Our first Mar Vista Wedding

About two weeks ago we had the opportunity to photograph an intimate close friends and family wedding at the Mar Vista Cottages in Anchor Bay, CA.  When the phone call came in for this wedding we were both super excited!  Christian and his family have been visiting these cottages since he was kid and they hold a special place in his heart.  It was our very first Mar Vista Wedding and it was the perfect setting for such a small, close knit event.  Tom and Renata, the owners of the cottages, did a fantastic job setting up the grounds and preparing all of the right details to make it a beautiful evening to photograph. Sara and Eric brought this opportunity to us and they were such an easy couple to work with.  Together with their family they made us feel right at home and we couldn't have asked for a more perfect Fall wedding.

Chris and Christian

Detail of Christmas lights with Mar Vista Cottages in the background
Detail of Christmas lights with Mar Vista Cottages in the background
Wedding dress hanging from arbor at the Mar Vista Cottages
Wedding dress hanging from arbor at the Mar Vista Cottages
Portrait of bride getting ready in Anchor Bay, CA
Portrait of bride getting ready in Anchor Bay, CA
Bride getting into wedding dress inside cabin at Mar Vista Cottages
Bride getting into wedding dress inside cabin at Mar Vista Cottages
Father of bride looking out window in Anchor Bay, CA
Father of bride looking out window in Anchor Bay, CA
Brother helping groom get ready in Anchor Bay, CA
Brother helping groom get ready in Anchor Bay, CA
Groom getting ready for ceremony in Anchor Bay, CA
Groom getting ready for ceremony in Anchor Bay, CA
Detail of wedding cake and violin at Mar Vista Wedding
Detail of wedding cake and violin at Mar Vista Wedding
Yellow cabins at Mar Vista Cottages in Anchor Bay, CA
Yellow cabins at Mar Vista Cottages in Anchor Bay, CA
Getting ready for ceremony at Mar Vista Cottages
Getting ready for ceremony at Mar Vista Cottages
Bluegrass duo performing in Anchor Bay, CA
Bluegrass duo performing in Anchor Bay, CA
Portrait of Groom and brother in front of car in Anchor Bay, CA
Portrait of Groom and brother in front of car in Anchor Bay, CA
Couple during Mar Vista Wedding with Reverend Elizabeth Rivers
Couple during Mar Vista Wedding with Reverend Elizabeth Rivers
Couple during wedding ceremony at Mar Vista Cottages
Couple during wedding ceremony at Mar Vista Cottages
Bride and Groom kiss in Anchor Bay, CA
Bride and Groom kiss in Anchor Bay, CA
Bride and Groom embrace after wedding ceremony at Mar Vista Cottages
Bride and Groom embrace after wedding ceremony at Mar Vista Cottages
Couple greets wedding guests
Couple greets wedding guests
Detail of bridal bouquet on tree stump
Detail of bridal bouquet on tree stump
Portrait of Groom with Brother
Portrait of Groom with Brother
Portrait of Bride with Brothers
Portrait of Bride with Brothers
Rustic chairs and covered woodpile at Mar Vista Cottages
Rustic chairs and covered woodpile at Mar Vista Cottages
Bride and Groom at Mar Vista Cottages at Sunset
Bride and Groom at Mar Vista Cottages at Sunset
Portrait of Groom with out of focus bride
Portrait of Groom with out of focus bride
Detail of bride and grooms shoes
Detail of bride and grooms shoes
Portrait of Bride and Groom with Mar Vista Cottages in the back
Portrait of Bride and Groom with Mar Vista Cottages in the back
Detail of wedding rings on rustic tree stump
Detail of wedding rings on rustic tree stump
Detail of glass houss reception setup at Mar Vista
Detail of glass houss reception setup at Mar Vista
Bride and Groom exchange toasts with wedding guests
Bride and Groom exchange toasts with wedding guests
Bride and Groom first dance at Mar Vista Wedding
Bride and Groom first dance at Mar Vista Wedding
Bride and Groom dancing in the moonlight in Anchor Bay, CA
Bride and Groom dancing in the moonlight in Anchor Bay, CA
Bluegrass band performs for wedding guests
Bluegrass band performs for wedding guests
Bride and Groom cut their wedding cake
Bride and Groom cut their wedding cake
Twinkly lights during evening at Mar Vista Cottages
Twinkly lights during evening at Mar Vista Cottages
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