Karli and Son

Coronado, California



Photographer | Astray Photography | @astrayphoto

Venue | Coronado Cays Yacht Club | @coronadocaysyachtclub

Gown | Lulu’s | @lulus

Men’s Attire | Friars Tux | @friartux


From the photographer… “A vintage VW bus, a serenade by the groom and an exit on a gondola boat ride… just a few highlights from our recent wedding. When we heard Son had written a personal song for Karli and was going to be singing to her, we knew this was going to be an awesome couple and wedding. The two ended the night by exiting to a shower of bubbles and confetti leading to the dock where a surprise gondola was awaiting to take them to their hotel”.


“Watching a couple laugh and genuinely care for one another the way Karli and Son do makes our job as photographers that much more fun. Karli and Son tied the knot overlooking the San Diego skyline and Pacific Ocean at the Coronado Cays Yacht Club surrounded by family and friends. How these two met is inspiring and completely selfless… Karli, who grew up in Northern California, became a nurse and full time missionary in Rosarito, Mexico where she met Son, who was also working as a missionary. Son was born and raised in Haiti and left to help others here in the states, before also working in Mexico where the two met”.


Son and Karli’s style was simple and classy. Their colors were grey, burgundy and yellow with the flowers consisting of sunflowers, baby’s breath and eucalyptus (talk about the amazing smell).



From the bride… “The dress I chose was one I selected quickly because I had wanted to try a long sleeve dress just to see if I liked that look. The minute I put it on, my mom and all of my friends cried so I knew this was the one. My husband wanted a simple, classy, hipster look, so he went with a grey suit with a burgundy tie, brown suspenders with matching shoes”.


“We met doing missionary work in Mexico. He volunteered for an International Christian organization called YWAM and I was a volunteer for a small clinic as a nurse. For the proposal, he told me to meet him on the La Jolla cliffs in Mexico, where we had been a couple of times before. He said he wanted to watch the sunset and then go out to dinner afterwards. When I arrived, he had a picnic set up with cheese, crackers, fruit and wine. We sat to watch the sunset. After about 10 minutes, he popped the question”.


“The entire day was a dream. We loved taking communion together for the first time, but, I especially loved that he wrote me a song and sang it in front of our guests. It was the sweetest thing. If I were to give one piece of advice to other couples, it would be to plan for the marriage, not just the wedding. The wedding only lasts for the day, your marriage will last a lifetime. Things won’t always go perfectly on your wedding day, but, if you simply just let it go, your day will be perfect! At the end of the day, you get to marry your love and that’s all that matters”!