What could be more idealistic than a beautiful Laguna Beach wedding at Monarch Beach Resort? As a Southern California wedding photographer, I’ve captured weddings in many beautiful locations, yet this venue still tops the list as one of my favorites. It has such a special coastal, romantic vibe and Brittany + Jake, along with their planner Britt Kingman, created such a magical celebration that was a joy to capture! Somehow, the light that appears during golden hour at Monarch is unparalleled, and Brittany + Jake’s portraits as newlyweds are truly made perfect thanks to the glowing sky surrounding them.
I tend to keep re-using the words romantic and magical when I refer to this gorgeous wedding, and I think Brittany’s dress, by Martina Liana Bridal (via Blush Bridal Couture) was such a great choice. It hit all the marks with being feminine thanks to its silhouette and lace bodice and dramatic, which lent a great bit of movement to some of the wedding photos. Jake looked like a million bucks in his tuxedo rented from one of my favorite companies, The Black Tux. Keep an eye out for the beautiful wedding color palette of pale blue, blush and gold used throughout the ceremony and reception settings, and definitely feel free to reach out to me if you’re tying the knot (or considering getting married) at Monarch Beach Resort in Laguna Beach. I’d be happy to share some details and tips about it with you!
Brittany’s classic garden rose bouquet was crafted by Laguna Beach floral designer, Florals by Jenny. Her soft, romantic hair and makeup were by Ashley Francisco and Design Visage.
This big bridal party was so much fun! The blue bridesmaid dresses were by Dessy Group and After Six from Bella Bridesmaids.
Photography: Greg Ross // Planning: Britt Kingman //Venue: Monarch Beach Resort //Entertainment: Kevin Miso // Florals: Florals by Jenny // Stationery: Jen Simpson Design //Bridal Gown: Blush Bridal Couture Martina Liana Bridal // Transportation: Roman Worldwide Transportation// Beauty: Design Visage + Ashley Francisco // Video: Love Is Cinema// Rentals: Signature Party Rentals// Suits: The Black Tux