Coastal Wedding in Long Beach

Sparklers, a classic California sunset, honey favors, bunny cake toppers...and homemade marshmallows for the s'mores station? Yes, please!!Preparations Venue: Hyatt the Pike Long BeachVenue: Long Beach Museum of ArtHair/Makeup: Susie CeeDJ: Vince PortilloCake: Sweet TradersFlorals: DIYJulius1017Julius1032Julius1029Julius1040wedding guestbook frame shadowboxasian bride at beachJulius1082unique boutonniere for groomJulius1087cute kids in wedding, rabbit wedding cakeJulius3039Julius3066Julius3074coastal wedding photosJulius3130Julius1107Julius3135Julius5054long beach museum of art wedding ideasJulius5065Julius5136Julius5142Julius5145Julius5162

Brittany & Tom's Cute Long Beach Wedding

Brittany and Tom come from such warm, loving, and supportive families who were itching at the opportunity to help create and plan the perfect wedding for them, particularly since the couple themselves hail from the SF Bay area instead of locally in Long Beach. All that assistance paid off in the form of a beautiful June affair at LBMA! Big thanks to Luminaire Images associate Michelle for lending her considerable talents towards capturing this loveliness.Pre-Ceremony Venue: Hyatt Regency Long BeachWedding Venue: Long Beach Museum of ArtCoordination: Heather WilsonFloral Design: Monica KovachFlower Girl Dress: Pippa & Julie (Nordstrom's)Bridesmaid Dresses: Allure BridalsWedding Dress: Paloma Blanca from Bridal ProjectGarter: Fallen Star Couture Inc.Hairstyling/MUA: Maggie Williams/Nicole ArmstrongDessert/Cake: Lisa's Bon AppetitVideography: Video Ventures ProductionsDJ: Grayt Scott DJ ServicesOfficiant/Guitarist: Scott GrilloSelvy1058Loved these ethereal soft blush bridesmaid dresses!Selvy1000weding dress and ringsSelvy1118groom gets dressedbride gets dressedSelvy1105Selvy1231Selvy3118Selvy1263Selvy3065Selvy3072wedding ceremony grandparentsSelvy3139Selvy3105That flower girl! I seriously cannot get enough of her! LOL!bride and dessertSelvy3152Selvy5087Selvy5208The parent dances are often my favorite part of a wedding. So much love and emotion. ESPECIALLY now that I'm a parent, too!Selvy5214Selvy5240Selvy5254Selvy5295Selvy5344Congrats to this happy couple!

Long Beach Museum of Art wedding photos - Nallely & Ivan wedding

It's always an honor when an employee or other representative of a business within the events industry asks us to photograph their own wedding, and Nallely and Ivan's wedding at the lovely seaside Long Beach Museum of Art will have been our second wedding in a year for a LBMA employee. This particular couple put a lot of time and thought into their event, including some adorable DIY details and some Eastern European wedding traditions to delight Ivan's Bulgarian family members.Venue: Long Beach Museum of ArtHair/makeup: Cindy AntezanaFloral Design: Bride & BloomCakes: Porto's BakeryDJ: DJ Jose Lemon

The couple included the clever idea of putting "advice cards" on each table instructing guests to write words of advice for Nallely and Ivan to read on the anniversary corresponding with the table's number:

OK, can I just take a moment to talk about how beautiful these cakes were? It's when I see desserts like these from Porto's Bakery that I start feeling a little envious of the guests. There wasn't a crumb left after they were served, by the way! More gorgeousness:

In accordance with Bulgarian custom, Nallely and Ivan broke a ceremonial loaf of sweet bread  over their heads to see who would get the bigger half (and thereby act as the head of the household!).

A few nighttime portraits around the museum...

Congrats to Nallely and Ivan! So many happy years ahead of you!

Amy & Coleman | Casa Romantica Wedding Photos

Amy and Coleman, the gorgeous couple you may remember from their beachy/football-y engagement session, got hitched a couple weeks ago on a glorious summery day on a cliff overlooking the bright blue Pacific. Their wedding is definitely one for the record books--amazing weather, amazing food, amazing venue, amazing entertainment, and TONS of amazing details. If you ask anyone who was there, they will surely nod and say such that it was a pretty amazing wedding, and that nothing less was expected from such an amazing couple!Venue: Casa Romantica Cultural Center & GardensFloral/Event Design & Planning: Natalie Good, A Good AffairCatering: Iva Lee's CateringDJ: DJ Todd, Essential Mobile MusicHair & Makeup: Amanda Davison, Lasting LookCake & Cookies: Simply Sweet CakeryInvitations: DIY'ed, from Paper SourceWedding Dress: Matthew ChristopherBride's Shoes: GlintGarter & Ring Pillow: Etsy

We were also super stoked to introduce our new Custom Photobooth at Amy & Coleman's wedding. Check out that fantastic backdrop!!