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Destination Wedding Photography, Kauai, Hawaiian Islands.  What can I say? I loved this wedding. Intimate and small. They and their family were kind and gracious.  When I arrived to the Lihue airport later in the evening, I saw the milky way and the stars prominently displayed in the sky.  Wow. During the day, the Island was magical and tropical. I was waiting for a unicorn to pop out and photo bomb my couple.  The Botanical garden for which they were married is probably the best venue on Kauai to get married, with lush gardens, Kauai’s beach, ponds, acres and acres of rich trees. I almost felt like I was in the jungle at Disneyland with all the sounds, only it was real.  I’m grateful to have had the opportunity to photograph Cori and Michael’s wedding and spend a little time with their gracious family. Congratulations to Michael and Cori and to their families.


epic kauai couple with stars and ocean
milky way galaxy stars on island
wedding dress in hawaii
island bride
bride dress hawaii
wedding shoes in poipu
sharp detailed ring photos
preparing for special day with makeup artist
groom hawaii outfit
the groom
groom at kauai wedding venue
groom shoes
hawaii flower garland for wedding bride
hawaiian bridal fashion
hawaiian flower crown for bride
na aina kai garden ceremony
event groom and mom smiling
hawaii ceremony father daughter
proud father and daughter down step
first look of groom kauai ceremony
father shakes hand of groom
botanical garden ceremony kauai
kauai tropical wedding ceremony
exchanging vows near tropical venue
family gathering for celebration of union
after the kiss
excitement after ceremony with lei on groom
first dance around tropical garden
dancing around family on wedding event
father and daughter dancing
family portraits on Kauai Island
bride and groom photos hawaii
cute romantic couple for destination wedding
bride and groom photos in lush kauai garden
creative groom photo at kauai botantical garden
beach wedding photography at na aina kai botanical garden
na aina ka beach wedding photos
beautiful romantic lush wedding photos of Kauai

Below are some extra images we photographed the previous day for an early bride and groom session.

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Wedding Photography:  Charleton Churchill Photography,  CA  |  Ceremony Venue:  Na Aina Kai Botanical Gardens, Kilauea, HI  |
Reception Venue:  Hukilau Lanai Restaurant, Kauai  |  Wedding Coordinator:  Kauai Aloha Weddings, Haunani and Mark Rossi, Kauai  |

  • Chelsea Hills - I love these Charleton!! Cori and michael you guys make a perfect couple you guys look beautiful! What a perfect day ?September 26, 2014 – 5:40 amReplyCancel

  • Jessica Stout - I love this wedding Charleton! It’s unique, yet very Hawaiian. Great stuff.September 26, 2014 – 6:34 amReplyCancel

  • Kelle Collier - The first two photos are breathtakingly stunning. WOW! I could stare at them for hours!November 5, 2014 – 4:00 pmReplyCancel

Downtown Sacramento Grand Ballroom, Sacramento, CA.
Citizen Hotel, Sacramento, CA.
Wedding with Kevin and Maggie


wedding details at citizen hotel
view of sacramento fall day
citizen hotel creative pic
getting makeup put on at citizen hotel
sipping on tea
bride putting on dress
citizen hotel wedding bride
black and white bridal gown
bride portraits
groom portraits
groom photos
first look reveal at the Citizen hotel of Sacramento
citizen hotel wedding party in lobby photos
creative wedding party photo at crocker art museum
crocker art museum wedding party photos
fall wedding photos of cute couple
creative photos of bride and groom
couple walking across the street of downtown yellow bridge
uptown sacramento couples photos after wedding
sacramento wedding couple on downtown bridge
downtown couple photos
bride and groom romantic photos
wedding photos at the delta river sacramento
grand ballroom wedding photos outside
sacramento grand ballroom epic photos
epic wedding couple photo in front of Grand Ballroom of Sacramento
large wedding ceremony
bride at wedding ceremony of ballroom of sacramento
groom at alter
after the wedding ceremony
wedding cake
building of Grand Ballroom inside Sacramento wedding
inroduction and entrance of ballroom
dancing with couple inside grand ballroom
the first dance in sac ballroom
beautifully lit room with flowers of bride
bride groom toasts
creative moody night photo sacramento ballroom
slow shutter downtown sac with wedding couple

Photographer:  Charleton Churchill Photography  |  Wedding Ceremony and Reception Venue:  Sacramento Grand Ballroom, Sacramento, CA.  |
Getting Ready and Lodging:  Citizen Hotel, Sacramento, CA. |  Rentals: The Find Rentals, NC Event Designs, Sacramento, CA.  |
Cinematography:  The Film Squad, Sacramento, CA.  |  Event Design: Custom Design by the Newlyweds & Glamsquad,  Sacramento, CA.  |
Draping:  The Find Rentals  |  Hair & Makeup Artists:  Jasmine Chan,  San Francisco, CA.  |  Invitiations:  Custom Design by Tricia Jang  |
Wedding Monogram: Hironoka Promotions, Sacramento, CA.  |  Bridal Gown:  Maggie Sottero, Miosa Couture, Sacramento, CA.  |
Floral Designs:  Samantha J. Fong and Sisters, Sacramento, CA.  |  Grooms Tuxedo:  Gucci  |

Monte Verde Inn Wedding Photography
Foresthill, California
Andy and Ashley

groom getting ready at monte verde inn
ceremony at monte verde inn foresthill california
baseball cuffs
makeup with Christi Reynolds
mirror and reflection of wedding gown
earrings on with mother
bride anxious before ceremony at foresthill, ca.
bride photos after wedding dress is on
first peek of father
father escorting daughter down foilage of wedding ceremony
monte verde ceremony at the inn outside
high-fiving after ceremony
married at foresthill inn
wedding party photo ideas
groom being funny
bride and groom wedding photos
Monte Verde Inn Wedding photography
lovely kiss during sunset
intimate romantic photos
bridal veil photos
red barn at monte verde
laughing on the bridge
romantic creative moments
having a quiet moment after ceremony
monte verde room at reception
toasts with tears
tears of the bride during speech
warm hug during speech
toast of the groom
listening intently at the foresthill venue
lovely wedding couple
father makes a toast
dance of the father
ballroom dancing
warm motherly love
daughter son dance to song
a good moment
wedding couple holding each other during dance
b/w first dance of couple
smiles of the first dance
creative night photo at foresthill

Wedding Photographer:  Charleton Churchill,  Sacramento, CA.  |  Venue and Location:  Monte Verde Inn, Foresthill, CA.  |  Catering:  Monte Verde Inn
Makeup and Hair:  Christi Reynolds Makeup,  Sacramento, CA.  |

Santa Barbara Wedding Photography
Four Seasons Resort Biltmore, Santa Barbara, Ca.
Stefan and Noelle Married.

bridal gown
las flores suite at four seasons resort
putting on designer dress
bridal fashion dress and prep
groom getting dressed
groom fashion and style
bridal inspiration
wedding photos of bride
first look creative
first reveal of couple getting married in Montecito
wedding day first look at Four seasons biltmore
wedding couple photo ideas
romantics at biltmore santa barbara resort
couples photos in garden of biltmore resort
beach photos at biltmore santa barbara
wedding ceremony on Monte Vista lawn
groom escorted on lawn
bride father down aisle of monte vista lawn
bride and father at santa barbara venue
ceremony at Santa Barbara monte vista location
dreamy bride
groom during ceremony
bridal ideas
bow tie groom
monte vista lawn ceremony
just married
family formals
more family portraits on the lawn
bridal party with class
groomsmen in action
groomsmen with their sporting atire
couple walking on the santa barbara beach
santa barbara wedding photography
Four seasons resort Biltmore wedding bride
four seasons resort biltmore wedding couple on beach
biltmore wedding bride and groom
dancing couple near beach of resort
beach photos of married couple
biltmore resort married couple
wedding at Biltmore Resort of Santa Barbara
sunset photos along beach of biltmore
couple in love after ceremony at 4 season biltmore
romantic wedding sunset photos
bride on beach during sun setting
creative wedding sunset photograph like a painting
beautiful colors
red roses for table deocorations
more wedding decor and classy setups
details and decoration of event
wedding party table decor and flowers
entrance of newlyweds
smiles and love of couple
heart-warming wedding couple
wedding couple kiss at reception
warm words of love
grandma dressed up
father of groom giving a toast
father of bride giving a toast
humourous expression during toasts
first dance of couple
dance of bride and groom first
mother and groom dance
father and bride dancing during wedding
love and appreciation during reception in ballroom
personal thanks from couple
tears of joy and thanksgiving
tribute and appreciation
thanks to all family and friends
night photo of the beach of santa barbara

Wedding Photographer:  Charleton Churchill Photography  |  Venue: Four Seasons Resort,  Santa Barbara, CA.  |  Locations:   Monte Vista Lawn and La Pacifica Ballroom and Terrace  |
Catering and Cake:  Four Seasons Resort  |  Florist:  Santa Barbara Style Event and Floral Design,  Santa Barbara, CA.  |  Lighting:  Ambient Event Design,  Santa Barbara, CA.  |
Wedding Coordinator:  Wedding Kate Events, Santa Barbara, CA.  |  Town and Country Rentals, Santa Barbara, CA.  |