the love story
Emily and Chris met at one of our all-time favorite Italian restaurants, Francoli’s (love!).
Two years later, on Emily’s birthday, Chris proposed they celebrate with champagne at a park looking over Aliso Viejo. As Emily went to pour the drinks, Chris got down on one knee and asked her to marry him!
From there, the two drove off to a restaurant where their friends and family were waiting to celebrate with them. Emily called her mother to tell her the good news, and she expressed her surprise – apparently, she had already given Chris her permission and had expected him to have popped the question by then! Classic gentleman – a rare man to ask the parents’ permission! We knew we’d love capturing these two as soon as we heard their story.
What an amazing day!
Love all the little wedding details – like these elegant Jimmy Choo shoes.
Paired with equally chic dresses
And look at those beautiful bouquets, designed by the wonderful and lovely French Buckets!
The bride’s was accented with a beautiful golden heart charm that added that touch of personality to the bouquet.
Chris was a handsome groom
And Emily looked so elegant. She was a beautiful bride!
Here’s Emily right before that magical first look – you can see the excitement in her expression!
Their emotional first look at each other. So touching.
St. Regis was a gorgeous spot for their first look and romantics
Of course no wedding is complete without a fabulous wedding party.
Chris and Emily taking heartwarming pictures with their parents’ very own wedding photos!
Love all the personal details Chris and Emily put into their wedding!
For example, Emily had adorable personalized wine glasses for her bridal party to toast with as they got ready
They even gave their mothers personalized handkerchiefs to wipe their tears away with during the ceremony.
The ceremony was beautiful
Their first look at the ceremony
The classic ceremony getaway car, complete with strings, cans, and an adorable “just married” sign.
Ah, love this photo of you two!
A Good Affair Wedding and Event Production created an exquisite reception for Chris and Emily.
Love how they made their very own hashtag for instagram – perfect for viewing wedding photos!
The guests celebrating Chris and Emily
The night ended with the big finale: Chris and Emily walking into their future with their friends and family surrounding them with sparklers! The perfect grand exit to a grand wedding.
Congratulations, Emily and Chris!! Your wedding was so heartwarming, so elegant, and you two were stunning. Thank you so much for letting us be part of your special day. May God continue to bless you two in your new lives together!
More behind the scenes by the talented husband and wife cinematography team, One Plus One Cinema:
- Wedding Photography | D. Park Photography
- Getting Ready Venue | St Regis Monarch Beach | 33000 Niguel Rd, Dana Point, CA 92629
- Ceremony Venue | St Edward’s Church Dana Point | 33926 Calle La Primavera, Dana Point, CA 92629
- Wedding and Event Planners | A Good Affair Wedding and Event Production
- DJ | 123 DJ’s
- Officiant | Father Steve Sallot
- Videographer | One + One Cinematography
- Florist | French Buckets
- Makeup Artist | Flawless Faces
- Caterer | 24 Carrots
- Cake Artist | Simply Sweet Cakery
- Invitations | Darla Marie Designs
- Bridal Shoes | Jimmy Choo