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Seven-Degrees Modern East-West Wedding Inspiration Photography

Seven-Degrees Modern East-West Wedding Inspiration Photography

FEATURED on Style Me Pretty!  The inspiration behind this stylized wedding shoot was a modern take on East meets West. The shoot took place at the award winning Seven Degrees venue in Laguna Beach, which provided the perfect backdrop with its clean, contemporary and geometric architecture. Soft white roses and green ferns were showcased in the floral arrangements incorporating the Pantone color of 2017 “greenery” and metallic copper was used as an accent color in both the decor with geometric shapes as well as the cake, which features hand folded origami paper cranes, a symbol of happiness, luck, and peace in Eastern culture. The bride modeled a soft capelet adorning a lace a-line gown with tiered skirt and the groom was dressed in a slim cut three piece grey suit.

Vendor Credits:
Photography & Planning: BYC Photography
Styling & Couture: Lumière Couture Bridal
Floral Design: Florals By Jenny
Venue: Seven-Degrees
Behind the Scenes: Ning Wong Studios
MUA: Studio mm&b
Rentals: MTB Event Rentals
Tux: Friar Tux Shop
Cake: Amanda Nicole Gregory
Paper Goods: Tangé Design
Models: Willow Models & Talent Agency

Laguna Beach – Seven-Degrees Wedding – Angela & Brian

Laguna Beach – Seven-Degrees Wedding – Angela & Brian

Angela & Brian got married at the beautiful Seven-degrees in Laguna Beach, CA on New Years Eve! They started their morning by getting ready at the Hyatt Regency in Newport Beach, CA in the morning and unlike most Southern California weather, it practically rained all day so in order to keep Angela’s dress dry, we went with our backup plan and photographed all the bridesmaids indoors while we braved the rain with Brian and his groomsmen for some outdoor photos. Despite the rain, we were still able to take advantage of all the different areas of the venue and create some beautiful photos of their wedding day. We had their first look at the beautiful staircase and a father-daughter first look in Studio 6. When the rain finally stopped for a brief moment, I was able to bring the entire bridal party outside for the bridal party photos just right before all the guests started arriving via shuttle.

The ceremony was located upstairs in The Terrace with a tented guests seating area while the entire bridal party braved the sprinkling weather. One of my favorite moments of the night was when Angela was just about to step out of the door to walk down the aisle with her father. Before the end of the night, we took Angela & Brian out for some night portraits before the New Years countdown began. Check out photo highlights of their day!

Venue [seven-degrees]
Coordinator | Kathryn Towers
Photographer | Benny Chiu – BYC Photography
Videographer | Jaden Stodart
Florist
Blooming Blossoms by Diane
MC/Live BandBrian Stodart
Cake | Susie Cakes
D
ance Floor | Signature Party Rentals

 

 

Los Angeles – The Fig House Wedding – Emily & James

Los Angeles – The Fig House Wedding – Emily & James

Emily and James got married at The Fig house in Los Angeles, CA. It was raining the entire morning of their wedding day but a miracle happened! the rain stopped just long enough for their photos AND their ceremony. I loved how everything came together for their wedding, from the venue down to the colors and their details. I’ve known Emily for about 20 years now so I am definitely honored to be their wedding photographer and capture this important new chapter for their lives together. Check out some of the my favorites from their day!

Palos Verdes Estates – La Venta Inn Wedding

Palos Verdes Estates – La Venta Inn Wedding

Check out this beautiful wedding at the La Venta Inn in Palos Verdes Estates, CA. This wedding was too beautiful to not share so, as requested by my couple, I have left their names out of this blog post. The wedding was intimate and celebrated by their close friends and family. Check it out!

Santa Ana – Old Orange County Courthouse – Irvine Regional Park – Portraits

Santa Ana – Old Orange County Courthouse – Irvine Regional Park – Portraits

Portrait session at the Old Orange County courthouse and Irvine regional park! Sometimes when you meet people, you just know that they are going to click with you. Hayley and Giorgio was exactly that. Hayley originally contacted me for some portraits at the courthouse so that she can send photos to Giorgio when he gets deployed to Iraq. I suggested that we should go to Irvine regional park for some more portraits as well. I’m glad that Hayley took my advice and we ended up having a great time at both locations. I still remember asking Giorgio to spin Hayley for one of the photos and then realizing that they have really good form. Come to find out, that’s how they met! They were at a ballroom dance class together and they were partnered up because of their height. I went ahead and posted some of my favorite images from their session that day. Check it out!

 

 

Los Angeles – Arts District – Griffith Observatory – Engagement Session – Emily & James

Los Angeles – Arts District – Griffith Observatory – Engagement Session – Emily & James

Emily and James are engaged! We decided to have an urban style engagement session at the Los Angeles Arts District and the Griffith Observatory. I was excited for this session because of all the pops of color and architecture that I get to incorporate into their photos. Emily and James were both troopers walking with me everywhere for photos. I knew that Griffith Observatory was going to be busy but didn’t expect to walk through a sea of people when we got there but we still managed to get the photos we wanted there.  Hope you guys enjoy their session and I can’t wait to photograph their wedding in two weeks at the Fig House!

Check out some of my favorites from their session below!

Fullerton – Villa Del Sol Wedding – Marcie & Tony

Fullerton – Villa Del Sol Wedding – Marcie & Tony

Marcie & Tony married at the beautiful Villa Del Sol in Downtown Fullerton! The guys got ready the Hotel Fullerton while the girls got ready at the Villa Del Sol. The day couldn’t be more perfect for them. I know I can definitely feel the love from their family and friends as they all celebrated together. Check out some of my favorites from their wedding day!

 

Altadena – Private Estate – Wedding – Arun & Jocie

Altadena – Private Estate – Wedding – Arun & Jocie

Arun and Jocie are married in Altadena, CA! I remember when I first met them during consultation, you could already tell they were a perfect match for each other. They decided to get married at Arun’s parents private estate in Alta Dena at the top of a hill backed up against the National Angeles Forest. The view was just incredible and sun light at sunset was just too perfect. We started our day by meeting up Jocie at the Blo-Out Lounge in Pasadena and then at their parents’ house in Alta Dena. As you can imagine, the wedding  is very intimate and their wedding ceremony was mix of Indian and American traditions which transitioned smoothly and they were given blessings by their close through poetry. When reception started, Jocie surprised Arun by serenading him to a love song! You can tell that Arun and Jocie have touched many of their family and friend’s lives because there were not 2 toasts but 6 toasts that night on just how awesome there are. Below is a highlight of their beautiful intimate wedding day! Check it out!

Santa Ana – Metrolink Station – Engagement Session –  Marcie & Anthony

Santa Ana – Metrolink Station – Engagement Session – Marcie & Anthony

Check out the recent engagement session with Marcie & Anthony at the Santa Ana Metro Link station! In fact, they’re getting married tomorrow and I can’t wait to photograph them again on their special day. When I first met Marcie & Anthony, they were really into the vintage architecture and styling so I wasn’t surprised at all when they showed up in retro attire to match the station! It was Memorial Day so we pretty much had the entire station to ourselves. We spent time exploring the grounds and discovered all the beautiful spots such as the fountain, the lobby, and of course the tracks themselves. Although Anthony was a little nervous to start, they both relaxed soon into the session and were up for anything.  As you can see in the pictures below, Anthony could not keep his eyes off his bride to be. It was a joy to be able to capture their love story and I am very excited to share their session with you!