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Henry Chen

Henry Chen

Wedding At Richard Nixon Library

Wedding photos at Richard Nixon Library to celebrate the special day of Lindsey and Matthew, which was taking place on New Year's Eve. After capturing the girls getting ready at Fairfield Inn By Marriott Anaheim Hills, we documented the couple's glamorous ballroom ceremony at Richard Nixon Library and their reception party with family and friends to celebrate their love and the New Year.

LINDSEY & MATTHEW

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Wedding photos at Richard Nixon Library:

I met Lindsey and Matthew at my home studio more than a year ago and was excited to hear about their upcoming wedding at the Richard Nixon Library. Not only were they going to be celebrating their union but also the New Year, with their wedding scheduled for December 31st.

It was a pleasure getting to know them better during their engagement session at the Griffith Observatory, followed by a nighttime portrait session at LACMA. Needless to say, I was excited to reconnect for this New Year’s Eve wedding celebration at one of Yorba Linda’s most elegant venues.

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Capturing a kiss between Lindsey and Matt in the landscaped gardens of the Richard Nixon Library.

 

Getting ready photos at the Fairfield Inn By Marriott Anaheim Hills:

We began the day at the Fairfield Inn By Marriott Anaheim Hills where the couple was getting ready. While my second shooter was with Matthew and his groomsmen in their suite, I was with Lindsey, her eight bridesmaids, mom and aunt as they made their final preparations.

I captured candid shots as Lindsey had the final touches applied to her makeup and was surrounded by her bridesmaids in their black dressing gowns, as well as a black and white as she admired her gorgeous wedding dress. I also documented some special moments as her mom and aunt helped to secure her earrings, followed by her sisters as they assisted with her necklace and bracelet.

We also grabbed some portraits of Lindsey in her hotel suite at the Fairfield Inn By Marriott Anaheim Hills, highlighting the details on the back of her dress, as well as a playful one of her making a call with her “BRIDE” cell phone.

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Lindsey has the final touches done to her makeup in a suite at the Fairfield Inn By Marriott Anaheim Hills.
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A black and white shot of Lindsey admiring her gorgeous wedding gown at the Fairfield Inn By Marriott Anaheim Hills.
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Capturing a special moment between Lindsey and her eight bridesmaids as they were getting ready in Anaheim.
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Lindsey’s mom and aunt help to secure her earrings as she was getting ready at the Fairfield Inn By Marriott Anaheim Hills.
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Lindsey’s bridesmaids and mom help add the finishing touches to her bridal gown in their Anaheim Hills hotel suite.
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Lindsey’s two sisters help to secure her jewelry as they made their final preparations for the Richard Nixon Library wedding.
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Lindsey’s bridesmaids “fluff” her wedding dress in a naturally-lit window at the Fairfield Inn By Marriott Anaheim Hills.
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A playful shot of Lindsey making a call on her special “BRIDE” cell phone at the Fairfield Inn By Marriott Anaheim Hills.
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Capturing the gorgeous detailing on the back of Lindsey’s wedding dress in her Fairfield Inn By Marriott Anaheim Hills hotel suite.
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Capturing a special moment between Lindsey, her sisters and mom as they were getting ready at the Fairfield Inn By Marriott Anaheim Hills.
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A reflective shot of Lindsey’s mom fixing her veil in a bridal suite at the Richard Nixon Library in Yorba Linda.

 

Pre-ceremony portraits at the Richard Nixon Library:

We then made the 5-minute drive over to the Richard Nixon Library where the rest of the day was going to be held, beginning with the first look between Lindsey and her dad. It was an emotional moment as the bride walked towards her father and he wiped away tears at seeing her looking so radiant.

It was then Matthew’s turn, with the first look between the couple being staged in the gorgeous landscaped gardens of the Richard Nixon Library. I photographed Lindsey walking towards her groom and the moment he turned around to see her, as well as the reactions of her parents as they watched on during this special moment.

We used the time available for some portraits of the couple in this beautiful moment, utilizing the lush greenery and picturesque pathways of the Richard Nixon Library gardens. I captured whimsical portraits of Lindsey and Matthew embracing in the late-afternoon light and walking hand-in-hand along one of the pathways, as well as a creative shot of them together beneath Lindsey’s sweeping veil.

With the winter light fading rapidly, we had to work fast to get bridal party portraits and family formals, with the couple requesting creative poses rather than classic shots. I grabbed a portrait of Lindsey and her bridesmaids looking admiringly at the cute flower girl, Tessa, as well as a unique family formal featuring the bride’s side of the family.

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Lindsey walking towards her dad during their first look in the gardens of the Richard Nixon Library.
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Capturing the first look between Lindsey and her dad in the landscaped gardens of the Richard Nixon Library in Yorba Linda.
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Lindsey’s mom and sisters watch on during the father-daughter first look at the Richard Nixon Library.
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Capturing the emotional reaction of Lindsey’s dad during their first look outside the Richard Nixon Library.
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Lindsey walking towards Matthew during their first-look session at the Richard Nixon Library.
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Matthew turns around to see his beautiful bride during their first look session in the gardens of the Richard Nixon Library.
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Lindsey’s parents watch on during the first look session in the beautiful gardens of the Richard Nixon Library.
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Capturing a warm embrace between Lindsey and Matt during their Richard Nixon Library portrait session.
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The couple share a laugh with the bride’s parents as they point out a four-leaf clover in her bouquet.
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Lindsey and Matthew looking lovingly into one another’s eyes during their Richard Nixon Library wedding portrait session.
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The sun illuminates Lindsey and Matthew during an embrace in the gardens of the Richard Nixon Library.
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A whimsical portrait of Lindsey and Matthew kissing in the late-afternoon light during their Richard Nixon Library wedding photo session.
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Lindsey and Matthew share a special moment during their garden portrait session at the Richard Nixon Library.
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Lindsey and Matthew walk hand-in-hand along a pathway in the gardens of the Richard Nixon Library.
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Matthew kisses Lindsey tenderly on the cheek during their romantic wedding portrait session at the Richard Nixon Library.
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Lindsey embraces Matthew from behind during their Richard Nixon Library wedding portrait session.
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A creative shot of Lindsey and Matthew embracing beneath her veil in the gardens of the Richard Nixon Library.
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A portrait of Lindsey and her bridesmaids looking towards the flower girl, Tessa, while holding their New Year’s Eve countdown clocks.
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A creative family formal portrait in front of the reflecting pool at the Richard Nixon Library in Yorba Linda.

 

Ceremony photos at the Richard Nixon Library:

It was then time for the ceremony to get underway, which was being held in the ornate ballroom of the Richard Nixon Library. Rather than floral features, Lindsey and Matthew had opted for elegant candles and golden finishes in keeping with the New Year’s Eve theme of their wedding.

I photographed Matthew being escorted down the aisle by his mom, with the flower girl, Tessa, and her baby brother following closely behind. It was then Lindsey’s turn to make her appearance on the arm of her dad who had a playful exchange as he gave her away to Matthew.

I documented Lindsay and Matthew’s wedding at the Richard Nixon Library from multiple angles, including a wide-angle incorporating their eight bridesmaids and groomsmen, as well as up-close candids as they exchanged rings and performed a sand ceremony. I also captured the reactions of both sides of their family as they watched on before Lindsey and Matthew sealed their union with a kiss and made a joyous recessional walk down the aisle.

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Matthew’s mom escorts him down the aisle at the start of his wedding ceremony in the ballroom of the Richard Nixon Library.
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The cute flower girl, Tessa, leads the bridal party down the aisle at the start of the Richard Nixon Library wedding ceremony.
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Lindsey’s dad escorts her down the aisle at the start of her wedding ceremony in the Richard Nixon Library ballroom.
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Capturing Matthew’s reaction as he watches Lindsay walk down the aisle in the Richard Nixon Library ballroom.
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Lindsey’s dad gives her away to Matthew with a playful exchange at the Richard Nixon Library.
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Lindsey and Matthew surrounded by their bridesmaids and groomsmen during the Richard Nixon Library wedding ceremony.
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Capturing Matthew’s reaction as he exchanged vows with Lindsey at the Richard Nixon Library.
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Lindsey and Matthew pour sand into an hour glass to signify their union during the Richard Nixon Library wedding ceremony.
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Lindsey’s cute nephew watches on during the vow exchange at the Richard Nixon Library in Yorba Linda.
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A candid shot of Lindsey and Matthew exchanging rings during their wedding ceremony at the Richard Nixon Library.
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Capturing the reaction of Matthew’s family as they watched him wed at the Richard Nixon Library.
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Lindsey and Matthew seal their union with a kiss in the ballroom of the Richard Nixon Library.
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The newly married couple make their joyous recessional walk down the aisle at the Richard Nixon Library.
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Capturing a spontaneous kiss between the couple during their recessional walk in the Richard Nixon Library ballroom.

 

Post-ceremony portraits at the Richard Nixon Library:

While Lindsey and Matthew’s wedding guests were enjoying cocktail hour, we used the time available for some portraits within their gorgeous ceremony venue. I captured shots of them embracing beneath the glamorous chandelier, as well as a portrait of them holding their New Year’s Eve countdown clock.

As the staff at the Richard Nixon Library performed a “flip”, transforming the ceremony space into a lavish reception venue, we went outside for some nighttime portraits around the reflective pool. We captured romantic, off-camera flash embraces and wide-angles incorporating the Christmas-lit trees, as well as a creative silhouette outside the Richard Nixon Library.

We then snuck into the reception space for some portraits before their wedding guests arrived, again incorporating the countdown clock and chandelier, as well as the beautifully designed table decorations. The period portraits, drapes and mirrors within the Richard Nixon Library ballroom gave the space a really elegant and classic atmosphere, with candles illuminated throughout.

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A portrait of the newly weds in their gold-themed wedding ceremony venue at the Richard Nixon Library.
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A portrait of Lindsey and Matthew holding a New Year’s Eve countdown clock during their Richard Nixon Library wedding photo session.
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An off-camera flash portrait of the newly weds in front of the reflecting pool at the Richard Nixon Library.
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Lindsey and Matthew embrace beneath a white gazebo during their Richard Nixon Library nighttime portrait session.
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A portrait of Lindsey and Matthew beside the reflecting pool at the Richard Nixon Library in Yorba Linda.
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A creative off-camera flash portrait of the newly married couple outside the Richard Nixon Library.
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A wide-angle portrait of Lindsey and Matthew embracing during their Richard Nixon Library nighttime photo session.
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Lindsey and Matthew embrace on a garden walkway during their Richard Nixon Library nighttime portrait session.
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A creative silhouette of Lindsey and Matthew outside the elegant Richard Nixon Library in Yorba Linda.
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Lindsey and Matthew kiss while holding their New Year’s Eve countdown clock in the Richard Nixon Library ballroom.
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The newly weds kiss beneath the ornate chandelier within their glamorous ballroom reception venue at the Richard Nixon Library.
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Lindsey and Matthew dance within their stunning New Year’s Eve wedding reception venue at the Richard Nixon Library.
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Lindsey and Matthew embrace behind one of the beautifully decorated tables during their New Year’s Eve wedding celebrations.

 

Reception photos at the Richard Nixon Library:

Lindsey and Matthew kicked off their reception with a grand entrance, followed by their first dance as “husband and wife”. Speeches and toasts from those closest to them then took place and I tried to capture the reactions of not only the couple at their sweetheart table but also their family watching on.

The cake cutting ceremony was followed by the parental dances, with Matthew and Tessa the first to take to the dance floor to honor their friendship. Lindsey and her dad then shared in a special moment before Matthew and his mom performed their mother-son dance.

Young and old were then invited onto the dance floor to celebrate as the countdown to New Year’s began. I tried to capture all the energy and anticipation of this special evening, with New Year’s Eve hats and tiaras circulating amongst the wedding guests.

As 12AM drew near, the DJ invited everyone to surround Lindsey and Matthew for a group photo as they kissed before counting down to 2018 together. Everyone was in high spirits as the clock struck midnight, with the dance floor absolutely packed. The evening ended with a grand sparkler exit as Lindsey and Matthew departed from the Richard Nixon Library, bringing to close what had been an amazing day and an unforgettable New Year’s Eve party.

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Lindsey and Matthew make their grand reception entrance into the Richard Nixon Library ballroom.
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Lindsey and Matthew perform their first dance within the glamorous ballroom of the Richard Nixon Library.
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Lindsey and Matthew kiss at the end of their first dance in the lavish ballroom of the Richard Nixon Library.
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Lindsey’s sisters make a speech during the Richard Nixon Library reception while the couple watch on from their sweetheart table.
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Capturing the reactions of Lindsay’s parents during the speeches and toasts of the Richard Nixon Library reception.
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Capturing the couple’s reaction from their sweetheart table during the speeches and toasts of their Richard Nixon Library reception.
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One of Matthew’s groomsmen makes a speech during the Yorba Linda ballroom wedding reception.
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Lindsey and Matthew listen in during the groomsman speech at their Richard Nixon Library wedding reception.
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Lindsey’s parents make a speech while the couple listen in from their sweetheart table at the Richard Nixon Library.
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The cute flower girl, Tessa, listens in during the speeches and toasts at the Richard Nixon Library reception.
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Lindsey and Matthew perform their cake cutting ceremony during the Richard Nixon Library ballroom reception.
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Capturing a kiss between the newly weds following their cake cutting ceremony at the Richard Nixon Library ballroom reception.
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Matthew dances with the flower girl, Tessa, to honour their special connection during the Richard Nixon Library reception.
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Matthew throws Tessa into the air during their groom-niece dance at the Richard Nixon Library in Yorba Linda.
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Lindsey and her dad perform the father-daughter dance in the ballroom of the Richard Nixon Library.
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Capturing a special moment between Matthew and his mom during the mother-son dance.
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Lindsey and Matthew dance together amidst their wedding guests in the Richard Nixon Library ballroom.
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Some young wedding guests enjoying the dance floor of the Richard Nixon Library ballroom.
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Lindsey’s mom and her friends enjoying the wedding celebrations at the Richard Nixon Library.
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Wedding guests letting loose on the dance floor during Lindsey and Matthew’s ballroom reception.
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Capturing a playful moment on the dance floor during Lindsey and Matthew’s New Year’s Eve wedding reception.
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Wedding guests getting down on the dance floor during Lindsey and Matthew’s New Year’s Eve reception.
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Tessa enjoying the dance floor during Lindsey and Matthew’s glamorous ballroom reception at the Richard Nixon Library.
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Lindsey’s dad and sister dancing together during the lively celebrations at the Richard Nixon Library.
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Lindsey shows off her tennis shoes on the dance floor during her ballroom reception at the Richard Nixon Library.
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Wedding guests enjoying the New Year’s Eve celebrations at the Richard Nixon Library in Yorba Linda.
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A wedding guest in a flowing red dress spins on the dance floor of the Richard Nixon Library ballroom.
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Capturing a playful moment between two young wedding guests during the Richard Nixon Library reception.
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Lindsey’s dad stacks multiple New Year’s Eve hats on his head as the countdown begins.
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Capturing a spontaneous kiss between two wedding guests on the dance floor of the Richard Nixon Library.
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Lindsey and Matthew letting loose on the dance floor during their New Year’s Eve wedding reception.
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An action shot of wedding guests enjoying the dance floor during Lindsey and Matthew’s Richard Nixon Library reception.
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Capturing a playful moment between Matthew’s groomsmen during the New Year’s Eve wedding party.
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Wedding guests letting loose on the dance floor during Lindsey and Matthew’s Richard Nixon Library reception.
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Capturing a playful moment between Lindsey’s dad and some wedding guests during the New Year’s Eve celebrations.
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Lindsey and Matthew kiss while their wedding guests celebrate around them at the Richard Nixon Library.
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Capturing all the energy and celebration of Lindsey and Matthew’s New Year’s Eve wedding reception.
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Matthew’s dad, step mom and brother enjoying the celebrations at the Richard Nixon Library in Yorba Linda.
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Lindsey’s parents dancing during the New Year’s Eve wedding party in the ballroom of the Richard Nixon Library.
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Wedding guests enjoying the festivities during Lindsey and Matthew’s New Year’s Eve reception.
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An action shot of wedding guests letting loose on the dance floor of the Richard Nixon Library ballroom.
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Lindsey getting down with her girlfriends on the dance floor of the Richard Nixon Library ballroom.
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Capturing a playful moment on the dance floor during the New Year’s Eve wedding celebrations.
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Lindsey and Matthew dancing amidst their family and friends in the ballroom of the Richard Nixon Library.
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Lindsey and Matthew kiss during the grand sparkler exit from their Richard Nixon Library wedding reception.
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The newly weds depart their Richard Nixon Library wedding reception through a grand sparkler exit.

 

Wedding photos at Richard Nixon Library:

I really want to thank Lindsey and Matthew for selecting Aevitas Weddings to capture their New Year’s Eve wedding at the Richard Nixon Library. I know they’re off on a cruise to the Caribbean for their honeymoon, so I wish them an incredible time and all the happiness in their married life together.

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