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Perched on a cliff, overlooking the warm sandy beaches of Crystal Cove and gentle surf of the Pacific Ocean, sits the most perfect little spot for an intimate wedding ceremony. The half-mile or so hike into the park to reach this secluded destination is well worth the incredible view that rewards you at the end! Against the backdrop of a perfect Newport Beach summer sunset, Terry and Jim chose the Treasure Cove overlook to celebrate their vows, surrounded by their closest and dearest family and friends. The love among this newly created family was so apparent, all of their grown children, spouses and grandchildren blended together as if they had been family all their lives. After the short hike back out of the park, the celebration continued at an intimate dinner party at Tommy Bahama’s filled with laughter, touching speeches, and the most adorable little flower girls I have ever seen. The 3 little cousins announced the newlyweds’ grand entrance by ringing bells attached to sparkly gold fairy wands, such a cute touch! Terry and Jim, it was an honor to be there to capture it all for you, and I wish you and your beautiful family many many more years of laughter and love!

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She wore his favorite sneakers with her gorgeous, tea length wedding dress. He wore, what else, his favorite sneakers! April and Christian celebrated their wedding with a casual, easy going backyard ceremony in front of a small collection their closest family and friends. It was sweet, personal, and laid back, a perfect reflection of their personalities. After the I Do’s, we hopped in the car and headed over to the incredible, amazing, gorgeous Claremont College campus in Pomona. Oh the historic buildings, the stained glass windows, the archways, a photographer’s heaven! But wait… the Scripps College graffiti walls! Ahh!! We bounced from unique spot to unique spot, all the while they laughed, joked and enjoyed some quiet one-on-one time as brand new husband and wife. It was a joy to be invited to capture their special day and get to know them! Here begins their new life…

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A short drive up the orchard lined highway from Yucaipa sits the most adorable, scenic and welcoming wedding venue, Oak Glen’s Buttercup Cottage. The “cottage” is actually an estate, with a gorgeous Victorian style main house, sprawling lawn with a perfect white gazebo, and views that go on for miles. Candice and Scott’s were married this past Fall at Buttercup Cottage and I was lucky enough to be invited to photograph the nuptials. Buttercup Cottage is owned and run by Linda, her beautiful family, and doting staff. Linda is so incredibly sweet, and definitely leaves no detail overlooked.

Our day started in the bridal suite with its amazing bay windows and perfect afternoon light. The bridal suite boasts the cutest white antique vanity set that provided a perfect little spot for “getting ready” photos of the bride. I honestly could have sat and stared out those windows at the view and the sunset all day!

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Downstairs, arriving guests were treated to a water station with yummy fruit infused waters, before they found their way to their seats on lush green lawn.  The ceremony set-up provides a great view of the bride and groom from every seat, as they stand at the gazebo to exchange their vows. Being so far removed from the city and traffic noises, there is a peaceful calm in the air that made it easy for every guest to enjoy actually hearing the vows!

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After the ceremony, I was able to wisk the bride and groom away to steal a few moments alone in the impressive Hansel and Gretel inspired tree house. I mean, seriously, a tree house! Where else in Southern California can you find that at a wedding venue? I am completely in love with the unique photo backdrops that this venue offers, I cannot say enough about how beautiful it is!

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Throughout the evening, guests were able to enjoy such nice little touches as lawn games, a s’mores station with a fire pit, and little benches and “sofa’s” made of hay to sit and relax and have a conversation. The patio is decorated with cafe lights and very cool vintage street lights, and makes the perfect spot for guests to dine and dance the night away under the stars.

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So now that you are engaged, you’re going down that never-ending checklist of things to do for your big day and it hits you… it’s time to get that marriage license! Lucky bride, you have a new option in 2015 for getting that license, but is it right for everyone?

Huntington Beach Wedding License Elopement LA Wedding WomanIn most counties in California, a confidential marriage license can be obtained from many officiants on the spot, as a mobile license service. This is perfect for elopements, busy couples, and those who live far enough apart that the traditional trip to the courthouse just isn’t feasible. The catch was, you had to be married in the same county which issued the license. New in 2015, you can now use a confidential marriage license to be married in any county in California. So you can file for a license at home in, say, Orange County, and then jet off to a fabulous winery in Napa for your ceremony.
But what is a confidential license, and why would you want one? A confidential license is just what it sounds like, a confidential record. Only the bride or groom may purchase copies of a confidential marriage license, while a public marriage license may be purchased by anyone. If you do not wish for your marriage to be public record, this is the route you want to take. But here’s the rub… if you ever need to obtain a copy of your license, you will be jumping through hoops because only you, the bride or groom, can get your hands on it. If you are filing in the county where you live, and you don’t plan on moving away any time soon, this really isn’t an issue for you.

Once you’ve determined that a mobile confidential license is right for you, you’ll want to do your due diligence to ensure that the vendor you choose has a great reputation. Your marriage license is a very important document, the last thing you want is to find out it was filed incorrectly and you aren’t really married after all! I have personally worked with Elysia from La Wedding Woman and gladly give her my stamp of approval. She is extremely knowledgeable about the process, goes above and beyond for her couples, and is just an incredibly sweet soul! She can provide you with a license only, a beachfront elopement, or officiate your dream wedding with 500 guests!

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Who is a confidential mobile license best suited for?

♥ Couples who are planning to elope, and want to use an officiant who can issue the license and marry you on the spot, right on the beach! (While you are at it, be sure to contact me for an elopement photography package that is perfect for you!)

♥ Couples who live too far apart to make going to the courthouse during business hours together, in person, practical

♥ Busy couples who prefer the convenience of having their license brought to them, and are willing to pay a little more for that convenience

Who is a confidential license not quite right for?

♥ Couples on a budget – prices range from $200 and up, depending on the vendor, compared to around $60-90 at the county clerk-recorder’s office (depending on your county).

♥ Brides who look forward to the tradition of going to the courthouse with their beau, it is an exciting milestone! (This was me, it was so much fun and made it really feel like it was all “real!”)

♥ Anyone who may have difficultly appearing in person to obtain a copy of their license in the future. A friend or family member cannot obtain a copy of a confidential license for you!

And just because I aim to be helpful… here are a few links for more info on obtaining marriage licenses in Southern California!

Orange County Marriage License Information

Los Angeles County Marriage License Information

San Diego County Marriage License Information

Candice and Scott are two of the most down to earth, easy going, and sweet people that I have ever had the pleasure of working with. After their Anaheim Packing House engagement session I just KNEW I was going fall in love with their wedding, and it did not disappoint. With a combination of DIY touches and super fun accents provided by the venue, it felt more like one big laid-back family BBQ, and that was exactly how Candice described it to me the very first time we spoke. Linda, the amazing owner and event coordinator at Oak Glen’s Buttercup Cottage, has an incredible eye for details, and it shows throughout her beautiful 3.5 acre property. Sweet little signs, fun seating areas to snuggle up, lawn games, and a most perfect Smores set-up to cap off the night, are just some of the little extras she provides. And that bridal suite, oh my! With the most beautiful light, huge garden windows and a perfect little vintage vanity, it is just a lovely little retreat for the bride and her girls.  For their reception, Candice and Scott chose to forego the traditional cake smashing and instead serve delicious cupcakes, matching the rest of her Fall themed decor. Pumpkins and candy apples topped each table, and guests were treated to an amazing BBQ buffet. The perfect end to a perfect evening under the stars!

 

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