September 4

Stephanie & Bryan’s Wedding

We celebrate the union of Stephanie Thompson and Bryan Fernandez at a beautiful ocean view wedding at The Clement Hotel in Monterey.

We arrive in Monterey after a gridlock drive along 101 south of San Jose and quickly check into our hotel, Best Western Victorian Inn, before heading to the ceremony in the nic of time. The ceremony took place in the inner courtyard of The Clement overlooking the calm Pacific. The overcast skies made some great diffused light photos. A pre-reception cocktail hour followed upstairs overlooking the inner courtyard where the ceremony took place. The doors then opened to the reception dining area where we had a chicken wellington dinner, salad and wedding cake.

After the reception ended at 9pm, many of the guests and wedding party headed over to the El Mariache bar across the street for drinks and bull riding! Congratulations Stephanie, Bryan and Sunny... we love you tons!



  • Fwee! The groomsmen.

  • Ready for the ceremony to begin.

  • What a loud shirt! Don't you love it.

  • Sunny the Flower Girl and Po'okela the Ring Bearer.

  • The Bridesmaids and Matrons of Honor.

  • Sunny looking adorable.

  • Stephanie and her dad Terry.

  • Stephanie and Bryan.

  • The sand mixing ceremony.

  • Cocktails before the reception upstairs courtyard.

  • Kelly and Alan.

  • The wedding party taking professional photos.

  • Stephanie, Bryan and Sunny.

  • Toby, Julie, Brian and Kelly.

  • Our table Ele'ele' with Kumar and Sarah.

  • Christopher and Louie.

  • The wedding party.

  • The first dance.

  • First dance with Sunny.

  • The wedding party's first dance.

  • Time to get the garter belt.

  • Cooling off outside the reception.

  • On the dancefloor.

  • Everyone doing the cha cha slide.

  • Fellow Hawaiian's Bryan and Kelly.

  • Me riding a mechanical bull at El Mariache Bar!

  • Louie on the bull!

  • Bryan doing his best to stay one the bull.

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  • Michelle, Stephanie and Sarah.