Ross & Catherine’s Beautiful Laguna Beach Wedding

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Ross and Catherine traded vows at the beautiful Arabella Laguna on September 24, 2011. Their love for each other is boundless, and they exemplify the meaning of a perfect match!

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Special thanks to Valerie Durham for being so instrumental in assisting me. Please be sure to check out her outstanding photography at Pai Photography.

 

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Matthew and Brandy’s Wedding

The Kiss

Matthew and Brandy were wed on September 17, 2011 in Laguna Hills, California. I had the opportunity to witness their love for each other in full bloom on that day. Congratulation to you both, and thank you for allowing me to take part on your special day of celebration, and love. Here is just a small sample of that beautiful day.

Brandy getting ready.

Brandy getting ready.

Lacing up

Lacing up

Almost ready

Almost ready

The Ring Bearer

The Ring Bearer

Matthew

Matthew

Lighting the Candle

Lighting the Candle

The Kiss

The Kiss

Literally "Just Married"

Literally "Just Married"

Beyond the Veil

Beyond the Veil

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Untitled

The Cake

The Cake

First Dance

First Dance

Robot Toppers

Robot Toppers

Where do we cut?

Where do we cut?

A beloved son.

A beloved son.

Wedding Bokeh

Wedding Bokeh

Reception in full swing.

Reception in full swing.

 

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Ross & Catherine’s Wedding Teaser

Release of the Monarchs

There are weddings that are beautiful, and there are others where beautiful is too small a word to describe it. Ross and Catherine’s wedding falls in the latter category, and here is a tiny reason why.

Release of the Monarchs

Release of the Monarchs

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John and Jenica’s September Wedding

Veiled Kiss

September 26, 2010 turned out to be nothing less than a perfect day for John and Jenica. The ceremony and reception was held at the beautiful Summit House, which was designed as an English Country Manor, and overlooks Orange County with the San Bernardino Mountains in the distance.

Bridal Shoes

Bridal Shoes

Double Vision

Double Vision

Table Lamp

Table Lamp

Rings

Rings

Wedding Dress

Wedding Dress

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Untitled

Janica

Janica

Extending the Train

Extending the Train

Janica

Janica

Table 14

Table 14

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Untitled

The Picture Tree

The Picture Tree

Ceremony

Ceremony

Janica's Vows

Janica's Vows

John and Janica

John and Janica

John and Janica

John and Janica

The Wedding Party

The Wedding Party

Veiled Kiss

Veiled Kiss

Loving Glance

Loving Glance

Beneath the Veil

Beneath the Veil

Lets Dance

Lets Dance

John and Janica

John and Janica

Tender Shoulder

Tender Shoulder

Looking Into the Reception

Looking Into the Reception

Spontaneous Kiss

Spontaneous Kiss

Hey, How long have you been out there?

Hey, How long have you been out there?

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Summit House Entrance

Summit House Entrance

Waiting For the Valet

Waiting For the Valet

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Michael and Carlie’s Wedding

Table Setting

September 25, in Glendora, CA Michael and Carlie tied the knot, with all the accoutrements befitting a traditional wedding. Livi, Beckie and I met at Carlie’s house, and set to work as she got ready. Children were running around, playing, napping, and hiding from the cameras while we happily snapped away.

Then it was off to the church, while unassuming on the outside, it was absolutely beautiful inside, with tall narrow stained glass artwork, painting colored sun light onto the pews.

Celebrations were held at the Marriott Courtyard in Monrovia. Tasked with the duties of making sure the bride had shots of the reception hall before the guests arrived, I had the luxury of getting creative, and experimenting with the available light, and before I knew it, the hall was full of people gathering together to wish Michael and Carlie a wonderful new life together.

Carlie's Wedding Dress

Carlie's Wedding Dress

Dressing up

Dressing up

The Bouquet

The Bouquet

The Ceremony

The Ceremony

The Ceremony

The Ceremony

Reflections

Reflections

The Ceremony

The Ceremony

Reception Hall

Reception Hall

Table Setting

Table Setting

Ready to Serve

Ready to Serve

Lover's Dance

Lover's Dance

Lover's Dance

Lover's Dance

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Forster Mansion Hosts the Wedding of Ian and Meghan

The sweet smell of flowers.

The beautiful Forster Mansion in San Juan Capistrano was the perfect place for Ian and Meghan to have their wedding ceremony and reception.

As Meghan was getting ready on one of the stately rooms with a team of makeup artists, hairstylists, family, and well wishers, Ian was getting prepared with a tight knit group of friends that made up the groomsmen. The air was filled with nervous anticipation, charged with emotions running high as the ceremony drew near.

Meghan's Dress

Meghan's Dress

Meghan's Dress

Meghan's Dress

Yes, they fit.

Yes, they fit.

The making of a bride - early stages

The making of a bride - early stages

Meanwhile, down the hall...

Meanwhile, down the hall...

Counting down the minutes

Counting down the minutes

Ring Bearer and Flower Girl

Ring Bearer and Flower Girl

It takes a village...

It takes a village...

Dad sneaks some video

Dad sneaks some video

Putting on the veil.

Putting on the veil.

Deep breath everybody, I think I'm ready.

Deep breath everybody, I think I'm ready.

Ian looks on nervously as everyone takes their places, and the ceremony begins…

Is this really happening?

Is this really happening?

Why is everyone looking at me?

Why is everyone looking at me?

Lets take a walk

Lets take a walk

Here we go

Here we go

The Fountain as Witness

The Fountain as Witness

Ian and Meghan

Ian and Meghan

Kissing the Bride

Kissing the Bride

Mr. and Mrs. Chessall

Mr. and Mrs. Chessall

The Wedding Party

The Wedding Party

During the cocktail hour, I took the couple aside to get some more intimate pictures of them. It also gave them a chance to take  a much needed break and relax a while before joining the festivities.

The sweet smell of flowers.

The sweet smell of flowers.

A relaxing moment.

A relaxing moment.

Meghan

Meghan

Us

Us

So, how was your day?

So, how was your day?

Forster Stairs

Forster Stairs

Kissing

Kissing

Ian and Meghan rejoin the party already in progress.

May I present to you Mr. and Mrs. Chessall.

May I present to you Mr. and Mrs. Chessall.

First Dance

First Dance

First Dance

First Dance

First Dance

First Dance

A father's love.

A father's love.

Wait for it.

Wait for it.

Healthy Competition

Healthy Competition

Last Dance Tonight

Last Dance Tonight

Your coach awaits

Your coach awaits

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Untitled

Bye Everyone

Bye Everyone

Just Married

Just Married

This closes the wedding of Ian and Meghan, and they start a new and exciting chapter in their lives in England. Thank you for the pleasure of being able to document this momentous occasion in your life.

[UPDATE] You can find even more pictures in the Gallery here: Ian and Meghan’s Wedding Gallery

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Ian and Meghan Just Married In San Juan Capistrano Teaser

Just Married

Last night was a glorious evening to have a wedding in San Juan Capistrano at the Forster Mansion. Ian and Meghan had a wonderful ceremony and reception. The festivities wound down shortly after they were chauffeured off in a 1939 Packard. So, for now, consider yourself teased.

Just Married

Ian and Meghan snuggle into their ride before being wisked off into the night.

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