Chelsy and Greg were married at the Newport Beach LDS Temple in California, where Greg grew up. Chelsy's from Texas (and a few other places). Chelsy and Greg met at BYU in Utah and the rest is history. I had a fantastic time traveling to my home state to capture their day and got to spend time with their fun families while there. The Newport Beach Temple is beautiful, and it was refreshing to be able to photograph a new place. We just had to head to the Huntington Beach pier for photos afterward--you can't travel to a beach town for your wedding and not do beach photos!
Chelsy and her mom were extra smart and hired an amazing wedding coordinator for the reception, who brought together a team of creative vendors who are hot on the wedding scene in Southern California. The decor, flowers, sweets, and cake were harmoniously layered, bringing depth and vibrance to the garden reception. One of my photographs of the sweets table, which contained a huge variety of the most beautifully styled cookies, cakes, and gourmet candies, is set to be shown in The Knot's latest wedding book, "The Knot Ultimate Wedding Lookbook: More Than 1,000 Cakes, Centerpieces, Bouquets, Dresses, Decorations, and Ideas for the Perfect Day".
Here are some of my favorite spread from Greg and Chelsy's striking wedding album, along with the fun black and fuschia leather and suede album cover that Chelsy chose to compliment her wedding colors.
Wedding Coordinator: Joyful Events
Floral Design: JL Designs
Cake and Sweets: Sweet and Saucy Shop
Ceremony: Newport Beach LDS Temple
Reception: Mile Square Golf Course
Photo Booth: Foto Cabina
Photography: Melissa Kelsey Photography, of course!