The Bernstein Bears// Isaiah + Haleigh


This marine here is my youngest brother and the last one of my siblings to get married. I could not be happier for these two. My brother, has never had a good track record of "good women" in his dating life, so we were all leary of having another woman enter his life. On my twenty-first birthday my brother, his best man, and my boyfriend, drove out to Santa Barabara to hang out with my cousin. We were supposed to stay out there but he needed to get back to "this girl" I was so mad that we left early because of another doosey.

BOY WAS I WRONG! From the first time she came to our house she was helpful, loving, and caring in every way! Every one of the Bernstein clan fell in love with her almost instantly! I have never met someone with a heart as big as hers. She had a rough childhood and her wonderful grandparents took her in from age. Teaching her how to be a woman of God.

They were set up by Isaiahs best friend (best man) and his girlfriend. They went on their first blind date in Big Bear and have loved the mountains ever since. Every day is a new adventure for them, from hikes and bungee jumping, to late night movie nights.

When Isaiah told me he wanted to marry haleigh I knew he was making the best decision of his life. He also asked me to photographs and do a video of the engagement which you can see HERE.

After their engagement the wedding planning started imediately! Their origional plan was to get married in October in the mountains, however with Isaiah being a marine there was uncertainty as to where he would end up. He got word that he is getting deployed, oh how that changed things! It went from a 9 month engagement to 6 weeks!

Thankfully I knew the perfect venue with the most accommodating coordinator! a few days before the wedding the weather forcast showed rain in Murrieta. could the wedding planning become more complicated?! Kelly Winter with Nomad Nuptials made sure the day went through so smoothly that not one even noticed it was done it 6 weeks.

Being the photograper and bridesmaid was a bit of a challenge, and I couldn't have done it without my associate shooters John and Carrie!

Cheers to the happy couple!!! OORAH!


Associate Photographer: John Gafano + Carrie Mcguirre 

Venue: Tres Lagos, Murrieta

Coordinator: Nomad Nuptials

Florals: Sweet Stems Florist LLC

Makeup: Mori Lee makeup artist 

Bridesmaid dresses: JC Pennys

Hair: Anna Bianca Hair

Catering: Maddilicious Cafe & Catering

DJ: Prosound DJ Alex

Lights: Lights For Nights

Event Bar Service Co.: 2 Olives & A Twist

Videographer: Morgan Hydinger


Rachael Bernstein

Uriel Photography, 1112 Grant av E Grant Ave, Colton, CA, 92324, United States

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