Everything about this California wedding by Amanda Thiessen Photography, set on the sandy shores of Laguna Beach, is just all kinds of pretty.  Soft, feminine details and vintage touches are sure to weaken the knees of our inner girlie girls.  But my favorite part of this beach bash?  The glowing, happy faces of the gorgeous bride and groom and their two cutie pups!  Keep soaking up the goodness from this beachy charmer in the full gallery!

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From Amanda Thiessen Photography… This intimate wedding of 40 people took place on September 13, 2010 in Laguna Beach, CA. It was a gorgeous sunny day. The bride and her bridesmaids got ready in a beautiful suite at the quaint Pacific Edge Hotel (in Laguna). The guys were ready hours before and hung out in their own room, telling jokes, having fun, being guys. The girls wore short chocolate color dresses and the bride complimented the dresses by wearing a gorgeous sash on her dress, which was finished off with an antique brouch in the back (on the bow).

After everyone was finished getting ready we drove a quick 10 minutes to the ceremony location, Crescent Bay Point Park. It was a very intimate ceremony. Overlooking the beautiful blue ocean. As the bridal party made their way down the aisle, the bride and groom’s dogs made it down the aisle too. The bride glistened as she walked down and everyone was in awe.

After the short (but sweet) vows we took some portraits and headed back over to The Pacific Edge Hotel where their reception was being held. The balcony deck looked over the ocean. And, if you looked down it was right on the sand. There were Chinese Lanterns filling the sky and the tables were decorated with beautiful vintage/victorian plates/glassware. The vases were sweetly simple filled with beautiful flowers. Speeches were had, great buffet style food was eaten and lots of dancing. There was also a photo booth that kept people going back for more!

As the sun began to go down the music went higher and higher and by the end of the night, everyone was dancing! Kate (bride) & Jordan’s (groom) friends/family definitely knew how to keep the party going, and Jordan being in the great band (Every Time I Die) knew how to party. The wedding was a blast and some of the most memorable moments were hands down the dances. I’ve seen a lot of first dances between grooms and their brides and this one got me teary-eyed. They were so focused on each other and the moment, it was beautiful and the emotion just pours out the film. Jordan’s dance with his mom was also so so sweet. You could feel the love from this entire family and it was just such a dream to be able to photograph this wedding. The night went on with everyone dancing underneath the glistening lanterns, overlooking the ocean while the waves crashed onto shore. It was a good day.

Wedding Photographer: Amanda Thiessen Photography / Wedding Ceremony Location: Crescent Bay Point Park / Wedding Reception Venue: Pacific Edge Hotel / Caterer: Love at First Bite /  Event Rentals: Signature Party Rentals / Centerpiece Decor: Bride’s Family Heirlooms + Etsy / Wedding Dress: Lili Bridal and Formals / Makeup Artist: Ashleigh Louer / Wedding Hair Stylist: Dianna Ryan / Photobooth: SoCal Shutterbooth / Plates and Table Accessories: Available Through KateBrenner@gmail.com

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