Destination Beachfront Wedding
Coronado Island & Log Sawing Ceremony
"When planning their wedding Lindsey and Stefan couldn't imagine a more perfect backdrop than the scenic beaches belonging to Coronado Island, the gem of southern California. So naturally Lindsey, Stefan and about one hundred of their closest friends and family packed their bags and flew from Kansas to San Diego, California to celebrate love.
Using the beach as their inspiration the couple went for a relaxed beach vibe complete with a shoe valet, surfboard guest book and boat house reception.
The navy and burgundy details accented the nautical vibes but our favorite part was the ceremonial sawing of a log. This German tradition called Baumstamm Sagen was incorporated into the two's ceremony to honor Stefan's German roots. The log is representative of the first obstacle the couple will face as newlyweds in a long line of inevitable awaiting obstacles throughout life. With Lindsey on one end of the saw and Stefan on the other (and the crowd cheering them on) the two worked together (as is mandatory in any successful marriage) to saw the log in half. This was a first for team Emry and we loved the sentiment and symbolism behind it. We loved being a part of Lindsey and Stefan's wedding they are just the kind of couple you meet and instantly want to be BFF's with. "
- Ryan Burhop, EMRY Photography