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Black Tie Wedding The Ebell Long Beach Cal


 Black Tie Wedding Long Beach Cal





Where classic meets modern whimsy. The style, sophisticated and elegant. The perfect setting for celebrating Tim and Courtney’s love story.  

The open archways and natural daylight spaces are a photographers dream. 

The bride’s dress by Pronovias was a personal favorite. The beauty of the lace over the tulle and the appliqués to highlight the sheer effects of the illusion neckline and the blush colored, luxurious silk slip had me at first sight. 

Before the ceremony, the couple met in the natural light foyer to share a first look and to greet their precious pup, Winston.

The ceremony was absolutely beautiful. The lush floral arbor designed by Bottles and Blooms looked stunning above the mosaic tile floors and greenery alongside the aisle. 

The couple chose long dark trestle tables for their reception –they channeled sophistication with pale blue and gold accents. Soft hued, luscious blooms, garland, gold sequin runners and hundreds of twinkling candles, were displayed down the tables center. The head table where the bride and groom dined with the wedding party, was framed on either end by tall green trees adorned with hanging baubles of light. The look was magical against the dark wood walls and high vaulted ceiling. 

The father of the bride, maid of honor, and best man gave speeches after dinner. Then Courtney and Tim cut the cake before dancing began. 


Coordinator / Sarah Zarcone / Pop The Champagne

Wedding Designer / Cat @Choura Events

Photography / John and Colette

Wedding Designer / Cat @Choura Events

Rentals /   Choura Events 

Flowers /  Bottles and Blooms

Cake / Susie Cakes Bakery

DJ / Showcased DJ

Makeup and Hair /  Jessica Steingard

Dress /  Pronovias

Shoes /  Pelle Moda

Calligraphy / Letter Lee Shop

Paper ( Menu cards, table #s )  / Lola Louie Paperie

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First Congregational Church Los Angeles

First Congregational Church Los Angeles Wedding & Vow Renewal

Michiko and Jean were college student when they fell in love and were married in a civil ceremony. They made a promise to one another that one day, when they could afford it, they would have a wedding with their families and all of the trimmings. On their tenth wedding anniversary they fulfilled that promise and this beautifully planned wedding became a reality. 

The morning began at Mr. C’s Hotel in Beverly Hills with the preparations and first-look. The couple enjoyed a ride to the church in a vintage limousine. The ceremony was held at the historic First Congregational Church of LA an architectural wonder, modeled after the great cathedrals of France and England. After the ceremony guests were treated to an elegant soiree at the Carondelet House, originally built as a private residence in 1928. During the cocktail hour the couple treated their guests to an impressive display of their favorite fine cheeses and caviar served with authentic french baguette. Fine wine was served during the cocktail hour and bottles were also gifted as favors. The rustic dining room tables were set with vintage lace runners and opulent silver chargers. Sprigs of rosemary and blush pink and cream florals added lushness to the design. An elegant dinner was served and champagne toasts were given. Then the live music began and everyone was out of their seats! On the patio a barista took orders for strong coffee drinks as fresh Cuban cigars were being rolled.  And if things couldn’t get any better, later in the evening, the bride changed in to a shorter dress and the couple danced a jaw-dropping, sure footed, salsa number that had the crowd cheering!  

Congratulations, Michiko and Jean! Well done! A very special event worth the wait!



Angela Mitchell Event Planner Love & Elegance //Amanda of Rosebud Floral // Reception Venue & Caterer, Carondelet House/TresLA // Wedding Cake/Desserts: Jin Patisserie Bakery – Chef Annabel //Barista Station: Long Shot Coffee – Laine Warthan // Cigar Bar: Naranjo Cigar Events – Maritza Reyner // Ceremony: First Congregational Church of LA. //Band: Project M/Elan Artists // Hotel: Mr. C. Beverly Hills // Transportation – Classic Limos – Dan // Videographer: Buckley Videography // Hair/Make-Up for MOB/Bridesmaid: Jeanne Townsend // Hair/Make-Up for the Bride / Colette of John and Colette Photography

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Malibu Engagement Session


 Malibu Engagement 

This beautiful and adventurous Malibu engagement session happened on one of the most perfect California beach days that we can remember. We love getting to know our couples and collaborating on the lifestyle photography sessions do just that. Before the shoot we schedule a consultation to understand what’s meaningful to them and how they might be envisioning the story. We share ideas, including locations, color and the feeling of the story. It’s fun to see it come together, the unique story that each couple creates, unfolds naturally. It was so much fun working with these two!

Thank you, Marnee + Dillon for a great day and a beautiful story!

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Wine Country Wedding Roblar Vineyards Santa Ynez

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Wine Country Wedding Roblar Vineyards Santa Ynez

We just love a wine country wedding and Cassidy & Gavin’s wedding held at Roblar Winery is no exception.

The ceremony took place under two majestic oaks, surrounded by vineyards and songbirds and the love of family and friends.

 The wedding celebration was complete with good wine (of course!) and an abundant display of the most beautifully handcrafted desserts, designed and baked by a dear friend as a wedding gift for the couple! A labor of love!

Adding to the charm of this wedding were the beautiful flowers designed by Passion Flowers.

The witty wedding signs and the sparklers that were passed around to guests while Cassidy and Gavin enjoyed their first dance! Perfection!

Congratulations, Cassidy & Gavin!

The good people at Roblar Winery are truly wonderful. If you’re looking for a winery for your event, Roblar is a must see!

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Castle Green Wedding Pasadena Wedding Photographers

Castle Green Wedding

Pasadena California

It was such a pleasure for us to work with this couple, from our initial Skype interview, to meeting in person at the venue and then again, a week before the wedding for the bride’s makeup trial, and of course, throughout the wedding day itself.

Mina & Ryan live in Washington D.C. and planned their  Southern California wedding long distance. It was important to them to find a location with history and beautiful architecture, with the help of their wedding planner they found the perfect backdrop for their soiree. Listed on the registrar of historic landmarks, Castle Green is a stately manor that takes you back in time to an elegant era. Mina wore her late father’s watch on her wrist, a thoughtful and loving gesture. A successful trip to India resulted in finding the gorgeous sari’s that the bridal party is wearing. Combined with the elegant tuxedos, white roses and this amazing venue, the event was incredible and the love — contagious.

Congratulations, Mina & Ryan!

Crystal Clear Weddings /  Jj Events Photo Booth / Simply Elegant Catering / Video Matrimony Pictures / Cake Friandise Pastries

Duran’s Flowers Officiant Rev. James Nial /

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Pacific Club Newport Beach Wedding


We love photographing meaningful wedding stories for wonderful people

but when those wonderful people are also long time friends, it doesn’t get any better!

An elegant and intimate wedding at the beautiful Pacific Club in Newport Beach.

Thank you, Lesley & Bob for having us at your wedding, we loved every minute!

All the love in the world to you both!

Venue The Pacific Club Newport Beach Photography https://johnandcolette.net/ Bride’s Makeup & Hair Ermahn Ospina MakeUp  Flowers: Petal to the Meadow Cake Patty’s Cakes Dress: BHLDN Shoes: Jimmy Choo

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Saddle Peak Lodge Emily + Casey


A Saddle Peak Lodge Wedding

Tucked away in the Santa Monica Mountains halfway between Calabasas and Malibu is the romantic Saddle Peak Lodge, with its old books and decoys lining the walls and mountain vistas you feel as though you’ve entered another time.

 This was the serene setting for Emily & Casey’s elegant wedding. We loved working with this couple, they could not have been more gracious or in love!

Congratulations, Emily & Casey!

Planning & Design: Timeless Celebrations  Venue: Saddlepeak Lodge 
Entertainment: Jason Sulkin Music  Cake: Sweet Lady Jane  Florals: Mark’s Garden  Lighting: LA Party Rentals
Hair & Make-up: Jeanne Townsend  Make-up for bride: Colette  Transportation: Diva Limo 
Officiate: Michael Theiling Her dress! BHLDN
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Whispering Rose Ranch Wedding Gabrielle + Diwan

Wedding in Horse Country as seen in Country Living Magazine

Nestled in the beautiful Santa Ynez Valley is Whispering Rose Ranch, a venue like no other! This was the perfect setting for Gabrielle and Diwan’s romantic destination wedding.

The bride and groom’s families came together to provide their personal handcrafted details. To ensure each invitation was worthy of their celebration, each was carefully hand cut, individually hand stamped and painted by the bride and her sisters.  Both mothers taught themselves calligraphy and addressed each and every envelope by hand! Their love and support are true blessings and a sign of a long and happy marriage.

One of our favorite moments was at the very start of the ceremony. Once the guests were settled in their seats, a herd of horses were released in the paddock running at full gait,. The sound of their pounding hooves, their powerful grace and beauty held the guests in a moment of breathless awe. Perfectly timed, emotions high and horses calmed, Gabrielle took the aisle.

Her dress, already perfect, was complemented by a handmade veil by Renee Pawele. The same artist crafted Gabrielle’s beautiful hair piece, shoe adornments and a surprise boutonniere for Diwan. After a ceremony that left no eyes dry. guests enjoyed cocktails and then made their way to Sycamore Lane. Crystal chandeliers hung from the magnificent mature Sycamore trees, casting a warm romantic light onto the long family-style tables below,

Gabrielle and Diwan enjoyed a sweet moment alone before their grand entrance to practice their first dance in the barn. The toasts, dancing and festivities continued well into the late night hours. Plush seating areas by Found Vintage Rentals provided guests a welcome place to rest their feet. Sweets, coffee and late night snacks kept guests going until the last star made it’s debut in the sky.

Congratulations, Gabrielle and Diwan!

Cheers to the amazing crew of creatives that put their “all” into this gorgeous event.

Wedding Planner: Liz at Wink! Weddings // Wedding Venue:Whispering Rose Ranch // Floral Design:  Holly Floral // Cuisine:  Creative Catering Services // Event Lighting:  The Lighter Side  // Officiant: A Vow Ceremonies  // Music:Vox DJs // Found Vintage Rentals //  Acoustic Late Night Music The Amber // Dishes and Flatware Otis & Pearl  // Linens: La Tavola Linen // Hairstylist for the Bride and hair and makeup for the bridal party: Jessica Steingard // Makeup for the bride by Colette  // Groom’s boutonniere and Bride’s hair, shoe jewelry-adornments and veil designed by Renee Pawele  // Bride’s gown designed by Alvina Valente // Bride’s Shoes Jimmy Choo // Bridal Party Transportation: Silk Roads //  Guest Shuttle: Central Coast // Classic Party Rentals  // Videographer: By Design Films  


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Santa Ynez Engagement Session


A Santa Ynez Engagement Session, and an amazing day with a wonderful couple – Gabrielle & Diwan. We’re so excited for their wedding at Whispering Rose Ranch in nearby Solvang. This is just a glimpse of the beauty to come!



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A Romantic Winter Wedding


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Floral Designer: Amanda of Rosebud FloralCake: Susie’s Cakes Planner: Tanya of XOXO Weddings

Ceremony & reception venue: Carondelet HouseCaterer  -Most divine! Tres L.A.

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