As the sun set behind the large, beige stones of the San Juan Capistrano Mission, Brett looked to Shelly with a teenage smile and said, I thought I was too old to still feel butterflies! She looked up to him, with sun falling on her pretty face, and sheepishly smiled. Brett explained the first time he saw Shelly, his stomach fell a few feet. And although his doctor instincts could have medically explained such a feeling, his heart was trying to decipher the mix of emotion.
Brett began his medical residency in Oklahoma, but returned to Orange County for his friend’s wedding…and lucky for him, Shelly was a friend of the bride. There was an instant spark between them, but whether the spark could remain lit thousands of miles apart from each other was another issue.
While Brett roamed the fluorescent-lit hallways of his hospital, a part of his heart remained constantly with Shelly. They employed every mode of communication and, though hard at times, they allowed themselves to fall in love. Again, Brett’s doctor instincts could have medically explained such a feeling, but this time his heart knew exactly how to decipher the mix of emotion. And the best part is that Shelly's heart did too! :)
Shelly and Brett have an awesome wedding planned at Rancho Las Lomas and I’m excited to be working with the fantabulous Courtney Toney of Joyful Weddings and Events again for their special day. Being around such a fun and loving couple makes me love what I do and I feel so blessed to be a part of their wedding!
Here are a few favorites from their engagement session...