Wedidng At The Ebell Club Long Beach In Long Beach, CA | Grace & Steve

Wedding At The Ebell Club Long Beach

GRACE & STEVE

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Wedding photos at The Ebell Club Long Beach:

Grace and Steve’s wedding day was held right on the doorstep of where my wife Charlene and I are based in Downtown Long Beach, and it was wonderful to capture this wedding at The Ebell Club Long Beach in our own neighborhood. They were planning a predominantly Western wedding ceremony, with a few traditional Korean aspects thrown in, and I always love being a part of cultural wedding celebrations.

I first met Grace and Steve a few months before their wedding day and captured their e-session soon after that. They are a really sweet couple, full of love, and it was wonderful to see them again when we arrived at the Renaissance Long Beach Hotel to photograph them getting ready for this special day.

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An off-camera flash portrait of the newly married couple at their sweetheart table at the The Ebell Club Long Beach.

 

Getting ready photos at the Renaissance Long Beach Hotel:

While Charlene was with Steve as he made his final preparations, I was with Grace and her bridesmaids as they had their hair and makeup done, admired Grace’s gorgeous bridal gown, and just enjoyed this special time together.

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Grace and her bridesmaids admire her gorgeous bridal gown as they were getting ready at the Renaissance Long Beach Hotel.

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A close-up shot of Grace having her lipstick applied as she prepared for her wedding day at the Renaissance Long Beach Hotel.

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Capturing a candid shot of Grace, surrounded by her bridesmaids, as they made their final preparations for her Ebell Club Long Beach wedding ceremony.

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A close-up black and white shot of Grace with one of her bridesmaids in a suite at the Renaissance Long Beach Hotel.

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A portrait of the bride in her elegant wedding gown in one of the suite windows at the Renaissance Long Beach Hotel.

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A close-up portrait of Grace before her wedding ceremony at the Renaissance Long Beach Hotel.

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A silhouette shot of Steve as he waited for his bride at the Renaissance Long Beach Hotel.

 

Pre-ceremony portraits at the Renaissance Long Beach Hotel:

They had decided on a first look session at the Renaissance Long Beach Hotel, and we set that up in one of the elegant hallways that was keeping with the classic look the couple wanted. After a short couple portrait session around the lobby area of the Renaissance Long Beach Hotel, incorporating some dramatic lighting from its lamps, we headed over to The Ebell Club Long Beach where the ceremony was to be held.

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The soon-to-be-married couple see each other for the first time on their wedding day in a hallway of the Renaissance Long Beach Hotel.

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Capturing a warm embrace between Steve and Grace during their first look session at the Renaissance Long Beach Hotel.

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A creative, off-camera flash shot of the couple within a dimly-lit hallway of the Renaissance Long Beach Hotel.

 

Ceremony photos at The Ebell Club Long Beach:

Steve was all smiles as his beautiful bride walked down the aisle, and while I was capturing close-up shots of the couple’s reactions, Charlene was on the second floor balcony getting a bird’s eye view.

Afterwards, Grace and Steve quickly changed into their Korean hanbok outfits for the Pyebaek ceremony, which I documented in this selection of Ebell Club Long Beach wedding photos. This was a fun-filled and colorful celebration where the couple played traditional games, before Steve piggybacked Grace around the stage area.

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Grace and Steve signing their marriage license before their wedding ceremony at The Ebell Club Long Beach.

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Capturing a playful moment between Grace and her flower girl as they waited for the wedding ceremony to start at The Ebell Club Long Beach.

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A black and white shot of Steve’s beaming smile as he watched his bride walk down the aisle at The Ebell Club Long Beach.

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A bird’s eye view of Grace walking down the aisle during her Ebell Club Long Beach wedding ceremony.

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The bride and groom during their Western wedding ceremony at The Ebell Club Long Beach.

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Grace and Steve embrace the bride’s parents during their wedding ceremony at The Ebell Club Long Beach.

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The bride wipes away tears as her groom reads his vows during their Western wedding ceremony at The Ebell Club Long Beach.

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Steve and Grace make their recessional walk down the aisle after their Ebell Club Long Beach wedding ceremony.

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Grace changes into her traditional Korean hanbok during her wedding celebrations at The Ebell Club Long Beach.

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Grace and Steve honor their Korean ancestry during a traditional Pyebaek wedding celebration at The Ebell Club Long Beach.

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Steve and Grace pass nuts to each other in what is a traditional Korean wedding ritual.

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The groom piggybacks his bride around The Ebell Club Long Beach in a traditional Korean Pyebaek wedding ritual.

 

Reception photos at The Ebell Club Long Beach:

After the staff had swiftly transformed the ceremonial space into a reception venue, it was time for the wedding reception to start. In addition to emotionally-charged speeches and toasts, as well as a touching first dance between the couple, the MC hosted some fun games between Grace and Steve that gave their wedding guests a better insight into their relationship!

I always like to sneak out with my couples for a nighttime portrait session and there were some elegant chandeliers at the Ebell Club where we captured a few off-camera flash shots before the night ended.

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Capturing the emotional reaction of the bride as speeches and toasts were being made at her Ebell Club Long Beach wedding reception.

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A silhouette shot of a speech being made during Grace and Steve’s wedding reception at The Ebell Club Long Beach.

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The newly married couple play games during their fun-filled wedding reception at The Ebell Club Long Beach.

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An action shot of Grace’s bouquet toss at The Ebell Club Long Beach during her wedding reception celebrations.

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A close-up black and white shot of the newly married couple dancing during their Ebell Club Long Beach wedding reception.

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The newly married couple getting down on the dance floor during their lively wedding reception at The Ebell Club Long Beach.

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A romantic, off-camera flash nighttime portrait of Grace and Steve at The Ebell Club Long Beach.

 

Wedding photos at The Ebell Club Long Beach:

It was a real pleasure being the Long Beach wedding photographer for Grace and Steve’s special day and to capture their story, and I wish them a life of love and happiness as they embark on this new chapter together.

September 9, 2014

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