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Angelique + Daniel: Orange County Wedding

May 2nd, 2015

Sometimes, as is the case with Angelique + Daniel, I meet the groom for the first time on his wedding day. There’s nothing I love more than hearing the story of how a couple met. While taking a few portraits of Daniel, he shared with me he wasn’t the type to seek out relationships. He […]


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Sometimes, as is the case with Angelique + Daniel, I meet the groom for the first time on his wedding day. There’s nothing I love more than hearing the story of how a couple met. While taking a few portraits of Daniel, he shared with me he wasn’t the type to seek out relationships. He and Angelique worked together, and during lunch he would typically eat by himself. Clearly Angelique saw something special in Daniel, and Angelique, being as sweet and friendly as she is, isn’t the type that I think anyone would ignore! :) Casual conversations turned into exchanging numbers; then dates; then a proposal; which took us to their beautiful Orange County wedding at the Aliso Viejo Country Club.

We started the day at the club, where it was drizzling outside mid-day. Daniel and his groomsmen stayed to one side of the club while Angelique and her bridesmaids, mother and mother-in-law got ready on the other side.adwed_0048orange-county-weddingorange-county-wedding-aliso-viejo-country-clubadwed_0058orange-county-weddingadwed_0007adwed_0046adwed_0009

As a last-minute decision, the ceremony was moved indoors so as to be out of the rain. However, if there’s one thing I love, it’s window light! The change in venue didn’t seem to matter one bit to the bride and groom :)adwed_0017adwed_0059adwed_0020adwed_0021adwed_0010adwed_0023adwed_0060adwed_0014adwed_0011adwed_0008adwed_0012

Jennifer at Plumeria Cake Studio absolutely outdid herself with this gorgeous white cake! Isn’t it stunning? I love how the delicate layers and ruffles had the same feel as Angelique’s wedding dress.
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I absolutely loved the mother-daughter dance! I haven’t seen this at a wedding before. It seems dads get the spotlight on the wedding day, but moms deserves it just as much! :) I love the sweet moments it showed between Angelique and Natalie.adwed_0041adwed_0042adwed_0043adwed_0044

Miracle of miracles, the weather cleared up and we were able to wander the golf course and spend some time getting portraits of Angelique + Daniel. We only had about 20 minutes before the sun went completely away, but were really able to take advantage of the grounds and get some beautiful images of the newlyweds!orange-county-weddingadwed_0032kdimg_0036adwed_0034adwed_0062adwed_0066

Angelique asked me mid-way through the session, “Can I sit down in my wedding dress?” Um, yes you sure can! I love an adventurous bride! :) orange-county-wedding-aliso-viejo-weddingadwed_0064adwed_0036adwed_0051 adwed_0052adwed_0065

I think this is now my all-time favorite cake shot! :) adwed_0053 adwed_0054 adwed_0038

 

Congratulations, Angelique + Daniel!

Venue: Aliso Viejo Country Club
Hair and Makeup: Blown Away
Floral Design: Design By Tricia
Bakery: Plumeria Cake Studio
DJ & Lighting: Epic Entertainment

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Angelique + Daniel: A Sneak Peek

April 26th, 2015

Angelique + Daniel were just married at the Aliso Viejo Country Club on Saturday. Can’t wait to share more of this gorgeous wedding soon :) ABOUT COURTNEY     WEDDING PORTFOLIO     WEDDING FAQ     WEDDING PRICING     TESTIMONIALS     CONTACT


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Angelique + Daniel were just married at the Aliso Viejo Country Club on Saturday. Can’t wait to share more of this gorgeous wedding soon :)

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Tina + Cory’s Wedding on The Knot

April 18th, 2015

I was very excited to get the notification that Tina + Cory’s wedding has been featured on TheKnot.com! It’s hard to believe it’s been almost a year since I photographed their wedding at the beautiful Aliso Viejo Country Club. Thanks again to the wonderful team of vendors!


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I was very excited to get the notification that Tina + Cory’s wedding has been featured on TheKnot.com! It’s hard to believe it’s been almost a year since I photographed their wedding at the beautiful Aliso Viejo Country Club. Thanks again to the wonderful team of vendors!

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Eloisa + Victor: Serendipity Garden Wedding

March 17th, 2015

There were a lot of touching moments on Eloisa + Victor’s gorgeous Serendipity Garden wedding day. Eloisa got ready with her close friends and family while Victor did the same. They had an incredibly sweet first look and personalized vows that included both a sand ceremony and lasso ceremony. Lots of tears and laughter were […]


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There were a lot of touching moments on Eloisa + Victor’s gorgeous Serendipity Garden wedding day. Eloisa got ready with her close friends and family while Victor did the same. They had an incredibly sweet first look and personalized vows that included both a sand ceremony and lasso ceremony. Lots of tears and laughter were heard during their toasts – I know everyone was particularly touched, including me, when the father of the groom sang a song that had also been sung at Eloisa’s quinceanera. Of course, no wedding is complete without a floor full of people dancing! Besides the excitement and love they showed throughout the day in becoming husband and wife, it was clear they know how to have a good time as well :) It was a real honor to see them surrounded by friends and family as they started their journey together. Thank you for allowing me to capture your wedding day memories!

Venue: Serendipity Garden Weddings
Videographer: Theater 10 Wedding Films
Officiant: Don Johnson

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Wedding Wire 2015 Couples’ Choice Award

January 8th, 2015

I’m thrilled to announce Courtney McManaway Photography has won the Wedding Wire Couples’ Choice award! This award is based on client reviews. While I love seeing my work published, nothing makes me happier than happy brides and grooms! Thank you to all my 2014 wedding clients and looking forward to 2015!


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I’m thrilled to announce Courtney McManaway Photography has won the Wedding Wire Couples’ Choice award! This award is based on client reviews. While I love seeing my work published, nothing makes me happier than happy brides and grooms! Thank you to all my 2014 wedding clients and looking forward to 2015!

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Published: Claire + Michael’s Wiens Family Cellars Wedding

November 11th, 2014

I am so honored to announce that Storyboard Wedding recently published Claire + Michael’s gorgeous vineyard wedding at Wiens Family Cellars. This wedding was so much fun and it was great to see it featured so close to their one year anniversary. Thank you for the post, Storyboard Wedding! You can see their feature here.   […]


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I am so honored to announce that Storyboard Wedding recently published Claire + Michael’s gorgeous vineyard wedding at Wiens Family Cellars. This wedding was so much fun and it was great to see it featured so close to their one year anniversary. Thank you for the post, Storyboard Wedding! You can see their feature here.

 

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Featured on Borrowed + Blue

October 14th, 2014

I am excited to say Tina + Cory’s gorgeous wedding at the Aliso Viejo Country Club has been featured on Borrowed and Blue! Many thanks to the team of vendors which helped to make this such a fun, beautiful event, including  J Bird Events, Designs by Tricia, Simply Sweet Cakery, Pink Shutter Photo Booths, and […]


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I am excited to say Tina + Cory’s gorgeous wedding at the Aliso Viejo Country Club has been featured on Borrowed and Blue! Many thanks to the team of vendors which helped to make this such a fun, beautiful event, including  J Bird Events, Designs by Tricia, Simply Sweet Cakery, Pink Shutter Photo Booths, and Extreme DJ. Check out the feature here!

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Elyse Reuben Custom Couture Gowns

October 3rd, 2014

I was recently honored to be asked to take images for wedding gown designer Elyse Reuben.  As a wedding photographer, this shoot was an absolute dream come true!  Taking pictures of pretty dresses all day? Yes, please!  It was wonderful working with the models throughout the day and seeing so many beautiful gowns. If you’re […]


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I was recently honored to be asked to take images for wedding gown designer Elyse Reuben.  As a wedding photographer, this shoot was an absolute dream come true!  Taking pictures of pretty dresses all day? Yes, please!  It was wonderful working with the models throughout the day and seeing so many beautiful gowns. If you’re in the Temecula area, I’d highly recommend going to see her at Temecula Town Center!

Many thanks as well to Sandra Michelle Artistry, Beauty Duo, and Ohhh La La, who were hard at work keeping the ladies looking fantastic in hair and makeup.

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