Courtney & Ben now live in Wisconsin but her Grandfather, also known as Big D, resides in Long Beach which is where they held their reception. They hoped to get married at St. Anthony's church where her Grandmother worked for 30 years. There's a dedication garden at the church that Big D maintains in honor of his wife. They did not wind up getting married there but at a nearby church, All Saints. We stopped at the garden to capture photos at the special garden..it was such a precious moment. They couldn't have asked for a better day, the weather was ideal for a backyard reception. Big D's yard set the tone for a fun filled evening. There were lots of margaritas being served up and a bathtub full of beer. Once the music started everyone hit the dance floor and celebrated with the happy couple. The sprinkler was the hit dance with the kids, that's why I included the last photo. Thank you for allowing me to photograph your special day. It was a pleasure meeting all your family and friends. A special shout out to Russell Snider who helped me with two back to back weddings over Memorial weekend. I always enjoy working with you.