So tardy in blogging this fantastic wedding day with Alec and Julian. I had a chance to shoot at two venues I’ve not been to before, which is always fun! The ceremony was held at a beautiful park in the gated community of Cypress Shores in San Clemente. Complete with palm trees, pond, and access to the beach! Who could ask for more? And the reception, the first ever, at the brand new La Ventura Event Center. Can hardly wait to go back. Be sure to see all credits at the end, and a special shout out to Mikii of Neon Carrot Events who made the day run smooth as silk.
Alec and her spectacularly beautiful bridesmaids got ready at her parent’s home in Cypress Shores.
She left it to the ladies to choose their own gown in a “muted shade of blue/grey”. It worked out perfectly! (And believe me, I’ve seen instances where that wasn’t the case.)
Alec’s gown was Sottero Midgley. And I love her “something blue” shoes.
I made her do it 🙂
Sentimental touches on a wedding day are so sweet. This little red heart sewn into the lining of Alec’s gown was from a coat ofAlec’s grandmother. Keeping her in her heart.
Unbeknownst to groom Julian, Alec had kept every ticket, program, and other ephemera from each and every thing they’d done together. She had them delivered in a zippered pouch with a note to him at La Ventura, where he was getting ready.
Meanwhile, boys will be boys. They were at LaVentura in the beautiful bridal suite.Let’s talk about squad goals! Alec and the ladies at Cypress Shores, pre-ceremony.Alec doesn’t think she’s photogenic. I beg to differ. She’s a rock star!Watching for Alec to come down the aisle. Such an emotional moment for the groom.But first… their adorable baby boy is wheeled down the aisle by Alec’s junior bridesmaid and greeted by her daddy.Alec’s dad “giving her away.”Sweet ceremony moments. BTW, Alec is Catholic and Julian Jewish. So they met in the middle with the officiant being the father of one of Julian’s childhood friends.
Julian getting ready to stomp on the glass. There are so many reasons this is traditionally done in Jewish weddings … all beautiful and joyous.
Yeah! You may kiss the bride.
A private moment following the ceremony. This shot taken from afar.
It seemed like a good idea!
You kidding me? Alec is spectacular!
Between the park and beach is a tunnel. Hard to resist calling it “The Tunnel of Love.” These are among my faves of the day.
Then to the sand. Short drive to LaVentura Event Center to christen it with their very first wedding reception. Gorgeous architecture as well as tile and wood elements to make it a beautiful backdrop for any weddings. Catering by the uber-delicious Iva Lee’s.
The ladies doing some last minute touch-ups in the bridal suite.
Such a cute display of escort cards. I love anything with clothespins 🙂
Sweet and simple. Not fans of cake, the couple had only a topper to cut, and cupcakes for their guests. By Plumeria Cake Studio. I can tell you, the cupcakes were delish 🙂
Had a chance to do a few shots at LaVentura before the grand entrance. Like I said… so many beautiful details at the property.
How cute is he???
Okay, so the first dance started traditionally. But then… Julian busted out some moves that left me with my jaw on the floor. It was truly incredible.What a great day!!!
Photography: Click Chicks Photography
Second shooter: Carrie Zeller
Planner: Neon Carrot Events
Florals: The Tangled Vine
Ceremony Venue: Cypress Shores Park
Rentals: Signature Party Rentals and Sundrop Vintage
Reception Venue: LaVentura Event Center
Catering and Venue Manaement: Iva Lee’s
Sweets: Plumeria Cake Studio
MUA: Flawness Faces
Bridal Gown: Sottero and Midgley