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Aubrey and Kaiao | Wine Cellar and Ritz Carlton Wedding

December 3rd, 2010

locations | Private Wine Cellar and Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel We celebrate marriage and we happen to do that through photographing, not just weddings, but love stories.  When we spoke with Aubrey and heard their love story, we knew this was a wedding of which we wanted to be a part. how they met Aubrey bakes […]

 

locations | Private Wine Cellar and Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel

We celebrate marriage and we happen to do that through photographing, not just weddings, but love stories.  When we spoke with Aubrey and heard their love story, we knew this was a wedding of which we wanted to be a part.

how they met

Aubrey bakes incredible desserts.  She’s such a sweetheart and is even willing to share them with others (if it were me [Drexelle], I’d just be munching on them right out of the oven and David would be lucky to get crumbs).

When she went to school in Hawaii, she’d often bake and visit her neighbors at the top of the hill to share food.  During one of those visits, she met Kaiao…and, years later, they totally forgot that’s how they met.

Fast forward two years, she saw Kaiao again and, while hanging out with a group of friends, she shared how she had too much food.

He offered to help her eat the food if she needed a volunteer.

And BAM it was love.

Ok, maybe not love. But after eating, they went to the beach and surfed together.  Then, Kaiao decided to take the next step and ask Aubrey out.

the romantic proposal

We’re huge fans of the romantic grooms.  Kaiao is definitely one of them.

He brought Aubrey to the beach where they had their 1st date.  They stargazed.  Kaiao played Aubrey a special song with his guitar.  He hinted that she’d need to pay attention to the “audience participation” part of the song.

After playing, he opened up about how much he really loved her, got down on one knee, and proposed to her in those Hawaiian shores under a perfect full moon.

the wedding

We love learning and encouraging brides and grooms to infuse as much of their personality, love stories, hobbies, themselves into their wedding.  It’s awesome to see you two in your wedding.

The couple loves to play this game, Bananagrams.  Being an avid Scrabble player growing up, we were so excited to learn about this new game that…supposedly…is way better than Scrabble.  Anyone else tried Bananagrams?  We’ve got to try this out.

Huge fan of the shoe and matching hair clips!

A delicious picnic with baked goods made by the bride herself!

Hello, amazing private wine cellar, can we be friends?  We could not believe this beautiful private wine cellar…and the selections!

Love Aubrey’s smile!


Aubrey, you are so elegant.

Oh my goodness, Aubrey and Kaiao, we LOVE these next two incredible shots of you both!


vendors

slideshow

More of this elegant bride and groom and their beautiful at-home wedding in the slideshow below.  View the slideshow website here.

congratulations

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Sneak Peek | Aubrey + Kaiao

October 25th, 2010

Congratulations to the hot newlyweds, Aubrey and Kaiao! More images of this hot couple and the adorable details coming soon!

 

Congratulations to the hot newlyweds, Aubrey and Kaiao!

More images of this hot couple and the adorable details coming soon!

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Hand-rolled Cuban Cigars by Mursuli

August 31st, 2010

Location | Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel Drexelle: David, anything you’d like to say about these cigars? David: All I know is that it was amazing. David: Oh, and Oscar was awesome. Oscar Mursuli and the Mursuli family are 3rd generation from Cuba, whose business is the Mursuli hand-rolled Cuban cigar.  They were a popular hit at […]

 

Location | Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel

Drexelle: David, anything you’d like to say about these cigars?

David: All I know is that it was amazing.

David: Oh, and Oscar was awesome.

Oscar Mursuli and the Mursuli family are 3rd generation from Cuba, whose business is the Mursuli hand-rolled Cuban cigar.  They were a popular hit at the Ritz.

want to learn more?

View more about their cigars and how to have it at your next event (wedding reception or rehearsal dinner perhaps?) here.

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No Vacancy Entertainment | Amazing. People. Talent. Music.

August 26th, 2010

Location | Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel Allow us to introduce you to a truly incredible musical group: No Vacancy Entertainment. Whether you want elegance Or some funk Music for the day Or to last late into the night No Vacancy Entertainment can assemble any kind of musical group you’d love to have for your wedding or […]

 

Location | Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel

Allow us to introduce you to a truly incredible musical group: No Vacancy Entertainment.

Whether you want elegance

Or some funk

Music for the day

Or to last late into the night

No Vacancy Entertainment can assemble any kind of musical group you’d love to have for your wedding or special event.  We were truly impressed by the quality and can honestly say this has been the best live band we’d ever heard at a special event.  Truly, they are worth booking.  Ask for Dave Damiani.  He honestly rocks.

Just look at ‘em.

They’re awesome.

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Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel | Brazilian Dancers

August 24th, 2010

Location | Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel How to entertain your guests at a wedding… How ’bout this: Vivid colors. High energy. Crowd winning. Brazilian Dancers It was riveting to watch them perform and engage the crowd who loved every minute at the Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel.  Perhaps, David and I should take lessons…add that onto our photography […]

 

Location | Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel

How to entertain your guests at a wedding…

How ’bout this: Vivid colors. High energy. Crowd winning.

Brazilian Dancers

It was riveting to watch them perform and engage the crowd who loved every minute at the Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel.  Perhaps, David and I should take lessons…add that onto our photography packages? Ha!

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