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Los Angeles Wedding Photography at Alexandria Ballrooms by Belinda Philleo

Sophisticated Glam Wedding at Alexandria Ballrooms in Los Angeles, CA

Veronica & Robert’s wedding vision was a high-glam event with a dramatic flair that incorporated their love of a place they’ve long called home, Los Angeles. They worked along with Chabeli Sanchez and her team at P.S. & Associates Event Planning to make their wedding dream into a reality.  It all started with selecting the perfect venue, and boy did they find the perfect place! They decided to host their wedding at Alexandria Ballrooms in the heart of DTLA, with its incredible chandeliers and gold accent molding on the...

Staying Grounded When Things Feel Completely Overwhelming

Life is hectic enough as it is, then throw-in trying to plan a wedding, or running a small business, and now, of all things: A new-to-humans virus that randomly brings the better part of the world to a screeching halt. Even the most rock-solid calm people among us are feeling pretty unsteady right about now. But the thing is, we can’t let this consume us. We’re going to get through this! Let’s talk about some practical ways we can find our footing amidst all the chaos:   Gratitude When I first...

Easy Dinner Recipes for When You’re Juggling Work, Life, & Wedding Planning

Originally I had this blog post planned as a way to share some of my favorite easy dinner recipes with couples who were overloaded with work, wedding planning, and everything in between. Given the current unexpected circumstances with the COVID-19 outbreak, it seems a whole lot more of us are at home and fending for ourselves in the kitchen. I'm seeing an awful lot of posts on Instagram where people are lamenting not knowing how to cook. That's part of what this post was about! It's not only...

Save The Date: Something Borrowed Something New Bridal Expo in Orange County on 3/29/20

  Update: This event has been postponed until further notice. Please stay safe out there!   Are you shopping for your wedding vendors? We've got TWO bridal shows coming up that you should definitely check out! I just recently shared that we'll be at Friendly Hills Country Club on April 5th for their Spring weddings & events soiree. Now, I'm excited to announce that we'll also be at the Something Borrowed, Something New Bridal Expo on March 29th at the Eureka Building in Irvine! If you're not already a part of the Something Borrowed,...

Save the Date: 4/5/20 Friendly Hills Country Club Wedding & Events Soiree!

Update: This event has been postponed until further notice. Please stay safe out there! I'm so thrilled to announce that we'll be joining all the incredible vendors for the Friendly Hills Country Club Weddings & Event's Soiree (aka Bridal show) on Sunday, April 5th, 2020 from 12:00pm to 3:00pm. This is a FREE event (no RSVP required) where you can browse, meet and chat with wedding professionals in person, take advantage of special show offers, taste incredible catered goodies, and win awesome prizes in the event raffle. If you decide to...

Featured On Southern California Bride: Glamorous Alexandria Ballrooms Wedding

It's been such an exciting week around here! This past Sunday we spent the day at one of our favorite venues, networking with other wedding pros and meeting some amazing couples who are planning their wedding. Then today, I woke up to a notification that one of our 2019 couples was featured on the BEST wedding blog in Southern California! via GIPHY This gorgeous Downtown LA wedding was an absolute dream to photograph! Our beautiful couple were all about creating a glamorous and sophisticated ambiance for their wedding day and...

Dramatic engagement photos in Orange County. Bride-to-be poses for engagement pictures in her elegant hunter green gown next to her fiance at a wilderness park in Coto De Caza.

Orange County Engagement Photos | Miriam & Apolonio

Miriam & Apolonio's Orange County engagement photos were some of my favorites that I've photographed recently. These two have been sweethearts since high-school and I am so thrilled to document their journey through the next phase of their happily ever after. We started their session by exploring the historic urban streets of Downtown Santa Ana. For outfits, Miriam chose an adorable casual dress and strappy heels for her look and Apolonio kept it simple and classy with jeans and a solid long sleeve; A classic and casual "date night"...

Featured On Every Last Detail: All White Floral Wedding in Los Angeles

As an entrepreneur, it can be really easy to get caught up in the task list; there's always something that needs to get done and it can be overwhelming.  Over the last decade, I've had to learn to occasionally stop, take in all in for a second, enjoy the journey and celebrate the little wins along the way. One such moment came last week when I heard that my favorite wedding blog Every Last Detail featured one of our 2019 clients! Thank You Every Last Detail team! ❤️ Ambar and...

Coto De Caza Golf Club Wedding with White and Blue Details

If you've been following along with my blog or my work for any period of time, you'll know that I can't resist a wedding venue with a great view! Occasionally I enjoy the privilege of assisting Gary Coelho Photography a second photographer on some of his weddings. While I love working directly with clients, it can be such a fun and rewarding experience to assist another photographer because it's a chance to document the day from another viewpoint, without the pressure of being the primary photographer. Some time ago...

Intimate Huntington Beach Wedding | Jefrrel & Chad

Jefrrel and Chad decided on an intimate soiree for their Huntington Beach wedding. They chose a spot near the ocean, just yards from where they first met, for their ceremony. A sign-in table topped with buttercream cupcakes greeted friends and family. A beautiful calligraphy sign nearby let guests know they were in the right place. The lanterns lining the aisle reminded me of miniature lighthouses, leading the bride’s way into the arms of her beloved husband to be. Gini of Serenade of Flowers created some stunning floral arrangements to...