Jennifer + Mike: Emerald Bay in Laguna Beach

I had a great time photographing Jennifer and Mike’s wedding.  Everyone was wonderful to work with, including their wedding party and families. The ceremony took place at Emerald Bay, a private residential neighborhood in North Laguna Beach, Orange County. There is a wonderful park there where residents can hold weddings.  We were on the move for much of the day, starting with Jennifer’s getting ready photos at her parents’ home in Laguna, then moving on to Emerald Bay, then to the Community Congregational Church in Corona del Mar, then back again to Emerald Bay and the beach. Community Congregational Church is one of my favorite church sites to shoot.  It has beautiful white pews and soft lighting that comes in from the side windows. A tent shaded the reception area with cocktails outside under statuesque maple trees. Jennifer had many of her sorority sisters in attendance and we did several fun pictures with them. One of my favorite shots of the day was a tender moment between Jennifer and her father during their “father daughter dance.” As always, Square Root did an outstanding job on the decorations for the reception. Wedding coordinator Susan MacDonald, also a past president of the Association of Bridal Consultants/Orange County, kept everything flowing smoothly, including the bride in her Vera Wang dress.

Emerald Bay Laguna Beach Weddings - Karen French Photography

Coordinator:  Sumac Productions/ www.sumacproductions.com
Video:  Ashley Video Productions /www.ashleyvideo.com
Florist:  Square Root /http://squarerootdesigns.com/
Dress  Salon: The White Dress / www.thewhitedress.com
Gown Designer:  Vera Wang / www.verawang.com
Makeup Artist: Tiffany Briggs /www.bridalrouge.com
Cake:  Tom Girl Baking / www.tomgirlbaking.com
Church: Community Congregational / www.cdmucc.org

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