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I first met Rana + Ryan this past spring on a dusty photo-adventure in the sand dunes for their engagement shoot. We enjoyed hours of talking about travel and life, and it was there, while hiking up-and-down the rolling desert hills in search of the ‘perfect dune’ that I very quickly fell in love with these two. So, I’ve been looking forward to this day for months!

I always love these morning moments. Everyone got prepped & pretty at Rana’s parents’ house in Henderson, NV. Each of her girls were anticipating a day ahead that they’d spent months dreaming and planning for. And amid the flurry of getting ready, it was the moment when Rana put on her dress, that I thought: It’s all coming together – I can’t wait until Ryan sees you!

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The ceremony was held at the gorgeous St. Francis of Assisi, where Rana and Ryan said their ‘I do’s’ in a classic, timeless style in front of all their closest friends and family.

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Rana radiated her ‘just married’ glow in style with her handcrafted lace and tulle ballgown by Berta Bridal & dapper groom by her side!

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Planning & Design for Rana and Ryan’s celebration was executed to perfection by Darby Fitzpatrick and her amazing at Open Invitation! The vision was classic meets lux-glamour – featuring neutral shades of white, cream and ivory with hints of blush, an abundance of candles, touches of gold and lavish floral arrangements by Miss Daisy Floral.

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You guys are Marrrrrried!! Huge congrats! I hope you had an amazing time celebrating on your honeymoon in Thailand, Cambodia & Singapore! So happy for you two! :-)

CREDITS: Wedding Planning & Design: Open Invitation •  Photography: Chelsea Nicole Photography  •  Reception Venue: Dragon Ridge Country Club, Henderson, Nevada •  Floral: Miss Daisy Flowers •  Hair and Makeup: Makeup By Kim • Wedding Dress Designer: Berta Bridal •  Cake: Peridot Sweets • Entertainment: DJ Harry O  • Rentals & Design:  Destinations by Design  • Rentals: Jovani Linens, LED Unplugged • Videography: Atomic Tangerine Film Co. 

Hyatt Regency North Lake Tahoe Beach Wedding :: Chelsea Nicole Photography

As you may have already seen from my previous Instagram posts, I’m slightly in love with Sidney and Greg. They are that perfect mix of active, fun and adventurous. The outdoors are their idea of cozy comfort perfection!  So when planning their ideal day, they simply let their fond memories of Sidney’s family lake-house guide them to a different lake that they’d never been to before: Lake Tahoe.

Site unseen. Booked! Now that’s adventurous! Not to worry though; The Hyatt Regency Resort is a venue I’m very familiar with, and their mountain retreat in the beautiful Incline Village delivered the best of all worlds – breathtaking backdrops, fun activities for guests and plenty of adventure opportunities!

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Having spent a lot of time hiking and exploring with these two, I gotta admit, seeing Sidney and Greg exchange first looks kind of made my heart flutter a bit! I know they’ve been waiting years just to experience this tiny little moment in time!
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Their ceremony was held lakeside, at the Hyatt’s beautiful stretch of private beach by the Pier.

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I think they rock the “Happy New Mr & Mrs” look quite well! <3

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S+G: CONGRATS!!!  I loved sharing in the start of this amazing, new adventure for you two (the best adventure!) You two are truly amazing together! :-) <3

CREDITS:  Photography: Chelsea Nicole Photography  •  Ceremony & Reception Venue: Hyatt Regency Resort & Spa, Lake Tahoe, California • Hair and Makeup: Greco Rose Beauty • Wedding Dress Designer: WatersWtoo Floral: Rose Petals Florist • Entertainment: Lucky Devils Band •  Officiant: Mark Frady

Hummingbird Nest Ranch, Los Angeles California Wedding :: Chelsea Nicole Photography
I knew when I met these two for their rooftop engagement session, their big day would feature everything you could want in a wedding: LOVE, fun, design, style and adventure. Frances and Kenny did NOT disappoint! Their wedding was held at the lush and luxurious Hummingbird Nest Ranch, nestled amongst the golden hills of Simi Valley, California.

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Events by M and M  brought it all together to design and deliver a gorgeous wedding environment that completely floored the couple, the guests and me! Set with geometric motifs and using the 2016 Pantone colors of the year (serenity and rose quartz), this was a wedding that was a complete joy to capture!

Pnina Tornai Wedding Dress from Kleinfelds New York :: Venue: Hummingbird Nest Ranch :: Chelsea Nicole PhotographyThe morning started off right, with good music playing and Frances and her girls getting ready in anticipation of the happy day ahead.

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For Frances and Kenny’s ‘First Look’ they each hid behind a single giant round balloon. I had them meet in a private courtyard where they released the balloons at the same time and enjoyed a sweet moment together for just the two of them.

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During the ceremony Frances and Kenny each shared their own personal vows which had everyone, including me, tearing up.

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F+K: (ie: The New “Doctors Kita”!) You two are seriously amazing together – love you both! Your day was filled with so much love, beauty, and FUN! I loved spending it with you guys! <3

For more of these two, also check out their urban-chic Engagement Shoot where we went exploring the streets and rooftops of downtown Los Angeles! (link)

CREDITS: Wedding Coordinator & Design: Events by M and M •  Photography: Chelsea Nicole Photography  •  Ceremony & Reception Venue: Hummingbird Nest Ranch, Simi Valley, California •  Floral: Unique Floral Designs •  Hair and Makeup: Kelly Zhang •  Cake: Vanilla Bake Shop • Entertainment: DJ Phatrick •  Officiant: Marlene Morris •  Rentals: Pretty Vintage Rentals, Town & Country Event RentalsA-Rental Connection • Videography: Amari Productions • Catering: Command Performance

Okay, listen up friends! This is a very special one to me.  Over the last two years I’ve come to rely on Nicole’s calming and uplifting spirit. She has become my ‘right-hand girl’ at many a wedding! In that time, I’ve also come to love her and Epi as an amazingly sweet couple. So I was beyond thrilled that they asked me to photograph their intimate wedding on the California Coast! Their day was perfect! It was full of meaning and sentiment, with a morning ceremony on the beach surrounded by a circle of their closest family. Nicole’s mom became ordained just for the event, and custom wrote one of the sweetest ceremony’s I’ve ever been a part of.

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N+E: I completely adore you two and adore your wonderful family (who now feels like my family!) Thank you for including me in your magical wedding day. So happy for you two! <3

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As you can see from the rather immense amount of photos here: we all had just a wee bit of fun capturing it all in style!

To start the day off right, they got ready at the artsy and modern Cosmopolitan Hotel.

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E+J: Thanks for having me along on your wedding day! Hope you had happy honey-moon travels and a wonderful ‘at home’ wedding celebration back in Hong Kong! <3

CREDITS: Wedding Coordinator & Design: Tara at Scheme Events  •  Photography: Chelsea Nicole Photography  •  Ceremony Venue: The Hyde Nightclub at Bellagio Hotel Las Vegas, NV • Reception Venue:Four Seasons Fountain Terrace  •  Floral & Decor: Layers of Lovely •  Hair and Makeup: Ting Makeup •  Stationary: She Paperie • DJ: Mike Fox •   Lighting: LED Unplugged •  Linen: La Tavola Linen •  Rentals: RSVP Party Rentals •  Dish Rentals: Dirty Dishes

Oh my gooodness, I love these two!!

Ever since Erin wrote last spring detailing out her vision for their big day – simple and romantic with dark wood tables, dreamy shades of white and runners of green leaves and flowers, I had been eagerly awaiting the day to arrive! What I didn’t know then, and came to learn as I got to know them more, is just how down to earth and fun to be around these two are. (Seriously, he is a firefighter, and she works with disabled children, and they both love their two fur-babies. We had so much fun on their Lake Mead Engagement session with the dogs!) It was a dream to capture their intimate wedding at the Historic Fifth Street School in Downtown Las Vegas. The way Erin and Bobby light up for each other is pure magic.  <3

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CREDITS: Wedding Planner & Event Design: Paulina Clute Events  •  Photography: Chelsea Nicole Photography  •  Venue: Historic Fifth Street School – Las Vegas, NV  •  Flowers : Layers of Lovely Floral Design •  Hair and Makeup: Rachelle Robertson at Hair Beauty Colour • Lighting: LED Unplugged •  DJ: Harry O Productions  •  Invitations: Paper and Home •  Rentals: RSVP Party Rentals •  Catering: Road Kill & Masterpiece Cuisine  • Desserts: Flemming’s Bake Shop • Officiant: Dave Fanous