• WELCOME!

    The Wades are a husband and wife team who love connecting with and drawing out the genuine moments and personalities of their couples on a wedding day.

    Gavin and Erin are known for using natural light to capture relaxed and fun portraits, gorgeous details, and all of the joyful candid moments in between!

Kristianna and Bryan | Happily Married in Dana Point!

As I sit here scrounging up words at this late hour, I am left speechless only because both Erin and I are filled with such joy when we look through Kristianna and Bryan’s images from their wedding. Held atop a hill at the elegant Laguna Cliffs Marriott, their day was simply amazing. With Vanessa and her team at V3 Weddings & Events taking care of every perfect detail, the stylings and this couple were perfectly matched.

Fighting back tears at almost every turn, Kristianna walked down from her room to see her soon-to-be husband waiting for his first look of her; the woman he was to pledge his life to – – – his best friend. Each wonderful moment of their day was welcomed with tears of joy and laughter as two lives and two families we brought together – Kristianna and Bryan are truly blessed to have such amazing family and friends. It really is a testament to who they are as a couple and how they came to be perfect for one another. Who would have thought that walking into a restaurant one night would bring about such beauty. This wedding was really a special event to document and Erin and I feel so honored to have been witness to every tear, every smile, and every time-freezing moment these two shared throughout the day.

Kristianna and Bryan, thank you from the bottom of our hearts. I think you reminded everyone there that day how finding your better half makes every moment beyond amazing.

We hope you enjoy some of our favorite times with you…welcome home from the honeymoon!








Venue: Laguna Cliffs Marriott | Coordinator: V3 Weddings & Events | Florals: Art with Nature Design | DJ: Atmosphere Entertainment | Linens: Fusion Linens | Photobooth: Photo Shenanigans | Cake: It’s All About the Cake | Cake topper and all the Bling: Bling Diva Designs

Vanessa @ V3 - February 25, 2011 - 8:38 am

Goosebumps!! Your guys the best! LOVE these pics so much and loved working with you! Can’t wait to see more ;)

Kate @ Custom Paper Works - February 25, 2011 - 10:02 am

GORGEOUS!

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Sherri Johnson - February 25, 2011 - 10:31 pm

Wow what an awesome dress! I love the BW shot of her in it, with the back unzipped. Great job!

kim @ artwithnature - February 26, 2011 - 8:31 am

beautiful!!!! thank you for sharing:)

Jackie - February 26, 2011 - 12:56 pm

GORGE!!!! You guys seriously rock!

Chanda Alicante - May 3, 2011 - 9:22 pm

Hi Gavin,
All the paper/stationery for Kristianna/Bryan’s wedding was created by PAPER CREW

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