Good morning everyone! This is one totally excited Newport Beach Wedding Photographer in Orange County who couldn’t wait any longer to share Nancy & Edwin’s Engagement Party I photographed with them at the St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort and Spa in Laguna Beach down in Dana Point.
Nancy & Edwin were how shall I say… the kind of couple that I would imagine every photographer dreams of. For starters, they gave me a full TWO HOURS to do portraits with them prior to the party. Can I say “Wholly Nachos & Newcastles!” What a totally great opportunity to not be rushed for the portraits and on top of that – the area we chose at the St. Regis was totally empty – pretty much giving us an entire perfectly manicured location all to ourselves. All of this combined with Nancy in her Nicole Miller gown and Edwin in his Armani suit – took the shoot to the HNL!
Once we wrapped their portrait photographs, it was time for their Engagement Ceremony on the lawn overlooking the Pacific Ocean. There was a full gathering of about 200 of their friends & relatives from around the country. Their ceremony was decorated exquisitely by Elegant By Design and White Flite had about 2 dozen doves to be released at the end of their Engagement Ceremony.
Also, can I just say that Ms. Kelly Odell and Gundula Reile and the rest of the entire team of expert professionals at the St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort orchestrated a flawless symphony of service perfection. From the moment everyone arrived – to the last dance and relaxing on the back lawn enjoying cigars from The Cigar Guys – everything was perfect. They even made sure the timeline was so dialed in, that there was a break in the night where I could invite Nancy & Edwin on the back lawn with their Mercedes Benz to do some of my signature Night Romantic portraits of them under the moon-lit night sky.
Before you check out Nancy & Edwin’s Engagement Party at the St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort and Spa in Laguna Beach down in Dana Point and you’re thinking… Hey – I’d really like to get to know this Newport Beach Wedding Photographer (Previously a Huntington Beach Wedding Photographer) that loves music & fashion, photography and art, feel free to contact me anytime.
I hope you had a totally awesome weekend and keep in touch because I have more great wedding photography and other events to share with you. From San Diego to Newport Beach and all the way up to Ventura (and Oakland for Angela & Andrew’s Wedding and Rehearsal last Thursday & Friday!) – I’ll have some fantastic Weddings, Portrait Photoshoots and events that I’ve had the honour of photographing. Cheers!
PS, Check out this awesome quote from one of my favourite musical artists: “Rain is wet, sugar is sweet, clap your hands & stomp your feet. Everyone. Everyone knows, when love calls – gotta go.”
Oh My!! I didn’t say who the artist is. Well… The first two people to comment below with the name of the artist, album & song it is associated with and Tweet – it will receive a $5.00 Starbucks gift card to help you get through your week, morning or… the upcoming holiday shopping season. Muah Hah Hah!