Luxury Destination Wedding Laguna Beach, Surf and Sand Resort 

Luxury Destination Wedding Laguna Beach, Surf and Sand Resort 

When a 101 of your favorite people travel far and away to celebrate your destination wedding weekend with you!A wedding inspired by the sea and a blush and gold palette.


The Surf and Sand Resort was the perfect place for Jessica and Lee to celebrate their wedding day with their family and friends. Inspired by the sea and a blush and gold palette, the details, accompanied by the spectacular view of the ocean, made for a beautiful oceanside wedding.  

Jessica and Lee and the majority of their family and guests traveled from Kansas City for the wedding but as a young girl, Jessica lived in Newport Beach. Her fond memories of that time with her mom inspired her to dream up a Southern California beach wedding. With the help of Ashley and her team at Agape Planning this beautiful wedding became a reality and the end result was magical.

Highlighting the ceremony was a unity tradition and for Jessica and Lee they chose to blend two very unique wines. The story begins a year earlier in Northern California’s wine country. A romantic getaway for two and where Lee popped the question! While enjoying the wineries, Jessica and Lee had a chance to each create (and title) their own wine. Forward to the wedding day (wine aged for a year) ceremony when the couple invited their families to join them at the altar for the first uncorking and blending of both wines to make one unique blend, and symbolic of two families joining together. It was a wonderful moment of applause. Everyone laughed and delighted in the fact that the wine blend actually tasted great!

The wedding cake was absolutely gorgeous and the layout design was a personal favorite. The white cake was adorned with pops of  pink coral and green roses was beautifully displayed next to vintage black and white wedding portraits of their grandparents, perfection! The groom was also very close to both of his grandfather’s. He wanted to commemorate them in a meaningful way and decided to wear his maternal grandfather’s wrist watch and keep his paternal grandfather’s lovingly-worn, tiny bible tucked away in his breast pocket all day.

The reception design was modern and luxurious and featured a showcase white dance floor. But the focal point was the sweetheart table. Draped with a rose gold sequined linen and adorned with large sea glass colored vases and nautical inspired lanterns. But, as if this wasn’t enough beauty, add a wow-factor, rustic wood, succulent wall backdrop! 

The couple’s grand entrance first dance required a dress change! An incredible, sure footed, acrobatic “Dancing with the Stars” kind of moment. That had their guests jumping out of their seats with loud cheers! So much fun!

During the planning process Jessica asked us about the idea of photographing a day-after wedding session on the beach. Trashing the dress a bit. But after she found her dreamy, blush pink gown by Lazaro she just couldn’t go through with it and after seeing her dress, it was obvious why!  

Congratulations, Jessica & Lee!

Event Planner: Ashley and her fab team at Agape || Venue: Surf and Sand || Floral Design+Succulent Wall || It’s All About The Cake || Sweet Salvage Furniture Rentals  || Makeup + Hair: Dolled Up OC || DJ: Visions Entertainment || Hand rolled Cigar station || Impulse Event Lighting || Expert Alterations: Felicity Couture Bridal || Bride’s shoes: Angela Nuran || Groom’s suit: Jos A Banks


Review from Jessica:
John and Colette did a PHENOMENAL job on all of our photos… I really couldn’t be happier! We were lucky enough to have them for our engagement, rehearsal dinner, and wedding day. All of them, AMAZING. They are more than wedding photographers…their work tells the love STORY of your day and gives you the feeling of the love and support that you felt on your special day EVERYtime you look through your photos. They are professional, artistic, and dedicated to their work.. I just love these two!! So if you want the best, you want John and Colette!!











Congratulations! Jessica & Lee

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