I had the pleasure of photographing Crystal + Ross’ beachside Pelican Hill wedding at the beginning of the Summer, and what a gorgeous day it was! You might recognize these two from their engagement session in Malibu at the end of last year. This couple, as well as their families, are all based in Houston, TX so when deciding on a location for the big day they knew they wanted it to be a destination experience for everyone.

I was thrilled to return to Pelican Hill once again for their wedding, especially since I would be working with such a talented team of vendors to help bring the couple’s vision to life. EventFrom the oceanfront views and perfectly kept grounds, this property is truly a dream. From just meeting Crystal and Ross during their engagement session I knew they both had a phenomenal sense of style and they seriously brought their A game on the wedding day! Crystal absolutely stunned in a blush Galia Lahav dress complimented by the most beautiful crown while Ross donned a classic black tux and Ralph Lauren Purple Label shoes. They even flew out their dog Matisse to join them on the big day!

After Crystal’s mom helped her into her dress we met Ross on the rooftop topiary for their first look. After a sweet embrace and photos with their killer bridal party, we headed out to the ceremony site for photos with family. Everyone soon took their seats in preparation for the ceremony. Ross’ family is Jewish so during the ceremony Crystal performed the seven circles, the ketubah was signed, and everyone shouted “Mazel tov!” as the wine glass was broken. Guests cheered on Crystal and Ross on as they led the processional back down the aisle as husband and wife. Everyone was escorted to the upper balcony for cocktail hour where they were greeted with salmon and caviar appetizers, a cheese and fruit bar, and signature cocktails from the bride and groom. While everyone enjoyed food and drinks I headed back down to the ceremony site with Crystal and Ross where we captured romantic portraits and enjoyed their first sunset together as husband and wife.

Guests were soon invited inside for the reception. Gorgeous escort mirrors with calligraphy by White Lilac Inc. showed everyone to their seats. Crystal and Ross entered the room for their grand entrance everyone was smiling from ear to ear for the newly married couple. After enjoying their first dance together and everyone joining in for the horah dinner was served. Guests danced the night away to Liquid Blue- one of the most entertaining and talented live bands I’ve ever worked with. An assortment of mini desserts and cake was served along with a do-it-yourself s’mores bar on the back patio for everyone to enjoy. Following the reception guests were invited to join the after party in another location on the property where they enjoyed a live DJ and finger foods. Enjoy the images below from this beachside Pelican Hill wedding!

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Photography | Alex W Photography
Planning | Events By Katia
Florals | 800 Rose Big
Videography | Marmo Films
Rentals (Cherry Blossoms + Escort Mirrors) | White Lilac Inc.
Musician Quartet | Plaza String Quartet
Rentals (Draping, Chairs, Dance Floor) | Chiavari Chair Rentals
Cake | Cinderella Cake
Live Band | Liquid Blue
Photo Booth | Pixter Photo Booth
Venue | Pelican Hill Resort
Lab | Richard Photo Lab
Bride’s Gown | Galia Lahav
Bride’s Heels | Giuseppe Zanotti

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