The entire week before Mark and Shauna's wedding, Southern California was greeted with scorching temperatures that reached triple digits. However, on this Saturday in July the weather was perfectly cool. Mark and Shauna got ready at the Current Hotel in Long Beach with their bridal party at their side. Once Shauna was in her dress we promptly captured some bridal portraits and some sweet moments with her mom before we were off to the venue.
The Queen Mary is a feature to Long Beach unlike any other. It looms large in the harbor acting as a guardian to the city skyline. With seven ballrooms and epic views it is a fantastic wedding venue. Mark and Shauna opted out of a first look and instead went for the first touch in the engine room. The ceremony took place on the Verandah Grill with downtown Long Beach in the background.
After a few speeches and the couple's first dance, we snuck off for some sunset pictures on the deck and inside the Art Deco inspired Grand Ballroom. Shauna surprised her parents by inviting them to The Grand Ballroom so that they too could have their portrait taken. Such a cute idea!
Mark and Shauna are some of my favorite people and their family was so generous and sweet. I felt part of the family for sure! I definitely plan on visiting Mark and Shauna in Hawaii one day!