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Fullerton Community Center Wedding | Jessica and Johnny

When Jessica and Johnny reached out to us they let us know they were guests at another wedding we photographed a few years back. (You can check out Laura and Cory's wedding here: Laura and Cory at Malibu West Beach Club

When they told us they not only liked their photos, but also how we worked, they wanted to make sure we had their wedding date available so we could photograph their wedding at Fullerton Community Center and we couldn't be happier to be along the ride for their wedding. We teamed up with Robbie Dickinson from Dickinson Films and the wedding story that unfolded was absolutely wonderful. 

Jessica's sisters helped her get into her gown while Johnny's mom helped him get his coat on. Then their son, Jacob with his matching, wooden bowtie and wedding socks gave Johnny some last minute hugs and encouragement!

Their ceremony was unique and special to them as they got a bit of participation from the guests during the ceremony and was decorated with a nature theme with succulents in Jessica's bouquet, the boutonnières and also decorating the ceremony throughout. They definitely made it their own!

After we photographed their family portraits and romantics we started the reception off with some emotional dancing with Jessica and her dad, Johnny and his mom and of course, Jessica and Johnny as a couple for their first dance. It was truly special from beginning to end and the amount of love and warmth their families provided helped their day flow as smooth as possible. 

I encourage you to check out their wedding highlights and leave them a few words of encouragement!

Many blessings and we love you guys so much!

 
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Wedding Vendors: 

Venue: Fullerton Community Center

Videography: Dickinson Films

Photography: Chris Holt Photography


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Maravilla Gardens Wedding | Jecel and Benedict

 Maravilla Gardens provided the most perfect backdrop for Jecel and Benedict to celebrate their wedding with their closest friends and family. The whole day was absolutely beautiful and we couldn't have scripted it to be any better. 

Jecel and Benedict's unique story began in the Philippines and they were acquaintances at school, Benedict always had an eye for her. However it wasn't until they were in the US that they were reconnected and Benedict started to pursue Jecel. 

After starting their careers and getting established in Los Angeles, Benedict couldn't resist proposing to her and we are so excited Benedict didn't give up.  They make life seem so easy with their carefree attitudes. 

When they told us they were holding their wedding at Maravilla we were so excited as it fit their personalities to the tee. From their bridal and groom preparations at local Airbnb's to their first look in front of Maravilla Garden's barn, to their intimate outdoor ceremony filled with their closest friends and family, they closed out their wedding celebrating with an open air reception filled with music and dancing. 

We wish Jecel and Benedict only the best! 

Be sure to enjoy these images! 

If you or someone you know is planning on getting married at Maravilla Gardens, please let us know how we can help photograph your wedding!

 
 

Jecel and Benedict opted to see each other before their ceremony and as you can see they could barely hold in their excitement! The rustic garden area in front of the barn provided the best location for them to sneak a few private moments to themselves! :)

Jecel and Benedict put so much effort and energy into their wedding details. The rustic look definitely added a personal touch to their wedding.

Casi Cielo Events and Flowers made the reception tables stand out with a hint of yellow to accent the centerpieces, cake and head table. 

Frost It Cakery did not disappoint with their beautiful cake topped with Jecel and Benedict's theme "Best Day Ever"!

After their first dance, we took them out to the fields behind Maravilla to catch the beautiful sunset and cap their wedding day with some intimate, couple portraits!

We hope you enjoy these as much as we did photographing them! If you're looking to get married soon, I encourage you to contact us to see how we can serve you on your wedding day!

We look forward to hearing from you. :)


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FEATURED WEDDING VENDORS:

Wedding Venue: Maravilla Gardens

Wedding Florals: Casi Cielo Events and Flowers

Photography: Chris Holt Photography

Videography: Brett Munoz Photography and Video

DJ: Elegant Event Entertainment

Wedding Cake: Frost it Cakery

Photobooth: Bouquet Sound

 

Descanso Gardens Engagement Session | Emilie and Dave

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Emilie and Dave are people after our own heart!

Dave called us one day and quickly let us know he read the info on our website and he asked where our favorite ramen place was. It caught me off guard because our clients typically begin asking about photography, our style and so forth, but he really wanted to know our recommendations! I knew we were going to hit it off really well when we had a discussion on the Lakers, Japanese culture among other things and we spoke on photography for about 5 minutes out of a 2 hour conversation. 

He told us about their wedding plans and as we photographed at Storrier-Stearns Japanese Gardens he wanted us to photograph their upcoming wedding there. They happen to love Japanese culture as much as we do and they wanted to include that influence in their engagement and wedding images. 

So they opted to have their engagement session at Descanso Gardens in La Canada (right outside of Los Angeles) and we had so much fun in the different garden areas. 

We can totally see why Emilie and Dave are meant for each other. They're totally smitten with each other and if Descanso Gardens didn't close, we could have photographed them all day!

We hope you enjoy these images and look out for their wedding highlights. If their engagement session was any indication, their wedding is going to be one for the books!

Congratulations you guys and we can't wait to rock out with you guys!

 
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La Canada Wedding | Kimi and Daniel

I'm not sure where to start with these two, but the love Kimi and Daniel have is second to none and it was on full display throughout the whole wedding day. Beginning from their engagement session, we knew it was going to be so beautiful with so much love and support from their closest friends and family. 

Although there was a bit of rain, we made it work and their indoor first look as well as their portraits were as intimate as they are. We couldn't be happier for these two to start their journey as husband and wife. 

Make sure to give them your blessings and wish them many, many years of happiness!

 
 

Wedding Credits:

Ceremony Venue: La Canada Presbyterian Church

Reception Venue: La Canada Country Club

Florals: Arcadia Florist

Wedding Gown: Vera Wang

Wedding Cake: Takes The Cake

Entertainment and Lighting: DJ in LA

Photography: Chris Holt Photography

Engagement at Carbon Canyon Regional Park | Rachel and Aaron

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If you missed Aaron's surprise proposal at LA Live in Downtown Los Angeles he got one knee on the ice. Once we photographed their engagement session, it was pure fire. 

The love the have for each other is so evident and we're so excited to have front row seats to watch their lives blossom together. On a personal level, Rachel is my third sister and as she becomes the beautiful young woman she is, And as far as we can tell, Aaron definitely brings out the best in her. 

They both have a promising road ahead of them and we're so excited to see them get married in a few months. As a lover of travel and living a bohemian life, they're going to do things their way and we can't wait to see what they will incorporate for their wedding day.

Enjoy these images from their session and make sure to send them your blessings!