Wedding at Dove Canyon Golf Club

Oct 17, 2017

Chelsea + Mark

Introduction

They were from different coasts, but a life event brought them both to the Midwest where they met for the first time.  From that moment on, their affection for each other grew and thus is the beginning of Chelsea + Mark.

We had a great time spending some quality time with them during their engagement session at Balboa Park in San Diego.  It only made us anticipate this particular day, their wedding at Dove Canyon Golf Club, to come.

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Chelsea + Mark share an intimate moment before their wedding at Dove Canyon Golf Club in Rancho Santa Margarita.

Getting Ready Photos at Dove Canyon

Both Chelsea + Mark got ready with their respective parties in separate rooms at Dove Canyon.  I started off with Mark and his guys as they were relaxing and having a good time while helping each other put on their suits.  Annie was with Chelsea and her girls as they were getting some finishing touches of hair and makeup done.  I mentioned that I was a Jayhawk and Chelsea’s mom proceeded to tell us a story of her own mother, who was a die-hard K-State fan while revealing her K-State wildcat tattoo.

After Chelsea put on the dress, she had a very touching first look with her father that caused a tear to drop in the eyes of those observing…which I believe was just Annie and myself.

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A close up of Chelsea’s jewelry

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Macro shot with reflection of the rings

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Chelsea’s elegant wedding dressed alongside each one of her bridesmaid’s purple dresses

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Chelsea getting some final touches of makeup.

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The bridesmaids gather around Chelsea in front of their dresses and blow her a kiss while in their robes.

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Chelsea looks back at her bridesmaids as they help her fluff out her wedding dress.

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Maid of Honor/Sister Jessica assists Chelsea with her bracelet.

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Best man Charlie helps Mark with his purple bowtie.

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Mark looking spiffy in his gray suit and purple bowtie.

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The moment prior to Chelsea’s dad sees his beautiful daughter in her wedding dress on her wedding day for the first time during their First Look.

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A very touching moment between father and daughter during the wedding day.

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And why not an obligatory selfie to follow?

Pre-Ceremony Portraits at Dove Canyon

Chelsea + Mark decided that they wanted to have a First Look which we absolutely love.  From the moment he turned around, Mark could not keep his eyes off Chelsea.  It was clear to see just how much these two loved each other.

Afterwards, we proceeded to take some fun shots with the bridal party and and when we were through, we took our lovely couple, Chelsea + Mark on a golf cart to different areas of the venue.

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Chelsea slowly walks up to Mark during their First Look.

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Mark glances back as Chelsea taps him on his shoulder.

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Mark goes in to hug and kiss Chelsea during their First Look.

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The two love birds hold hands and look deeply into each others eyes during their First Look.

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Chelsea + Mark kiss while their bridal party looks on.

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The bridal party points to the newly married couple.

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Chelsea and her bridesmaids conversing while holding their beautiful bouquets.

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Serious portrait of Mark and his groomsmen

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Wide shot of Chelsea + Mark in front of the Dove Canyon Golf Club

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Chelsea + Mark literally cannot keep their eyes off each other.

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Mark gently kisses Chelsea for this intimate photo.

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Portrait of our bride and groom in front of Dove Canyon’s waterfall

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Chelsea + Mark on their wedding day overlooking the golf course down below.

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Wide shot of Chelsea + Mark with some greenery and gorgeous lighting.

Ceremony photos at Dove Canyon

Family and friends gathered from both east and west coasts to celebrate Chelsea + Mark’s wedding at Dove Canyon.  The ceremony site was overlooking the golf course down below with a calming fountain behind.  Chelsea + Mark’s officiant Wesley of Great Officiants got everyone laughing with some outstanding references to Harry Potter, Game of Thrones, etc.

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Mark looks on as Chelsea is walked down the aisle by her father.

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Side angle of the bridal party during the wedding ceremony

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Red wedding? No, but Chelsea + Mark got a kick out of it.

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Wide shot of the ceremony from down below

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Chelsea + Mark share their first kiss as husband + wife.

Reception photos at Dove Canyon

The purple and gray colors really popped during the reception with all the floral arrangements, table decor, and uplighting.  Best Man/brother Charlie gave an emotional speech and topped it off with a little surprise for Chelsea + Mark on his phone, Vince from the East coast, who had introduced the two, was there on Facetime to greet them a happy wedding day.  DJ/MC Ron of CenterpiecEvents had people up and dancing all night long and we ended with a big group shot.

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Wide shot of the purple and gray decorated reception room

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All eyes were on Mark and his mother as they dance in the middle of the dance floor .

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Nothing is more touching than a father dancing with his daughter on her wedding day.

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The longer the guests clink the glasses, the longer these two had to kiss.

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Chelsea glances back and smiles at Mark during the speeches.

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Best Man Charlie has one last surprise for Chelsea + Mark during his speech

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They discover a VIP on Charlie’s phone, Vince who is Facetiming from the East Coast to wish them a happy wedding day.

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Chelsea + Mark take the first slice of their wedding cake.

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Chelsea’s mom getting down on the dance floor with all the guests.

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A couple of wedding guests having a good time on the dance floor.

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Chelsea + Mark are able to drown out all the noise around them.

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Big group photo to end out the night

Conclusion

We had such a great time spending the time with Chelsea + Mark along with their close family and friends for their intimate wedding at Dove Canyon, that we didn’t want the night to end.

Chelsea + Mark – We wish you two all the love in the world and are amazed at all the images you two are posting on your honeymoon in Paris.   Oh, and happy belated Mark…birthday dinner date at the Eiffel Tower is not too shabby. 😉

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Mark dips Chelsea in the center of the dance floor.

Vendors

Venue / Catering: Dove Canyon Golf Club

Officiant: Wesley of Great Officiants

Hair/Makeup: Brie of Brie Does Makeup

DJ/MC: Ron of CenterpiecEvents

Florist: Petal Pushers

Cake: It’s All About Cake

Photo Booth: Capture the Moment

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