Wedding At Hotel Seven4One In Laguna Beach, CA | Kiera & Ronnie

Wedding At Hotel Seven4One

KIERA & RONNIE

Locations:

  • Getting ready location: Hotel Seven4One in Laguna Beach, CA (bride and groom)

 

Wedding photos at Hotel Seven4One:

Kiera and Ronnie are based out in New York City but were planning an intimate wedding at Hotel Seven4One in Laguna Beach where the bride’s grandfather is based. I was honored that the venue recommended me to this wonderful couple and I want to give a particular shoutout to Kate, Hotel Seven4One’s wedding coordinator, for making it all happen.

The couple met through friends back in 2014 and became engaged during one of their mini getaways in Baltimore. After their inquiring around a year ago, it was just a few emails back and forth before they decided to book me.

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Ronnie spins Kiera during their sunset wedding portrait session near Hotel Seven4One in Laguna Beach.

 

Getting ready photos at Hotel Seven4One:

My assistant and I drove down to Laguna Beach on the day of Kiera and Ronnie’s wedding, ready to capture all their getting ready action at Hotel Seven4One. I began with the girls, documenting Kiera as she made her final preparations with her sister, friend, and both hers and Ronnie’s mom.

Meanwhile, Ronnie was getting ready with his groomsmen, including his best man and brother, a separate suite. I captured a few shots as his brother helped to secure his tie and another as his dad did up his suit jacket before a toast with all of his groomsmen and Kiera’s dad.

I returned to Kiera’s suite in time for the first look with her dad, then captured a sweet family moment with her parents and siblings. We also used the time available for some portraits of the beautiful bride on her own, including a softly-focused close-up and another as she sat on a stylish blue sofa.

Kiera and Ronnie had decided against a first look, so we had to be a bit strategic with capturing portraits of both the bride and groom outside Hotel Seven4One. After grabbing some shots of Ronnie and his entourage, the guys went to hide in their suite while it was Kiera and the girls’ turn.

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Kiera’s sister helps to button up the back of her gorgeous wedding dress in a suite at Hotel Seven4One.

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Kiera’s mom buttons up the back of the bride’s stunning wedding gown in a light-filled suite at Hotel Seven4One.

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Kiera being assisted into her wedding shoes by her mom, future mother-in-law and bridesmaids at Hotel Seven4One in Laguna Beach.

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Capturing a special moment between Kiera and Ronnie’s mom while getting ready at Hotel Seven4One in Laguna Beach.

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Ronnie’s brother helps to secure the groom’s tie while getting ready in a suite at Hotel Seven4One in Laguna Beach.

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Capturing a playful moment between Ronnie and his groomsmen at Hotel Seven4One in Laguna Beach.

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Ronnie’s dad helps to do up the groom’s suit jacket while getting ready for his wedding at Hotel Seven4One.

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A portrait of Ronnie and his brother as they prepared for the intimate wedding at Hotel Seven4One in Laguna Beach.

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Ronnie toasts with his dad, groomsmen and future father-in-law at Hotel Seven4One in Laguna Beach.

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A portrait of Kiera securing one of her earrings in a light-filled getting ready suite at Hotel Seven4One.

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Kiera’s sister helps to secure the bride’s necklace while getting ready for her wedding at Hotel Seven4One in Laguna Beach.

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Capturing the reactions of Kiera and her dad during their father-daughter first look session at Hotel Seven4One.

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Kiera’s dad kisses her on the cheek during a special family moment in the lead up to her Hotel Seven4One wedding.

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A portrait of Kiera with her parents, sister and brother in the getting ready bridal suite at Hotel Seven4One.

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A close-up portrait of the beautiful bride as she prepared for her intimate wedding ceremony at Hotel Seven4One.

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A portrait of Kiera seated on a contemporary blue sofa in her bridal suite at Hotel Seven4One.

 

Pre-ceremony portraits at Hotel Seven4One:

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Ronnie in his classy gray suit standing outside the entrance to Hotel Seven4One in Laguna Beach.

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Kiera looking radiant with her gorgeous bouquet outside the rustic exterior of Hotel Seven4One.

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A casual portrait of Ronnie leaning up against a rustic wall before his wedding ceremony at Hotel Seven4One.

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Kiera looking down towards her beautiful bouquet during her wedding portrait session at Hotel Seven4One.

 

Ceremony photos at Hotel Seven4One:

Kiera and Ronnie’s intimate wedding ceremony was being held in the courtyard of Hotel Seven4One, with the bride being escorted down the aisle on the arm of her dad. I captured Ronnie’s emotional reaction as he tried to hold back tears while seeing his soon-to-be wife in this special moment.

After the hand-off, I documented the couple as they exchanged personalized vows in front of Kiera’s “Nanny” (who was the officiant for the day), as well as the reactions of their parents as they watched on. After being officially pronounced “husband and wife”, they sealed their marriage with a joyous kiss and made their recessional walk down the aisle.

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Capturing Ronnie’s emotional reaction as he watched Kiera walk down the aisle during their intimate wedding ceremony in Laguna Beach.

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Kiera walking down the aisle on the arm of her dad during the courtyard wedding ceremony at Hotel Seven4One.

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A candid photo of Ronnie wiping away tears as he watched Kiera walk down the aisle at Hotel Seven4One.

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Kiera is embraced by her father during the hand-off at the start of her Hotel Seven4One wedding ceremony.

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Looking down the aisle of Kiera and Ronnie’s intimate courtyard wedding ceremony at Hotel Seven4One.

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A candid photo of Kiera reading her personalized vows to Ronnie during their Hotel Seven4One wedding ceremony.

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Capturing Ronnie’s reaction as he listened to Kiera read her vows during their courtyard wedding at Hotel Seven4One.

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A candid photo of Ronnie’s parents watching on during the Hotel Seven4One wedding ceremony.

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The couple share a laugh as Ronnie reads his vows during their intimate Hotel Seven4One wedding ceremony.

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Capturing Kiera’s reaction as Ronnie read his personalized vows in the courtyard of Hotel Seven4One in Laguna Beach.

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Kiera’s parents watch on during the intimate wedding ceremony at Hotel Seven4One in Laguna Beach.

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Capturing a kiss between Kiera and Ronnie after being pronounced “husband and wife” at Hotel Seven4One.

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The newlyweds make their recessional walk down the aisle following their intimate wedding ceremony at Hotel Seven4One.

 

Post-ceremony portraits at Hotel Seven4One:

The staff at Hotel Seven4One were going to flip the ceremony venue into a reception space. But before they did, we captured some portraits of the loved-up newlyweds beneath their gorgeous bridal arch. We then headed outside for some shots in front of the rustic exterior of Hotel Seven4One, which is famously situated on the Pacific Coast Highway.

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Kiera and Ronnie look lovingly at one another while standing beneath their bridal arch at Hotel Seven4One.

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The newlyweds kiss beneath their bridal arch during the romantic wedding portrait session at Hotel Seven4One.

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Kiera embraces Ronnie warmly outside Hotel Seven4One during their wedding day portrait session.

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Capturing a tender moment between the bride and groom in front of Hotel Seven4One during their Laguna Beach wedding portrait session.

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Kiera and Ronnie walk hand-in-hand along the sidewalk outside Hotel Seven4One during their wedding portrait session.

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Capturing a romantic embrace between Kiera and Ronnie during their Hotel Seven4One wedding portrait session.

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Kiera and Ronnie kiss while holding their beautiful bouquet outside the entrance to Laguna Beach’s Hotel Seven4One.

 

Reception photos at Hotel Seven4One:

At the end of cocktail hour, Kiera and Ronnie made their grand entrance into the courtyard reception at Hotel Seven4One, then launched straight into their first dance. This was followed by the parental dances as Ronnie and his mom, then Kiera and her dad took to the dance floor, with their proud family members watching on.

Rather than a formal, sit-down reception, Kiera and Ronnie’s Hotel Seven4One wedding party was a more casual affair, with a few lounges and chairs in the beautifully decorated courtyard space. The newlyweds were framed by their bridal arch as they sat at their sweetheart table while listening to speeches from their maid-of-honor and best man.

Once the formalities were over, we snuck out of the venue and headed towards the beach for a short sunset wedding portrait session. I captured some romantic shots of Kiera and Ronnie embracing while being illuminated by the setting sun, as well as a silhouette on a breezy balcony overlooking the sands of Laguna Beach. We also utilized a shopfront for a more urban-inspired portrait before heading down onto the beach itself as the sun dipped below the horizon.

When we returned to their wedding reception at Hotel Seven4One, the party was in full swing. I tried to capture all the action as the bride, groom and their family and friends took to the dance floor to celebrate. A photo booth had been set up in the guys getting ready suite, so I grabbed a few photos there, before ending the night with a playful shot of Ronnie eating wedding cake while Kiera watched on.

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The newlyweds make their grand entrance into the courtyard wedding reception at Hotel Seven4One in Laguna Beach.

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Kiera and Ronnie perform their first dance as family and friends watch on during the courtyard wedding reception.

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Ronnie dips Kiera at the end of their first dance while their family and friends watch on during the Hotel Seven4One wedding reception.

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Capturing Ronnie’s reaction as he performed the mother-son dance during his Hotel Seven4One wedding reception.

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A candid photo of Ronnie’s mom wiping away tears during the mother-son dance at Hotel Seven4One.

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Kiera and her parents watch on as Ronnie and his mom perform their mother-son dance during the courtyard reception.

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Kiera smiles at her dad while performing their father-daughter dance in the courtyard of Hotel Seven4One.

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Capturing a playful moment during the father-daughter dance at Kiera’s Hotel Seven4One wedding reception.

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Capturing Kiera and Ronnie’s reactions at their sweetheart table during the maid-of-honor’s speech.

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Kiera and Ronnie smiling at their sweetheart table during speeches and toasts at the Hotel Seven4One wedding reception.

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The newlyweds share a laugh at their sweetheart table during a reception speech by the best man.

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The bride and groom make a thank you speech for their guests during the courtyard wedding reception at Hotel Seven4One.

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Capturing a funny moment between the groom, his brother and the two moms at Hotel Seven4One in Laguna Beach.

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A candid photo of Ronnie’s brother and mom dancing during the lively wedding reception at Hotel Seven4One.

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Ronnie shows off his wedding ring to his nephew during the Hotel Seven4One courtyard wedding reception.

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A candid photo of the best man dipping the maid-of-honor on the dance floor at Hotel Seven4One in Laguna Beach.

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An intimate portrait of Kiera and Ronnie being illuminated by the setting sun during their Laguna Beach wedding portrait session.

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A romantic silhouette of Kiera and Ronnie embracing on an oceanside balcony in Laguna Beach.

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Kiera and Ronnie look lovingly at one another during their romantic sunset wedding portrait session in Laguna Beach.

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Kiera tenderly rests her head on Ronnie’s shoulder while watching the sunset over the Pacific Ocean in Laguna Beach.

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Kiera and Ronnie embrace in front of a beach shopfront during their wedding portrait session in Hotel Seven4One.

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Capturing a kiss between the newlyweds backed by the Pacific Ocean during their Laguna Beach wedding.

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A playful moment between Kiera and Ronnie during their sunset wedding portrait session in Laguna Beach.

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An off-camera flash portrait of the newlyweds kissing during their sunset wedding portrait session in Laguna Beach.

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Kiera and Ronnie smile at one another while walking through the streets of Laguna Beach to Hotel Seven4One.

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A candid photo of Kiera’s sister dancing with her mom during the Hotel Seven4One courtyard wedding reception.

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Ronnie toasts his groomsmen during the intimate courtyard wedding reception at Hotel Seven4One.

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A candid photo of Ronnie’s parents enjoying the dance floor during the Hotel Seven4One wedding reception.

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A playful photo of Ronnie lifting one of his groomsmen onto his back during the Hotel Seven4One wedding reception.

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A candid photo of Kiera and Ronnie dancing while their family and friends watch on at Hotel Seven4One.

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Capturing a playful moment on the dance floor between one of the groomsmen and his partner at Hotel Seven4One.

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Kiera, Ronnie and their family members having fun in the photo booth during the Hotel Seven4One wedding reception.

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Capturing a tender moment between Ronnie’s nephew and his dad in the courtyard of Hotel Seven4One.

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Capturing a special moment between Kiera and her dad during the Hotel Seven4One wedding reception.

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Ronnie’s brother and sister letting loose on the dance floor during the Hotel Seven4One wedding reception.

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Ronnie’s niece dancing with his parents during the lively wedding reception party at Hotel Seven4One.

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A candid shot of Ronnie eating wedding cake while his bride laughs beside him at Hotel Seven4One.

 

Wedding photos at Hotel Seven4One:

It was such a pleasure to meet Kiera, Ronnie and all their family and friends for this wedding at Hotel Seven4One, with so many guests flying in from the East Coast. I hope everyone had an amazing time in Southern California and want to thank the team at Hotel Seven4One again for making it all possible.

I know Kiera and Ronnie were heading directly to Catalina Island for a mini-honeymoon after their wedding before a more official getaway to the Caribbean later in the year. So I wish them an amazing time in both destinations and a lifetime of happiness as “husband and wife”.

August 10, 2019

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