WIPA October Meeting

It was quite an honor for Matt and I to be invited to photograph the Wedding Industry Professionals Association October meeting at the Huntington Beach Hilton Waterfront this week.  After an engaging glimpse into catering and menu design trends from award-winning chef Andrew Spurgin from Waters Catering, members were seated in the beautifully bedecked Cielo Maro room for dinner.  Sponsors and designers for the event included furniture by AFR Rentals, floral design by FlowerFusion, desserts by A Wish and a Whisk, linens by BBJ Linens, wine by ONEHOPE Wine, printing from The Card Lady, music by Del Lago Trio, and chairs with coverings from Classic Party Rentals.A stormy day outside, not a soul at the beach!A little music from Del Lago Trio, and some lemon-blueberry delicacies from A Wish And A Whisk!Those deviled eggs were the talk of the evening, SO GOODThe meeting gets underway. Hi, Matt!attendeeChef Andrew Spurgin, and a little fresh risotto with dinner!The stunning room designThe sangria stationchameleon chair coveringspurple couchevent designice cream station

Huntington Beach Wedding Photographer

Christine and Jess are musicians with the Air Force band, so any official government function you ever see on television with a band or orchestra/quartet performing, look for them!  They live in D.C. but decided to get married on the sunny California coast during an deliciously warm Memorial Day weekend.

bride coutureChristine's hair was styled by Sayde Jammal from Toni & Guy, and her makeup was by one of my favorite artists, Jessica Edwards!

Bride and Groom

ring bearerImage by Matt

bridesmaidsChristine and Jess opted to see each other before the ceremony at their 'home base' for the day: The Shorebreak Hotel.

groomsmen

asian brideLOVE all the color and light at this hotel!

bridal party

laughter

bridal fashionChristine's dress is a silk piece from JCrew and her shoes are Aldo "Bradeen"s in gray.

bride at shorebreak hotelCutest flower girl ever.

church ceremonyThe couple were wed at Christine's church from her childhood, Korean First Presbyterian Church in Westminster, CA

kids

mixed couple wedding

mischiefI don't know what's going on, but this kid's face has mischief written all over it.

brass bandChristine and Jess had a brass band for ceremony accompaniment.  Image by Matt.

jess

ring

bowThere was lots of bowing in accordance with Korean tradition

christine

ceremonyDirectly following the ceremony there was a traditional Korean ceremony. (R) Image by Matt

korean ceremonyI think Christine's mother might be a teensy, tiny bit excited about this wedding?

dates

stitching

grandmaLOVE this image by Matt!

bridal party crazy

bridesmaids

orange county ringsImage by Matt

barFollowing the wedding there was an after-party at one of my favorite restaurants, Twenty-Five Degrees.

cheers

pelican

food

hurrahParty all night, ya'll!

OC Humane Society - August

"Pound Song" from Lady & the Tramp

Summer's here and so are more friendly faces from the Orange County Humane Society shelter, just a block up Newland from the beach!  The Humane Society is now also showcasing some of their dogs, cats, and rabbits at the Strand on 5th and PCH during the Huntington Beach Tuesday night street fair every week.  Check them out!

bobby

Bobby begs, "Please, pick me!"

VitaVita the curious cat!

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img_3986-copyThe sleek Elvira

simonPoor Simon was living the good life until his owner died and no one would take him in :(

tweedleThis is either Tweedledee or Tweedledum...hard to say--they're twins, after all!

FridaFrida prefers the two-legged view!

dashThe handsome Dash

myraMyra couldn't resist the kitty toy!

indigoIf you're going to end a post with a smile, there's no smilier face than Indigo's! She just loves life!