Today’s wedding feature is bursting with vibrant color! Captured by Rich Lander Chard Photography, Kelsey and Chris were married this past August at a golf club filled with Spanish-style architecture in beautiful San Clemente, California. They had a stunning ceremony, flanked by tall palm trees. After the vows, the couple and their guests headed to the reception room that was filled with crisp, white linens and chivari chairs, accented by magenta and pink centerpieces. The bride and groom worked with Kimberly Conners Events to create a perfect wedding atmosphere to reflect their personalities. I love the bold magenta that was used throughout the attire and decor!
A few words from the bride:
Chris and I knew we wanted to get married in San Clemente. It was where we met and spent our “dating” days walking along the beach and talking about our future together. Therefore finding our venue was easy after we chose our location. From the moment we toured Talega Golf Club, we knew it was the perfect place to tie the knot. The venue’s rustic ambiance and traditional elegance appealed to us. We loved the high archways in the Spanish colonial style courtyard that overlooked the lush green golf course and the hillsides of the sunny community.
Our main goal was to make sure our guests had a great time, which meant a full dance floor! Some other important elements we wanted to include were to write our own vows. It was very important to Chris, and there definitely wasn’t a dry eye in the house! I was very inspired by vibrant colors so I chose a raspberry palate. I opted for an original designer dress by Rebecca Taylor for my bridesmaids. From there I chose pops of pink and purple florals to accent their dresses.
The best piece of advice that was given was to take it all in- and we did just that! One of the most memorable moments was the standing ovation from our family and friends cheering and applauding for us as we made our grand entrance as husband and wife. The rush of excitement was an unforgettable moment. I couldn’t have asked for a more special way to celebrate with the person I love most in the world!
Photographer: Rich Lander Chard Photography
Ceremony + Reception Venue: Talega Golf Club
Bridal Gown Designer: Jim Hjelm
Bridal Gown Store: The White Dress
Bridal Shoes: Nordstrom
Jewelry Designer: Nadri via Bloomingdales
Bridesmaid Dress Designer + Store: Rebecca Taylor
Tuxedo and Mens Attire: Friar Tux
Grooms Shoes: Friar Tux
Cake Designer: It’s All About The Cake
Floral Designer: Reher’s Florist
Makeup Artist: Lindsey Lowe of MAC
Hair Stylist: Jen Fisher of Hair Associates
Invitation Designer: Printex, Printing and Graphics Inc
Wedding Planner: Kimberly Conners Events
DJ: Peter Papadopoulos of Vive Entertainment, Inc.
Officiant: Family friend
All images by Rich Lander Chard Photography