Jessie has been a long time friend of mine. People describe him as a quiet and shy person. But in our group of friends, he is who he is to us. Abbi is more free-spoken and not shy to express herself. I know it's a cliche to say opposites attract, but Jessie and Abbi compliment each other in so many ways that only the two of them can express that to each other. Many couples dream of big, glamorous, and fancy weddings, but for them, they wanted close friends and family to witness and celebrate their love for each other.
On the day of their wedding, there was no fancy venue, flowers, or a big guest list to witness the biggest day of their lives. We walked down El Matador Beach in Malibu, CA to look for the best location for them to share their vows to each other. It was a bright sunny day and we were in search of a perfect shade. After walking for 15 minutes, we found a big rock covering the sun and across from it is a smaller rock that formed as their altar.
As we walked with Abbi and Jessie, we noticed the comfort they shared with each other and the excitement in their faces that today would be the day that they become one. They never let go of each other's hands while we were looking for a location. They could've gotten married anywhere on that beach that day. Though the sun was on their faces and people were watching, it did not matter, as long as they were together. As we took photos of them, we saw the joy on both of their faces. Jessie whispered to his bride's ear that made her smile and laugh, and the comfort they had for each other was one of a kind. Jessie, the man we knew as quiet and shy was full of love. He was not quiet about telling everyone that day how much he loved his bride and he did not shy away from showing his silly side to everyone. Because on that day, he knew the only person he needed to impress was his bride.