Pelican Hill Wedding : Rodhelen + David


They share a quiet kind of love. The type of love that others can see and feel, but is never put on display like a relic in a museum. Rodhelen and David complete each others’ sentences and quietly laugh at inside jokes…and occasionally use pet names in public. Their friends and family laud their devotion, care, and attention to others, all things that manage to find their way back to each other.

Last Monday, on a glorious Labor Day, Rodhelen and David promised their lives to each other. The wedding overlooked a stunning day in Newport Beach and the sun kissed the couple as they floated down the aisle. It was a perfect day for two people who deserved nothing else.

Rodhelen and David, thank you for being so sweet, kind, and thoughtful. It was a joy to document your wedding day and I know your lives are destined for only great(er) things…and merely because you deserve every last bit of it. Enjoy your time in Italy…and, Rodhelen, please buy a pair of heels we’d both swoon over! Much Love and Appreciation… j*

The day started at the bridal suite at Pelican Hill Resort…and nothing’s better than beginning with a pair of Christian Dior heels and Oscar De La Renta wedding dress…

Many thanks to Nisie of Enchanted Florist for the stunning bouquet…

Rodhelen and David opted to see each other before the ceremony and I couldn’t have been happier for this amazing moment between the two of them…

Because they saw each other before the wedding, we had plenty of time to plan for pictures and roam every inch of Pelican Hill Resort

The official Mr. and Mrs…with a lovely ceremony by Reverend Clint Hufft

Oh, Rodhelen…you are GORGE! Thanks to Joyce Luck for hair and makeup!

Many, many thanks to Alicia Townsend of Details, Details for planning a lovely day and ensuring we stayed right on track with the timeline…LOVE her!

The day was filled with many great moments…like the First Dance…

…and lovely speeches…

…and private moments… (with lovely music provided by Peter Papadopolous and video light provided by Elysium Productions)

It was an absolutely stunning night for a wedding and the views from Pelican Hill was the cherry on the wedding cake!

To see more of Rodhelen and David’s wedding photos at Pelican Hill Resort, feel free to CLICK HERE for a slideshow!

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  1. Jenni

    September 6th, 2012 at 2:52 pm


  2. Ivor Tetteh-Lartey Photography

    September 6th, 2012 at 3:29 pm

    Fabulous contre jour lighting in the gardens. I love how you captured the bride reflection in the mirror as her bridesmaid works on the dress detail.

  3. Liz

    September 6th, 2012 at 3:37 pm

    I had actually been waiting for you to post this wedding – I loved their engagement session! Gorgeous photos!

  4. m

    September 6th, 2012 at 3:58 pm

    of course I looooooove her dress!!!!

  5. Jeremy & Kristin

    September 6th, 2012 at 4:11 pm

    gorgeous couple! Jasmine, that last shot is killer!

  6. Carolyn Evans

    September 6th, 2012 at 4:21 pm

    Beautiful, as always!

  7. Rachel McCloud

    September 6th, 2012 at 4:48 pm

    So beautiful. The location and couple are wonderful. 🙂

  8. Laura Elizabeth

    September 6th, 2012 at 5:04 pm


  9. Hannes Uys

    September 6th, 2012 at 5:28 pm

    Wow awesome details!

  10. Joe O'Daniels

    September 6th, 2012 at 6:05 pm

    Inpressed as always! Looks like it was quite a day!

  11. Annetta

    September 6th, 2012 at 6:29 pm

    Beautiful job, Jasmine and JD. Love their florals.

  12. Brittani Gonzalez

    September 6th, 2012 at 6:40 pm

    <3 <3 <3 <3

  13. Used Newmarket

    September 6th, 2012 at 7:33 pm

    These are beautiful jasmine! Love the black and whites SO much!

  14. Sue McFarland

    September 6th, 2012 at 7:39 pm

    GORGEOUS!!! I see your posts and pics on FB, but there is nothing like coming to your blog and reading your comments and dialogue about the couples that you shoot!! Thanks for sharing your thoughts, heart and photos!!!

  15. Summer

    September 6th, 2012 at 9:06 pm

    Your brides alway’s have the BEST shoes! *swoon*

  16. Manya Keseloff

    September 6th, 2012 at 9:30 pm

    Beautiful as always!

  17. Deborah Zoe

    September 7th, 2012 at 1:25 am

    Jasmine, these are beautiful! Love, love, love:)!

  18. Ashley Christine

    September 7th, 2012 at 6:29 am

    Stunning… ::happy sigh::

  19. V Shirer McKoy

    September 7th, 2012 at 7:10 am

    Breathtakingly beautiful!

  20. Jamie

    September 7th, 2012 at 8:20 am

    she is beautiful! lovely captures of the entired day.

  21. Paige Overturf

    September 8th, 2012 at 10:16 pm

    Beautiful light used!

  22. Bogdan

    September 9th, 2012 at 5:37 pm

    That was a daring dip on the first dance… considering David’s not "wide enough" stance… couple more inches and that would have made for a different kind of unforgettable moment :-).

  23. Nick Rose Photography | London

    September 9th, 2012 at 10:50 pm

    Stunning wedding Jasmine.

  24. vanessa H

    September 10th, 2012 at 4:34 pm

    Beautiful wedding Jasmine!!

  25. Lem Lynch

    September 10th, 2012 at 7:26 pm

    Beautiful wedding! Great looking couple. Awesome location for it too.

  26. joyce luck

    September 12th, 2012 at 2:24 am

    I learn so much from the photos you take…it helps me be a better artist! YOU are so talented only outdone by your generous spirit!

  27. Serendipity Photography

    September 12th, 2012 at 11:21 pm

    Beautiful pictures as always!

  28. Rodhelen & David

    September 17th, 2012 at 11:33 pm

    Even as we’re in Italy on our honeymoon, we look at the photos you & JD took of our special day daily before bedtime. It brings a smile to our faces each time we look at them. <3, both of us

  29. scott thomas

    September 24th, 2012 at 9:26 am

    Nice work Jasmine! Such a beautiful lighting. I bet the clients loved these photos! Keep up the good work. scott

  30. Ashvin Ghisyawan

    October 1st, 2012 at 8:53 am

    Great work again! Beautiful details and colors

  31. Miles

    October 1st, 2012 at 4:42 pm

    Beautiful photos! The last one is really magnificent and the ones on the dance floor. 🙂

  32. Dani Davila

    October 3rd, 2012 at 12:54 am

    Love your work, sorry, your artwork.

  33. Jedna Chwila

    September 10th, 2013 at 11:10 am

    Beautiful couple… beautiful places… and beautiful shots, of course! 🙂
    I like it so much!