Last Saturday I had a blast capturing Elliott and Laura’s wedding day at Palos Verdes Country Club. You may remember Elliott and Laura’s engagement session from a couple months ago. Elliott and Laura are such a fun couple, Laura is a fashion designer, she designed and made her own wedding gown, and Elliott is a firefighter.
I met this amazing couple through a mutual friend, Meg. When Laura was planning her wedding, Meg stepped up and said “you don’t need to worry about finding a photographer, I know your guy!” I am so glad Meg connected us and I was able to capture this special day.
The amazing vendors from the day
Venue: Palos Verdes Country Club
Cake: Torrance Bakery
Flowers: Flower Art
Stationary & Invitations: Tulaloo
Videography: Jamison Luther
My amazing assistant: Jason Sorge
I had so many favorites from Elliott and Laura’s wedding, so I’m sorry if this post took a little while to load due to the number of photos. I had trouble even narrowing it down to what you see here.
Laura getting ready for the day
I love that Laura sewed Elliott’s patch from the service into her wedding gown.
I love this next shot with Laura’s dad in the background.
Elliott getting the final touches.
The ceremony site at Palos Verdes Country Club.
The next two images are a series of, Luca, the ring bearer, just before Laura and her dad walk down the aisle. Cute little series.
Here comes the bride
A prayer before giving his daughter away
I love the way the light was hitting Laura’s veil.
This next image is so powerful to me. Elliott’s helmet was used to carry the rings down the aisle and then placed on the empty seat next to Laura’s dad, which would have held Laura’s mom. Even though Laura’s mom has passed on, her presence was felt many times in imagery and symbols.
The first kiss!
The wedding party
Laura made a beautiful bride
Elliott cleaned up pretty well also.
Elliott & Laura
Elliott and Laura entering the reception
Laura’s brother led the entire party in a rendition of “That’s Amore!” I love this shot of Elliott and Laura belting it out.
Laura’s dad toasting the new couple
I love this moment I captured during the blessing for dinner.
A few from the first dance
Removing the garter
Looks like they are having a good time.
The cake topper