Madelaine + Ryuji | Del Mar Beach Resort | Oceanside, California

Rain was predicted in the forecast for today’s weather but the rain managed to hold out until later, during the indoor reception. We have never photographed at this location but we were excited at the different views and backgrounds it had to offer. The Wedding ceremony was at the Del Mar Beach Resort on the Camp Pendleton Marine Corps base. The bamboo gazebo and tiki torches were set up on the beach for the ceremony. White chairs surrounded the back area for family and friends to view the celebration of marriage.

Their story which was on their Wedding invitations started like this…..Once upon a time while Maddie was in nursing school in the Philippines, she met a guy. His name was RJ, a dancer in school. Maddie really liked him and thought he was so cool. After 6 months of dating and being together, Maddie had to return home to the states. They continued their long distance relationship by talking to each other by phone, Skype and Facebook. This long distance relationship lasted for 3.5 years. They beat the impossible odds of a long distance relationship without any fear. After much love, happiness, endurance, distance, some planning and not so much time, they will reunite and marry today. Together they will shine.

Congratulations to Maddie and Ryuji on their special day and May God continue to Bless you with many happy and healthy days. Thank you for honoring us by allowing us to be the photographers for your special day. And, thank you for being our first wedding couple to photograph for 2015.