Getting to shoot Amanda and Ralphie’s wedding at The Grace Maralyn Estate and Gardens on California’s Central Coast was such a blast! While they were already technically married, Amanda and Ralphie were only able to have a small backyard wedding and now they were ready to celebrate with all their family and friends (and they have a TON of them… the bridal party had more than 32 bridesmaids and groomsmen)!
They made their way up from Torrance, CA (where Ralphie works for SpaceX) and, in front of their loved ones, they renewed their promises to each other with heartfelt and touching personal vows. It was a beautiful ceremony that led into an evening of touching first dances, emotional toasts, great food and some epic dance moves.
But beyond all the formalities, are two of the most genuine and down-to-earth people you’ll meet. Just weeks before the wedding, Ralphie actually pulled several crazy all-nighters so that he could surprise Amanda with a restoration to their classic Chevy pickup and after listening to their friends and family stand up and share story after story of how their lives have been impacted for the better because of Ralphie and Amanda, we quickly got a sense for how deeply these two care for their friends and family. It was an honor getting to capture and preserve those moments through photos and video and we hope you enjoy this glimpse into their special day. Cheers.
-Josh & Jacob