Morgan and Rachel’s wedding which Collin and I photographed at Villa Rockledge in Laguna Beach, got featured on “Limn and Lovely”!
For Rachel and Morgan, two Californian video game developers who got engaged on a starlit balcony overlooking Venice’s Grand Canal, a wedding by the water was a must. “The one ‘need’ I had was to be married barefoot in the sand,” Rachel said. After scouting out dozens of locations in Southern California, the couple finally found exactly what they were looking for in Laguna Beach’s historic Villa Rockledge, a sprawling Mediterranean- and Mission-style estate built into the side of a bluff overlooking the Pacific. “It offered both a secluded oceanfront ceremony site and a grand, eclectic reception space,” Rachel explained. After enjoying their “first look” on a meandering stone walkway in the villa’s lushly coiffed garden, the couple and their wedding party took a few moments to pose for a relaxed set of portraits, then descended a wooden stairway to a cloistered beach, where a heart-shaped ring of tropical orange flower petals had been arranged on a rocky ledge over a saltwater tide pool. The bride looked effortlessly radiant in a breezy, Grecian-style Vera Wang gown, while the groom sported an apropos off-white suit from Saks. Rachel’s favorite color, teal, was chosen for the bridesmaids’ knee-grazing taffeta dresses and the man of honor’s Scottish kilt.
The lighthearted mood of the day was captured flawlessly by Collin and Anna for Goddard Studios Photography. “Rachel and Morgan’s choice to have their wedding at the Villa Rockledge in Laguna Beach was just perfect,” Anna said. “The weather was beautiful, and everyone was laid back. A fun time was had by all.”