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Featured On Every Last Detail: Jewel Tone Wedding Inspiration Shoot

I recently had the privilege of working alongside some of Orange County's best wedding vendors for a wedding inspiration shoot at the La Ventura Event Center in San Clemente. This hidden gem is a gorgeous spot for hosting a wedding or event. It's located just a few blocks from the beach (which is fantastic for those golden sunset photos!) and has some super cute photo spots onsite as well. Aimee Takumi of Confetti Skies expertly coordinated and designed our shoot along with the help of the ultra-talented Naomi of...

6 Things That Will Make Your Wedding Guests Grumpy

No doubt you’ve spent hours on your guest list and all that goes with it. You’ve even carefully selected a beautiful invitation suite and menu to be sure that your guests enjoy celebrating your perfect day as much as you do. But there are some unexpected things that can make their experience as a guest less than enjoyable. Let’s talk about six things that will make your wedding guests grumpy and how to avoid them! (Note: Some links are affiliate links.) Sitting out in the sun/cold too long (not planning...

The Hacienda Santa Ana Wedding with Soft Lavender Hues

David and Naomi's Hacienda wedding in Santa Ana was a day everyone present will surely remember for years to come. From the moment I met these two incredibly sweet people, I could immediately tell that they were just right for each other. A perfect match! The couple chose a soft lavender and white color palette for their wedding decor. Naomi's bouquet, as well as the reception centerpieces, were made of fresh white orchids; a simple and classy floral look that Sharen Cosbey of Flowers by Sharen pulled off well! Naomi...

Blush, Merlot & Gold Wedding Inspiration | The Hills Hotel Laguna

I recently worked with the fabulous Wendy Alexis of Lavishly Chic to create a styled wedding inspiration shoot for all of you brides out there who appreciate glamour and elegance as much as we do! We chose a color palette of bold jewel tones, blush, merlot, navy blue and a pop of champagne gold as the foundation for our shoot. Next, we carefully selected the perfect crystal encrusted cap sleeve wedding gown from Calla Blanche for our model. We wanted this inspiration to feel like a modern take on the...

6 Tips to write a killer wedding speech

How to Write a Killer Wedding Speech

Did you just find out you're the maid of honor/best man at your best friend's wedding? This post is for you! More than likely part of your bridal party duties involve giving a speech of some kind. It might be tempting to google something pre-written, or to tell every story you can think of about the bride/groom. But before you do that, here are a few tips to help you write a killer wedding speech that everyone will enjoy! Remember The Purpose When preparing a speech, it's incredibly easy to...

Blush Rustic Vintage Wedding Inspiration at Hotel Temecula

Victorian Elegance Meets Rustic was the theme for a recent collaborative shoot with Stacy of Sylver Weddings & Events. Stacy is not only a wedding coordinator in SoCal, but she also manages multiple wedding and event venues in Temecula, CA. For this shoot, she wanted to show of one of her venues, The Hotel Temecula. It's a property located in the heart of Old Town Temecula and it's rich with local history. This venue is great for more intimate outdoor weddings. They also feature on onsite bridal suite and...

Orange County Engagement Photography | Ambar & Mark

The thing I love most about engagement sessions is that it gives the couple a chance to work with me before the big day. Over the course of about two hours, we get to know one another AND we get to make some awesome photos together. The rapport we build during the engagement session always helps to relieve some of the wedding day jitters because my couples already know that we work well together and that I have their back for the big day! Not long ago I met...

5 wedding tips for introverts

5 Wedding Tips for Introverts

Everyone gets the jitters about their wedding day, but for introverts, the idea of having all eyes on you for the entire day can feel like something right out of a nightmare. While some of us weren't born to be the center of attention, it doesn't mean that you can't still have an incredible wedding with the people you love! Today I'm sharing 5 wedding tips for introverts! Keep it small One of the most impactful things you can do is to keep the guest list small. Honestly, this is...

How to Choose a Location for Your Engagement Session

Choosing the right location for your engagement session may have your head spinning at first. Maybe you and your fiance have different ideas of how it should look. Maybe you feel overwhelmed with Pinterest "inspiration" and trends. Here are four tips for how to choose a location for your engagement session: Talk to your photographer The first thing you should do when it's time to decide on a location for your engagement session is to talk to your photographer. If you're working with a professional (which I highly recommend), they'll...