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So excited to have received the final PDFs from our favorite Australian Mag today.
Ashlee and Matt’s stunning Jonathan Beach Club wedding made it all the way around the world!
Make sure to pick up a copy of the magazine at any local book store!

Event Planner Beth Helmstetter
Jonathan Club
Michelle Cassano
Next Exit Photography
Florals Holly Flora
Makeup Cathryn Van Breene The Studio Agency
Bride’s Hair Malin Miramontes Luxe Lab
Bride’s Dress Monique Lhuillier
Bridesmaids’ Dresses Lela Rose Bella Bridesmaid
Calligraphy Laura Hooper
Invitations Madeleine Zygarewicz Panorama Press
Ceremony and Cocktail Musicians Supernova
Aspect Lighting
LaTavola Linens
DJ Dash Entertainment
Tables, Chairs & Dance Floor Korman via Classic & Barker Decor

  • Rachel Tatem - Love the flower detailing on the bridesmaids dresses!

I remember meeting Whitney’s mom and dad in February 2010 so clearly. So lovely, warm, I adored Rich and Judy. The wedding couple lived out of state – Chicago – to be exact, but we knew straight away that we were a good fit.
Then, we met the adorable pair in March for their peachy beachy engagement session.
7 bridesmaids and 7 groomsmen made for a fabulous wedding day at the exquisite Shutters on the Beach Hotel in Santa Monica last October.
It was there that we met wedding planner of all things, Ms. Allyson Levine, from Bob Gail Events, who has since become one of our BFFs. She rocked this wedding in every way.

Location: Shutters on the Beach
Coordinator: Allyson Levine
Linens, lighting, Sweets Table, Flowers: Bob Gail Special Events
Band: Jumpstart, also Bob Gail Special Events
Dress: Vera Wang
Cupcake Tower: Vanilla Bake Shop
Bridesmaid Dresses: Priscilla of Boston
Hair & Makeup: Beau Ideal Beauty – Kathleen Hagan
Invitations: Urbanic Paper Venice, CA
Honeymoon: Spain (Barcelona, Sevilla, Cordoba, Madrid)

  • Rachel Tatem - Looks like everyone had a blast. Great job getting their joy into photos!

  • Eyecon - These are absolutely beautiful photos,stunning location,great work

It was one of those perfect days in Santa Barbara. It was supposed to rain, but Amanda and Ryan got blue, windless skies instead.
The couple lives in San Fransisco, but their families and friends live all over, so Bacara Resort seemed like the obvious choice.
Amanda and Ryan couldn’t have been any more surprised when they realized that they had bough the SAME card to go along with their wedding gifts to one another.
Amanda was the most organized bride you have ever met! Scheduling down to the exact minute, and why not. Wrangling a 30 person bridal party needed it!!
The cigar and whiskey bar was a huge hit with the guests.
We adore you guys!!! xoxo
Bacara Resort and Spa
Wedding Weekend Coordinator: Shelley Perona Eschleman
Flowers, Chuppah and Ballroom Design by TOAST Events and Design Studio
Lounge furniture rentals by LUXE Event Rentals and Decor
Paper Products by the Bride with Big Day Design Lounge
TEAM Hair and Makeup
and Brooke Zingarelli of Louie Salon
Lighting: Bella Vista Designs Inc
Favors: Bremer Family Winery
Band: Enchanted Evening Productions
DJ: Gavin Roy of Santa Barbara DJ
Bridal Gown: Amy Kuschel
Groom’s Tux: Canali
Bridemaids Dresses: Jenny Yoo
Shoes: Jimmy Choo
Honeymoon:  Greece

  • Rachel Tatem - Love how you captured her laugh in the wedding and her tear at the reception. Capturing the emotion and memory forever. That is why I fell in love with doing wedding photography.

  • Sarah - WOW!!! These pics are amazing!

If you’ve never visited the Hsi Lai Temple in Hacienda Heights, it’s seriously worth a day trip.
Hsi Lai Temple encompasses 15 acres. The temple’s Ming (1268-1644 C. E.) and Ching (1644-1911 C.E.) dynasty architecture is faithful to the traditional style of buildings, gardens and statuary of traditional ancient Chinese monasteries.
I felt like I was in another world and I know that the guests of this wedding felt that way, too.

Angela and Ashvind were my dream clients, but I never knew it until the day of the wedding when we first met. They were the couple that had permagrin all day long and it was impossible not to photograph them looking amazing.
We started and ended the day at Pacific Palms Resort, where Amber Gustafson and her rad team of ladies dazzled us with their decor and coordination skillz.

Wedding Design and Coordination Amber Events
Ceremony Venue Hsi Lai Temple
Reception Venue Pacific Palms Resort
DJ Redshoe
Florist Peony and Plum
Makeup and Hair Susie Chhuor
Reception Lighting Aspect Lighting
Rentals Town & Country
Photobooth Red Cheese
Bollywood Dancers NDM Dance Productions (choreographer as seen on So You Think You Can Dance)
Flamenco Band Cale Music
Buckley Videography

  • Amber Events - Ah, I know I say this a lot, but this was truly one of my favorite weddings of 2010. Shot by one of my favorite photographers! xo

  • Mahmud - Wow…great photography……I have seen your all of photos which are really excellent.

  • Rachel Tatem - I love that I can almost hear her laugh… Great captures!

  • Danny - It’s comforting to know that photographers of your caliber exist in the world. Every picture so carefully crafted and with such care as to capture the true essence of a moment. Such amazing work that it’s humbling.

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