Rosa & Adam’s Monterey Old Whaling Station wedding

Rosa and Adam’s Monterey wedding was very reflective of their personalities — and their personalities are really unique and interesting.

The evidence was in all the details, all the choices they made about what would be at their Old Whaling Station wedding. Instead of a photo booth, they had a caricature artist. Instead of boutonnieres of flowers for the groom and groomsmen, they used Darth Vader and Stormtrooper figures. Instead of numbering the tables, they named them after Adam’s favorite craft beers. Instead of a bouquet made of many small flowers, Rosa carried just three large Protea. The groom’s cake was a Rubik’s cube, they had a fingerprint tree, confetti cones, wands to wave, and great graphic design to tie it all together courtesy of Rosa’s sister Rita.

Rosa and Adam were the subject of a very fun engagement session at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk earlier this year. We had a great time shooting that day, and made sure to build a lot of time into the day before the ceremony for photos. We started with an amazing first look — Adam walked up with his hands covering his face, and when he removed them for a peek at Rosa, he nearly fell over backwards. The Old Whaling Station Adobe in Monterey offers so many locations for photos, we didn’t have to walk more than a block to find a variety of looks for portraits and group shots.

Rosa and Adam’s ceremony was sweet and sincere, and the speeches at the ceremony brought some tears from the guests — especially when Rosa’s dad Roy talked about how much it meant to him to see his first-born get married. A wonderful night and an amazing wedding. Check out my favorites photos from the day below.

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