I really enjoyed this recent wedding for Camilio and Natalia at the Grande Dunes Ocean Club in Myrtle Beach. The bride and groom are both originally from the country of Colombia just like my wife. In fact the groom was from the city of Bogota, the same city my wife is from. I spent a month last year staying with my wife’s family in Bogota, I made a recent blog post about my trip here. In fact, if you visit my Photo Booth at a wedding, I have a real Colombian sombrero and poncho you can try on that I purchased while I was there.
One thing you learn in Colombia and of course most Latin America countries, is that everyone loves football (soccer)! I loved some of their soccer decorations such as the unique guestbook. Instead of just a book or picture frame, the guest actually signed Colombia yellow soccer balls. They also had soccer player cutouts for the table seating reservations. The bride and groom had a son and young daughter that were also part of the wedding. The bride’s daughter was at the age that she did not want to be separated from her mom. She wasn’t going to let her mom stand during the ceremony without her! I got a lot of cute pictures of the bride holding her daughter during the ceremony and during the first dance later in the evening. I also took some cute pictures with the bride’s daughter in her wedding dress before the bride put it on.
The sunset behind the Ocean Club this particular evening was beautiful. I always love when the sun starts to drop below the clubhouse, there is such a nice warm color to the light with the blue of the ocean and sky in the background. The bride’s sister was also great and stayed to help me fluff out the bride’s dress during the pictures. She tried to photo bomb one of my pictures and instead fell face first into the sand! I don’t think she will mind me posting the funny picture below with everyone laughing and the groom pointing at me saying “Did you get it!”.
I always love shooting weddings at the Ocean Club, the staff is the best. Thanks to the Catering Director Samantha for helping babysit for some of the pictures like during the cake cutting! DJ Jake is always great to work with as well as makeup artist Amy Creations. I hope you enjoy the pictures below, like or share if you do!