Modern Laguna Beach Wedding

Beach Weddings

Words positively, absolutely cannot express how excited I am to share Emily and Josh’s wedding sent over by Candice of Hello Studios. The pair of newlyweds set out to make sure nothing about their big day was “traditional,” and they ended up with one of our favorite weddings of the year as a result. Check out their gorgeous barefoot beach ceremony, the precious ringbearer, and of course, Emily’s incredible style!

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From the bride, Emily: We wanted our wedding to be different — we envisioned our wedding to look and feel vintage-y, rustic & whimsical. We wanted to make sure nothing was traditional.


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Our color scheme included all neutral colors – tans, golds, browns, beige, rose pink. A lot of our decor was DIY, including — place cards (succulent garden with name cards attached to skewer sticks); Chalk board signs (sign for the beach for guests to take off their shoes & for the dessert table, each dessert had its own mini chalkboard sign to label each dessert – mini cupcakes, macrons, Norwegian cake “Kransekake” which was made at a Norwegian church in San Pedro & our wedding cake); Wood signs (arrows pointing to “reception,” “ceremony,” & “J&E Wedding”); Cake stands for dessert table (glued different colored plates to wine glasses to make each the stand); Purchased over 60 vintage amber glass bottles from the flea market for our center pieces on each guest table filled with flowers (all different sizes); Burlap table runners with painted table numbers using stencils; Had our guest book made by a woman from etsy; Came up with the idea for all of the bridesmaids to each have a completely different dress; I had my necklace made by an amazing local designer.


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Any advice for brides planning their weddings now? Do as many DIY projects as possible- not only is it fun and it allows you to make your wedding truly your own but it also saves a lot of money. Get a wedding planner! Our wedding planner was absolutely amazing and our weddig wouldn’t haven’t been as perfect as it was if it weren’t for her. The wedding planner deals with the details that I don’t think the bride or groom should have to deal with. Also, try and be as less stressed as possible and yes I know that things can definitely get overwhelming & stressful at times, but try not to let every little thing get you stressed. Try & look at each step of the planning process as an adventure and just have fun with it! Everything will work out no matter what!


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View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Music:
Bridesmaids’ Processional: “Sweet Disposition,” Temper Trap
Bridal Processional: “Can’t Help Falling In Love,” Ingrid Michaelson
Recessional: “Midnight City,” M83
First Dance: Come Away With Me,” Norah Jones

Wedding Location: Laguna Beach, CA / Wedding Photographer: Hello Studios / Wedding Venue and Caterer: Hotel Laguna / Wedding Planner: Amy of In the Moment Weddings / Wedding Flowers: Shelby of Green Leaf Designs / Wedding Dress: Elizabeth Fillmore / Wedding Shoes: Barneys Co Op / Bride’s Necklace: Renee Pawele / Hair: Jessie Holiday / Makeup: Bridal Rouge / Wedding Desserts: Sweet and Saucy Shop / Wedding Music: LSM Entertainment / Wedding Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas / Videographer: Benny Ek of Ek Media Productions



17 comments
  1. Hot Chocolates - Chocolate Fountain Hire

    Excellent pics.. o to have such beaches over her in the UK :(

    Congrats guys oxox

  2. Courtney from Cocroft & Delbridge

    Great wedding, lovely details, and that ring bearer is just as cute as a button!

  3. lydia {ever ours}

    the bride looks absolutely stunning!

  4. Chelsey

    So beautiful! Great video! I love your bridesmaids dresses! Where did they find them? Especially the first bridesmaid down the aisle with the little kid…the gold sleeved dress! Thanks :]

  5. Monika / MB Captured

    Love the brides statement necklace! This wedding looks so happy, perfectly planned and designed.

  6. Somerset wedding photographer

    Beautiful couple, love the detail, love the beach shot, what a great idea to have the ceremony on the beach.

  7. Andi

    Absolutely love the bride’s necklace!! I also love that they had a barefoot wedding… so cute :)

  8. Kate

    Beautiful wedding! What lipstick is the bride wearing? It’s gorgeous!

  9. Tricia

    Everything is absolutely beautiful! The bride is stunning- I love her lipstick!! Can you tell me what brand/color it is? Thanks!!

  10. Kezfee Bridal Jewellery

    love love love this wedding! LOVE the brides dress and necklace, the bridesmaid dresses and that little pageboy is adorable!!

  11. nolan

    Question for the bride: I too have 7-8 bridesmaids and our theme is a vintage, Parisian, garden theme wedding in New Orleans. I do not want to do a traditional bridesmaid dress in that everyone looks the same. My dress is a lace claire pettibone dress and I want all my maids to wear a similar theme (but they live on every coast). How did you coordinate your theme? They look wonderful together, and I love the sequin detail. Any input would be greatly appreciated.

  12. Amy

    So beautiful! Can someone please tell me where the bridesmaids’/bride’s robes are from? Thank you and Congrats!

    • Haley

      I would also love to know where the bridesmaids robes are from!! Thanks!

  13. alexandra

    Could you please let me know where the bridesmaid robes are from? Love them!

  14. Joanna Garner

    I came across a picture of this bride when searching for necklaces on pintrist for my upcoming wedding. Where did she get that awesome statement necklace! I absolutely love it!

  15. Alyssa

    I love these robes. Can you tell me where they are from. I am getting married in August

  16. Samantha Castle

    LOVE those ROBES! I need to know where are the bridesmaid robes from?!!! :D

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