Julie and Eric : Wedding


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!**

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  1. Nathan Sawatzky

    October 24th, 2007 at 4:22 pm

    great work Jasmine, I love the photobooth shot!

  2. Carrie

    October 24th, 2007 at 4:24 pm

    So Beautiful- So real-

    Jasmine, I long to be in California every time I watch your slideshows!


  3. Melissa Koehler

    October 24th, 2007 at 4:24 pm

    Jasmine…these are fantastic. I hope you had a cupcake because those looked so yummy!
    Hugs to you 🙂

  4. Brenda

    October 24th, 2007 at 4:44 pm

    Stunning! Question…Did you fill flash the shot of the bridal party?

  5. ala

    October 24th, 2007 at 4:46 pm

    your brides are the COOOOOOLEST! i can’t wait til january to book you and be one of them! ; )

  6. Jasmine*

    October 24th, 2007 at 4:52 pm

    Hi Brenda! No, I didn’t use fill-flash…I try to stay far, far away from flash! 🙂

  7. Mark Brooke

    October 24th, 2007 at 4:55 pm

    nicely done! REALLY COOL portrait, do out of the box!

  8. Korey

    October 24th, 2007 at 4:57 pm

    I love their modern touches…very stylish couple!! The picture of the bridal party is amazing and I love Damien Rice!!

  9. Amy

    October 24th, 2007 at 5:05 pm

    What a beautiful dress!-It reminds me of an angel 🙂 And those are the coolest champagne flutes ever. What a fun wedding to be a part of! You did a great job. ALL the photos are great! I also love the slideshow music…

  10. cesar perez

    October 24th, 2007 at 5:32 pm

    Sprinkles rocks!!! loved the coverage jasmine. I looove the wedding portrait. The decor was awesome, looks like a great wedding.

  11. Nataly

    October 24th, 2007 at 5:59 pm

    These are suh-weet, Jas!

  12. cassandra m

    October 24th, 2007 at 7:01 pm

    bea-u-t-i-ful…the wedding party looks like Tropical Paradise! and I love that in most of the photos…they are laughing and you can feel their happiness. awesome pics!

  13. erika lais

    October 24th, 2007 at 7:11 pm

    One more time a beautiful work!!!! I love your pictures … once again you rocket!!!! Congratulations ….!!!!!!

  14. erika lais photo

    October 24th, 2007 at 7:40 pm

    Ahhhh, i just loved the shoe’s one!!!! Where was this shoot?????

  15. Kymberli

    October 24th, 2007 at 7:46 pm

    I love the one where it’s just her eyes looking at him. I would have NEVER thought to take a photo then, but it is so cool! Great images! Thanks for sharing!

  16. Ginger

    October 24th, 2007 at 7:57 pm

    GASP! Her ring is gorgeous!

    Great shots– Love the wedding party shot.

  17. Holly McCaig

    October 24th, 2007 at 8:40 pm

    Jasmine – every time your blog dings on my Google Reader I get giddy! I am always amazed, inspired, and feel like I’m stealing from you! LOL I mean, that in a way that I am wanting to grow my own business to become as strong and remarkable as the way you have done yours. I look up to you and what you do. Every time I look at your session proofs I feel that much more confident that I can do it too. Your clients are truly truly blessed to have you in their lives and documenting their moments. You deserve the very best!

  18. Anna

    October 24th, 2007 at 8:45 pm

    Thank you for nice words on my blog and being so inspiring:)
    Beautiful pictures like always, especially minimalistic dress shot and rocking wedding party.

  19. Julie

    October 24th, 2007 at 9:04 pm

    G’day mate all the way from Australia! Just saw the photos and they are beautiful… thank you (and JD) for sharing our day. You were awesome and we can’t wait to print them out and hang them all over our home!

  20. Jasmine*

    October 24th, 2007 at 9:17 pm

    Juuuuuulie!! G’day to you too! Hope you’re having fun on your honeymoon! Glad you like the pictures…can’t wait to chat when you get home! xoxo… And, Holly, THANK YOU for your kind, kind words…they mean alot! 🙂

  21. Stacy Cross

    October 24th, 2007 at 11:16 pm

    These are fantastic, as your pictures always are! What a cute couple and I love the spontaneous wedding part pic – awesome! You have such an eye for catching great moments! 🙂

  22. Trista

    October 24th, 2007 at 11:16 pm

    OMG..her ring is to die for!! Love the group shot too!

  23. joyful weddings and events

    October 25th, 2007 at 12:33 am

    I love the look of this wedding! Her dress is so beautiful! Great job as always jas. Who was the florist?

  24. Brian Khang

    October 25th, 2007 at 2:00 am

    Ok.. I need some milk and cupcakes asap now. I think I need to go eat. Awesome pictures as usual Jasmine. Have you been stuck inside also because of the fires?

  25. Donna

    October 25th, 2007 at 2:16 am

    I’m glad to see I’m not the only one that gets jealous of the hubby photos. Every now & then Andy knocks one out of the park and I get a little green with envy. ; )

  26. david baxter

    October 25th, 2007 at 2:31 am

    love the shot of the groom laughing. awesome work as usual. i have to admit i do like JD’s shot. you’ve taught him well 🙂

  27. Emily DeWan

    October 25th, 2007 at 4:30 am

    Fabulous expressions! And I’m glad you got to eat a cupcake. I love when couples make sure you have dessert!

  28. Rachel Brooke

    October 25th, 2007 at 5:03 am

    the candid wedding party shot is my favorite. Good eye on that one, Jasmine! I also would really like to eat one of those cupcakes. Right now, actually.

  29. Simply Modern Weddings

    October 25th, 2007 at 5:18 am

    Love the modern look to the wedding, and yummy to the Sprinkles! Love the photobooth photo j*!

  30. crystal Goss

    October 25th, 2007 at 5:24 pm

    These are great, Jasmine! They look like such a fun couple! I looove the quotes. So sweet! And so true! And the cupcakes look uber cute and yummy!

  31. Kate Mefford

    October 25th, 2007 at 6:22 pm

    Gorgeous details! I LOVE that bookmark idea. Some people are just so clever…great coverage, girl!

  32. Regina

    October 25th, 2007 at 8:49 pm

    You always have a way of capturing emotions and those cupcakes! Heyyyyyyyyy! Looking good Jas…

  33. ksen : )

    October 25th, 2007 at 11:07 pm

    as always Jasmine — SUCH gorgeous, beautiful shots!! i LUV the photobooth one — so perfect!

  34. BrooklynGirl

    October 26th, 2007 at 4:04 am

    That cracked me up when you said, "apparently I’m not the only one who thinks I’m funny" and the photo is the bride and groom laughing.
    Nice work as always!

  35. Tiffany

    October 27th, 2007 at 1:37 am

    love the bridal party pic with the light coming through…way to capture!!!

  36. kay english

    July 29th, 2009 at 5:48 pm

    Love how the groom is smiling and laughing in like every picture! He’s so in love 🙂