Don’t go any further unless you’ve already checked out Part I of Robert and Joana’s San Diego wedding in Mission Bay!
OK … now that we’ve got that out of the way … on to part II of Robert + Joana’s fantastic wedding!
After the ceremony, Joana and Robert’s families met them back in the chapel of Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Bonita, California. We then took them and their entire bridal party behind the church, where there’s a small garden area, but it photographs beautifully. I had the opportunity to photograph a wedding here before, and although it doesn’t look like much, there’s really a lot of beautiful little nooks around the church that make great images. Once we wrapped up with the bridal party, we still had nearly an hour before the cocktail hour was starting. We took that opportunity to head back to the Mission Bay Hyatt to make some images with just Robert and Joana. We met them in the lobby, and started on one of the cool couches.
Joana had told me at the beginning of the day that she hadn’t been able to sleep at all the night before their wedding, so when I asked her to lay down on the couch, I don’t think she could have been happier. I was almost afraid she might take a nap right there! Eder and I left Robert and Joana after making a few more images around the grounds of the Hyatt, and went over to Marina Village where they were holding their reception. As the guests started to arrive, a mariachi band played and took requests until Robert and Joana got there.
The rest of the night was filled with emotion with toasts given by Joana’s sister and father and Robert’s brother, as well as Robert and of course … dancing.
Click on the large image above, or any of the smaller thumbnails below to see photos from the second half of Joana and Roberts wedding in San Diego!
Photographers: Evan Bishop Photography
Wedding Coordinator: Weddings by Lindsy
Church: Corpus Christi Catholic Church
Reception: Marina Village
Preparations and Accomodations: Hyatt Mission Bay
Florist: Flowers by Erin
DJ: Mike Farmer
Cake: Flour Power
Makeup and Hair: Making Faces