Sunflower themed Wedding at Summit House

Sep 2, 2017

Lindsey + Sean

Introduction

Lindsey had known about us from one of our former couples, Michelle + Roland, so when the time came to plan her own wedding, she made sure to hit us up.  When we met up with her and Sean for the first time, we just hit it off right away.  We particularly enjoyed the story of how they met while attending UC Irvine and we were surprised at how organized these two were!

We had a blast retracing their steps that one fateful afternoon following Econ class during their engagement session at UC Irvine.  We won’t ever forget that one because it was so bare on campus being Superbowl Sunday and all. =)

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Lindsey + Sean share a loving moment on the bench during their sunflower themed wedding at the Summit House Restaurant in Fullerton.

Getting Ready photos at Summit House

Annie and I got to the Summit House a bit earlier to check out the setup and to see how our lovely bride Lindsey was doing.  She was getting ready with her bridesmaids in the bridal suite of the Summit House.  Sean and his groomsmen got ready prior to getting to the venue, so we did a quick getting ready with the guys.

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Lindsey and her bridesmaids admire the ring while enjoying some champagne.

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Lindsey takes a moment to glance up at her beautiful wedding dress.

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The bridesmaids help Lindsey with putting on her veil.

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Mother of the bride, Ngoc helps her daughter with her earrings.

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The 2 groomsmen assist Sean into getting into his suit jacket. It may have taken two tries.

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Close-up of Sean adjusting his cufflinks

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Groomsman Philip adjusts Sean’s bowtie,

Pre-Ceremony Portraits at Summit House

Lindsey + Sean opted to have a first look.  We decided that the best place to do it was through the pathway decorated by all the beautiful sunflowers provided and designed by Lindsey’s mom!  All throughout the morning, the anticipation of seeing Lindsey must have been building up in Sean because once he turned around to see her in her wedding dress during the First Look, we was overcome with emotions.

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Sean patiently waiting during the First Look with Lindsey.

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The pathway decorated by gorgeous sunflowers was used for Lindsey + Sean’s First Look.

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Lindsey is all smiles as she walks up to Sean during their First Look for their sunflower themed wedding at Summit House.

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The moment of anticipation has arrived as Lindsey taps Sean on the shoulder during their First Look.

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Sean could hardly contain his emotions when he saw Lindsey for the first time in her wedding dress on their wedding day.

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Sean wipes back the tears forming in his eyes during an emotional first look.

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Beautiful portrait of our lovely bride, Lindsey

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Our lovely couple take a time to pose in front of the bridal suite doorway at the Summit House.

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Our couple gazing into each other’s eyes while sitting on the bench on top of the hill at the Summit House.

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Close-up of the rings, flowers, and dress as Lindsey + Sean hold hands

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Lindsey spending some quality time with her bridesmaids Maggie and Connie.

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The bridal party cheers as Lindsey + Sean kiss.

Ceremony photos at Summit House

Things started to get interesting as guests slowly started to arrive for Lindsey + Sean’s sunflower themed wedding at Summit House.  It had been extremely hot with the blazing sun all morning, but a sudden downpour of rain came out of nowhere to everyone’s surprise.  It eventually stopped, everything was wiped down, and the ceremony started 20-30 later.

The ceremony itself was filled with all sorts of emotions.  There was plenty of laughing and crying while the wedding vows between Lindsey + Sean were being read.  Even the officiant had to step back behind the gazebo post to dry his eye for a  moment.

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Sean eagerly waits as Lindsey comes down the aisle for all guests to see.

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Lindsey is escorted down the sunflower aisle by her mother who did all the florals.

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Lindsey starts to tear up while Sean reads his wedding vows.

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The bridesmaids both had to dry their eyes during the heart-felt vows.

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Sean turns away from everybody in efforts to try to hide his emotions during Lindsey’s vows.

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Some mixed emotions in the front row with the parents while Lindsey reads her vows.

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Wide shot of Lindsey + Sean’s sunflower themed wedding at Summit House

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The mothers of the bride and groom are all smiles during the kiss.

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Sean looks back at his newly announced wife at the end of their wedding ceremony.

Post-Ceremony Portraits at Summit House

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The newlywed couple take time to kiss on the bench at Summit House.

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Lindsey looks back and smiles at Sean just prior to their sunflower themed wedding at Summit House.

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Sean sneaks a quick kiss in front of the infamous gazebo at the Summit House Restaurant in Fullerton.

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Sean gently kisses Lindsey while she rests on his shoulder with the city in the background.

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Sean dips Lindsey on the dance floor during their sneak peek of the reception area.

Reception photos at Summit House

After cocktail hour, all the guests gathered into the Summit House reception area for an evening of fun and festivities.  The bridal party set the fun environment with the retelling of Lindsey + Sean’s stories and the bridesmaids even liked it so much that they didn’t put a ring on it, but a song.  Guests got to participate during a fun little scavenger musical chairs and everyone had a blast letting loose on the dance floor all night long!

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Lindsey + Sean walk in for their grand entrance while guests wave their napkins in the air.

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Closeup of Sean leaning into Lindsey during their first dance

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Wide shot of Lindsey + Sean’s first dance as husband + wife

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Lindsey + Sean dancing their first dance as husband + wife.

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Ringbearer Evan having fun with confetti.

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Ringbearer Evan wanted a closer look during the speeches.

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Lindsey + Sean laugh during groomsman Hung’s speech recollecting their “story”.

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Bridesmaids Maggie and Connie bust out in song during their speech retelling Lindsey + Sean’s story

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Sean dances with his mother during the wedding reception at Summit House.

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The flower girls are ecstatic as one of them catches the bridal bouquet.

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One of our former couples Michelle + Roland out on the dance floor with our bride Lindsey!

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Intimate moment between Lindsey + Sean while they cut the cake decorated with sunflowers.

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Lindsey + Sean dance closely on the dance floor with guests all around them.

Conclusion

Thanks once again Lindsey + Sean for allowing us to capture your sunflower themed wedding at Summit House.  We definitely had a blast and hope that you guys stay safe and enjoy your honeymoon in St Thomas!

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Night time portraits of Lindsey + Sean in front of the Summit House courtyard fountain.

Vendors

Venue / Catering: The Summit House Restaurant

Coordinator: Weddings & Events by Vanni

Hair/Makeup: Muse by Lily

DJ/MC: Brian of Visions Entertainment

Florist: Lindsey’s Mom, Ngoc from Huntington Flowers

Cake: Lindsey’s Mom’s friend

Photo Booth: AV Photo Booth

String Trio: Naples Strings

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