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.
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From Baldemar Fierro OF COBA Images…Laguna 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
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.
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From Hazelnut Photography… They 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
This bride and groom really thought of everything to ensure their guests had spectacular memories of their wedding! In the Now Weddings + Events organized pre-ceremony pink lemonade, a stunning view for the vows, custom-printed charger plates for place cards, and the list goes on! Perfectly pretty in that gorgeously but laid-back way only California weddings are. Be sure to check out the full gallery for all of the goods from Jasmine Star Photography!
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From Amanda of In the Now Weddings + Events… Claire and Steve are the best of the best! Taking care of the guests was top priority for this couple. From the pre-ceremony sparkling beverage station, which boasted individual bottles of custom-labeled, pink, sparking lemonade, to the late-night, tray-passed, fresh-baked cookies, this couple took the time to think of the guests’ experience from beginning to end! They knew exactly what they liked and wanted, and that makes my job so easy and fun. They yearned for a classy, oceanside event that would really wow their friends and family (around 75% of them had traveled cross-country to join in the day). Their “quintessential classy California wedding” turned out flawlessly with the help of our amazing vendor team. The venue, which we custom-named “Amore Immortale” for their event (to keep it a surprise from guests, and also to ensure it reflected the way we felt about the day) was the perfect backdrop with its panoramic ocean view and Tuscan style. It was the first decision that was made in the planning process, and it set the tone for the rest of the details to fall into place!
Some of our favorite details: custom charger plates for place cards, adorned with the guest’s name in gold vinyl; each place setting held a menu card and favor box designed to follow suit with their invitations; the three bars were customized by adding a monogrammed floral and name piece; their custom cake and dessert bar; a lounge area with amazing, Tuscan/modern-style furniture held customized pillows bearing the name and wedding date of the couple; and gorgeous crystal stemware was complemented with a silk napkin and brooch accent at each guest’s setting.
Wedding Photography: Jasmine Star Photography / Wedding Venue: A Private Estate in Laguna Beach, California / Event Design + Planning: In the Now Weddings + Events / Floral Design: Art with Nature Design / Officiant: Rabbi Barry / Catering: Creme de la Creme Catering / Wedding Cake + Desserts: Sweet and Saucy Shop / Wedding Invitations: In the Now Weddings & Events / Band: Rossi Music / Lighting: JFox Event Lighting / Linens: La Tavola / Lounge Pieces: Hire Elegance / Wedding Dress: San Patrick / Bride’s Shoes: ALDO / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Monique Lhuillier / Jewelry: Swarovski