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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 / Linens: La Tavola / 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 & AllanLara 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 & AllanLara & AllanLara & AllanLara & AllanI 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 & AllanLara & AllanTheir 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 & AllanFollowing the ceremony, guests enjoyed a delicious tented al fresco dinner before dancing the night away in celebration of the new Mr. & Mrs!

Lara & AllanLara & AllanLoved the cute Star Wars reference on the sweetheart table chairs! Geeks after my own heart. :-)Lara & AllanThe following afternoon we went out exploring for a few more ‘day after’ photos of the newlyweds:Lara & AllanLara & AllanLara & Allan
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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

Udyogi & Nimish

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 & NimishUdyogi & NimishTraditional Kandyan dancers and drummers led Udyogi’s festive entrance as her dad walked her down the aisle.Udyogi & NimishEach 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 & NimishUdyogi & NimishGarlands are exchanged to symbolize the unification of two hearts, minds and souls as one. <3Udyogi & NimishUdyogi & NimishUdyogi & Nimish

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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

 

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

Gina & Mike - St. Martin Caribbean WeddingRegina and Mike are adventurous spirits who love being outside and exploring new places together. Their current home is in San Francisco, but they share the dream of one day making enough money to live on a yacht and travel the world! So it was quite fitting when they decided to hold an intimate destination wedding that mixed all their favorite things with all their favorite people. Their wedding took place in the Caribbean on an island that held special significance to them – ‘The Friendly Island’ of St. Martin! Mike’s parents live there, so it’s a place they have spent many summers together. And it’s also where, five years ago, Mike asked Regina for her hand in marriage with a surprise proposal in Philipsburg. They just knew that it would also be the perfect place to finally say ‘I do’!

Gina & Mike - St. Martin Caribbean WeddingGina & Mike - St. Martin Caribbean WeddingGina & Mike - St. Martin Caribbean WeddingGina & Mike - St. Martin Caribbean WeddingGina and Mike said their vows on the sandy shore of Le Sand Beach in Baie Nettle (the French side of St. Martin). To add to the intimate nature of their wedding, Mike’s brother had the honor of officiating the ceremony. He was awesome!Gina & Mike - St. Martin Caribbean WeddingGina & Mike - St. Martin Caribbean WeddingGina & Mike - St. Martin Caribbean WeddingGina & Mike - St. Martin Caribbean WeddingGina & Mike - St. Martin Caribbean WeddingGina & Mike - St. Martin Caribbean WeddingWe couldn’t let the adventure end, so we explored the island a little more the next day with a ‘Day After’ session.Gina & Mike - St. Martin Caribbean WeddingGina & Mike - St. Martin Caribbean WeddingGina & Mike - St. Martin Caribbean WeddingGina & Mike - St. Martin Caribbean WeddingGina & Mike - St. Martin Caribbean WeddingGina & Mike - St. Martin Caribbean WeddingGina & Mike - St. Martin Caribbean Wedding

R+M: Congrats!! Jayse and I had so much fun with you guys and your awesome families – such an amazing group of people! Thank you so much for including us in your wedding adventure. We’re so happy for you guys! I look forward to hearing about the many amazing adventures you’ll share as you take on the world as Mr. & Mrs! Sending our love from Vegas. :-) <3

CREDITS: Venue & Catering: Le Sand Restaurant in Nettle Bay / Dress designer: Pronovias / Floral: Fée des Caraibes / Photography: Chelsea Nicole

I’m excited to share that two of my good friends, Traci and Case, are officially shackled together for life!

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Case is an amazingly talented sports writer, and Traci is a wedding coordinator and co-owner of the fabulous Scheme Events. I love Scheme for their design-oriented approach to wedding planning, and couldn’t wait to see what they had in store for the big day of one of their own! They did not disappoint! They assembled a veritable dream team of some of Vegas’s best wedding professionals to help bring Traci’s vision to life. It all came together in the perfect mix of elegant, chic and fun. I absolutely adored all the glitter elements, sparkling amongst the rich navy, gold and pink color palette. And just wait until you see Traci’s hot pink bejeweled Kate Spade shoes!

Let’s start with some details! Out of town guests were sure to feel loved and welcome as they were treated to these adorable, custom-designed welcome bags from the Welcome Bag Shoppe. These were filled with some of Traci & Case’s favorite things: chocolate caramels from Peridot Sweets, buttercream sugar cookies from Retro Bakery, WSOP playing cards (World Series of Poker is what initially brought Case to Vegas!) and some Rondel Champagne to celebrate the uniting of the two lovebirds!

Traci & CaseGold Glitter Wedding Details Traci’s girls looked stunning in their navy floor-length bridesmaids dresses.

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Midnight blue sequined linens, contrasted by warm golden candlelight and intimate overhead pin-lighting set the mood for a magical evening.
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Traci & CaseAt sunset, we snuck away from the party for a couple of quick newlywed photos on the golf course. We had just a few minutes before the sun disappeared behind the mountains. It was definitely a beautiful end to a beautiful day. <3

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Congratulations you two! Love you guys and hope you have an incredible time on your honeymoon! xoxo

The dream team:
Wedding Venue: St. Francis of Assisi & Dragon Ridge Country Club / Hotel: Green Valley Ranch / Wedding Coordination: Scheme Events / Flowers: Layers of Lovely Floral Design / Welcome Bags: Welcome Bag Shoppe /  Wedding Photography: Chelsea Nicole Photography / Transportation: Earth Limos / Entertainment: Mark & The Martinis / Hair and Makeup: Makeup in the 702 / Videographers: Memory Lane Video / Cake: Gimme Some Sugar / Rentals: RSVP / Linens: La Tavola Linen / Photo Booth: Shutter Booth