Wedding At Seven-Degrees In Laguna Beach, CA | Liz & Jonathan

Wedding At Seven-Degrees

LIZ & JONATHAN

Locations:

  • Ceremony and reception location: Seven-Degrees in Laguna Beach, CA

 

Wedding photos at Seven-Degrees:

It was a beautiful Saturday when I drove down from Los Angeles to Orange County to capture the wedding of Liz and Jonathan. They met through med school/residency a few years back and I’d had the pleasure of getting to know them better during their e-session a few months ago.

They were holding their wedding at Seven-Degrees in Laguna Beach which is a really artsy, hip venue, but the day was all starting at Ayres Hotel Laguna Woods where they were both getting ready.

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Capturing an intimate portrait of the newly married couple following their wedding ceremony at Seven-Degrees in Laguna Beach.

 

Getting ready photos at Ayres Hotel Laguna Woods:

While my second photographer was with Jonathan and his groomsmen, I was with Liz and her bridesmaids as they were making their final preparations. I captured some special moments with her mom as they admired her gorgeous gown and fixed her earrings, as well as a playful shot with her bridesmaids as they all sat on the bed in their pink dressing gowns. I also captured the moment she read a note card from her soon-to-be husband, backed by the elegant decor of her Ayres Hotel Laguna Woods suite.

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Liz admires herself in a mirror while getting ready in a suite at the Ayres Hotel Laguna Woods.

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Capturing a special moment between Liz and her mom in front of the gorgeous bridal gown at Ayres Hotel Laguna Woods.

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A candid shot of Liz, her bridesmaids and mom on the suite bed while getting ready at Ayres Hotel Laguna Woods.

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Liz’s mom helps to secure her earrings as they made their final wedding day preparations in Laguna Woods.

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Liz’s bridesmaids assist in fixing her gorgeous wedding dress at Ayres Hotel Laguna Woods.

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Liz and her mom embrace in the hotel suite as they prepared for her Laguna Beach wedding.

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A close-up shot of Liz reading a note card from her groom-to-be at Ayres Hotel Laguna Woods.

 

Pre-ceremony portraits at Seven-Degrees:

We then made the short drive from Laguna Woods over to Laguna Beach and the private club setting of their wedding at Seven-Degrees. It was here that Liz and Jonathan had decided to have their first look, with Liz walking down a set of stairs towards her groom. I captured Jonathan’s reaction at seeing his beautiful bride in this moment before grabbing some portraits of them in and around the venue.

We utilized a set of stairs which led between the courtyard where the ceremony is at and the reception venue, as well as the bridal suite which features a great opaque screen. I particularly liked the bridal party portrait I captured of Liz and the girls, with her bridesmaids behind the screen in their bright peach dresses.

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Liz walks towards Jonathan during their first look session outside Seven-Degrees in Laguna Beach.

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Jonathan turns around to see his bride for the first time on their wedding day at Seven-Degrees in Laguna Beach.

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Liz and Jonathan on a staircase at Seven-Degrees during their Laguna Beach wedding portrait session.

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Liz and Jonathan kiss in front of the opaque screen in Seven-Degrees’ bridal suite.

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Capturing an intimate moment between the soon-to-be-married couple in the courtyard of Seven-Degrees in Laguna Beach.

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A creative portrait of Liz looking at her bouquet while Jonathan checks his watch during their Seven-Degrees photo session.

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Jonathan kisses Liz affectionately in the bridal suite at Seven-Degrees before their Laguna Beach wedding ceremony.

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A photo of Liz and Jonathan’s cute ring bearer in an orange armchair at Seven-Degrees in Laguna Beach.

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A creative bridal party portrait of Liz with her bridesmaids behind an opaque screen at Seven-Degrees in Laguna Beach.

 

Ceremony photos at Seven-Degrees:

It was then time for the ceremony proceedings to get underway which were held in the outdoor courtyard of Seven-Degrees. Liz was escorted down the aisle by both her parents, with Jonathan absolutely beaming as he watched her make the walk.

I captured the reactions of both the bride and groom as they exchanged vows, as well as those of their family members as they watched on. It was particularly emotional for Jonathan’s side of the family with his mom having passed away. I also grabbed a sweeping wide-angle shot incorporating the greenery-backed setting before Liz and Jonathan made their recessional walk as “husband and wife”.

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Liz’s parents walk her down the aisle in the beautiful courtyard at Seven-Degrees in Laguna Beach.

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Capturing Jonathan’s reaction as he watched his bride walk down the aisle during their wedding ceremony at Seven-Degrees in Laguna Beach.

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Liz’s father gives her away to Jonathan at the altar during their Seven-Degrees wedding ceremony.

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Capturing Liz and Jonathan’s reactions as they exchange vows during their Seven-Degrees wedding ceremony.

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Liz’s bridesmaids in their peach dresses lined up in the courtyard of Seven-Degrees in Laguna Beach.

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Capturing Jonathan’s reaction as he wed Liz in a courtyard wedding ceremony at Seven-Degrees.

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Capturing Liz’s reaction as she exchanged vows with Jonathan during their Seven-Degrees wedding ceremony.

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Jonathan’s father and sister watch on during the courtyard wedding ceremony at Seven-Degrees in Laguna Beach.

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A wide-angle shot looking across the gorgeous setting of Seven-Degrees’ ceremony venue in Laguna Beach.

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Capturing the first kiss as “husband and wife” between Liz and Jonathan at Seven-Degrees in Laguna Beach.

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Liz and Jonathan make their recessional walk as “husband and wife” following their courtyard wedding ceremony.

 

Post-ceremony portraits at Seven-Degrees:

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The newly married couple kiss on a landscaped walkway at Seven-Degrees in Laguna Beach.

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Liz and Jonathan embrace within their gorgeous reception venue at Seven-Degrees in Laguna Beach.

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A group photo of Liz and Jonathan’s wedding party in the courtyard of Seven-Degrees in Laguna Beach.

 

Reception photos at Seven-Degrees:

After sneaking into the reception venue to grab a portrait of the newly married couple, it was time to let the guests in and get the party started. Liz and Jonathan made their grand entrance through an archway made by their bridal party.

It was then time for speeches and toasts from family and friends, including quite an amusing speech for Jonathan from his dad. Then the couple returned to the dance floor and performed a Latino-inspired first dance honoring Liz’s Colombian roots, followed by the parental/sibling dances. Then everyone hit the dance floor to let loose, with plenty of antics in the photo booth to capture in between.

I grabbed action shots of the groomsmen getting down and Jonathan’s siblings dancing with one another, as well as a bird’s eye view looking down as the bride and her mom celebrated together. The dance floor action was interspersed with an energetic bouquet toss from Liz and a “thank you” speech from Jonathan before the couple made a grand sparkler exit to end the night.

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Liz and Jonathan make their grand entrance into the reception at Seven-Degrees’ private club.

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Liz leads Jonathan through an archway made by their wedding guests at Seven-Degrees in Laguna Beach.

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Liz and Jonathan perform a Latino-inspired first dance at their Laguna Beach wedding reception.

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Jonathan covers his face in embarrassment while his dad makes a reception speech at Seven-Degrees.

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Jonathan’s family hold up the letters “WOW” behind the sweetheart table at Seven-Degrees in Laguna Beach.

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Liz and Jonathan watch on as the bride’s mother makes a speech which is translated into English.

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Capturing Liz and Jonathan’s reactions as speeches and toasts are made at their Seven-Degrees wedding reception.

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Jonathan spins Liz on the dance floor during their traditional first dance at Seven-Degrees.

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A close-up action shot of Liz and Jonathan’s first dance during their Laguna Beach wedding reception.

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Jonathan dips Liz on the dance floor at Seven-Degrees during their ballroom-style reception.

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Liz and her dad perform the father-daughter dance during her Seven-Degrees wedding reception.

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Jonathan’s sister steps in for a brother-sister dance.

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Liz and her mom on the dance floor, surrounded by family and friends, during the Seven-Degrees wedding reception.

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The groomsmen let loose on the dance floor during Liz and Jonathan’s lively wedding reception.

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Capturing all the fun and antics of the photo booth during Liz and Jonathan’s wedding reception.

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A wedding guest playfully touches Jonathan on the behind during the fun-filled wedding celebrations.

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Jonathan reads a “thank you” speech to his wedding guests, with Liz by his side.

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A black and white shot capturing Jonathan’s sister’s emotional reaction as he honored his mom.

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An action shot of Liz’s bouquet toss to an expectant group of single women at her Seven-Degrees wedding reception.

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Wedding guests having fun in the photo booth during Liz and Jonathan’s Seven-Degrees reception.

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A unicorn appears on the dance floor during Liz and Jonathan’s reception at Seven-Degrees in Laguna Beach.

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A black and white shot of Liz and Jonathan’s wedding guests enjoying the dance floor at Seven-Degrees.

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Wedding guests letting loose on the dance floor at Seven-Degrees to celebrate the marriage of Liz and Jonathan.

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Jonathan’s groomsmen getting down on the dance floor at Seven-Degrees in Laguna Beach.

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Jonathan’s younger brother and sister dancing during the fun-filled reception at Seven-Degrees in Laguna Beach.

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An action shot of Jonathan dancing during his wedding reception at Seven-Degrees in Laguna Beach.

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Liz dancing with her father-in-law during her Seven-Degrees wedding reception in Laguna Beach.

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The newly married couple make their grand sparkler exit from the Seven-Degrees wedding reception.

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Capturing a spontaneous kiss between Liz and Jonathan to end their wedding celebrations at Seven-Degrees in Laguna Beach.

 

Wedding photos at Seven-Degrees:

It really was a great day spent capturing Liz and Jonathan’s wedding at Seven-Degrees in Laguna Beach and I can’t thank them enough for selecting me as their wedding photographer. I wish them all the best as Liz makes the move to Chicago to continue her studies and lots of joy and happiness in their married life together.

June 30, 2017

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