On a cliff overlooking the ocean in Crystal Cove, J+M said, “I Do.”
The day started at the Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel with J and her closest friends.
J’s backless dress from Katie May was perfection! I loved the chiffon and lace details.
After a limo drive up the coast, we arrived at Crystal Cove State Beach.
Sunflowers decorated the ceremony space where M had proposed earlier in the year.
The ceremony was filled with tears of joy and laughter while a gentle ocean breeze kept everyone cool on this hot, summer day.
Grandpa was beyond thrilled to share his marriage advice to the newlywed couple.
Since it was the end of summer, we had decided before their wedding day to take pictures on the cliff amongst the historic cottages.
We had a blast playing with all the different textured walls and doors!
J+M’s reception was held in Dana Point at Salt Creek Grille.
Everyone had a fantastic time and even Grandma joined in on the dancing!
J+M made their own wedding cake together and after cutting it, asked everyone not to eat it.
Their cat had decided to celebrate their marriage early and ate some of it while it was cooling on their kitchen counter.
Luckily, they had mini bundt cakes and macarons for their guests.
J+M, I loved being able to photograph your love story from the proposal to your engagement and now, your wedding.
Congratulations on your marriage and I can’t wait to see what your next chapter holds.
Ceremony Location: Crystal Cove State Park
Reception Location: Salt Creek Grille
Photographer: Kimberly April Photography
Accomodations: Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel
Dress: Katie May
Shoes: Sam Edelman
Dessert: ‘Lette Macarons