• Victoria Chandler

Valish Wedding

I am officially sold on the private affair wedding!

I had the privilege of photographing the new Mr. & Mrs. Valish at the Radisson Suite Hotel Oceanfront in Melbourne on Highway A1A. Brian and Kim arranged a private sunrise wedding here on the deck at the oceanfront hotel. Can you say breathtaking beautiful? Because it was!

When I first arrived to the hotel I got out of my car and it was sprinkling, and the radar had a huge front moving up the coast towards us. By some stroke of luck, it stopped sprinkling and the weather held off! On Brian's word, we waited until the sun was just above the horizon to start the ceremony.



Brian timed it perfectly, because just as he and Kim were completing their vows and saying I do, the sun broke through the cloud filled horizon, sealing their marriage with a kiss and the first light of the first day of the rest of their lives. The moment was perfect!




After the ceremony we walked down to the beach and took in the rest of the sunrise while doing their portraits. The simplicity and beauty of this wedding really resonated with me. There was something so perfect and sweet about it being just the two of them sharing this day and moment together. If I ever renew my vows with my husband, I may be taking a page from their book.


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