Estate Wedding : Claire + Steve

Estate Wedding : Claire + Steve


The breeze off the Pacific ocean rolled softly through the air and streamed into the open windows. Soft tendrils shook in the wake of the breeze as Claire and her bridesmaids gently paraded on the shiny wood floors of the bridal suite. The girls buzzed around the room pulling, zipping, combing, and pinning Claire into the bride she was ready to become.

Steve patiently waited for Claire to descend the steps of the Estate–alternately named Amore Immortale Estate for their love–the property was a perfect Italian landscape nestled in Laguna Beach. From a distance he saw her radiant smile and took a deep breath. He smiled back at her as they stood under the chuppah and promised to love each other for all time. Their closest friends and family collectively promised to vigilantly support their promises and shouted Mazeltov! when their vows were complete.

Together they roamed the estate in wedded bliss and waved to guests from across the villa. They toasted, clapped, and kissed, but–most importantly–they reveled in the moment of being one.

Claire and Steve…from the moment we met, I knew I was in for a great day, but I had no idea. None. No idea just how lovely your friends, family, and day would be and I’m thankful to have documented your sweet love. Hope you’re enjoying every last minute of your month in France and eat extra cheese for me! Much Love and Appreciation… j*

The wedding day preparation began at the St. Regis Monarch Beach, complete with champagne, laughter, and a perfect ocean view…

We quickly made our way to the Estate in Laguna Beach and were warmly welcomed to what felt like a piece of Italy. The Cahill family opened their home and we were treated to a tour by Karen, who showed us the most beautiful aspects of her home and garden.

Claire had a spectacular bridal party…her bridesmaids were so much fun and fabulous I wanted to make them my own friends by the end of the night!

JD captured this photo of their families standing under the chuppah, wrapped in a prayer shawl…Claire and her mom share a special bond and it was evident to everyone watching…

And let’s not forget the handsome groom…Steve looked extra dapper and nothing says class like a bow tie! 🙂

I absolutely loved the gardens at the Estate and I wish I could photograph a wedding there every.single.weekend…

Oh, Claire….just stop already!!! Rawr.

The day was masterfully constructed, designed, and executed by the uber fab Amanda Auer of In The Now…she and her team worked tirelessly to ensure the wedding was a true reflection of Claire and Steve and they couldn’t have produced anything more perfect for them…truly.

Many thanks to Art With Nature for the gorgeous floral arrangements…

As guests mingled during cocktail hour, Steve stole a kiss just before the Grand Entrance…he was so into kissing his bride, I don’t think he noticed the gorgeous views of Laguna Beach…

…or the view of the guests during their First Dance…

In The Now is known best for personalization of every wedding detail and who could resist custom pillows?!

I’ll end of this note because it makes me happy to see two people so in l.o.v.e…

To see more of Claire and Steve’s Estate wedding in Laguna Beach, feel free to CLICK HERE for a slideshow with Holly Maher music provided by The Music Bed or watch it here:

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  1. Mark Potter -

    Breathtaking shots Jasmine… you’ve told their story so beautifully. And, a day after your Shooting Star vid about ring shots – a killer personalized ring shot using the environment to help tell the story. You are incredible!

      7.27.12 - 1:14 pm

  2. Life with Kaishon -

    They seem so in love. This made my heart happy this Friday morning. What a beautiful couple.

      7.27.12 - 1:28 pm

  3. Ernie E -

    All these are incredibly beautiful and really show the love between those two!

      7.27.12 - 1:52 pm

  4. Janelle C. -

    Soo in love with this wedding!!!

      7.27.12 - 3:07 pm

  5. kristen holly -

    This is so beautiful! What an amazing place. I would LOVE to shoot a wedding in Laguna Beach on the coast!! Gorgeous couple, gorgeous work, J!

      7.27.12 - 4:07 pm

  6. Kacie -

    Every photo is perfect…. you did an amazing job!

      7.27.12 - 4:13 pm

  7. Megan Hartley -

    So incredibly wonderful, Jasmine! You captured the day beautifully and you were such a joy to be around. Thank you for documenting Claire and Steve’s day in the most perfect way imaginable!

      7.27.12 - 4:34 pm

  8. Denee Janine -

    PROPS to this lovely couple on a gorgeous wedding… PRops to you for catching such sweet moments! GREAT WORK, Jasmine!

      7.27.12 - 4:39 pm

  9. Rosalinda Garcia -

    Beautiful … B E A U T I F U L images!!!!!!! Takes my breath away….

      7.27.12 - 4:41 pm

  10. Whitney Lane Arnett -

    I love that shot of her kissing the side of her head. Her eyes look like they can see into your soul. What a gorgeous day captured with beautiful pics

      7.27.12 - 4:51 pm

  11. Jenn Best -

    Oh Please Please Please tell me you took pictures of the couple on that cute little couch on the balcony – so sweet!!!!

      7.27.12 - 6:20 pm

  12. Melissa Avey Photography -

    Beautiful photography! I love that dip shot 🙂

      7.27.12 - 6:45 pm

  13. Mireille -

    Did I say that this wedding is absolutely beautiful.

      7.27.12 - 7:18 pm

  14. Stephanie Stewart -

    What a gorgeous wedding! Such a lovey dovey couple – so sweet! Beautiful work, beautiful day!

      7.27.12 - 7:48 pm

  15. nena -

    What a perfect wedding of perfection. The couple is gorgeous and your photos always make me want to get married! Everything looked so pretty like out of a magazine for brides! =-)

      7.27.12 - 10:43 pm

  16. Camilla jørvad -

    beautiful photos. I am especially in love with the bride-putting-on-shoes vertical shot of the dark wooden floor that’s in the slideshow. gorgeous:)

      7.28.12 - 11:15 pm

  17. LEOLAK -

    BEAUTIFUL!!! Kicking ring shot too!! Gorgeous location!

      7.29.12 - 4:36 am

  18. aurea -

    Gorgeous wedding! And equally gorgeous photos! Love the ring photo!

      7.29.12 - 7:45 am

  19. Becky Male -

    Beautiful – I love all the thoughtful detailing these two have in cute touches throughout the day. I just checked out In The Now’s website too – lovely. Ring shots great to see these after watching your tutorial too.

      7.29.12 - 11:24 am

  20. Martin -

    Great storytelling Jasmine!

      7.29.12 - 11:32 am

  21. Alex Sablan -

    Awesome set! That location is amazing, it compliments your style perfectly.

      7.29.12 - 3:07 pm

  22. Wedding Photography Melbourne -

    Fabulous! The make up shot is lovely.

      7.30.12 - 1:33 am

  23. Brad -

    The b&w image of the bride looking at her mom while standing under the chuppah is priceless. I’m sure everyone in that scene will treasure that image forever!

      7.30.12 - 6:15 am

  24. Yuliya M. -

    I love the dress shot and of course the branded pillow 😉

      7.30.12 - 5:16 pm

  25. Aaron -

    Thank you for sharing another great set!

      7.30.12 - 6:30 pm

  26. Wedding Photographers -

    Hi Jasmine, great job. All pics are really very beautiful, specially the b&w. How beautifully you take all the pics, venue, and environment. All are incredible.

      7.31.12 - 10:57 am

  27. Jen R -

    lovely set

      7.31.12 - 12:29 pm

  28. Cindy -

    Lovely photos. Just wish you’re slide shows didn’t require Flash Player.

      7.31.12 - 1:55 pm

  29. Mariano -

    Really nice detail of the ring. looks like is just standing onthe bottle, How did you do it?

      8.2.12 - 1:10 am

  30. Ashley Christine -

    ::gasp:: Gorgeous!!

      8.3.12 - 3:15 am

  31. Tovergoud -

    Wonderful as always! My favs are that one under the "rawr" (great look in her eyes) and of the first dance. Great job!

    Greetings from the Netherlands

      8.8.12 - 7:00 pm

  32. Angie -

    Wow! What an amazing wedding!

      8.20.12 - 3:51 pm

  33. Ken Wallace -

    Really beautiful work. So happy to have found your site!

      8.23.12 - 1:45 am

  34. Torben Bryllupsfotograf -

    Love your work


      11.27.12 - 2:24 pm

  35. Rachelle Blume -

    What a beautiful wedding – would love to know if the estate was rented or a friend of the family?

      12.29.12 - 4:24 am

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