We all have ways of communicating with one another. We are a society of beings who need to connect with other people. Across the world, billions of people communicate simultaneously 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 65 days a year. It’s ingrained into human nature. We interact. We deliver. We receive. and we love.

And when we break down that last statement into the communication between two people, the way we communicate our love becomes so unique, yet so universal at the same time. Every couple has different ways of saying things to one another, but everyone communicates with their significant other in some way, shape, or form. A simple look or a silly expression. A nickname that only two people share with one another. A simple gesture, nod, smile, or gaze that when sent to the right person, can mean everything, but to others. . . nothing at all. As the officiant of this trailer puts it, “We all create our own language.” Dan and Michelle most certainly have a language for one another that is unique to them. We found it so fitting to place a shot into their trailer where Dan fixes Michelle’s hair as they are in the middle of the ceremony. During such a formal and public statement of their commitment to one another, Dan takes a second to show his affection for Michelle without saying anything at all. A simple and small gesture. But when sent to the right individual, it means everything in the world.

This one if full of fun as Dan and Michelle’s story is full of characters who are not camera shy by any stretch of the imagination. As the girls sit and craft together the table napkins for the reception, the guys are up to a game of ping pong with pizza. Throw in an incredible venue at Rancho Valencia with a swimming pool and . . . . well. . . . just press play and see for yourself.

A special thank you to Alison Howard from One & Only Events for her help with the time-line the day of the wedding. Also a big shout out to Denise Bovee from Denise Bovee Photography. We love making new photographer friends and Denise was great to work with!