Kelly + Shawn. Laguna Beach | Tivoli Terrace Wedding.

 

 

He pursued her like an eighth grader, looking for excuses to linger in her booth at the Restaurant Jones, telling his best friend Ethan that she was the most beautiful girl he’d ever seen and that he would one day make her his wife.

She made some initial assumptions about him, knowing that he was a successful actor.  She promised herself that she would not fall prey to his charms. But, after that first long lunch, the taste of  his humility, shyness, and humor lingered in her mouth, begging her to take a chance.

Fast forward to the part where they are walking the journey together growing in love and pause at their wedding ceremony on a rainy day  a week before Christmas in Laguna Beach, California.

His words to her:  “I vow here today that this love will be my only love.”

Hers to him, “I give myself to you completely.”

More than the words they had written for one another, it was the intensity with which they spoke them and the way they looked into the soul of the other, uniting their lives together. Their sincerity was palpable to all watching. And when Officiant Carl turned to that gorgeous bride and said, “Kelly, listen to what Shawn told me about you . . . and continued to speak promises of affirmation,” well, I just about lost it.

Tivoli Terrace was the backdrop of the elegant wedding of Shawn Hatosy and Kelly Albanese. Wedding Coordinator,  Patrick Walker kept the day flowing without at hitch, like the expert he is. He made my job a pleasure from start to finish.  Laguna Florist and Sprinkles Cupcakes provided a beautiful backdrop for the day and Platinum Peaks DJ, Huey Lee kept the party hopping into the night.

 

 

 

 

We started the day at Laguna Beach’s Surf and Sand with mimosas, laughter, and getting down to business.

Brendan Padilla kept the laughter rolling and did some seriously amazing styling.

 

Kim Collea, Shawn’s makeup artist on Southland, was Kelly’s for the day. She also, is an artist . . . calm, as nice as could be, and amazingly talented.

Mary Szita at FORMost Graphics hit a homerun with the invitations.

 

Kelly was fierce  in her  silk gown  by Enzoani and a pair of  sexy kicks by Michael Kors.

 

 

 

I LOVED every single one of these beautiful bridesmaids. Tonya, Shantell, and Erin had Kelly’s back the entire day.

 

Kelly, you are SOOO Beautiful. Inside and out.

 

As Carl led Kelly and Shawn through their vows, I loved the way Shawn made positively certain that Kelly knew every single word was meant for her ears alone.

He’s just a little happy to have that ring on his finger, doncha think??

 

What can I say???

 

 

Happy, happy family.

 

 

 

 

Shawn and Kelly Hatosy, thank you, thank you, thank you, not only for allowing me to document your gorgeous wedding day, but for inviting me into your hearts. I am so happy that you’ve found one another. It’s obvious in the way that you look at one another, and also in the way you talk about one another.  You have the kind of love that doesn’t come along very often. Passionate. Sweet. Real.

You made us feel like part of the family, and we do love your families . . .  our hearts are full.

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  • Kathy, unbelievable… all I saw this weekend was pouring rain in Southern CA and you somehow captured the sun and the most amazing pictures of this beautiful couple. You said the bride was gorgeous and the wedding was spectacular and you caught it all! You are so talented. Thanks for sticking around an extra day for me! xoxo JillReplyCancel

  • kristianagrace

    These shots are breathtaking!! One day you will shoot my wedding and make me look this beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • carl

    They say it never rains in Southern California. Not true because I was there and I never saw harder rain. You would never know it to look at these truly amazing photos. Thiis was the most beautiful wedding I’ve ever seen and kath your pictures make it seem even better. the day was full of love, full of laughter and tears. You caught it all. Love at first sight happens, the light of love never fails.Thee photos are eternal, just like the love of shawn and kelly.ReplyCancel

  • Mary

    Kathy,

    You are one of a kind. Thank you for capturing every special moment of Shawn and Kelly’s wedding. That day will last forever in all of our hearts. These pictures are absolutely by far the most beautiful wedding pictures I’ve ever seen. I can’t wait to see the rest of them.ReplyCancel

  • Chris Hatosy Jones -

    Kathy, Thank you for posting the lovely pictures. I wasn’t able to attend my nephew’s wedding because of an injury but your pictures made me feel as if I was there. Beautiful wedding and beautiful pictures of a loving couple! WOW!ReplyCancel