Last weekend hundreds of people turned up to celebrate the revolutionary wedding of Leora and Mary Kate. It's kind of hard to believe that in Southern California in 2022 a same sex wedding could still be considered revolutionary, but considering that it was the very first same sex wedding hosted by The Jonathan Beach Club in their nearly 100 year old history, it is indeed very revolutionary and very, very badass.
Leora and Mary Kate are beautifully paired- their individual energies both matching and balancing each other all at once. Quick to laugh, easy going and very much in love... they go together like peanut butter and jelly, baby. They also did one of my very favorite things that a couple can do on their wedding day. They got ready together!
Mary Kate's earrings were both her something borrowed and something blue.
Mary Kate and Leora's mothers were both there for the entire getting ready process. They looked on with such adoration and awe of their daughters. The love and support that the bride's beautiful families showed them was absolutely palpable.
There was some bad weather earlier in the morning which we knew was going to force the ceremony indoors but the skies showed off for us during their bridal portraits.
They exchanged handwritten vows that had their guests laughing through tears- truly the best wedding emotion.
Well done, you wonderful women.
T I M E T O P A R T Y
One of their very first dates involved dancing and their wedding wasn't going to be any different. These two didn't just cut rugs. They shredded them.
One of my fave shots of the reception. Mary Kate plopped herself in Leora's lap and Leora just started glowing. That's some true love right there.
Time to hora! Leora has the face of a woman who knows she's about to get traumatized.
A little TLC is necessary after a near-death experience!
This day was so, so spectacular and I'm so damn glad I got to be a part of it.
Congratulations, Leora and Mary Kate.