Sarah Yates

Chandler and Chris’ Coastal Chic Crystal Cove wedding was every beach lover’s dream. Recapping their day is hard to put into words because you almost had to be there to experience just how truly beautiful it was. The love and intention between this couple was so evident throughout the entire day, which made their day even more beautiful (if that’s even possible?!)

Chandler and Chris tied the knot at the Cultural Center Deck & Cottage #34 in Crystal Cove State Park overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Crystal Cove is such a dreamy place; the views of the golden sand and deep blue water is unmatched. One of my favorite parts of their seaside ceremony was Chris seeing Chandler for the first time as she walked down the aisle. With tears in his eyes and a smile on his face, you could just feel the love he felt towards his bride. After their ceremony, we headed down to the beach to take their romantics – it felt straight out of a movie… you’ll see 😉 

Once we wrapped up their romantics, the party started up on the deck. After the incredible food and sweet speeches, Chandler and Chris were able to sneak away for a quick 5 minute sunset romantics session. (And yes, this is your sign to do sunset romantics… talk about romantic!) As soon as we finished up with the photos, it was time to break out the dancing shoes. Chandler and Chris had literally thought of everything; they had flip flops for ladies to change out of their heals and even little shawls for the cool coastal breeze. All of the guests had a blast dancing to the incredible talents of DJ Griff, doing the limbo, and celebrating Chandler and Chris. 

Chandler and Chris’ Coastal Chic Crystal Cove wedding was honestly such a dream to capture. Even though I was raised in Minnesota, the beach is my absolute favorite place to be. And capturing photos of a couple that’s madly in love?? Well, that’s my favorite thing to do! If you’re looking for more couples to swoon over, head over to my Portfolio to catch up. And I would love to be friends on Instagram @sarahyatesphoto.

Check out their incredible vendor team!
Photography: Sarah Yates Photo
Wedding Planner: Elizabeth with Here’s to Them Events
Venue: Cultural Center Deck & Cottage #34
Design: Made by Merms Design & Details
Flowers: Emerald Grace Floral Design
Hair: AML & Company
Makeup: Court Dapp Makeup
Dress Designer: Suzanne Neville
DJ: DJ Griff
Catering: Beachcomber Cafe

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