Friday, July 30, 2010

Another Real Wedding in Orange County Bride Magazine

Thank you Orange County Bride Magazine for publishing another Real Wedding in Summer 2010 issue. They chose a destination wedding I shot in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico earlier this year. Sarah & Ray are from Vancouver, Canada, so they chose a warm romantic Cabo getaway in January, 80 guests were in attendance. The ceremony overlooked the ocean and the colors they chose where bright and fun! This is definitely a fun colorful wedding, and I blogged about it in the past if you would like to check it out! - Previous Blog on Los Cabos Wedding - OC Bride Magazine

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Surf & Sand Wedding - Lisa & Kevin

Congrats Lisa & Kevin on your recent wedding on June 12th, 2010! I also shot their engagement shoot in downtown Laguna Beach earlier this year. The celebration was very classy and unique all at the same time. Lisa & Kevin had a black tie affair, very simple, yet classy and fun! Lisa chose to have a live band and cut all of the "extras,"  like the money dance, bouquet/garter, and even cake cutting. Just toasts, first dance, dinner, dessert and then dancing and fun. Lisa's dress was also beautiful and different then a lot of the rest of the dresses I see.

Surf & Sand is a very popular beach side venue in Laguna Beach, California. Sandy is a great coordinator who has been there forever, and she is very committed to her brides. The venue is very classy yet relaxed, with a breezy Spanish Style Beachy atmosphere. Greenery surrounds the main patio that overlooks the ocean, lined with sofas, cushioned lounge chairs, and fire pits all around, for a relaxing time. The ceremony sat high above and overlooking the ocean! The designer, Larrissa with Inviting Occasion, is very creative and innovative, her design work is very unique and impressive. The ceremony site and reception tables where AWESOME!!!! The previous blog is about the venue and the awesome design with lots of great pics so check that out. Great venue, Great design choices, Great Wedding!  - Surf & Sand Resort Website - Larrissa w/ Inviting Occasion - Previous Blog on Surf and Sand Venue and Design by Inviting Occasion

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Inviting Occasion Designs Wedding at Surf & Sand

Congrats Lisa & Kevin on their recent wedding on June 12th, 2010. Surf & Sand Resort in Laguna Beach, California is a very popular beach side wedding venue. With a modern Spanish style feel and parked right against the sand, this venue offers a breezy relaxed high end venue. Ceremony sites overlook the beautiful ocean, and the grounds are lined with greenery and a rustic Spanish style atmosphere for great wedding pictures throughout. The ballroom, big and small, are perfect for any wedding and the hotel rooms are modern, airy, and the suites overlooking the ocean are breathtaking. I was also very impressed when I arrived at the wedding to see the design work of Larrissa with Inviting Occasion. From the ceremony to the table tops, Larissa's originality and creativity floored me. I see a lot of weddings, and these days it is getting harder and harder to impress me. It seems I see the same 5 weddings done over and over again. Not this wedding, and not with Larrissa doing the design. If the bride would have told me she was doing babies breathe as the centerpieces I would have been mortified, but when I saw what she did my jaw was amazing! I have never seen design work like hers before, very inventive. Wanted to share this venue and wedding designer with you since I was so impressed. I will blog about the wedding soon.

The designer used glass stands, and hung the tier dropped glass globes with orchids inside. The flowers were gorgeous, and so was the ceremony site!
These were also really cute! There were little black ball things in there, very cool!

Great beach wedding photos without even setting a heel on the sand!
Surf and Sand also has great little fountains, greenery, and nice common areas to relax and watch the waves!
Head table with long tables for bridal party instead of rounds. Love the babies breathe puffs!
The centerpieces were mixed with tall and lower table tops. I thought it was very creative that she wrapped these around the vase instead of putting them inside, at night they were beautifully lit.
Bride and groom at head table watching the parent speeches!
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