Wedding At The Ebell Club Long Beach In Long Beach, CA | Sarah & Aaron

Wedding At The Ebell Club Long Beach

SARAH & AARON

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Wedding photos at Ebell Club Long Beach:

I first met up with Sarah and Aaron online around a year ago, and later we had a blast doing their e-session in Orange County earlier this year. They are such a great couple to work with, so I was looking forward to reconnecting with them and capturing their wedding at The Ebell Club Long Beach.

This gorgeous venue underwent a revamp a few years ago and features a black and white-tiled ceremony and reception courtyard, an elegant cocktail hour space and beautifully-lit rooms for the bride and groom to get ready.

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An elevated views of Sarah and Aaron kissing in their gorgeous ceremony space at The Ebell Club Long Beach.

 

Getting ready photos at The Westin Long Beach:

My second photographer and I arrived at The Westin Long Beach where the bride and groom were getting ready, with my second photographer working with Aaron and his groomsmen while I was with Sarah and the girls. The hair and makeup team had done an amazing job to finish ahead of schedule, meaning I could start photographing right away.

I captured group shots of Sarah with her bridesmaids and their multi-hued dresses, as well as a playful one including the flower girls as they all blew kisses to the beautiful bride. We also staged some shots of Sarah having the final touches applied to her makeup and a shot of her admiring her gorgeous gown.

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Looking up towards Sarah and her bridesmaids with their beautiful dresses as they were getting ready at The Westin Long Beach.

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Sarah admiring her gorgeous wedding dress in front of a Japanese-style door in a suite at The Westin Long Beach.

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Capturing a special moment between Sarah, her bridesmaids and flower girls in a suite at The Westin Long Beach.

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Sarah has the finishing touches applied to her makeup as she was getting ready at The Westin Long Beach.

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Sarah’s bridesmaids and flower girls blow her kisses on a staircase in her Westin Long Beach suite.

 

Getting ready photos at The Ebell Club Long Beach:

We then made the five-minute drive over to The Ebell Club Long Beach where Sarah was going to get into her dress in the beautifully-lit bridal suite. I captured a special moment as she and her mom admired the gown hanging up, then a candid as all of her bridesmaids and flower girls gathered around to help zip the dress up.

I photographed the flower girls helping Sarah slip into her wedding shoes and one as her mom assisted with her earrings, as well as a candid black and white of the flower girls looking out the suite window at the comings and goings. With some time up our sleeves, I also captured a few portraits of Sarah looking absolutely radiant with her floral bouquet and a champagne toast surrounded by her beautiful bridesmaids.

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Capturing a special moment between Sarah and her mom in black and white as they admired her wedding gown.

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Sarah’s bridesmaids and flower girls help her prepare for her wedding at The Ebell Club Long Beach.

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A black and white candid shot of the flower girls looking out the window of The Ebell Club Long Beach.

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Sarah’s mom assists her with her earrings as they were getting ready for The Ebell Club Long Beach wedding.

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Sarah’s bridesmaids assist as she steps into her wedding shoes in the bridal suite of The Ebell Club Long Beach.

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A candid shot of Sarah adjusting her earrings as she prepared for her wedding at The Ebell Club Long Beach.

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Sarah and Aaron’s moms ‘“fluff” the bride’s wedding dress at The Ebell Club Long Beach.

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A portrait of Sarah looking absolutely stunning in her wedding dress at The Ebell Club Long Beach.

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Capturing a toast between Sarah and her bridesmaids in a suite at The Ebell Club Long Beach.

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Sarah looks out the window of her suite at The Ebell Club Long Beach while holding her beautiful bouquet.

 

Pre-ceremony portraits at The Ebell Club Long Beach:

Sarah and Aaron’s florist did an amazing job to have the ceremony courtyard ready-to-go well ahead of time, which meant we could use this beautiful space for the couple’s first look. I photographed Sarah walking up to her groom in the flower-adorned aisle, then his reaction at seeing her looking so stunning.

After grabbing a few portraits of the couple in the ceremony aisle, we moved into the adjacent cocktail space to utilize its elegant furnishings. I captured romantic embraces between the couple and a playful shot as they kissed while the flower girls covered their eyes, then grabbed some creative bridal party portraits of both the boys and girls.

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Sarah walks up to Aaron during their first look in the ceremony aisle at The Ebell Club Long Beach.

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Capturing Sarah’s reaction during her first look with Aaron in the interior courtyard of The Ebell Club Long Beach.

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Capturing Aaron’s reaction at seeing his bride looking so beautiful at The Ebell Club Long Beach.

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Aaron spins Sarah to admire her looking so incredible in the lead up to their Ebell Club Long Beach wedding.

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Capturing an intimate portrait of Sarah and Aaron in the cocktail room of The Ebell Club Long Beach.

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Aaron kisses Sarah’s hand in front of a window during their Ebell Club Long Beach wedding portrait session.

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An elevated view of Sarah and Aaron within the stunning interior courtyard of The Ebell Club Long Beach.

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Capturing a warm embrace between the couple in front of a rustic wall at The Ebell Club Long Beach.

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Sarah and Aaron embrace in their flower-adorned ceremony space at The Ebell Club Long Beach.

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An elegant portrait of Sarah looking out the window of the cocktail hour space at The Ebell Club Long Beach.

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A portrait of Sarah and Aaron holding hands within an elegant room at The Ebell Club Long Beach.

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A playful shot of Sarah and Aaron kissing while their flower girls cover their eyes in The Ebell Club Long Beach courtyard.

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Sarah surrounded by her beautiful bridesmaids as she prepared to walk down the aisle of The Ebell Club Long Beach.

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A portrait of Aaron with his groomsmen as they prepared for The Ebell Club Long Beach wedding.

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A wide-angle portrait of Sarah and Aaron embracing in the aisle during their Ebell Club Long Beach wedding.

 

Ceremony photos at The Ebell Club Long Beach:

After a few last minute tweaks, the flower girls led the procession down the aisle of The Ebell Club Long Beach courtyard and I captured Aaron’s reaction as he watched his beautiful bride follow on the arm of her dad. Sarah and Aaron had written personalized vows that they read to each other, with emotional reactions from those closest to them.

I photographed the sand ceremony as the couple mixed different colored sands and a candid as they looked out towards their loved ones watching on. Then I captured the kiss as they were pronounced “husband and wife” and made their recessional walk down the aisle.

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Sarah’s flower girls and maid-of-honor help her add the finishing touches before walking down the aisle.

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Sarah’s flower girls lead the procession down the aisle in the courtyard of The Ebell Club Long Beach.

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Capturing Aaron’s reaction as he watched his bride walk down the aisle of The Ebell Club Long Beach.

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Sarah’s father escorts her down the flower-adorned aisle of The Ebell Club Long Beach.

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A candid shot of Sarah and Aaron as they look out towards their wedding guests at The Ebell Club Long Beach.

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Capturing an emotional reaction from Aaron’s mom as she watched her son wed Sarah in Long Beach.

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Sarah reads her personalized vows to Aaron during their intimate wedding at The Ebell Club Long Beach.

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Sarah’s mom watches on as the couple wed during their intimate ceremony at The Ebell Club Long Beach.

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Sarah and Aaron pour sand together during their sand ceremony at The Ebell Club Long Beach.

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Sarah and Aaron kiss after being pronounced “husband and wife” at The Ebell Club Long Beach.

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Sarah and Aaron make their recessional walk after becoming officially wed at The Ebell Club Long Beach.

 

Reception photos at The Ebell Club Long Beach:

While the staff at The Ebell Club Long Beach performed a “flip”, transforming the ceremony space into a reception venue, Sarah and Aaron enjoyed cocktail hour with their family and friends. Their bridal party then led the grand entrance into the reception, shooting out money from a gun that had the couple’s picture printed on it.

Sarah and Aaron kicked off the proceedings with their first dance, which was followed by some light-hearted speeches and toasts from their bridal party and close friends. I captured the couple’s reactions as they watched on from their sweetheart table, with a Japanese flag being waved as a playful sign of Aaron surrendering to Sarah.

The cake cutting ceremony was followed by the parental dances, then Aaron’s mom led her friends onto the dance floor for a flash mob performance. Young and old then hit the dance floor to celebrate, with lots of joy and energy to capture throughout the night.

In addition to capturing some of the photo booth action, I grabbed shots of Sarah’s bouquet toss and Aaron going in for the garter removal with his teeth, egged on closely by family and friends. I also went up onto the second floor balcony for some elevated shots, capturing the celebrations of this wedding at The Ebell Club Long Beach from multiple angles.

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The best man and maid-of-honor make it rain with money to kick off The Ebell Club Long Beach wedding reception.

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Sarah and Aaron perform their first dance to begin the courtyard reception at The Ebell Club Long Beach.

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Aaron spins Sarah in the courtyard of The Ebell Club Long Beach during their first dance.

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Capturing a special moment between the bride and groom during their first dance at The Ebell Club Long Beach.

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The newlyweds make a “thank you” toast to their wedding guests during The Ebell Club Long Beach reception.

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A friend of the bride and groom waves a Japanese flag during a playful speech at The Ebell Club Long Beach.

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Capturing the reactions of Sarah and Aaron at their sweetheart table during the best man’s speech.

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Sarah playful holds a whip in the air at her sweetheart table during some light-hearted speeches and toasts.

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Capturing a fun moment during the speeches and toasts at Sarah and Aaron’s Ebell Club reception.

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The newlyweds share a laugh during the maid-of-honor’s speech at The Ebell Club Long Beach.

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Sarah feeds Aaron cake during their cake cutting ceremony at The Ebell Club Long Beach.

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Capturing a tender moment between Sarah and her dad during the father-daughter dance.

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Aaron and his mom perform the mother-son dance at The Ebell Club Long Beach wedding reception.

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Aaron’s grandpa watching on during the parental dances at The Ebell Club Long Beach reception.

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Aaron’s mom leads her friends in a flash mob dance during The Ebell Club Long Beach wedding reception.

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A young wedding guest enjoying the dance floor with her dad at The Ebell Club Long Beach.

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Capturing a fun moment between Sarah and her friends on the dance floor during the courtyard reception.

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One of the uncles letting loose on the dance floor during Sarah and Aaron’s courtyard reception.

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Aaron dancing with his mother-in-law during the fun-filled wedding reception at The Ebell Club Long Beach.

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One of Sarah’s bridesmaids and flower girls blow her kisses in front of the reception dessert station.

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A cute baby on the dance floor with her mom during The Ebell Club Long Beach wedding reception.

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Sarah and Aaron getting down on the dance floor with their family and friends at The Ebell Club Long Beach.

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The mom of the best man letting loose on the dance floor to celebrate the union of Sarah and Aaron.

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Sarah and her sister getting down on the dance floor during The Ebell Club Long Beach wedding reception.

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Wedding guests enjoying the dance floor at The Ebell Club Long Beach to celebrate Sarah and Aaron’s marriage.

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An action shot of Sarah’s bouquet toss in the elegant courtyard of The Ebell Club Long Beach.

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A playful shot of Aaron removing Sarah’s garter with his teeth in the courtyard of The Ebell Club Long Beach.

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Capturing all the fun of the photo booth at Sarah and Aaron’s Ebell Club Long Beach wedding reception.

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Aaron’s mom dancing with a groomsman during The Ebell Club Long Beach wedding reception.

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A black and white elevated shot of Sarah dancing with her family and friends in the courtyard of The Ebell Club Long Beach.

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Wedding guests enjoying the dancing and festivities at Sarah and Aaron’s Ebell Club reception.

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A young wedding guest is dipped on the black and white tiled dance floor of The Ebell Club Long Beach.

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Capturing an intimate moment between the newlyweds during their nighttime wedding portrait session.

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Sarah and Aaron embrace in one of the elegant rooms at The Ebell Club Long Beach.

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The newlyweds kiss on a wrought iron balcony at The Ebell Club Long Beach, backed by its beautiful lamps.

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A creative couple portrait of Sarah and Aaron on the balcony of The Ebell Club Long Beach, incorporating its gorgeous lamps.

 

Wedding photos at Ebell Club Long Beach:

It really was such an amazing day photographing this wedding at The Ebell Club Long Beach and I appreciated just how stress-free it all was and the priority the couple placed on photography. I know that Sarah and Aaron are off to Europe (Amsterdam, Paris, and Iceland, WOW!) for their honeymoon so I wish them an incredible time and a life filled with happiness and success.

November 28, 2017

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