I met up with Mike for the wedding and found out that both the bride and the groom were serving in the Coast Guard; which was excellent except, one was in Hawaii and the other was in Oregon. Despite this distance, they continued their relationship bearing the struggles of a LDR. Kristine and Duane decided on Monterey for their destination wedding and proceeded to make marry and coasted through their wedding day with style and love.Kristine & Duane Wedding - STGP-1 Kristine & Duane Wedding - STGP-2 Kristine & Duane Wedding - STGP-6 Kristine & Duane Wedding - STGP-10 I always love the rings that have etching inside them. Its so sweet to have something said commonly with love etched on the inside of your wedding ring. 🙂Kristine & Duane Wedding - STGP-16 Kristine & Duane Wedding - STGP-19I’m sure their nautical background inspired their wonderful star studded wedding invitations; and it seemed like the starlit glow was a theme for the entire day – even the carpet was studded with symbolic stars.
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I’m telling you, the entire day there were beautiful sentiments of their service everywhere – if not chosen by choice in their destination wedding, it was pure kismet for the day.Kristine & Duane Wedding - STGP-40 Kristine & Duane Wedding - STGP-42 Kristine & Duane Wedding - STGP-43 Kristine & Duane Wedding - STGP-52 Kristine & Duane Wedding - STGP-44 Kristine & Duane Wedding - STGP-48 Kristine & Duane Wedding - STGP-59 Kristine & Duane Wedding - STGP-64 Kristine & Duane Wedding - STGP-72 Kristine & Duane Wedding - STGP-73As per the tradition, his best men came in uniform and formed the military sword arch to celebrate the occasion.Kristine & Duane Wedding - STGP-122Kristine & Duane Wedding - STGP-121Then we moved to the Monterey Marriott and they claimed the top floor with this gorgeous view of the Monterey Bay. An exquisitely brightly lit day at the end of a leap year February, it filled the ceiling floor with fresh natural light, beautifully off setting the navy blue reception theme. And with some roof access – pssh, fuh-get about it.Kristine & Duane Wedding - STGP-78Kristine & Duane Wedding - STGP-120 Kristine & Duane Wedding - STGP-80 Kristine & Duane Wedding - STGP-84 Kristine & Duane Wedding - STGP-90 Kristine & Duane Wedding - STGP-85Kristine & Duane Wedding - STGP-106Kristine & Duane Wedding - STGP-119 Kristine & Duane Wedding - STGP-100 Kristine & Duane Wedding - STGP-99 Kristine & Duane Wedding - STGP-101Kristine & Duane Wedding - STGP-108Kristine & Duane Wedding - STGP-109Kristine & Duane Wedding - STGP-115Kristine & Duane Wedding - STGP-132Kristine & Duane Wedding - STGP-133Kristine & Duane Wedding - STGP-136Kristine & Duane Wedding - STGP-137Kristine & Duane Wedding - STGP-143Kristine & Duane Wedding - STGP-144Kristine & Duane Wedding - STGP-146Kristine & Duane Wedding - STGP-154Kristine & Duane Wedding - STGP-125


CEREMONY   ||  Church of the Wayfarer, Carmel by the Sea, California

GETTING READY / RECEPTION   ||   Marriott, Monterey, California

PRIMARY PHOTOGRAPHER   ||   Mike Danen Photography