Matt & Sara

On the glorious day of September 15, 2018 at the Ocean Institute located in the beautiful harbor of Dana Point, Sara and Mathew became Mr. and Mrs. Stewart. There ceremony was nothing short of sweet and funny with personal humor by their officiant and friend Neil Rotter with the addition of their precious Roxi ( cutest pitbull ever). The ceremony had some intimate aspects tied in with Mathew coming from a Jewish family, such as the signing of a Ketubah and of course the traditional breaking of the glass!  The birch chuppah they were wedded under was lovely and eye catching with the beautiful florals done by Bonnie Peterson with The Tangled Vine and tied perfectly into their oceanside wedding. 

The reception area was fun and romantic all together with their photobooth provided by Happy Cow with a cardboard appearance by Justin Timberlake that Sara provided of course. Who doesn’t love Justin?! It was a total hit with the guests! Their center pieces tied into the ocean location with a candle lit lantern with pretty blue and clear glass pieces inside. Once grand entrance, which was grand! Was through tables were excused to head to the delicious taco/Mexican food buffet provided by Canyon Catering that was enjoyed by all. Now the band was exceptional! The Kalama Brothers definitely know how to get people out of their seats and on the dance floor! Such a fun element having a band that can play all types of music that keep the night rolling. While everyone was on the dance floor another fun tradition took place with the bride and groom being lifted in chairs by their friends and family. I would have been holding on for my life! But they were having a blast with everyone! The night was ended with dancing and people making sure to get their shots with Justin and the real celebrities Sara and Mathew Stewart!  

Maddie & Chris

It is so fun when couples are able to incorporate special memories into their special day. Maddie & Chris had a wedding day overflowing with precious memories. Starting with their gorgeous venue at the Ocean Institute, where the groom used to work for years, to a surprise appearance from his alma mater, the USC marching band during the reception. These fun memories weren’t the only sweet part of the day, the couple also had a decadent dessert table complete with homemade treats, candy, and a charming cake from It’s All About the Cake.  Epic 1’s DJ Todd helped guests create new memories out on the dance floor. What an unforgettable wedding!! We are wishing all the best to Maddie & Chris as they continue their story together as husband and wife.  

Planning: Nicole with Weddings by Cortney Helaine

Photography: Sean Lara Photography

Entertainment: Epic 1 DJ

Catering: Soho Tacos

Rentals: Baker Party Rentals

Cake: It's All About the Cake

Black and White at the Beach

So many beach wedding in California range from relaxed, to tropical or boho. We wanted to show off the finer things with a black tie inspired ocean front wedding. With the couple snuggling up on one of the yachts next to the barefoot bar or event an all black in white NYC inspired table, it was decadence to a tee. All completed with the geode and gold flake painted cake. 

Venue: Huntington Bay Club

Photographer: Adrian Jon Photography

Bakery: Plumeria Cake Studios

Rentals: Signature Party Rentals

Florals: Tangled Vine Designs

Her Attire: Mary Me Bridal

His Attire: Friar Tux

Beauty: Face of Beauty

Paper Suite: Elizabeth King Designs