I'm so excited to share this Heritage Museum of Orange County wedding with you all! When my couple, Gina & John, first contacted me about photographing their special day they were so excited about the venue they'd chosen. I have to admit, I can understand why!

This quaint little venue is truly a hidden gem in Orange County! The property features two historic homes, a beautiful tree-lined ceremony area with a gazebo, and an outdoor courtyard area that makes a great space for cocktail hour and receptions.

Bride shows off her simple bridal gown with spaghetti straps from David's Bridal and her tropical floral arrangement. Taken at Heritage Museum of Orange County wedding. Photo by Belinda Philleo

The bride, Gina, got ready with her bridesmaids inside the historic Kellogg house. Right inside the entrance of this adorable house is a beautiful parlor area that I immediately fell in love with! I love the way this pink couch just pops against the deep green wallpaper. It was a great spot for photos!

Bridal suite at Heritage Museum of Orange County in Santa Ana, CA. Photography by Belinda philleo
Orange bridesmaid gowns

Since our bride and groom were raised in different parts of the country, they decided on a tropical, "East meets West" theme for their wedding. I LOVE the beautiful and unique floral arrangements that Gina and her bridesmaid's carried with them!

Bride and her bridesmaids show off tropical bouquets at Heritage Museum of Orange County Wedding in Santa Ana, CA. Photography by Belinda Philleo
Classic men's wedding tuxedo from Mens Warehouse

The couple had an extra personal touch for their ceremony when a musician friend of theirs performed a few songs as they made their way down the aisle. Later on at the reception the rest of his band joined him to entertain the guests throughout the evening!

This gazebo is so cute! Such a great spot for a wedding ceremony!

Sunlight shines through the trees at Heritage Museum of Orange County wedding ceremony in Santa Ana, CA. Photography by Belinda Philleo

After the ceremony the guests made their way over to the fountain courtyard for cocktails and hors d'oeuvres while I took photos with the couple and their families.

Fountain courtyard at Hertiage Museum of Orange County, Santa Ana, CA.

The reception tables were decorated with beautiful tropical centerpieces and candles. Orange napkins added a tropical pop of color against the white table linens.

tropical style wedding decor
Tropical style wedding cake
Tropical style sweetheart table
Orange and tropical wedding reception decor
Tropical wedding reception centerpieces
Flavored water station for guests at Heritage Museum of Orange County summer wedding

Before they headed off to their reception, John and Gina spent some time with me so I could photograph their portraits in the miniature onsite orange grove and in front of the iconic Kellogg House.

Bride and groom smile coyly at each other in the orange grove at their Heritage Museum of Orange County wedding.
Bride and groom pose for a picture in front of the Kellogg House at the Heritage Museum of Orange County in Santa Ana, CA. Photo by Belinda Philleo

Vendors for this event:

Venue: Heritage Museum Orange County

Cake: Butter + Cream Bakery

Dress: David's Bridal

Tux: Men's Warehouse

Photography: Photography by Belinda Philleo

Rentals: Signature Party Rentals

Catering: Country Garden Caterers

Band: New Originals

Are you planning a wedding at the Heritage Museum of Orange County? I'd love to chat with you about your wedding photography wishlist! Fill out my contact form to schedule a call!

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