Rancho Santa Margarita Wedding | Belltower Regional Community Center

When I first met Ashley and Jeff, Ashley showed me an image of her custom made wedding gown on her phone.  At that moment, I knew I would most likely die if they didn’t hire me.  Thankfully they did, so I’m still alive.  Being a fellow lover of the color pink (I used to drive a pink VW bug, no joke) I was infatuated with Ashley’s Gwen Stefani inspired wedding gown, not to mention the hot pink pettiskirt she wore underneath.  Jeff and Ashley absolutely adore each other, and it was so special to watch them tie the knot after almost a decade of dating.  They were blessed with perfect fall weather for their outdoor ceremony at the Belltower Regional Community Center in Rancho Santa Margarita.  The emotional ceremony was followed by probably the most entertaining reception I’ve ever attended.  Have you ever seen a spur of the moment karaoke session at a wedding reception?  It was a first for me.  Enjoy the pics, and check out Jeff and Ashley’s slideshow!

LOVE Ashley’s sexy birdcage veil!

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It was an emotional moment for all when Ashley’s daddy first saw her as a bride.Rancho Santa Margarita wedding

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I added texture to this image to give it a more dramatic feel.wedding venue south Orange County

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The flower girls and ring bearer anxiously awaiting Ashley’s entrance to the ceremony.pink wedding gown

Another touching moment- when Jeff meets his bride at the altar.Dana Point wedding photographer

Whenever Ashley walked, the hot pink pettiskirt peeked out from under her gown.photojournalistic wedding photographer

This image was first taken as a full body shot with a wider lens, then I switched to a telephoto lens and purposely blurred the background so the viewer focuses on Jeff’s facial expression.wedding photographer Dana Point

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Random karaoke session.  Yes, he did wear that tuxedo tank top to the wedding.  Hillarious!Irvine wedding photographer

A very happy Ashley during the first dance.Temecula wedding

I’m a big fan of feathers in wedding flowers- adds a sassy, fun touch.Mission Viejo wedding photographer

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