Chad is a co-worker of Henry’s from a previous project with whom Henry reconnected when they both volunteered for Special Olympics. When I heard about all the charity work that Chad’s involved with, I thought to myself: “what a nice person, I would love to meet him one day.” When I heard that he’s also one of those aquarium volunteer Scuba divers that I’ve always secretly admired when growing up, I thought: “okay, I MUST meet this cool guy!”
So when Chad decided to tie the knot with his sweetheart Yuko and asked Henry to cover their ceremony in Laguna Hills, I tagged along to meet the cute couple and to find out what a civil wedding looks like. Just as I imagined, Chad is the nicest guy in the world. He’s easy going, always carries a sweet smile, and possesses a special knack for making others laugh. He’s totally smitten with his beautiful bride Yuko (and I totally adore the soft and elegant look of her dress!). With both their families living out of state (and out of the country), Henry and I turned out to be the only witnesses to their intimate and joyous union.
The Laguna Hills Civic Center is a decidedly non-government looking building. The Spanish style complex features a beautiful garden and fountain in front, which makes the place look more like a train depot from a bygone era (and wonderfully rich in photo-ops). On that quiet Friday morning we had the run of the place and posed freely on the grounds. Afterwards we followed Chad and Yuko to the Pelican Hill Resort and snapped a few more shots in their luxurious suite. This young couple may have been shy in front of the camera initially, but in no time at all they had forgotten about the lens and were kissing non-stop without being asked. I was having so much fun that Henry had to drag me out of there and leave the happy newlyweds in peace :)
Here are some photos from the day. Congratulations Chad and Yuko!
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