I was so honored when I was chosen to capture Kareen and Omar’s special day. After all, Kareen is my cousin! I was ecstatic about welcoming Omar into the family! It’s such a special thing to witness one of your loved ones marry the love of their life, and it’s an added bonus to get to see the behind-the-scenes moments. I was so blessed to be able to witness so much of one of the best days of Kareen and Omar’s lives.
Saying “I do!” Under a Big SoCal Sky
The bridal suite was full of tender moments. Emotions ranged from one end of the spectrum to the other. If Kareen wasn’t giggling with excitement with her bridesmaids, she was wiping away happy tears the very next minute. Kareen and her mother were able to share some warm moments with one another as she helped make sure Kareen’s stunning floor-length veil was perfectly in place.
The ceremony was intimate and had a beautiful backdrop of Saddleback Mountain. After the “I dos,” we grabbed some quick family portraits. I loved seeing our family celebrate the happy couple. The wedding party was a blast as well. I love the pictures of them behind the kissing couple!
Then, it was time to party! Once the happy couple was introduced, it was time to cut the cake. And what a cake it was! It was a fabulous gold to azure ombre three-tier cake. The bride and groom had so much fun with the bouquet and garter toss! Once the lucky winners claimed their prizes, it was time to hit the dance floor.
It seemed like their wedding day was just perfect! I know they enjoyed themselves as they were surrounded by friends and family! Kareen made sure I got to enjoy myself during the reception too, as I danced the night away after putting my camera down.
Best Wishes to the Happy Couple!
Congratulations, Kareen and Omar! May you bring each other many years of love and happiness.