Wendy + Aaren [Shell Beach, CA Wedding]

This summer I got to shoot a destination wedding at home with Wendy & Aaren. An amazing couple who actually calls the beautiful state of Georgia home, came to the Coast to make their vows official, and I have to say, seeing my backyard through another couples eyes makes me fall in love with where I live even more!
Because Wendy & Aaren lived so far away, we didn’t have a chance to built our friendship until a couple of days before, but it sure didn’t feel that way. Their warm spirits and friendly entourage made me feel like I was a part of their family.Shell Beach Wedding by Christan ParreiraShell Beach Wedding by Christan ParreiraShell Beach Wedding by Christan ParreiraShell Beach Wedding by Christan ParreiraShell Beach Wedding by Christan ParreiraShell Beach Wedding by Christan ParreiraShell Beach Wedding by Christan ParreiraIt is always amazing to me to watch a wedding unfold. There are so many dynamics, so many elements, so many emotions and I just get to go along for the ride. Above anything else that day though, Wendy & Aaren seemed to exude this supreme joy that transcended all else; this joy that allowed them to LAUGH & make me laugh in return, a joy that allowed them to get lost in celebration both privately and shared.
Wendy & Aaren, thank you for inviting me into your day. I am touched by your kindness and am blessed to have been a part of your day.Shell Beach Wedding by Christan Parreira
Venue: Shore Cliff Lodge, Pismo Beach, CA
Florist: Jenny McNiece Flowers
Flowers Used: yellow tulips, white daisies
Caterer: Ventana Grill
Cake Designer:
Dress Designer: Alfred Angelo
Bridesmaid Dresses: Alfred Angelo
Hair and make-up: Rhonda Johnson
Tuxes, Ties, & Handkerchiefs: Cuba Vera
Linens,Chair Covers: Cover Ups
Officiant/DJ: Andy Morrisen

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melissa nath omg these pics are amazing!! u guys looked amazing!!June 21, 2010 – 12:23 pm

Betty Scott Really like the pictures….beautifully done !!June 21, 2010 – 1:26 pm

Bill Scott Photos were well done and very professional looking. Taking photos along side the ocean can be chalenging with lighting.June 21, 2010 – 1:50 pm

Nicole Davis The pictures turned out beautiful!!!! The captured the true “Wendy & Aaren” and the day perfectly!June 21, 2010 – 3:41 pm

Lee Anne Krause How lovely! Thank you so much for sharing!June 21, 2010 – 4:50 pm

jeanne Blown. Away. Again!!!! I am flying to Cali right now for private photography lessons:-) I love the butt shot..so cute!June 21, 2010 – 4:53 pm

Vera Pope wow -Christian made a cloudy day look sunny and bright! so awesome, Wendy and Aaren look so fantastic and happy, really fun shots, nice work, love it!!June 21, 2010 – 6:05 pm

Brittany Beatty Wendy you look absolutely beautiful, im so glad you guys are truly happy!June 21, 2010 – 6:58 pm

Veronica Wendy you are so beautiful! You too brother in law lol. Love it!June 22, 2010 – 5:29 am

Bev Mohme Wendy and Aaren-you guys sure have great memories made for you in these pictures. The clarity in color,and the ‘ not-so usual’ poses are the best!June 22, 2010 – 8:05 am

marijo beautiful,you are both beautiful and blessed.have a wonderful life together as mr.&mrs aaren dieffenbacher.I HAVE A COUPLE QUOTES I’D LIKE TO SHARE WITH YOU.”LOVE IS THE MASTER KEY THAT OPENS THE GATES OF HAPPINESS.OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES AND THE SECOND QUOTE IS:”GROW OLD WITH ME!THE BEST IS YET TO BE!ROBERT BROWNING LOVE YOU GUYS!MOMJune 22, 2010 – 10:57 am

Wendy Dieffenbacher Christan ~ You possess a talent and a gift that only very few of us in this world have; the ability to capture a memorable moment in time, and portray it in such a way, that one might think they were in the moment experiencing it for themselves. Your unique sense of style, humor, and laid-back personality were exactly what we needed for our big day. We left the Central Coast in complete awe at how you made our day so special. We come back to Georgia with the feeling that we have found a new friend. We are truly your biggest fans.
~Aaren and WendyJune 22, 2010 – 3:04 pm

April Gagnon They are like commercial pics!!! I love it! I think I heard “I had the time of my life” playing?!!!!June 22, 2010 – 5:18 pm

ely WhooHoo! what a great couple! Good Job Christan!June 23, 2010 – 12:10 am

Christan Parreira Thanks for the kind words!! 🙂June 23, 2010 – 9:04 pm

adamina centeno Wendy! you look so BEAUTIFUL! love the high lights and the dress…you made such a gorgeous bride! the best to yall!June 24, 2010 – 11:22 am

Colleen Stewart These are awesome. I wished i could have been there to enjoy ya’lls day but the pictures are really nice. I love ya’lls smile in each one.June 26, 2010 – 7:07 am

William Scott The lighting in the pictures is better than the lighting in real life. Perfect shots!June 28, 2010 – 10:00 am

Melanie Scott I love the black and white photos mixed in with the color ones. These are the best wedding pictures I have ever seen!!!June 28, 2010 – 10:01 am

Crystal This is my first time on your blog, and I gotta say – I’m fricken’ blown away!! You are amazingly talented! I love the quotes too 😉July 23, 2010 – 12:34 pm

kitty How lovely!November 30, 2010 – 3:57 am

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