Laguna Beach Wedding Photographer – Ellie and Raul – Trash The Dress
Ellie and Raul are dear friends of Los Angeles Photographer Vanity Bride. Right after they started going out they knew that Vanity Bride will be their wedding photographer. Sometimes they joke with us saying that the only reason why they got married was so that they will be photographed by Vanity Bride. Their wedding at Anaheim courthouse wasn’t funny at all but very solemn and attended by their small family and few select friends. The day started with light rain and as if on cue stopped when they stepped out of the limo. Raul was so cute holding the polka dot umbrella while Ellie always free-spirited played with her Monique Lhuillier wedding dress.
After the wedding, we headed to Original Mike’s Restaurant a few blocks away with a smaller group of friends. We love Original Mike’s cause of the horse saddle seats at the bar and there is a whole vintage fire truck inside the restaurant. We had to finish our food quickly because it started to rain again and we were afraid that we might not be able to do the “highlight” of the day. It’s not the ceremony but the “Trash The Dress” in Laguna Beach Heisler Park.
Ellie knew that she wanted to make memories when she picked out her gown to do a “Trash The Dress” or for some they call it “Rock The Dress”. Ellie and Raul were ambivalent at first but these two know how to have fun and are very good in tuning out other people. The water was freezing so they didn’t get to stay in for too long but they did like rolling around in the sand and climbing rocks. We shot all the way until night time that it was so dark the only light you’ll see is my flash going off.
We eventually ended and made beautiful images that will surely evoke wonderful memories not just for the newlyweds but also for us. We love you guys!