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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.


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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Montage, Laguna Beach Inspiration Shoot

If I could have any wish right now, I would wish that I was sitting pretty at one of the pretty place settings of this stunning shoot at Montage Resort And Spa. Because really, it doesn’t get more gorgeous. And that view? Basically to die for. With florals from Natasha Kolenko, invitations from Allison Kate Stationary, design genius by Shannon O’Neil at Cargo Creative, and images from COBA Images - this gallery is basically beyond. See it all here.

From Baldemar Fierro OF COBA ImagesLaguna Beach is one of the most beautiful destinations you can find in Southern California. Montage Resort & Spa envelopes all the beauty that is Laguna Beach. Set on an oceanfront bluff with sweeping panoramas of the Pacific, Montage is an ideal location for a wedding. Inspired by this beautiful city, local designer Shannon O’neil of Cargo Creative thought of a color story that would compliment this perfect venue. “My aim was to showcase a classic Montage wedding, while adding a unique color palette of navy and orange to resemble the ocean and sunset that Laguna Beach is known for” says O’neil. We both feel blessed to live and work in Laguna Beach with such a talented team.

Photography: Baldemar Fierro OF COBA Images | Event Design: Shannon O'Neil From Cargo Creative | Flowers: Natasha Kolenko | Wedding Dress: Jenny Yoo | Invitations: Allison Kate Stationary | Jewelry: Lugano Jewelry | Digital Tech/Assistant: Sean Macgillivray | Hair + Makeup: Romina Costa Of Kim Vo Salon | Models: Molly Hosie And John Yerkovich | Rentals: Archive Rentals | Venue: Montage Resort And Spa, Laguna Beach

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Laguna Beach Wedding from Hazelnut Photography + LVL Weddings & Events

Meant to be.  That’s exactly how I would describe these two sweeties, who (along with their guests) braved Hurricane Sandy, cancelled flights and packing by candlelight to make it to their Laguna Beach wedding.  Yep, nothing (and I mean nothing) was going to stop this adorable duo from saying “I do”… and once they hit solid ground in The Golden State?  Pure magic.  The kind of magic that can only be planned by LVL Weddings & Events and captured in breathtaking images by Hazelnut Photography.  See it all in the full gallery.

From Hazelnut PhotographyThey almost didn’t make it to their wedding day. Set to leave their current hometown in New Jersey just as Hurricane Sandy was pounding the coast, flights were delayed for days and packing was completed by candlelight. But, by some miracle, with departures from the west coast at about 50%, every one of their guests made it out to Laguna Beach for a few days of incredible weather and an absolutely gorgeous wedding!

As an outsider looking in, you would never have known what Piper & Jeff had just come through. They were absolutely glowing! Light and love beams from each of them and it was such a joy to photograph them together. Piper had considered every detail, adding a few that I had never seen myself. In the middle of the ceremony, their mothers poured a bit of wine from two small carafes into a larger carafe. Their officiant, Jeff’s brother, then poured the combined wine into glasses for each of them. Wait staff passed champagne to each guest and a mid-ceremony toast was made to their new life; like the small separate carafes of wine, now becoming a single larger and fuller one.

It was an incredible day, with two generous, talented and beautiful people tying the knot.

Wedding Photography: Hazelnut Photography / Wedding Venue: Surf & Sand Resort in Laguna Beach, California / Wedding Planning: LVL Weddings & Events / Floral Design: JL Designs / Wedding Cake: A Wish and A Whisk / Rentals: Signature Party Rentals / Band: West Coast Music / Steel Drums: Alan Lightner / Wedding Dress: Monique Lhuillier / Shoes: Stuart Weitzman / Hair: Flawless Faces / Makeup: Suzie Moldavon / Linens: La Tavola Fine Linen Rental

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