Well, there’s been another big gap between blog posts; seems to be always at the end of the list. But, this was worth waiting for. I loved these two from the minute we met. They’re fun AND sweet. What a great combo!
Mike and Sydney met in 2013 at a bar in Newport Beach through mutual friends, Jessica and Josh. Neither of them wanted to go out that night, or particularly like partying in Newport! Luckily, they agreed to go. Mike says that Sydney made the first move, which included a conversation about Snapchat and adding each other on the app. They then messaged back and forth for a couple of weeks to follow. Mike eventually asked for Sydney’s number and they dated “long distance” for the first year, while Mike was attending Cal State San Marcos.
Mike proposed to Sydney at the Nadel’s annual 4th of July party in front of their families and friends; it was a magical night indeed! The rest is happy history.
See the end of the post for full vendor credits.
I love the creative, personalized gifts that brides can give to their ‘maids.
What would girls in pink play other than… Prosecco Pong!
They got ready at an Air BNB in Laguna Beach that had the perfectly colored bedroom for photos.
Caught up with the guys, including both dads, at the bar at the venue.
Is Mike happy or what? Before the First Look.
First Look on the sand below the venue. Not a dry eye.
Such a beautiful bouquet.
Show off those shoes, girl! And her gown is stunning, isn’t it?
I’ve shot at this location many, many times. (Did I say many?) I’m loving the burnt out sky and shadows.Cake with a view :-). Sydney’s rose gold details were gorg. Her dad painted each charger to be the perfect shade. What a guy!
Last few steps as a single lady.
I love it when couples laugh during their ceremony. Note Sydney’s dad in the background.
Sealed with a kiss … and a few bubbles.
Please tell your photographer when you’re doing a dip to end the first dance. That way we can be sure to be on the correct side 🙂
Father/daughter and mother/son dances just seem to call out for black and white. It shows the story and emotion without distracting color.
Venue: Occasions at Laguna Village
Coordinator: Dayna Lewis, A Very Special Day
Gown: Mia Solano
Brides Shoes: Badgley Mischka
Ladies Hair: Heather Loebner
Ladies Makeup: Eric Blair
Groom’s attire: Hugo Boss
Florals: Fantasy Florals
Cake: Rockwell Bakery
DJ: AAV Entertainment