Venue: Verandas, Manhattan Beach
Photography: SherriJ Photography
Florist – Flowers by Laurel
Makeup & Hair – Tara & Meyon at Bob Roy Salon Manhattan Beach
Wedding Coordinator – Sara Lehnberg, Verandas
Band & DJ – Dwight Kennedy
Dress – Somsi Couture
Suit – Jos A Bank
Desserts & Catering – NY Food Company
Invitations: Bride’s own design
*UPDATE This wedding has been published on Engaged and Inspired HERE. (August 23, 2011)
Last night, I had a great time hanging with Monina and Matt, my awesome August couple. They both met 6+ years ago during guitar classes and have been inseparable ever since. They’re getting married at Calamigos Equestrian in Burbank, and plan on including many personal touches to their wedding!
I met Victoria and Tony last week, as they started planning their April wedding. It so happens, we’re both getting married at Calamigos Ranch! With similar tastes and styles, Victoria wasn’t hesitant booking. She pretty much inquired, consulted, and decided to book within 72 hours! I guess, when you know, you know… and I’m so glad to be a part of their wedding day plans! On Friday, we did their fun engagement shoot at Santa Monica Pier. Victoria brought a couple of props and we had a great time exploring. I think this first picture pretty much sums up their playful spirit! =)
The first outfit matched their school spirit. Blue and gold for UCLA!
Reagan and Ken celebrated their marriage this past weekend with a double wedding. On Friday, they had an intimate family ceremony at Our Lady of Malibu. Before their family dinner on the Malibu Pier, we had some time for a quick photoshoot at the beach.
It kinda reminds me of their engagement session from back in September. Reagan wore her mother’s altered wedding dress; her favorite part of the new design was the deep V back.
On Saturday, they continued the celebration at Sherwood Country Club in Malibu for a more formal ceremony followed by reception.
As the ladies were getting ready, I took some detail shots. The girls giggled at the “Doll-sized” corset.
Family formal shots were taken right at the ceremony site. Some advice I give all my couples, is to write a list of family members they’d like in the family formal pictures, and then give that list to someone in the bridal party. Reagan did and appointed her most organized bridesmaid. I couldn’t believe it when we were done with ALL of the family formal pictures in about 10 minutes!! Actually, I can believe it. It really pays to be prepared.
With family formals done quickly, we had extra time to photograph the bridal party in different locations, including the front of the site.
Taking a romantic golf cart ride to our photo spot!
The pathway leading to the picturesque waterfall is lined with thick rose trees on both sides.
I love Reagan’s veil. I think it was taller than me with my arm lifted high!
A special part of dinner, was a coffee station with the most AMAZING drinks! Pictured on the right is Jenna Armstrong, superstar assistant and 2nd shooter! =)
Karina and Kevin tied the knot this past Sunday at Malibou Lake Mountain Club. For their wedding they pulled inspiration from the Anthropologie store catalog and chose bright yellow and blue to brighten up their day. I had a chance to get to know them during their Malibu engagement in December right down the street from their wedding location. You can peep some of the engagement pictures HERE. Friends and family may see all the wedding images HERE.
This beautiful bay window at the reception spot overlooked the ceremony site, and it also made the perfect spot for the dress shot!
There were so many flowers all over the property. It smelled so good! And at sunset, the reception site was so pretty. I love the twinkling lights.
When I arrived at the site earlier in the day, I noticed the entrance sign to Malibou Lake. It had twinkling lights on it, and I just knew it would make a great night shot! I was pretty much looking forward to picture one all day long.