Danilo and Charlene are the type of people who make your heart SMILE.
He’s a graphic designer from Brazil, whose kind eyes will stop you in your tracks. She’s a marketing specialist from Guam whose sweet smile and electric laugh could soften anyone. And together, this couple is gracious, gorgeous, and their love for each other is evident from the moment you lay eyes on them.
After meeting this sweet pair (and mopping the melted pieces of our hearts off the studio floor), we were counting down the days until their Tom Ham’s Lighthouse wedding. And just as expected, their wedding day had ZERO shortage of laughter, rich culture, or beautiful locales — our favorite kind of day!
We began the day together in the Greek Amphitheater at Point Loma Nazarene University, where these two shared a giddy First Look. Their ceremony on San Diego Harbor was full of sweet, tender moments, shared between Charlene and Dan as well as their incredible, loving parents. So many (AMAZING) emotions!
For both Charlene and Dan, it was also important to include pieces of their respective cultures into their wedding celebration. Following their ceremony at Tom Ham’s Lighthouse, they engaged in a traditional Korean ceremony, and even Dan’s parents decided to strut the traditional wear! After parental wisdom is given to the newlyweds (and mayyyybe a little bit of cash…), Charlene and Danilo’s parents tossed the traditional set of Korean dates and chestnuts back to the couple. The amount of each that lands in the blanket indicates the number of children they will be blessed with…. And based on the number they caught, it looks like these two are in for a handful! 😉
To Charlene and Dan: We couldn’t be happier for you two!! We wish we could relive your wedding day all over again — you two are two BRIGHT lights with huge hearts, and your families are truly incredible. Lots of love!