Stephanie and Julio had an extraordinary vision for their wedding day, and they executed it perfectly! It was truly magical. The ceremony took place at the ornate Holy Family Cathedral in the city of Orange, California. The floral arrangements, bouquets, and bridesmaids dresses matched exceptionally with the rosy coral colors highlighted throughout the cathedral. Stephanie looked stunning with her classic white gown, detailed in tulle, beaded sweetheart neckline and lace train. Julio looked handsome in his black suit and white bowtie. The soft light glowed on the ceremony through the stained glass windows. The sweet flower girl looked like an angel with her white head wreath and small, matching bouquet.
After the ceremony, we moved outdoors for some fun portraits of the couple and wedding party at my favorite place, the Summit House in Fullerton, where they had enough time to relax and drink beer before going to the reception at Hilltop Banquet Center in Fullerton.
When we arrived at the reception, a mariachi band entertained guests during cocktail hour. Family and friends filled the reception hall and danced the night away! Of course there was some time in between the dancing to share favorite memories of the couple and give them plenty of well wishes as they enter into their future together.
But the highlight of the reception was the first dance. Every bride feels like she is floating on clouds during the first dance, but Stephanie and Julio really did! With the help of a machine, fog drifted softly underfoot as the couple shared their romantic dance. No one could take their eyes off of them.
Before I left, I was able to snap some photos of the groom being thrown into the air by groomsmen—a perfect picture of the love and support surrounding this couple as they step off into their journey together.
Planning, Design & Decor: Griffin Linens Venue: Holy Family Cathedral and Hilltop Banquet Center
Main Photographer: Lisette Gatliff
Second Photographer: Monique Dao