Cristina and Mert met dancing one night, when neither of them really wanted to go out, and instead were dragged by their friends, finding love in the most unexpected place. They have been together ever since, and after a couple years of dating, Mert asked Cristina to marry him. Once she said yes and they started planning their wedding, they quickly realized they loved the idea of a small, intimate destination wedding with their family and close friends. They had vacationed at a hotel in Pismo Beach when they were dating, and it held a very special place in their hearts, so they decided to hold there wedding there.
The day of the wedding was so beautiful, perfect weather and clear skies. Cristina was surrounded by her sister, cousins, and best friends to help her get ready. She met Mert for a first look along the cliffs of the beach where they were able to have a sweet moment to themselves before the wedding. At the ceremony, surrounded by friends and family, which included Mert’s mother from Turkey, they exchanged vows and rings and were married. They then went to enjoy an intimate but lively reception, along with a gorgeous sunset for photos along the cliffs again.
Story and Photography by Sarah Jane Photography
Made with Love Bridal | Dress | www.madewithlovebridal.com
Brenda Inclan, Bella Lily Bridal | Bridal Boutique | www.bellalilybridal.com
Jennifer Hix, The Queens Bees | Hair and MUA | thequeensbees.com
Ventana Grill | Venue | ventanagrill.com