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Laguna Garden Wedding at St Regis Monarch Beach

When Hazelnut Photography gets behind the lens, beautiful things happen. And when they capture a wedding like this one, with a couple as gorgeous as this one - well that’s when you know you hit wedding gold. It’s a wedding were every detail seems to beautifully shine in the California light, and you can get lost in all the lovely right here.

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From Hazelnut PhotographyLisa & Henrik are adventurers. They are two people looking to glean as much from this life as possible. Their friends are they family and their family is their most prized possession. Their wedding reflected all of this… who they are as individuals, and who they are as couple. It was absolutely perfect.

Lisa & Henrik were married on a cliff overlooking the Pacific Ocean just as the sun was setting. The wind cooperated with us and it was so incredibly gorgeous. The decor invoked a gorgeous garden setting, and only enhanced the amazing ocean view. For the reception, guests were seated at two long tables covered with greenery, florals and candles. A fire burned behind it all and lights twinkled about their heads.

Lisa is Jewish, and the signing of the Ketubah was one of the loveliest wedding moments I’ve photographed. They signed it in the bridal suite, surrounded by their families. Then, her cousin sang a piece he’d written for the two of them. It was beautiful, and moved us all to tears. Henrik is from Sweden, and they brought in some Swedish traditions that I loved so very much! The seating arrangements were very traditional, in that the couple chose where each guest would be sitting. So, husbands and wives & dates were on opposite sides of the gorgeous long tables, inspiring conversation between people who don’t necessarily know each other. There were fourteen speeches peppered in throughout dinner. Fourteen! People from different stages of Lisa & Henriks lives got up to speak a bit about them. It was so interesting to hear bits about each of them from so many different people.

It truly was a day joining two people, their families and their traditions in one of the most beautiful settings California has to offer.

Photography: Hazelnut Photography | Florist: Pink The Little Flower Shop | Wedding Dress: Mon Amie Bridal Salon | Reception Venue: St Regis Monarch Beach | Shoes: Kate Spade | Jewelry: Banana Republic | Catering: Kelly O'Dell | DJ: Atmosphere Entertainment

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Classic White Wedding with a Stunning Floral Installation

If ever there were a floral centerpiece that could almost steal the show, it would so be this suspended centerpiece crafted by Heavenly Blooms. Those mid-air beauties are paired with a classic white wedding designed by Chic Celebrations that fully embraces the ballroom and gives it a fresh modern twist. One that looks extra pretty as seen through the lens of onelove photography. See for yourself right here.

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From onelove photographyMeg and Danny wanted the wedding to be romantic and elegant but didn’t want tons of color. They liked the idea of soft glows and candlelight but still wanted it welcoming. They knew they wanted a head table with their brothers and sisters, so to set that table apart they wanted the decor on and around that table to be different. We thought of having smaller florals and candles on the table top and creating the major “centerpiece” overhead. When we brought the idea to the floral designer, she took it and RAN with it. It turned out perfect. The draping tulips looked incredible. The backlit wall behind them really illuminated the table and helped draw everyone’s eyes to the couple the whole night.

Photography: Onelove Photography | Videography: Cloudless Weddings | Stationary: Copper Willow Paper Studio | Caterer: The Surf And Sand | Calligraphy: Jill Velez | Lighting: Amber Event Production | Officiant: Alan Katz | Chargers: Casa De Perrin | Custom Dance Floor: Chiavari Chair Rentals | Desserts: Sweet And Saucy | Event Designer + Coordinator: Chic Celebrations | Florals: Heavenly Blooms | Linens: La Tavola | Palm And Tarot Reader: Bellenco | Rentals: Found Vintage Rentals

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Modern Wedding at Montage Laguna Beach

Beach weddings are my everything. I adore them. But when you throw in some modern flair and gorgeous styling (thanks to The Special Day) on top of them, well, I get a little giddy. And I may or may not let out a squeal or two. Because this gallery of image from Gabriel Ryan? It defines squeal-worthy.

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From The Special Day …The most important thing to Amy and Jeff about their wedding was that it reflected their history as individuals, and their history as a couple. We did just that!

We decided on a color palette of orange with turquoise. Amy and Jeff met while attending OREGON STATE, and actually during their college football game, so they LOVE Orange! The couple picked the Montage Laguna Beach as their venue, and fell in love with the pattern in the fence gates, proving you can find inspiration anywhere! That inspired them to bring in a similar design as the motif in the invites and stationery that were designed by Amy’s brother in law. We even brought in the motif through the pillows & napkin treatments which we had custom made.

Amy grew up on the beach in the Oregon coast where there’s a lot of driftwood. To pay homage, we brought in grapewood (which has a similar look) elements to line their ceremony aisle and used it on their table centerpieces.

Photography: Gabriel Ryan | Planner: The Special Day | Flowers: Nisie's Enchanted Florist | Lighting: G2 Lighting | DJ: Scratch Weddings | Linens: Wildflower Linen | Rentals: Signature Party Rentals | Venue: Montage Laguna Beach

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