On February 26th I traveled the 118 miles down the coast to do a wedding in my old stomping grounds, the lovely Laguna Beach, Ca.
Having grown up in the neighboring Newport Beach and Costa Mesa, it was a pleasure to head back down to the area for Cindy and Chris's wedding.
The forecast had been for a lot of rain and very cold temperatures, but luckily the rain went through quicker than anticipated and instead Cindy and Chris had amazingly beautiful skies full of gorgeous clouds.
Cindy got ready at The Surf and Sand Resort in a room with the best view of the Pacific.
The view from Cindy's room where we did make-up and hair.
At one point, a rainbow entered the room and the photographers, Bwright Photography, were able to take photos of her shoes and jewelry on a piece of coral with the rainbow laying across it.
|Brandon and Brian of Bwright Photography had just finished photographing
a close up of Cindy's jewelry on the piece of coral.
After we finished with make-up and hair we went a short distance to 7 Degrees, an art gallery and event venue. It was an amazing place with a beautiful outdoor ceremony space and a great indoor reception area.
|The outdoor Ceremony site. The tent was added for the comfort of the guests and in case the rain returned.
Bryan and Brandon, twins, were very creative and looked like the rock stars they were as they photographed Cindy.
|Cindy and her bridesmaids with Brian and Brandon, Bwright Photography.
We stayed until after the ceremony to help Cindy, (now Mrs. Shepard!) change from her wedding look to her reception look. I put her hair up and added a black silk and feather flower to her hair to match the black sash she added to the gown. It was a simple way to take a wedding dress to an evening look.
|Cindy's mother and her bridesmaids helped bustle her dress for the reception.
It just goes to show you, with enough prayers and focus, the weather can cooperate and conspire to create a gorgeous day for any couple no matter how dire the forecast!