Cynthia + Saul had a fun, gorgeous wedding at The Hills Hotel in Laguna Niguel in early January. I was fortunate to have shot Cynthia’s sister’s wedding a few years ago, so it was a thrill to see a lot of the same people for Cynthia + Saul’s special day!
The Hills Hotel is one of my favorite boutique hotels in south Orange County. One of the best parts of getting married at The Hills Hotel are the on-site accommodations for the couple, and the fact that everything is all in one location! The bride typically gets ready in the Diamond Suite, which is just across from the elegant Crystal Ballroom, and one floor above the uniquely-decorated ceremony space. Staying in the same hotel in which you are getting married usually means couples are a bit more relaxed when we start the day! The hotel also sets itself apart in its modern decor and styling – definitely not an ordinary hotel! This makes the location convenient for couples, and for me, fun to shoot in!
We started in the Diamond Suite at the hotel with Cynthia, getting ready for the big day…
Cynthia’s mom and sister helped her get dressed in a gorgeous, custom-made gown! Cynthia could not have looked more beautiful as she finished her final states of getting ready to walk down the aisle!
Saul spent time earlier in the day getting ready with his groomsmen, as well, on-site at the hotel.
I love this combination of blue and black! Saul looked super sharp :)
We were able to spend some time on the hotel property getting some fun shots with the groomsmen just prior to the ceremony.
The Hills Hotel has a gorgeous ceremony site – just love the chandeliers and gold Chivari chairs!
I love Cynthia’s expression as she walks down the aisle :)
The Crystal Ballroom was gorgeously decorated for the reception – love those chandeliers!
This cake was SO COOL! Love the concept!
The most adorable favors! They were delicious too! :)
Cynthia + Saul had a beautiful first dance, followed by some fun speeches! This often ends up being one of my favorite parts of the reception, I learn so much about the bride and groom!
We spent a few minutes mid-reception to get some more portraits around and outside the hotel.
Needless to say, the reception was a blast! The dance floor was packed the entire evening!
Congratulations, Cynthia + Saul!
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