On Sunday at the historic Hotel Laguna, we were on hand to document the wedding of Jeffrey and Katherine. This sweet young couple, together with their family and friends were joined in marriage, with vows they wrote themselves. Their whole wedding was fresh and new, but still rooted in tradition. Congratulations to Jeffery and Katherine. And thanks as always to the hardworking team at Hotel Laguna, it is always a pleasure to work with you.
A week or so before this past Saturday, I met up with Lindsey and Bobby at their wedding venue for a tour. Having an outdoor ceremony, Lindsey wanted to make sure we allowed enough time to get photos before sunset. Jokingly, someone brought up the “What if it rains” scenario. I said, “Don’t worry. I have been shooting weddings six plus years and have never been rained out,” knocking on a wooden wine barrel as I made that statement.
So Saturday when I looked outside and saw the deep shimmer produced only by excessive moisture, I thought, “It’s only mist, a really heavy mist.”
Arriving for bridal party pictures in San Clemente, it was not misting, but the skies were a deep gray. This just meant that the beautiful grounds around Bella Collina Towne and Golf Club
looked even more amazing.
This was my first time working at this venue and I hope I get to shoot there again soon. It’s definitely a great spot in Orange County to have your wedding.
I’ve often wondered if people can have a meaningful relationship when there is a great distance between. Suppose you are on the West Coast and you fall for someone on the East Coast. Can that actually work? After last weekend’s wedding, I think it can. Jonas and Kaitlyn met in school when they both traveled to Wales for their studies. Both being coffee lovers, their early dates usually involved coffee, and they shared that with everyone at the wedding by having a coffee blending ceremony. These two got engaged while in Wales, and when they were done with their studies, Kaitlyn returned home to California and Jonas returned to his home in Sweden. These two were separated by 6,000 miles and a 9-hour time difference for nine months while Jonas got his visa to come to the US for his wedding. He literally arrived days before they got married. Jonas’ parents, who couldn’t be here for the wedding, stayed up until 2:00 in the morning Sweden time so they could see their son get married at 5:00 p.m. our time via Skype. Isn’t technology a wonderful thing?
Special thanks to all that made this day so special for Jonas and Kaitlyn include
Michael Lance – Catering Manager – Mission Viejo Country Club
Lisa Young and her team- Coordinator – An Amazing Event
Beth Costa – Florist – Pink Daffodil
Mark Cherney – DJ and Lighting – Music Man Events
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