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        I love restaurant weddings, and this sweet Michael’s on Naples Intimate Wedding is no exception!! It’s a restaurant in Long Beach with the absolute best food menu and a beautiful rooftop that is easily set up for events.

        Fun Coincidence

        This was an interesting wedding. For the most part, I believe everything happens for a reason. I was invited to second-shoot pretty much last minute. I was going to do a shoot early this morning but my couple cancelled last minute, so I tagged along for this beautiful intimate wedding!! Little did I know that it was my COUSIN’S wedding! How hilarious is that? (I have a lot of cousins I’ve never met). I didn’t realize this was the case until we got to the venue, Michael’s on Naples Ristorante, and realized the groom has my last name (it was written on the menu) hahaha and I looked twice and then told my primary shooter, hey, I’m pretty sure we’re related and it turned out we were. It turned out he knows my dad pretty well actually and had spoken to him a few days prior. How freaking funny.

        Michael’s on Naples Wedding Ceremony

        Anyway!!! This was a very small and intimate wedding. I’m talking about 35-40 peeps!! Ask me how much worry and anxiety this reduces throughout the entire day! The couple was radiating all day because there wasn’t an ounce of stress on them. When you have only your closest, most important people around, how can stress even factor into the equation? I’ll tell ya how, it just doesn’t. Gosh is that beautiful.

        The day went smoothly. The bride got ready in a hotel a few blocks away from the restaurant. Then, after the first look which happened in the ceremony area before anyone had arrived, we went and did bridal photos a block away from the Michael’s on Naples restaurant in an alley that worked perfectly! After that,

        Aside from the bride and groom, their little girl took over the day. She’s the sweetest most beautiful little kid!! Her parents are head over heels over her and you can see it through these photos. Also, the connection this baby had with her father is heart-wrenchingly beautiful. Try not to cry while scrolling.

        I want to come back to Michael’s on Naples, bring me with you when you get married here, yeah? Okay, I think I’m done talking. Enjoy the photos of the day, and my take on how the day felt!! Fill your hearts up with love and laughter from these beautiful humans and the people that surrounded them.

        Second Shot this beautiful elopement/intimate wedding with Melissa Rey Photo in Long Beach, California!

        Bridal bouquet inspiration, wedding bouquet pastel color palette, photo by Fatima Elreda Photo

        Wedding Dress simple inspiration photo, photo by Fatima Elreda Photo

        Wedding bride bouquet with dramatic light, photo by Fatima Elreda Photo

        Bride and daughter wedding details photo of shoes, flower headband and bouquet, photo by Fatima Elreda Photo

        Bride getting ready with her baby, mama, and sister, photo by Fatima Elreda Photo

        Bride getting her make-up done, inspiration bride make-up looks; photo by Fatima Elreda Photo

        Bride getting her make-up done, inspiration bride make-up looks; photo by Fatima Elreda Photo

        Baby of bride photo, photo by Fatima Elreda Photo

        Michael's on Naples Ristorante rooftop wedding decor and styling, photo by Fatima Elreda Photo

        Flower arrangement for guest wedding table pastel and greenery ideas and inspiration, photo by Fatima Elreda Photo

        Michael's on Naples Ristorante rooftop wedding decor and styling, photo by Fatima Elreda Photo

        Bride and baby hugging at rooftop wedding venue, photo by Fatima Elreda Photo

        Michael's on Naples Wedding with bride and daughter, photo by Fatima Elreda Photo

        First look inspiration for wedding day between bride and groom, photo by Fatima Elreda Photo

        First look inspiration for wedding day between bride and groom, photo by Fatima Elreda Photo

        First look inspiration for wedding day between bride and groom, photo by Fatima Elreda Photo

        Bride and groom all giggles and laughs, photo by Fatima Elreda Photo

        Groom and his daughter seeing for first time on wedding day, photo by Fatima Elreda Photo

        Gleaming bride with her groom and daughter, photo by Fatima Elreda Photo

        Gleaming bride with her groom and daughter on the rooftop of Michael's on Naples, photo by Fatima Elreda Photo

        Groom giving his daughter a big hug before ceremony, photo by Fatima Elreda Photo

        Family portrait inspiration ideas of bride and groom and child, photo by Fatima Elreda Photo

        In-between moments during a wedding day of bride and groom, photo by Fatima Elreda Photo

        Bride and groom portrait ideas, photo by Fatima Elreda Photo

        Baby ate flower and didn't like it, groom laughed so hard and so did I LOL, photo by Fatima Elreda Photo

        Right after this photo, the groom told his bride, their daughter's dress is the cutest thing, photo by Fatima Elreda Photo

        Bride's baby daughter with wedding bouquet. Bouquet ideas, pastel colors, and greens; photo by Fatima Elreda Photo

        Bride and groom and daughter walk off into the light, photo by Fatima Elreda Photo

        Kiss faces during wedding day, photo by Fatima Elreda Photo

        Groom, daughter, and Bride with flower bouquet and flower, baby girl wants the bouquet; photo by Fatima Elreda Photo

        Cutest family portrait with bride, groom, and baby; photo by Fatima Elreda Photo

        Stunning bride, handsome groom, and their cutest baby girl; photo by Fatima Elreda Photo

        Bride and Groom in alley way; street bridal photography inspiration; photo by Fatima Elreda Photo

        Bride and Groom kissing portrait in Long Beach, California; photo by Fatima Elreda Photo

        Bride and groom portrait in Long Beach, California; before ceremony photos; photo by Fatima Elreda Photo

        Silly laughs and giggles between bride and groom, this is what love feels like; photo by Fatima Elreda Photo

        Twirling with bride and groom, photo by Fatima Elreda Photo

        Black and white and grainy image of bride and groom walking down alley way, photo by Fatima Elreda Photo

        Bride and groom portrait, photo by Fatima Elreda Photo

        Very happy bride and groom kissing before ceremony even begins! Photo by Fatima Elreda Photo

        Happy and in-love bride and groom dancing in alley way, photo by Fatima Elreda Photo

        Happy and in-love bride and groom dancing in alley way, photo by Fatima Elreda Photo

        Down time between bride and groom before ceremony begins, photo by Fatima Elreda Photo

        Freakin goals how the groom looks at his bride during the ceremony in their Michael's on Naples Wedding!! Photo by Fatima Elreda Photo

        Bride and groom laughing during intimate ceremony, photo by Fatima Elreda Photo

        Michael's on Naples Wedding Ceremony on rooftop, photo by Fatima Elreda Photo

        Bride and groom laughing during intimate ceremony, photo by Fatima Elreda Photo

        Bride and groom laughing during their Michael's on Naples intimate wedding ceremony, photo by Fatima Elreda Photo

        First kiss as husband and wife with simple and elegant backdrop, photo by Fatima Elreda Photo

        Bride and groom laughing during intimate ceremony, photo by Fatima Elreda Photo

        Shrimp appetizers before 3-course meal dinner at Michael's on Naples Ristorante in Long Beach, California wedding venue, photo by Fatima Elreda Photo

        Laughter and tight hugs at wedding reception; photo by Fatima Elreda Photo

        Bride and groom solo dance with bright light shining through, photo by Fatima Elreda Photo

        Bride and groom dancing, very happy and beautiful bride, photo by Fatima Elreda Photo

        Kissy faces!! Very funny and adorable sandwich kiss of bride, groom, and baby in the middle; photo by Fatima Elreda Photo

        Happy and in-love family of three with bride, groom, and baby; photo by Fatima Elreda Photo

        Laughter and love and upside down baby at reception dinner; photo by Fatima Elreda Photo

        Bride and baby with cake and candles at night, photo by Fatima Elreda Photo

        Baby of bride and groom running in the darkness of the night, photo by Fatima Elreda Photo

        Bride in the night; photo by Fatima Elreda Photo

        Bride dancing in the night light; photo by Fatima Elreda Photo

        Bride dancing with daughter in the night light with laughter and love; photo by Fatima Elreda Photo

        Bride with daughter in the night light; photo by Fatima Elreda Photo

        Reception love with bride and groom; photo by Fatima Elreda Photo

        Bartender at Michael's at Naples Ristorante in Long Beach on rooftop wedding venue, photo by Fatima Elreda Photo

        Bride and groom kissing at night in front of cake stand; photo by Fatima Elreda Photo

        Night photo with baby crying and groom laughing, very funny and adorable, photo by Fatima Elreda Photo

        Cutting the cake! Night reception golden specks cake inspiration; photo by Fatima Elreda Photo

        Bride and groom dancing in the darkness; photo by Fatima Elreda Photo

        Bride and groom, this is what love looks like; photo by Fatima Elreda Photo

        Bride and groom ring shot inspiration photo; photo by Fatima Elreda Photo

        Groom and daughter in the night time, end of reception and end of wedding day; photo by Fatima Elreda Photo

        The end. xoxo

        Well wasn’t that a beautiful doozy? Are you ready for me to photograph your intimate wedding? I sure as heck am!!