A ceremony with a breathtaking ocean view, a reception with fabulously chic details, and an absolutely stunning bride and groom. This Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel soirée is everything and more! We cannot get enough of these unbelievably gorgeous photos by Jim Kennedy Photographers that so perfectly capture the sophistication and utter style that was this wedding. Not to mention the infectious smiles of Sonya and Emmanuel! The ceremony was the picture of elegance with a translucent acrylic arbor adorned with abundant white blooms and loose textured greenery, tall floral arrangements on clear acrylic pedetstals, and a carpet of white petals to fill the aisle—all thanks to Flowers by Cina. The look was beyond lovely and seamlessly blended with the beautiful ocean vistas.

For Sonya & Emmanuel’s outdoor cocktail reception, we created a space that was both cozy and luxurious with black velvet lounge seating, shimmering gold accents, and fluffy white florals. As guests were invited into the ballroom for dinner, they found their seating assignments hand calligraphied on an ornate gold-framed mirror. And as if the seaside celebration wasn’t dreamy enough, the dinner reception was taken to another level. Amidst floor-to-ceiling white satin draping were two unique tablescape designs, including gold mirror tabletops, gorgeous textured linens, black and gold chairs, alternating gold and matte black flatware, tall arrangements with luscious white blooms, and candles galore. A glossy white dance floor filled the center of the room with the bride and groom’s monogram in gold. A marble designed cake with gold leaf accents complemented our high octane glamour look. And for the bride and groom’s table—perhaps our favorite detail—a gold geometric table was placed at the edge of the dance floor and embellished with overflowing white blooms and greenery. Absolutely stunning. No detail was left untouched for this fête (which was evident by the monogrammed ice cubes!), and the result was pure heaven. Enjoy all of the beauty below and get inspired for your own glamorous affair!

Venue/Caterer/Bakery – The Ritz Carlton Laguna Niguel | Contact: maria.baxendale@ritzcarlton.com
Florist – Flowers by Cina | Contact: melissa@flowersbycina.com
Photographer – Jim Kennedy Photographers | Contact: inquiries@jimkennedyphotographers.com
Hair – DaRico Jackson | Contact: jamie@rougeartists.com
Makeup – Christopher Mitchell | Contact: christopherlamitchell@gmail.com
Linens – BBJ Linen | Contact: jhernandez@bbjlinen.com
Rentals/Lighting – Team Impulse Events | Contact: info@impulseeventlighting.com
Rentals – Palace Party Rentals | Contact: info@palacepartyrental.com
Rentals – Signature Party Rentals | Contact: dreinach@signatureparty.com
Stationery – Agape Planning