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Real Wedding : the Pacific Ocean and an Italian beach wedding

What a gorgeous wedding I'm about to share with you today. The wedding is from Joe and Mirta of Barnet Photography in Orange County, California who photographed the nuptials of Niki and Kellan at a family friend's private beachfront estate. The magnificent Pacific Ocean was the backdrop - it certainly doesn't get much prettier than this view to say your vows to one another. Navy blue and tan were the colors for this wedding with an eclectic assortment of candles {just wait until you see the photo of the bride and groom surrounded by candlelight}. This wedding was a fun and relaxed party where guests enjoyed gourmet food family-style and a candle-lit scotch bar on the beach. And, for those that might be wondering, yes, the bride and groom's names in lights is from the house as well - the private estate was custom built with a mini movie theater - absolutely amazing.

The gorgeous bouquets were a mixture of white and creme roses, green hydrangea, white freesia and luscious green orchids

Don't you just love this view for the ceremony?

I just love this story about the photo on the left below - as told by the photographer, "Their most memorable moment of the wedding was sitting at their head table after the nerves of the ceremony had worn off and all their guests were at the buffet line, Niki and Kellan were sitting at the head of a beautiful, long, candle-lit table and they both just took a moment to look at each other. Kellan looked into Niki’s eyes and said, “Babe, this is OUR wedding… and it’s perfect.” A photo was shot right in the moment, which Niki and Kellan treasure to this day."

Thank you so much Joe and Mirta for sharing this simply gorgeous wedding with my readers today. And, if you'd like to see more from the wedding of Niki and Kellan, please click here. I have a feeling that you might become hungry when you read what the guests were served as appetizers and for the main course - everything sounded delicious. And, to see more from Barnet Photography, please visit their web site and blog.

Wedding Vendors:
Photographer: Barnet Photography
Coordinator: Something New Events
Florist: The Flower Girl
Catering: Nello Cucina
Bakery: Sprinkles Cupcakes
Cake Top: It's All About the Cake
Dress: Jim Hjelm
Shoes: JCrew
DJ: Atmosphere Entertainment
Rentals: Classic Party Rentals