joy + royce | the marriot | saint dominic's church | walnut creek | downtown benecia | wedding

this will be one of our most massive posts ever with 32 images! so stoked to have come to this point in time, because i still remember meeting joy and royce at marianne and duane's rainy wedding reception in berkeley. joy and marianne were very emotional at their meeting, because they were such close friends from childhood and hadn't seen each other in such a long time. i guess photographers are good with remembering who the emotional people are at a wedding. i was also secretly hoping that they'd hire me for their wedding as well. i guess my night time vigils at the foot of my bed paid off!

joy and royce's wedding had everything in it. when joy was walking down that aisle, it looked like a sea of family members were all beaming at her in such a deeply happy way. i seriously almost lost it right then and there. yes, i too can get all teary still at weddings. we had green ice cones in downtown benecia and their tongues were all green when they got to the reception. how cool is that! also, the emotion in the room when they danced with both their mothers, because their fathers had both passed away, was intense. i'm definitely going to remember this wedding for a long time.

thanks guys for having us document your day and thank you marianne for bringing us together!