Julie and Eric : Wedding

Photography

If love is what pieces two hearts together, then laughter is the glue.

And if Julie and Eric are any indication of this sentiment, they are stuck together for eternity.

The beautiful day began under the azure sky of Newport Beach, tucked away in a stunning Island Hotel suite. It was known in advance that the day was to have as little connotation of wedding formalities as possible. Afterall, their love is everything but ordinary, so why should their wedding be any different?

When Julie made her way down the palm-lined pathway to see Eric for the first time, they were both laughing before their eyes met. It was a laugh that not only betrayed nervousness, elation, and excitement, but also a laugh that betrayed unadulterated love.

If love is what pieces two hearts together, then laughter is the glue.

Julie and Eric…without sounding cliché, I want you to know that you melted my heart. Your kindness and care was ABOVE AND BEYOND anything I’ve ever experienced. JD and I felt truly loved and appreciated! Documenting your wedding was a highlight of this season, and I wish you nothing but amazingness and fabulousness until eternity. By the way, JD and I have never been thanked publicly during a bridal thank you speech…we were shocked to hear our names…and truly amazed with your selflessness. Have fun in Australia! Much Love and Appreciation…J*

There’s no better way to start the day then with a little Cartier bling!

I loooove when my clients opt to meet for photographs before the ceremony! Julie and Eric had a fabulous First Look and JD captured one of Eric’s very cool reactions to seeing Julie for the first time as his bride. To see more of their First Look, be sure to check out the slideshow! 🙂

Apparently I’m not the only one who thinks I’m funny… 😉

The Island Hotel has this totally awesome mirror and while I was shooting from another angle, JD snapped just a couple frames and his picture happens to be one of my favs…and I’m slightly jealous! 😉

This picture happened spontaneously. While the bridal party was addressing a groomsman’s flower emergency, Julie and Eric were waiting, so I had them turn to me…I guess I just really like the lighting…and the fact that it’s not a typical wedding portrait! 🙂

Ceremony Time : Julie and Eric had their lovely wedding at the Orange County Museum of Art and it was such a great venue!!

Julie had bookmarks made as favors…guests would take their picture in the Capital Photo Booth, and then slide their images into the back of the bookmark. LOVED this!

In lieu of a traditional wedding cake, Julie and Eric wanted Sprinkles Cupcakes! Yes! Before the reception started, Julie rushed over to me–complete with a champagne flute in hand–and said, There are three things you MUST do before you leave…eat dinner with us…take your pictures in the photobooth…and eat a cupcake! My job definitely has its perks!! 😉

During the toasts…

To see more of their wedding (and the tons of other pictures I wanted to blog!), CLICK HERE for a slideshow! 🙂

**A special thanks goes to the OCMA staff and the amazing catering attendants…they were simply fabulous!**