Chelsea + George – Dana Point Wedding Photographer
What can we say about being Chelsea and George’s Dana Point wedding photographer? First of all: What an amazing day! We were so honored to photograph Chelsea and George’s wedding at the Ocean Institute in Dana Point. To begin with, the day started at Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort right on top of the hill overlooking the Dana Point Harbor. After some detail shots inside the hotel room, we headed over to the Golden Lantern Park for the first look and bridal photos! Then after the couple’s photos were done, the family met us for formal photos.
Ocean Institute – Dana Point Wedding Photographer
Next stop was the historic Pilgrim schooner! George got permission for all of us to board the ship for some amazing photos! This ship is docked right outside of the Ocean Institute. As soon as the couple headed over to the bridal suite, we went to work photographing all of the gorgeous details at the wedding ceremony and reception. This was our first time working with Sparkling Soirees and we were absolutely impressed with Nicolette and her team of talented wedding designers! The reception area was amazing- especially the long glass table that went through the center of the room! All in all, we had a terrific time as Chelsea and George’s Dana Point wedding photographers!
Check out George and Chelsea’s San Clemente Engagement Session!
Wedding Slideshow of the entire day
Are you planning your wedding at the Ocean Institute? Be sure to contact these wedding vendors and Gilmore Studios, your Dana Point Wedding Photographer.
Dana Point Wedding Photographer: Holly w/ Gilmore Studios
Venue: Ocean Institute
Wedding design + coordination: Nicolette w/ Sparkling Soirees
Rentals: Above The Top
Hotel: Laguna Cliffs
Bride’s dress: Calla Blanche – Mon Amie Bridal Salon
Bride’s shoes: Badgley Mischka
Groom’s Attire: Express
Hair + Makeup: Erin w/ Blush by M. Marie
Catering and desserts: California Fresh Catering
Lighting: Invisible Touch
Photo booth: A Sweet Memory Photo Booth
Florist: Cielo w/ La Mission Flowers
Gilmore Studios Elsewhere
If you like what you see here, then you’ll love us elsewhere! For more photos from this wedding and many others, be sure to check out our Instagram page, where we provide updates from our latest shoots!
On the blog: George & Chelsea's wedding at the Ocean Institute! (link in bio) Vendors: coordination & design: @sparklingsoirees venue: @ocean_institute catering: @californiafresh_catering rentals: @abovethetoppartyrentals photo booth: @asweetmemoryoc entertainment & lighting: @invisibletouchevents ceremony music: @the.ocdamia.strings dress: @monamiebridalsalon rings: @tiffanyandco #gilmorestudios #orangecounty #danapoint #oceaninstitute #realwedding #thedailywedding #ceremonymagazine #danapointwedding #wedding #weddinginspo #CallaBlanche #weddingwednesday #weddinginspiration #instawedding #weddingphotography #weddingday
ABOUT THE PHOTOGRAPHERS
We here at Gilmore Studios are always looking for ways to help photographers. We offer not only coaching, but also workshops, and opportunities for joining our team. You too can become a Dana Point wedding photographer! If you like what you see here, then check out our “For Photographers” page here for more details. In addition, you can contact us here for more information.