Sonora and Oakdale Wedding Photographer | Ale and Meli | Christine Dibble Photography
When Melissa left to take a job teaching English in Galapagos, she never dreamed that she would meet her future husband and bring him home to Oakdale for a wedding, but that is exactly what happened. Alejandro may not speak very fluent English, but he didn’t need to understand any more than the words “I do.” Melissa happily explained every step to him throughout the day, and that was another great reason for them to have a first look before the ceremony. After they had the surprise reveal, Melissa was free to tell him about all the crazy American wedding traditions to Alejandro. The ceremony and reception were held at the home of a friend. The decor, done beautifully by Earlene Gregory, was a beach theme to represent the Galapagos Islands where the couple met and reside. Earlene also catered the delicious dinner. Make-up was done on site by Kerry Strickland of Beautiful Reflection and Day Spa. And the cake and cupcakes were provided by Sonia’s Candies and Cakes. The whole day was dark and overcast, but not a single drop of rain fell. During the reception the sun peeked out between clouds and even tinted the sky in pinks and oranges. I snuck Alejandro and Melissa out for some sunset photos, and on the way back, the bridesmaids coerced the bride and groom to climb up on the tire swing for a photo…one of my favorites ever! After some toasts for the couple and the cutting of the cake, Ale and Meli were whisked off under a sparkler canopy to enjoy their honeymoon before returning to Galapagos. Once again, I was so honored to be the one to capture this day in photos!
Corey - What a beautiful Oakdale wedding! I love how they carried the Galapagos Island theme throughout their special day!
Laura Clouse - Your wedding photography is absolutely beautiful! So much attention to detail, the little things and capturing the emotions of the newlyweds. My absolute favorite is of the groom seeing his bride to be. The love in their eyes is priceless. What a beautiful Oakdale wedding.
Kathy - Gorgeous wedding photos!!! You told the story of their day perfectly! Loved the first look ones 🙂
Courtney - Beautiful wedding photography! This couple will have photos that last a life time and will help them remember every little detail of their special day!
Shannon Dickson - As usual your keen eye and attention to detail are nothing short of spectacular. These wedding portraits are absolutely stunning and I love the beach theme they incorporated. My favorite image of this Oakdale couple is the one on the tire swing. It’s looks like a lot of fun what had by all and they will have these images to treasure for many generations!
Amanda - WOW what a beautiful wedding story. The beach theme was wonderful. Your photography is stunning! This couple was so lucky to have such a wonderful Photographer from Oakdale!
Lauren - Oh my, such goodness! LOVE the detail shots, and the storytelling shots — and that cake makes me want to get married all over again so I can have one just like it. Christine, this is marvelous photography! Sonora and Oakdale are so blessed to have you in their midst! Well done!
Dawn - What a fun and creative way to tell the story of this couple’s beach themed wedding in Oakdale!
Brenden - What a wedding wonderful story! It’d amazing how you can take off on one of life’s adventures and end up finding your soulmate. They look like such happy couple. Beautiful job capturing all the weddings fun and sweet moments.
Jete Devisser - Such a neat story about how they met and fell in love! You did a beautiful job capturing all the little details and emotions of the day!
Alexia Garcia - Such a beautiful wedding! you have captured an unforgettable moment in their lives with your photography! Lovely work!
Jennifer - Wow, this wedding looked to be so much fun! You did such an amazing job capturing all the details of this wedding! You would definitely be my go to wedding photographer if I was in the Oakdale area!
SugaShoc Photography - Gorgeous wedding photos! I love all the detail shots and the venue is so lovely!
Harshita - Gorgeous wedding photography! i am sure the groom and bride are going to absolutely love this gallery…love the detail shots 🙂
Jenni - The details that you captured are exquisite and you did such a beautiful job photographing the rest of their day. You are a very good wedding photographer <3