07.12.2011 Marielle

Leilani & Kofi. Oakland Temple Wedding.

When I asked them about how they met, they said it wasn’t anything exciting. However, I beg to differ…simply because no matter if they met in college, on a bus or a train or even during a blind date…everyone who falls in love has an exciting story. Because it is unique-it is their story. Leilani & Kofi (or John as his family calls him) met during college, went on one date, which turned into two dates, and their love snowballed from there. With every minute they spent together, they found each other falling more & more in love. And while they didn’t meet each other while skydiving over the desert, their story is beautiful because it’s theirs.

They were married in the Oakland LDS Temple on a sunny, beautiful afternoon & I loved being there! They hired me for one ¬†hour of photography & we were able to get plenty of family formals, bride and groom and bridal party shots. I loved Leilani’s beautiful lace gown & her birdcage headpiece. Her shoes had these huge fabric flowers on the heel-they were so much fun! Kofe’s ¬†family traveled all the way from Ghana to celebrate the special day-their families were so sweet, fun & incredibly happy for the newlyweds.

Leilani & Kofe-thank you so much for choosing me to document your wedding day! I loved being able to meet you both-you are certainly a perfect match & I wish you happiness, love & lots of laughter in this new adventure together…XOXO, marielle.

My favorite….

I don’t think I could love this photograph any more than I do…

These are Leilani’s shoes-aren’t they fun!?!?

About the Author

Marielle Hi! My name is Marielle Hayes and I am a photographer in the San Francisco Bay Area. I love to travel, bargain hunt and spend time with my husband, our daughter and our Boston Terrier. Enjoy my blog and leave me some comments to let me know what you think!

Comments (3)

  1. These pictures are great. I looooooooooove the one on the stairway (the one you love). They look like such a sweet couple.

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