Bristol and Brandon are my kind of couple. Strong, courageous, beautiful. They decided to have a *party* rather than a normal wedding. Instead of doing all that traditional stuff that brides and grooms typically do- they did something unique, and wonderful. They didn't have flowers, they didn't have a bridal party, they didn't have fancy centerpieces or a special letter to open to one another the morning of the wedding. They didn't sit at a special table or do a first look or cut a cake or throw a guarder. Instead of all that- they took their time to soak in their day, to celebrate their union, to converse with their guests. OH and how could I fail to mention- they ran a half marathon (or was it a marathon?) the morning of. I completely admire these two and the way they celebrated. You cannot miss the utter joy on their faces in these photos. This was possibly one of the most laid back yet FUN weddings I have ever attended and had the pleasure of capturing. They officially tied the knot at the courthouse on Leap Day. Finally- her mom made her dress- which she looked INCREDIBLE in. As a bride who wore blush- I'm all for the non-traditional colors (and ways to celebrate)!! Their party took place at the American Legion in Newport Beach, CA.