Amber & Wayne | Long Beach Great Officiants Ceremony

Amber and Wayne had the most lovely details at their bayside wedding in Long Beach, including the color palette, textile touches, and Amber's beautifully ruffled lace dress! Serious wedding goals here.

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

Long Beach museum wedding photographer

H and D might be the sweetest couple of all time. They opted for a very relaxed, intimate event with just a handful of guests, some heartfelt toasts, a few romantic dances in the twilight, and lots of champagne. The groom even serenaded his new bride on the mic during the First Dance! Such a perfect day.Venue: Long Beach Museum of ArtFloral Designer: Devynn's GardenBride's Shoes: NinaHair/MUA: Makeup by Melissa OliviaCake: Sweet & SaucyLighting: Glam Event StylistDJ: Mars Resendizlong beach museum of art weddingflower and cake purple accentsshoeswedding ring crystalsfather giving away bride emotionallbma weddingfunny wedding photowedding onlookersmuseum weddingwedding photospaper balls and tivoli lightslbma wedding photo

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!

Long Beach Museum of Art Wedding Photographer | Katie & Nick

What to say about Katie & Nick's sweet, bright little wedding overlooking the water in Long Beach? We loved capturing their intimate and emotional moments during the ceremony and jamming with their guests at their reception!Let's see, what else? Fashion sense: Katie was stylin' with her carefully-chosen Oscar de la Renta gown and Jimmy Choos!Sweeeeeet: Cotton candy and pineapple cream soda both made appearances for the reception to ensure guests were sent on their way with a colorful sugar high.Yellow, yellow, YELLOW! Their sunny paper lanterns look spectacular on camera, I must say.Dress: Oscar de la RentaShoes: Jimmy ChooHairstyling: Nikki TrostadFloral Design: Empora Flora ArtistryCaterer: Claire's at the MuseumCake: My Sweet and SaucyDJ: Just Dance EventsInvites: MintedLighting: Glam Event StylistOfficiant: Ceremonies by CarolynCotton Candy: Dolly's Sweet Dreams Cotton Candy

Long Beach Museum of Art Wedding Photography | Cindy & Jaime

Chic silver and cheerful yellow. A jaw-dropping mermaid-cut wedding gown. A rave party on the dancefloor. Runaway passion and emotions. Break dancing. These are things that all happened at Cindy & Jaime's wedding.Venue: The Long Beach Museum of ArtDJ: Battleson EntertainmentFloral Design: Bride & BloomCupcakes: FrostedInvitations: Paper Source (DIY)Lanterns/Lighting: Love Glam Event StylistDress: Mikaella BridalBride's Shoes: Vince Camuto

Kate & Ryan | Long Beach Museum of Art wedding photos

The wedding season has ramped up ridiculously for us in July, I feel like I am spending every day either behind a camera or a computer!  Nevertheless, I wanted take a quick break to share Kate and Ryan's adorable citrus-y event in sunny Long Beach. Special thanks to our associate Michelle for helping me photograph this.Venue: Long Beach Museum of ArtHair & Makeup: Dana at Studio DC SalonFloral Design: Jackie at Lotus & LilyCatering: Claire's at the MuseumCakes: French's BakeryDJ: Ryan at Just Dance EventsPaper Goods: DIYKate's Shoes: Nina  

Published: Associated Press

I was super excited to see our photos from Lauren & James' wedding at the Long Beach Museum of Art featured in this Associated Press article regarding technology at weddings---Lauren and James themselves were interviewed for the article about changing their Facebook relationship status at the altar. It's crazy to see this article all over the web the day the story went out over AP's wire---right now it can be found over SEVEN PAGES' worth of Google news! Kind of an interesting glimpse into the world of online newscasting.

Associated Press article

Bride Against Breast Cancer!

A couple weeks ago Luminaire Images teamed with Simply Mumtaz Events planning, The Spiraled Stem florals, Ferndale's Bridal salon, and Sculpted Silhouette lingerie to donate a spectacular charity wedding for breast cancer survivor Binh and her faithful fiancé Dean!  Christine at The Spiraled Stem organized the vendors and fielded applicants for what was dubbed the "Say I Do" Contest, and ultimately selected Binh who wrote about how she was diagnosed with breast cancer at age 21 and how her boyfriend Dean not only stood by her throughout harsh chemotherapy treatments, he also asked her to marry him.Other vendors involved include the Doubletree Hotel San Pedro, DJ Tony WayneRossmoor PastriesChivari Chair Rentals, and J&M Entertainment photo booths.harborBinh's lovely Maggie Sottero dressbridesmaid emotionbridal hair accessorybouquetsBinh's pearl necklace and one of her treatment scars Looooove this image!Groom in mirror

Binh & Dean

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Now that's a happy couple!San Pedrobride & groomI think beating cancer gives someone an extra glow on their wedding day, don't you?ballroomImages by Mattcenterpieceshead tablemenubridesmaid in the windowBinh & Dean's ingenious "guestbook" was in fact a picture of a tree on a canvas; guests would create "thumbprint leaves" and sign their names.first danceSmooth, Dean. Smooth.During the toastschairsBinh & her mom enjoy J&M Entertainment's photobooth!dance floorDJdance floor 2Image by Matt