Last year, my friend Daryl invited me to join his bakery and other wedding industry professionals at a Crate & Barrel registry party at South Coast Plaza. It sounded like fun, so I situated a space for us at one of the spring events, and we set up shop in a fabulous living room vignette and chatted with engaged couples throughout the day. Low and behold Jenny & Dan stopped by, and we found ourselves gabbing away for what seemed like not nearly long enough.We hit if off instantly. And, well, needless to say, I was thrilled when they wrote months later to invite me to photograph their wedding day. And, well, I’m so glad they did. They are a wonderful duo and their curiosity for life and living it well is simply magnetic. Their love and utter right-ness for each other is inspiring, and I couldn’t be happier for them and their new life ahead.
The couple celebrated their nuptials at The Muckenthaler Mansion in Fullterton, California and was nothing sort of delightful. The weather was perfect, the setting breathtaking, the florals soft and delicate, the bride stunning, and the groom all sorts of dapper. It made for a photographer’s playground and with the help of Isaac James, we had ourselves a blast-y-blast. Here’s a handful of my favorite selections from the day. Be sure to check out their wedding website HERE for even more images from their wedding editorial.
Special thanks to the amazing creative team that helped make the day all that it was. Photography: J. Shipley Photography // Venue: The Muckenthaler Cultural Center // Coordinator: Chelsea Ogden // Gown: Claire Pettibone // Grooms Suit: Friar Tux // Florist: Urban Gardener // Cake: Colette’s Cakes // Hair: Becky Seaver // Make-up: Lindsi LeSueur // Catering: Colette’s Catering // Music: Pete Goslow // Stationary: A-La-Carte Paperie & The Little Engine
Stop it right now!This bunch of bridesmaids were a hoot. We had ourselves a grand ol’ time! And werk!
Could they be any cuter?And of course, the boys being all sorts of bad-ass! Dan looking all sorts of dapper! I always love this moment…le sigh.
Awww. I love this moment between Jenny and her new mother-in-law!Wedded bliss…After the ceremony and family photos, we snuck away from the hustle and bustle and explored the property. It was perfect. I may or may not have fallen over a hedge getting one of these shots. It was QUITE hilarious. You can see the image Isaac got of that ish here. This may be my favorite pairing from the day….yup, it is. Ugh, that dress…GORGEOUS!
Just a few details of the romantic garden setting….
And naturally Jenny & Dan threw an awesome dance-filled party afterwards. So fun!
The end. xoxo, – j.