Joanna+Alan // Scott's Restaurant & Bar Wedding , Costa Mesa CA // Orange County Wedding Photographer

Joanna+Alan //  Scott's Restaurant & Bar Wedding , Costa Mesa CA

Joanna & Alan tied the knot at  Scott's Restaurant & Bar in Costa Mesa, CA. This wedding was one I’ll never forget. Alan & Joanna met on and prior to meeting each other Alan had a written list of what he was looking for in his soulmate. During their reception , he wanted to read this list , the one he wrote before ever meeting Joanna. He wanted friends and family who knew her to listen carefully because this list, which I have to also mention was not cliche , embodied exactly who Joanna is. This list wasn’t the kind that says “I want someone good looking and funny”, rather deeper then that actually. This list talked about wanting someone who would love to travel but could be content if they never could afford to , about how he wanted a companion not just a lover, and so forth. At the very end he even mentions if this person was tall, it wouldn’t hurt either. Funny part about this is of course, Joanna happens to be a tall gal! Ha. Alan, with tears in his eyes, shared his deepest love for Joanna in such a way that the audience was all in tears. Alan & Joanna are a couple who are silly & goofy, not ones to take life too seriously. In fact, during their ceremony the music stopped playing and in a room of mere silence (which Alan runs to the rescue) the bride, laughing decided to converse with the crowd.  Joanna truly doesnt sweat the small stuff , making those mishaps turn into beautiful memories that we all will look back on smiling.

Joanna & Alan each have beautiful teenagers, merging into a family of now , 7. I love witnessing families merging and becoming ONE, it is such a rewarding experience to capture such a precious time in your lives. 

Thank you for sharing your big day with me Joanna & Alan! I know these memories will last a lifetime!


Floral design : Browne's Flowers / Blooms Corona Del Mar // Susan Brown