Chad and Nattida
Pelican Hill Resort
Newport Beach, California
Photographs by Heidi Ryder Photography
True love shines through during this beautiful blessing between Chad and Nattida as they say their wedding vows in front of their friends and family at the beautiful Pelican Hill Resort. I met the couple several years before when we planned the wedding for Nattida's brother. She and Chad sat next to me at the Rehearsal dinner. I was thrilled to receive the call to plan their wedding. One of my favorite color combinations, canary yellow and grey added a sophisticated touch to our summer wedding. Their cute little doggie was the ring bearer. I love the argyle socks that the groom gave as a signature gift to his groomsmen because they made great pictures. The glass cake table was also a huge hit.
Nattida dresses by adding her wedding garter with a blue ribbon.
Bride Reflection Photo
Gorgeous wedding photo of our bride as she dresses for her big day. She looks absolutely beautiful. I promise she is just as pretty on the inside. Love her.
Something Blue Shoes
Gorgeous wedding ceremony heels with blue soles. What an elegant and fun way to incorporate something blue into your wedding.
"I Do" stickers are adorable.
The couples doggie was the ring bearer. You can tell how much he loves the bride. All dressed up and worn out.
Yellow Bridal Bouquet
Brilliant yellow calla lilies for the bride's bouquet.
Yellow and Green Bouquets
The bridesmaids carried green apple colored button mums mixed with yellow daffodils.
Beautiful Bridesmaid in Yellow Dress
Beautiful Bridesmaid, inside and out. We had the pleasure of planning her wedding just a few years prior.
Bridesmaids with the Bride
Portrait of the bride surrounded by her dearest friends. Perfect bridesmaid dresses in bright yellow for a summer wedding.
Plaid Socks for Groomsmen
The grooms gift to his gentlemen were plaid socks. How cute are they?!
First Look - No Peeking
Before the ceremony, the groom awaits his first peek of his beautiful bride.
First Look = First Hug
Heart melting moment to see the one you dream of on the day of your wedding.
We love to give our newlyweds a few moments alone after the ceremony. This tradition is very important before their are overwhelmed with congratulations.
Love the boyish socks with her gorgeous leg.
Preparing for Traditional Tea
Cultural tea service tradition unites the families.
The Bride Serves Tea
Nattida offers tea to her new mother-in-law
Chad in Charge
Chad serves tea to his new parents.
Pelican Hill Wedding
Gorgeous ceremony view at Pelican Hill in Newport Beach. Swirls of roses decorate the wedding aisle.
Father walks his Daughter
The love of a father comforts her as she walks to say her wedding vows.
Everyone was so happy during the wedding ceremony which told their love story.
Announcing Mr. and Mrs.
Congratulations to the Bride and Groom.
Walking into Happily Ever After
Glowing all the way down the aisle as they enjoy their first moments together.
Bride and Groom Signs
Props can make fun pictures.
Our bridesmaids and groomsmen couple after the ceremony.
*We planned a wedding for one of these couples two years earlier. Can you guess which couple is married?
Cocktail Table Decor
Yellow daffodils float in small vases.
Yellow cocktails for our wedding incorporates the color of the design. Guests notice the details.
The Wedding Reception
The bride and groom enjoy watching their friends and families on the dance floor. Watching our clients relax and have fun makes us smile.
Father Daugher Dance
The moment he has dreamed about since she was a little girl.
First Dance "Thriller"
Showing off their dance moves for their first dance. We love when our wedding couples have a performance driven first dance which incorporates the crowd.
Glass Cake Table
Flowers in clear vases made a beauiful cake table display. Love the star lights on the ceiling.