ceremony, and I tried to keep these Sunset Restaurant wedding photos in the classic style of the wedding itself.

Although we managed to squeeze in a few family formals and bridal party portraits before the wedding reception, we didn’t have time for a couple portrait session. But there were plenty of vibrant candid moments to capture between N and B throughout the evening.

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A portrait of the bride in a beautifully-lit window as she prepared for her wedding day at The Sunset Restaurant in Malibu.

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The groom waiting with anticipation for his bride to arrive at The Sunset Restaurant in Malibu.

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A reflective shot of the bride with her father before they walked down the aisle at The Sunset Restaurant in Malibu.

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A black and white shot of N’s father giving her away at the aisle during The Sunset Restaurant wedding ceremony in Malibu.

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Capturing a loving exchange between N and B during their wedding ceremony at The Sunset Restaurant in Malibu.

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A black and white shot capturing B’s parents reactions as he exchanged vows with N at The Sunset Restaurant.

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B’s parents carry out a traditional Thai wedding ritual during the couple’s wedding ceremony at The Sunset Restaurant.

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Capturing N’s joyous reaction as she exchanges vows with B at The Sunset Restaurant in Malibu.

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The bride and groom share a laugh during their wedding ceremony at The Sunset Restaurant, officiated by B’s uncle.

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N and B kiss after being pronounced “husband and wife” during their wedding ceremony at The Sunset Restaurant in Malibu.

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The newly married couple are congratulated by family and friends during their recessional walk at The Sunset Restaurant.

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N and B embrace warmly after officially becoming “husband and wife” at The Sunset Restaurant in Malibu.

 

Reception photos at The Sunset Restaurant:

From the first dance to the garter removal, and all the action on the dance floor, I tried to creatively document all the defining moments of N and B’s wedding reception at The Sunset Restaurant, along with the joyous spirit of their family and friends.

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The bridal party celebrate N and B’s nuptials during their wedding day celebrations at The Sunset Restaurant.

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Capturing an intimate kiss between N and B during their first dance at The Sunset Restaurant wedding reception in Malibu.

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A black and white shot of the father-daughter dance during N and B’s wedding reception at The Sunset Restaurant.

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Capturing a playful moment during the mother-son dance at The Sunset Restaurant in Malibu.

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One of N and B’s wedding guests getting excited during the reception at The Sunset Restaurant in Malibu.

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B’s sister and mother enjoying the dance floor at The Sunset Restaurant during the Malibu wedding reception.

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Capturing a playful moment between N and B during their cake-cutting ceremony at The Sunset Restaurant in Malibu.

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B goes searching beneath N’s bridal gown during the garter removal ceremony at The Sunset Restaurant.

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The newly married couple kiss on the dance floor during their wedding reception at The Sunset Restaurant in Malibu.

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B enjoying the dance floor of his reception at The Sunset Restaurant with a young wedding guest.

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An intimate dance between the newlyweds during their wedding reception at The Sunset Restaurant in Malibu.

 

Wedding photos at The Sunset Restaurant:

It has been a pleasure getting to know this couple over the past few months, and I wish them all the joy and happiness of a wonderful married life together.

March 4, 2014

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