Angelique + Daniel: Orange County Wedding

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.

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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    May 5, 2015 at 9:54 am

    These are gorgeous and I just love that dress shot!

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    Carly Lefebvre
    May 5, 2015 at 10:21 pm

    A beautiful Orange County wedding.

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    May 6, 2015 at 6:07 am

    oh, man, those ones with the ladies helping her get ready through the doorway – i LOVE those. tried something similar with a wedding of my own recently, but yours is off the charts! what a beautiful location, and you framed and lit that just right. what a beautiful wedding!

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    May 6, 2015 at 7:33 am

    LOVE LOVE LOVE that last photo! 20 minutes for portraits and you got all of that gorgeousness?? Wonderful work! :)

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      Courtney McManaway
      May 6, 2015 at 9:23 am

      Sometimes if I have a whole hour with couples I don’t even know what to do with myself! :)

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    Monique Itter
    May 6, 2015 at 4:30 pm

    Gorgeous getting ready and detail shots! Beautiful Orange county wedding photography!

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    May 6, 2015 at 8:23 pm

    Within a few photos I was completely captivated by how you captured this wedding! This bride is so stunning and that dress…WOW!! What a beautiful orange county wedding

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    Rebecca Anne Photography // Tacoma Wedding Photography
    May 8, 2015 at 9:06 am

    Wow, absolutely flawless image! I love everything about this wedding!

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    Hendrick Moy
    May 8, 2015 at 9:18 pm

    beautiful images! love your use of light and clean processing..
    ~Hendrick Moy Photography

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