Stephanie & John | Laguna Beach, CA Destination Wedding

Laguna Beach Wedding Day – Stephanie & John’s Real Destination Wedding

There are so many things I love about this wedding- most of all the two who married! Stephanie & John are dear friends who are not only completely and gorgeously in love with each other, but they are also photographers. So uh, no stress, right? Seriously though, I was delighted that they asked me to capture their amazing destination wedding day. We created breathtaking portraits the following day too- but they deserve their own post so stay tuned!

Their details were curated by the amazing Michelle Isabel of Michelle Isabel Co, and they are stunning! Elegant, refined, but with a bit of whimsy- just like the couple themselves. Some are simply brilliant, like the protected taper candles to block the wind, and some are just fun, like the totally lit signature drink. Because Stephanie and John live in Florida and had to plan their destination wedding from afar, Michelle’s organization was absolutely necessary. As anyone who has planned a long distance wedding will tell you, having a professional on site and able to handle things locally is priceless. Their day was flawless and so much fun! It goes down as one of my all time favorite weddings- ever.

Designer/Planner: Michelle Isabel Co
Venue: Arabella Laguna Historic Cottages
Gown: Malindy Elene
DJ: Classy Fun Entertainment
Photographer: Brandi Image Photography
Videographer: Cotton Love Studios
Cocktails: Cali Craft Cocktails
Linens: La Tavola
Equipment Rentals: Bright
Hair & Makeup: Sandra Michelle Artistry
Catering: Jay’s Catering
Florals: Bloom of Time
Officiant: Weddings by Roxanne Hunt
Cakes: Love Cake Bakes


Bridal details, gown, shoes, bouquet and greenery

It was Stephanie’s mom’s birthday too! What an extra special day!

And yes, I am EXTREMELY behind in blogging these gorgeous weddings, elopements, engagements, families and so on…but, thanks to COVID-19, I am getting caught up. 3+ years of all sorts of shenanigans so buckle up and keep scrolling. Ooohhhing, ahhhing and commenting are also much appreciated!

Love & Smiles,

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