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Brittany & Mark’s Wedding

Brittany and Mark had a beautiful oceanside wedding at one of their favorite places, the Surf and Sand Resort in Laguna Beach.Brittany & Mark - Surf & Sand Laguna Beach WeddingThe day was made perfect by their amazing family and friends and a dream-team of vendors, headed up by the talented Natalie Vishney of Swellegant Events!

Here’s a few images from their day, starting with Brittany getting all glammed up! I’ve known Brittany as a friend for a few years, and she’s always had the best style! I loved her dress and crystal-embellished Louboutin ballerina flats. Classic with just the right amount of glitz.

Brittany & Mark - Surf & Sand Laguna Beach WeddingThe ceremony took place a short drive away at Brittany’s family church, Our Lady Queen of Angels, in Newport Beach.Our Lady Queen Angels Wedding Ceremony - Newport Beach, CA  Our Lady Queen Angels Wedding Ceremony - Newport Beach, CAOur Lady Queen Angels Wedding Ceremony - Newport Beach, CACheers to the new Mr. & Mrs. Ambatali! <3Brittany & Mark - Surf & Sand Laguna Beach WeddingWhile taking a few bridal party photos along the beach some surfers walked by and threw their boards in the air in congrats to our newlyweds.
Brittany & Mark - Surf & Sand Laguna Beach WeddingBritt and her bridesmaids (Paula, Katie, Carissa, Natalie, Kellie, Maan and Mitzi) all looking fabulous!Brittany & Mark - Surf & Sand Laguna Beach Weddinglaguna-beach-wedding-photography-surf-and-sand-10The gorgeous floral was by Bloom Box Designs. Some of my favorite pieces were this mirrored seating chart and the exquisite 2-tiered glass and floral centerpieces. Everything came together in the perfect blend of romantic meets modern.
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B+M: Congrats!!!! You two are simply beautiful together!! Jayse and I are so happy we could be there to experience, celebrate, capture it all with you, our friends and your amazing families. You’re finally ‘official’! Now enough talking, get busy and make lots of gorgeous babies. ;-) Love ya! Xoxox!

CREDITS:
Reception Venue: Surf and Sand Resort in Laguna Beach / Ceremony Venue: Our Lady Queen of Angels in Newport Beach / Wedding Coordinator: Natalie Vishny of Swellegant Events / Floral and Event Design: Bloom Box Designs / Hair and Makeup: Flawless Faces / Photographer: Chelsea Nicole Photography / Videographer: Ashley Video / Transportation: Randy Tooker at Lake Forest Limousine / Cake: Sweet and Saucy Shop / DJ & Entertainment: Essence EntertainmentAll American Boy’s Chorus / Photobooth: Capital Photo Booth / Bride’s Shoes: Christian Louboutin

Lara & Allan’s Wedding

Lara & Allan's Cornerstone Gardens - Sonoma California WeddingLara and Allan tied the knot with a beautiful wine country wedding in Sonoma, CA. Here are a few of my favorite moments from the day, starting with Lara and Allan being their typical playful selves for a first look:

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To add some ‘sugar’ to the proverbial (wedding!) cake, Lara and Allan hired the talented Kristen Jensen & team of Sugar Rush Events to work their magic behind the scenes, ensuring the entire day went flawless.

Their ceremony and reception were held at Cornerstone Gardens and included one of the sweetest exchange of vows I have ever heard. (Seriously, Lara… I may need some pointers from you guys down the line!)

Lara & Allan's Cornerstone Gardens - Sonoma California WeddingLara & Allan's Cornerstone Gardens - Sonoma California WeddingLara & Allan's Cornerstone Gardens - Sonoma California WeddingLara & Allan's Cornerstone Gardens - Sonoma California WeddingI love that Lara and Allan infused unique personal touches to their wedding day that also reflect their style. Pictured above are special pocket watches Allan hand-picked for each of his groomsmen. And as for Lara’s bridesmaids, she opted to have them carry super cute parasols in lieu of bouquets.Lara & Allan's Cornerstone Gardens - Sonoma California WeddingLara & Allan's Cornerstone Vineyard - Sonoma California WeddingTheir venue, Cornerstone Gardens, also matched perfectly with their fun, off-beat style and personalities. Not only are the grounds beautiful, but they’re filled with unique gardens and art installations, such as this asian-inspired piece titled ‘Red Lantern‘ that rests over a tranquil lotus pond. Lara & Allan's Cornerstone Gardens - Sonoma California WeddingFollowing the ceremony, guests enjoyed a delicious tented al fresco dinner before dancing the night away in celebration of the new Mr. & Mrs!

Lara & Allan's Cornerstone Gardens - Sonoma California WeddingLara & Allan's Cornerstone Gardens - Sonoma California WeddingLoved the cute Star Wars reference on the sweetheart table chairs! Geeks after my own heart. :-)Lara & Allan's Cornerstone Gardens - Sonoma California WeddingThe following afternoon we went out exploring for a few more ‘day after’ photos of the newlyweds: Lara & Allan's Cornerstone Gardens - Sonoma California WeddingLara & Allan's Cornerstone Gardens - Sonoma California WeddingLara & Allan's Cornerstone Gardens Sonoma California Wedding
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For more images from Lara and Allan and to read the cute story of how they met and fell in love, click here to see their quirky 500 Days of Summer inspired engagement session!

L+A: CONGRATS!! Jayse and I loved being a part of your amazing wedding! Hope you two had an incredible time honeymooning it up in Japan!! I can’t wait to hear all about it. :-)

CREDITS: Wedding Venue: Cornerstone Sonoma / Wedding Coordination: Kristen Jensen at Sugar Rush Events / Floral: Tesoro Flowers / Wedding Photography: Chelsea Nicole Photography / Linens: La Tavola / Rentals: Wine Country Party / Baker: Sift Dessert Bar / Catering: Park Avenue / DJ: Spintronix / Officiant: Lili Goodman at Weddings of Heart / Bridesmaid dresses: Modcloth / Wedding dress: BHLDN

July 2, 2014 - 3:06 pm Kristin - Love these!! Can't wait to see the rest. :)

June 28, 2014 - 2:12 pm Allan - Great work Chelsea and Jayse! Very magical and idyllic! Love them and can't wait to see the rest! Thanks for capturing the moments during our day and being part of our journey!

June 27, 2014 - 7:45 pm Lara - I looooove how these turned out! I'm especially fond of Allan's "lalala" face during the first look, too cute! Thank you so much Chelsea (and Jayse). Looking forward to seeing the rest of the photos soon. :D

June 27, 2014 - 7:35 pm Megan Payne - Chelsea, amazing!!!!! Every shot you would want!

Udyogi & Nimish’s Wedding

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I couldn’t wait to share Udyogi & Nimish’s joyful, vibrant, multi-cultural wedding day. :-) It was filled with laughter and rich traditions. To represent the joining of their two cultures and families, they celebrated with two ceremonies – Hindu and Sri Lankan – set against a lush garden backdrop at the Hilton Lake Las Vegas

The afternoon started with the gathering of close family and friends who travelled from afar to witness and join in the festivities.

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Udyogi & Nimish's Wedding - Hilton Lake Las Vegas Udyogi & Nimish's Wedding - Hilton Lake Las VegasTraditional Kandyan dancers and drummers led Udyogi’s festive entrance as her dad walked her down the aisle.Udyogi & Nimish's Wedding - Hilton Lake Las VegasEach ceremonial tradition held a special meaning or blessing. Here, Nimish is placing a gold necklace around Udyogi as a symbol of his promise to always support her.Udyogi & Nimish's Wedding - Hilton Lake Las VegasUdyogi & Nimish's Wedding - Hilton Lake Las VegasGarlands are exchanged to symbolize the unification of two hearts, minds and souls as one. <3Udyogi & Nimish's Wedding - Hilton Lake Las Vegas Udyogi & Nimish's Wedding - Hilton Lake Las VegasUdyogi & Nimish's Wedding - Hilton Lake Las Vegas

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Udyogi and Nimish – you two are amazing and it was so fun capturing your love and energy together. When I first heard you describe your day, I couldn’t wait to be a part of it, and I’m so glad I was! It definitely was a fun, vibrant, stunning day and I’m so happy for you both!

Click the following link to see more images from Udyogi & Nimish’s engagement session: Stylish South-Asian Engagement Shoot

CREDITS: Wedding Venue: Hilton Lake Las Vegas / Wedding Coordination: Lilian Goh of GOH Time Events / Flowers: Floral Inspirations by Amy / Wedding Photography: Chelsea Nicole Photography / Hair and Makeup: Makeup in the 702 / DJ and Lighting: Bliss Entertainment / Videographers: Light Source Films / Sri Lankan Officiant: Mr. Bandara Thenakoon / Hindu Officiant: Panditji Brijesh Raval

 

July 10, 2014 - 10:18 pm Amy - The pictures turned out beautiful. Udyogi and Nismish looks gorgeous. Can't wait to see the rest of the pictures.

July 3, 2014 - 2:41 pm Udyogi - Chelsea, we're thrilled with how they turned out. Hiring you was one of the best decisions we made while planning our wedding. Thank you again!

June 27, 2014 - 10:26 pm Ramesh Desai - Excellent pictures. Looking forward for the rest of the pictures.

June 25, 2014 - 5:38 pm Megan Payne - I'm absolutely speechless.. This wedding is breath taking. Thank you so much for having us part of such an extraordinary day!!!

Connie & Jason’s Engagement

Conne & Jason's Engagement Session

Let me introduce you to Connie and Jason! C & J first met on Match.com. However, in the beginning, Connie played a few skilled rounds of ‘hard-to-get’. From ignoring his messages, to hanging up on him because she thought he was a different ‘stalker-Jason’, to showing up 30mins late to their first date because she was out shopping, she definitely put Jason to the test! But thankfully, Jason is not one to give up easy. He persisted through it all, and eventually won Connie over with his thoughtfulness, charm, and of course, great looks. Though she didn’t reveal it at the time, she did mention later that she was totally smitten after meeting him in person for the first time.  ^___^

As a couple, one of the things Jason and Connie love most is simply lounging around in bed together. For their engagement shoot, we thought, let’s get a little cozy! Why the heck not!?

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Part deux: Because C+J also love getting dressed up and going out, we thought, well let’s do that too! Why the heck not?! So next we headed out to the Nevada desert.Conne & Jason's Engagement SessionConne & Jason's Engagement Session

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Check back in a few months for more from these two and their wedding at the Vintage Estate in Napa, CA. It’s bound to be one unforgettable day!

C+J: Loved spending the day with you two & also getting to see you at L+A’s wedding! Hope you enjoy all the images! I can’t wait for it to be your turn to take that very special walk down the aisle. :-D Only 3 months to go!

June 12, 2014 - 9:56 am John - Nice car!

June 12, 2014 - 9:47 am Connie - Hi Chelsea! Thank you for taking these beautiful shots for me and Jason! I can't wait to see you do your magic on our wedding day!! Miss you!! -Connie

June 12, 2014 - 9:38 am Megan Payne - Love this girl! You ve outdone yourself!

June 12, 2014 - 8:27 am Lara - I love the cozy bed shots! Great job Chelsea, and congrats to Connie and Jason. Only a few more months!

Kelly & Matt’s Wedding

Kelly & Matt - Four Seasons Las Vegas WeddingCongrats to Kelly & Matt who were married this spring! Kelly and Matt are one of the sweetest, most genuine couples I’ve had the honor of photographing- and I’m so thankful I could be there to capture their special day. They had a romantic, classic wedding with a mediterranean flair set on the grounds of Four Seasons-Las Vegas and coordinated by the fabulous Traci & team at Scheme Events.

The started Kelly and Matt getting all dolled up for each other. The anticipation built as the time grew close for their ‘first look’, where they got to share a private first moment together before the ceremony. It was perfect. <3

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Kelly & Matt - Four Seasons Las Vegas WeddingKelly & Matt - Four Seasons Las Vegas WeddingKelly and Matt had an amazing group of close friends. The guys – Ben, Matt, David & Marcus – were looking quite dapper!Kelly & Matt - Four Seasons Las Vegas WeddingThe girls – Katie, Liz, Kelly & Nicole! Loved the incredible bouquets by Layers of Lovely and how perfectly they complimented the girls’ stylish dresses. They all looked gorgeous!Kelly & Matt - Four Seasons Las Vegas WeddingKelly & Matt - Four Seasons Las Vegas WeddingKelly and Matt gave personalized and heartfelt vows set against a dreamy backdrop at Fountain Terrace.Kelly & Matt - Four Seasons Las Vegas Fountain Terrace WeddingThe newlyweds!Kelly & Matt - Four Seasons Las Vegas Fountain Terrace WeddingKelly & Matt - Four Seasons Las Vegas WeddingKelly & Matt - Four Seasons Las Vegas Wedding

For more from these lovebirds, check out their desert engagement session from last fall: Kelly & Matt’s Engagement

K+M: Hope you had an incredible time honeymooning it up! I’m so happy for you two and wish you a lifetime of happiness & amazing adventures together! :-)

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CREDITS: Wedding Venue: Four Seasons- Las Vegas / Wedding Coordination: Scheme Events / Flowers: Layers of Lovely Floral Design / Wedding Photography: Chelsea Nicole Photography / Transportation: Earth Limos / Hair and Makeup: Amelia C. & Co. / Videographers: Something New Video / Rentals: Sit On This / Photo Booth: Joy Squad

May 29, 2014 - 2:02 pm Ann - Wonderful job capturing a beautiful moment in time!! Thank you Chelsea!! People have not stopped talking about the wedding and can not wait to see more pictures.

May 29, 2014 - 9:23 am Traci - Such a great wedding for an amazing couple! I am so honored I got to work with them and you. Love the photos and can't wait to see more. You rock Chels.

May 28, 2014 - 10:32 pm Kelly - Thanks for sharing the sneak peek Chelsea!!! the photos are amazing & can't wait to see the rest. We love how you've captured a glimpse into our special day :-)

Brittany & Mark’s Engagement

Jayse and I first met Brittany and Mark through mutual friends and were immediately taken by their laid-back, yet fun and charismatic personalities. I feel fortunate to call them friends, and I was honored when they reached out to have me as a very special part of their wedding!

I can’t wait for the big day this June at the beautiful Surf & Sand Resort in Laguna Beach. And in celebration of their wedding being less than 2 weeks away (yay!) I’d love to share some images from their engagement session. For their shoot, we pulled inspiration from one of Britt & Mark’s favorite bands, The Killers, and went out for a Vegas-style night on the town! For as long as I’ve known these two they have had a love for places with killer views (their home is always the best party spot for watching fireworks & ringing in the New Year!) So before heading downtown we kicked things off in style, sipping sparkling wine while enjoying one of the best panoramic views of the Las Vegas strip!

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B+M: You two are amazing together!! <3 I can’t wait to celebrate with you & your families in Laguna and capture all the magic as you finally officially become Mr & Mrs! 12 days!!! :-D

May 27, 2014 - 1:13 pm Paula - These pictures are so beautiful! Love everything about them! Can't wait to see more!

May 27, 2014 - 6:57 am Mark A - Chelsea Nicole - amazing!! She made the shoot so fun. She saw our vision and took it to another level.

May 26, 2014 - 11:06 pm Andre Jensen - Awesome shots for an awesome couple!!! =) Counting the days we'll be celebrating the big event!

May 26, 2014 - 7:17 pm Katie - I love these!!! Can't wait for the big day!!

May 26, 2014 - 5:38 pm Megan Payne - Awesome!!! Love it

May 26, 2014 - 3:53 pm Natalie Chase - These turned out amazing!! You both look absolutely fabulous!!

May 26, 2014 - 3:48 pm Carissa Chase - These photos are so cute! I love seeing how happy you two are together and I am so excited for your wedding and to see the amazing future you guys will have together! Love you guys!

May 26, 2014 - 1:10 pm maribel davis - Beautiful

May 26, 2014 - 11:38 am Mark and Britt - Chels these are outstanding!!!! We are in awe and cannot wait for you to capture our wedding!!!