Westin Pasadena Wedding :: Ciara + Rich

Pasadena City Hall wedding portrait

After shooting their engagement session a few months back and getting first-hand sneak peek into how beautiful the bond between them is, I was eagerly anticipating their big wedding day. Their ceremony was held at St Philip the Apostle church in Pasadena, CA and was capped off by an incredible celebration at their Westin Pasadena wedding reception. The day was planned with extra care by Rich, and it was the first time I’ve seen such a huge wedding with such a large number of guests and bridal party go off without a hitch, and that’s testament to Rich’s attention to detail and his mindfulness about keeping Ciara stress-free and taken care of.

Ciara and Rich also had an incredible team working for them all day. Tiffany Brown did day-of coordination, Carolina Gabot did florals, and Mon Villacorta shot their video (and presented an awesome same-day-edit at the reception). I had the wonderful pleasure of having my friend Mallory Olenius come as my second photographer, and she did an outstanding job.

Now on to the photos! I’m particularly proud of this set of images that we were able to create…

Westin Pasadena wedding photo in bridal suite

Westin Pasadena wedding photo in bridal suite

Westin Pasadena wedding photo

Westin Pasadena wedding photo of groom

Photo above by Mallory Olenius

Westin Pasadena wedding photo of groom

Photo above by Mallory Olenius

Westin Pasadena wedding photo of bride and bridesmaids

Westin Pasadena wedding photo of bride and bridesmaids

Photo of flower girl at St Philip the Apostle Church in Pasadena

Photo above by Mallory Olenius

Pasadena wedding photos by Dexter Lo Photography

Pasadena wedding photos by Dexter Lo Photography

Photojournalistic wedding photo in Pasadena by Dexter Lo

Pasadena wedding photo

Photo above by Mallory Olenius

Pasadena wedding photo in limousine

Bride and groom wedding portraits at Pasadena City Hall

Bride and groom wedding portraits at Pasadena City Hall

Bride and groom wedding portraits at Pasadena City Hall

Bridal party photo at the Pasadena Westin

Bridal party photo at the Pasadena Westin

Pasadena Westin wedding reception photo by Dexter Lo Photography

Westin Pasadena wedding reception photo by Dexter Lo Photography

Photo above by Mallory Olenius

Westin Pasadena wedding reception photo by Dexter Lo Photography

Photo above by Mallory Olenius

First dance photo from wedding reception at Westin Pasadena

Photo above by Mallory Olenius

Photo of wedding reception at Westin Pasadena

Photo of wedding reception at Westin Pasadena

Photo of bridesmaids from wedding reception at Westin Pasadena

Wedding reception photo from Westin Pasadena

Photo above by Mallory Olenius

Father daughter dance photo at Westin Pasadena wedding reception

Mother son dance photo at Westin Pasadena wedding reception

Photo above by Mallory Olenius

Bridal bouquet toss photo Westin Pasadena wedding

Photo booth at Westin Pasadena wedding reception

Photo above by Mallory Olenius

Westin Pasadena bride and groom portrait