Good evening from Huntington Beach everyone! I hope everyone had a great West Coast Wednesday yesterday and I have a terrific San Clemente Wedding that I recently was a photographer for with Bernadette & Vlad.
I first met up with Bernadette & Vlad at a Bridal Showplace event on the Queen Mary well over a year ago. Over time, Bernadette and I would touch base on the phone or via email getting to know each other better as she shared her vision for her wedding day. One one of our meetings, we met up at Union Station in downtown Los Angeles. What was really awesome about that meeting is there was another wedding being filmed for David Tutera’s; My Fair Wedding on WeTV (Like I did for Shelby & Matt’s Silverado Wedding at Rancho Las Lomas!). After the meeting, we headed over to Olivera Street to meet up with Bernadette’s parents for dinner at a local restaurant.
We even had an opportunity to meet up at one of my favourite spots in Laguna Beach where I love to meet some of my other wedding couples; The Surf and Sand Resort. That meeting was perfect with a delicious sunset, some martinis and finger foods. Again, chatting about the wedding day, the details of their wedding and how much fun it would be while I’m photographing all the awesome memories.
Fast forward to their wedding day that was held at the Casino San Clemente and to say that it was beautiful, filled with tears of joy and tons of great times & laughter wouldn’t even begin to describe how amazing it was. From the flawless hair & make up provided by Chach Ontiveros at Skin Rituals to the Maggie Sottero Wedding Dress and Joan & David Shoes that Bernadette wore to the opulent floral arrangements provided by Katrina O’Donnell Custom Florals (who was just featured on the latest episode of “How To Make The Most Out Of Your Wedding Day” BTW!) – their wedding day was perfect.
As I was mentioning about all the awesome memories, there truly were! I had a little juniour stalkerazzi rockin’ a Canon G10 all day capturing her vision of Bernadette & Vlad’s wedding day. Bernadette & Vlad opted for a 1st look prior to their wedding ceremony – which is totally the best thing ever. That gave them a private moment between themselves AND a great deal of time for us to head down to the beach for me to capture some absolutely epic romantic portraits of the two of them.
There was also a little bit of “Kung Fu Fighting” going on while DJ Andy from Disc Go Round kept the night moving, some humour during the toasts… AND! Yours truly here did what I now refer to as a “Royale McTwist & Jump” when the chair that I was standing on during the family portraits decided to give way. I nearly ate it in slow motion as I was going down. I totally didn’t and landed on my feet and it was sooooooo awesome!!! I just wish I had video of it because it was that cool.
I would like to give an uber shout out to Ms. Kelly Roemer, the General Manager of the Casino San Clemente down in (You guessed it) San Clemente for orchestrating a PERFECT wedding day for Bernadette & Vlad. She and her team of professionals not only made sure every detail was precise, but that every guest and even little ole me was well taken care of during the day. She is the consumate professional and I highly recommend you chatting with her if you’re considering having your wedding at the Casino San Clemente.
Before you check out Bernadette & Vlad’s Laguna Beach Wedding at Casino San Clemente – in Orange County and you’re thinking to yourself… Hey – I’d really like to get to know this Huntington Beach Wedding Photographer in Orange County loves to capture romantic portraits, timeless moments and wedding details, then feel free to get in touch with me anytime.
So without further ado, below is Bernadette & Vlad’s Laguna Beach Wedding that I photographed at the beautiful Casino San Clemente in a gorgeous slide show that I put together. If you’re interested in delicious professional prints, I’ll have their wedding photography available on Pictage too. I hope you’re having a great Baby Friday and stay tuned for some more amazing events that I’ve photographed from San Diego to Orange County and Ventura – cheers!
PS, If you missed the latest episode that was filmed in San Diego and released on Monday, be sure to check out the totally fun & awesome Katrina O’Donnell who I recently worked with as the wedding photographer for Bernadette & Vlad’s wedding day on the latest episode of “How To Make The Most Out Of Your Wedding Day” – where she’s sharing some terrific advice on how to save some time, some money & your sanity planning your wedding.
PSS, I’m really excited to share with you that the butterfly movement is alive and well in Orange County! I recently when I was a guest teacher at Fountain Valley High School and Marina High School – it really hit me that I’m more than just a Huntington Beach Wedding Photographer in Orange County capturing beautiful portraits and covering amazing events all over Southern California – but a photographer that wants to help dilate minds and make positive changes in this world.
PPSS, I thought I would share an awesome quote with you from the romantic movie; “Robin Hood” with Russell Crowe; “Rise and rise again. Until lambs become lions.” Awesome!