I am so thrilled to finally be able to share this amazing wedding! It’s one of my favorites from last year and was the most perfect way to end my 2012 wedding season. It was just featured on Style Me Pretty yesterday! Go take a look at all the pretty!
They almost didn’t make it to their wedding day. Set to leave their current hometown in New Jersey just as Hurricane Sandy was pounding the coast, flights were delayed for days and packing was completed by candlelight. But, by some miracle, with departures from the west coast at about 50%, every one of their guests made it out to Laguna Beach for a few days of incredible weather and an absolutely gorgeous wedding!
As an outsider looking in, you would never have known what Piper & Jeff had just come through. They were absolutely glowing! Light and love beams from each of them and it was such a joy to photograph them together. Piper had considered every detail, adding a few that I had never seen myself. In the middle of the ceremony, their mothers poured a bit of wine from two small carafes into a larger carafe. Their officiant, Jeff’s brother, then poured the combined wine into glasses for each of them. Wait staff passed champagne to each guest and a mid-ceremony toast was made to their new life; like the small separate carafes of wine, now becoming a single larger and fuller one. Knowing that this was the combining of two families, not only two people, Piper & Jeff invited their immediate family to join them in the middle of the ceremony. It was a lovely visual reminder about how important this moment is for all involved!
It was a fabulous day, with two generous, talented and beautiful people tying the knot. Working with some of the most incredible vendors in the industry, it was the most incredible day!
Wedding Venue: Surf & Sand Resort in Laguna Beach, California / Wedding Planning: LVL Weddings & Events / Floral Design: JL Designs / Wedding Cake: A Wish and A Whisk / Rentals: Signature Party Rentals / Band: West Coast Music / Steel Drums: Alan Lightner / Wedding Dress: Monique Lhuillier / Shoes: Stuart Weitzman / Hair: Flawless Faces / Makeup: Suzie Moldavon / Linens: La Tavola Fine Linen Rental / Second Shooter: Ally Stepp
Piper & Jeff – I couldn’t be more excited for the two of you, or more thankful to be part of your beautiful day! It was so wonderful and perfect in every single way! So many congratulations to you both!