The Italian themed rotunda at Pelican Hill Resort serves as a great backdrop for photos of the bride and groom. The Rotunda offers views of the Pacific Ocean that can be incorporated into the background of the bridal portraits.
The bride and the maid of honor get ready with the boats of Newport Beach as a backdrop.
The bridesmaids posing for fun photos while preparing for the wedding.
The groom and best man who was his brother have their boutonniere pinned on, and then smile and pose for the camera in their black tuxedos.
The guest arrive at the church for the ceremony and are given a program listing the events to take place. You of course need a program, because as they say, you can’t tell the players without one. Though I’m pretty sure the woman in the white dress will be the bride.
These photographs feature the Our Lady Queen of Angels Catholic church in Newport Beach, California.
The groom’s parents and the mother of the bride are escorted up the aisle before the wedding party and priest will proceed to the church alter.
The father of the bride walks her up the aisle in the Our Lady Queen of Angels catholic church while the other photo shows the Groom waiting at the altar for his wife to be.
The blue sky above the cross outside the Our Lady Queen of Angels church in Newport Beach, CA. The bride and groom kneeling at the altar during their Catholic Mass wedding ceremony.
The bridesmaids wearing a light blue dresses and the groomsmen wearing black tuxedos are standing at the altar with the bride and groom during the wedding ceremony.
As part of the ceremony the bride and groom light the unity candle, and the later on in the ceremony will be announced as husband and wife to all those in attendance.
The steps just outside the Our Lady Queen of Angels church make for a great location to photograph large family formal photos after the wedding ceremony has taken place.
The bridal party photo features the bridesmaids wearing light blue dress with the groomsmen wearing black tuxedos. The open shade in front of the church provides a nice backdrop for the formal bridal photos.
The Italian Rotunda on the event lawn makes for a wonderful backdrop and prop for the bride and groom to use for their photos. Besides the design of the rotunda you can use the Pacific Ocean as part of the backdrop when using a longer telephoto lens.
Along with the views of the Pacific Ocean your wedding day guests will be just steps from the Tom Fazio designed North Ocean Golf course. The lush greens and well maintained bunkers add an special element to the venue. Sometimes a good photo is just a simple as having the bride and groom walk along a beautiful site. That was case with this image.
The guests enjoy the comfortable Ocean breeze and panoramic views at the Event Lawn during the cocktail hour at the Pelican Hill Resort. Detail photos of the lemonade and place settings that await the guest in the Mar Vista Ballroom where the wedding reception will take place.
The Mar Vista Ballroom is a stunning backdrop for the Bride and Groom’s first dance as members of the their family’s watch and celebrate the moment with tears of both joy and happiness.
The sun sets into the Pacific Ocean and doing so creates a silhouette on one of the many Palm trees around the resort. The bride and groom choose a white and blue five layer cake with flowers to serve as desert for their guests. In this cake photo, the late afternoon sun light streaming through the windows provides the illumination.
Because the Mar Vista ballroom has large windows facing West the late afternoon sunlight can stream through making for some dramatic lighting like this image of the bride and groom raising their glasses to each other.
As part of the celebration during the wedding reception the groom dances with his mother and the bride dances with her father.
The cutting of the cake can be a more reserved event, or the newlywed couple can have fun with frosting while all their guests watch. This cake cutting turned out to be more on the fun and exuberant side.
The Coliseum pool viewed at night with all the lights on offers a completely different perspective from daytime viewing. The pool is a perfect circle that is 136 feet in diameter and features over 1 million hand laid mosaic tiles.
It is important that your wedding photographer capture all the details of the day. You have planned all the details for many months before the wedding and you want to have photos that capture all the color and splendor that you have created like this photo of the flowers that serve as a table setting.