I recently had the privilege of photographing Nina & Omar's super sweet Westminster wedding! I'm so excited to share a few highlights of their beautiful, all-white floral wedding ceremony in Orange County, CA.

Since there are have been so many variables this past year because of COVID-19, I've had quite a few couples hire me to cover just a short portion of their wedding day, as opposed to a typical full day. While I absolutely love it when I get to photograph the entire wedding day, it's also been a really fun and rewarding experience to photograph some of these shorter days where I'm just focused on documenting the ceremony and some portraits. There's more of an intimate feel in these small weddings that is sometimes overlooked or lost on the larger, more traditional wedding celebrations.

White floral arch on ceremony altar for a whimsical wedding in Westminster, CA. Photo by Belinda Philleo

If I had to describe Nina & Omar's wedding style I'd call it "Whimsical meets Glam," because it was both elegant and glamorous (especially Nina's hair and makeup!), but Nina's beautiful ballgown and the all white florals that decorated the ceremony reminded me of a magical, floral wonderland. It was beautiful!

Close up of white floral wedding arch at wedding ceremony in Westmister, CA. Photo by Belinda Philleo.
Large floral arrangements for wedding in Southern California. Large bouquets of white roses, babies breath, while lilies and ferns decorate church for wedding ceremony. Photography by Belinda Philleo
White roses, jasmine, and babies breath decorate church pew for  wedding in Orange County, California. Photography by Belinda Philleo
Black and white image of bride being escorted down the aisle by her father during wedding in Westminster, California. Photography by Belinda Philleo

As is typical with most weddings, Nina's dad walked her down the aisle and "gave her away" to Omar. For the rest of the ceremony, Omar could hardly stop sneaking little peeks of his stunning bride and whispering little things to make her laugh.

Groom smiles at his new bride during their wedding ceremony in California. Photography by Belinda Philleo
Bride and groom exchange marriage vows during their Westminster wedding ceremony. Photo by Belinda Philleo
Groom places wedding ring on his bride's finger during wedding ceremony in California. Photo by Belinda Philleo
Couple shares a first kiss while holding hands during their wedding in Southern California. Photography by Belinda Philleo

After the ceremony ended we headed out to the courtyard to take photos with the couple's family and then create some beautiful portraits of the bride and groom together. When I first spoke to Nina she told me she really wanted a whimsical photo of her and Omar sharing a kiss with her veil blowing in the wind. The courtyard made for the perfect spot to create this photo for the couple!

Bride's view flows in the wind at Westminster wedding in Southern California. Photo by Belinda Philleo

Nina looked absolutely stunning in her V-neck ballgown and her cathedral veil! Finished off her glamorous bridal look with a sparkly bridal tiara and an all white bridal bouquet with eucalyptus accent greenery. So pretty!

Bride shows off her Vneck ballroom bridal gown with white tulle florals and an all white bridal bouquet at wedding in Orange County, CA. Photography by Belinda Philleo
Bride and groom at their wedding in Westminster, California. Photo by Belinda Philleo

Hairstylist: @farahwiththegoodhair
Makeup: Bella Boo MUA
Photography by Belinda Philleo (That's me!)
Groom's Tux: Mens Warehouse

Are you planning a wedding in Westminster or another part of Orange County? I would love to chat with you about your dream wedding photographs. Contact me to inquire about availability and pricing!

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