Our Photo Shoot At The Island Hotel

Christopher TODD

WOW--What an experience!   Working with the  talents

and the experts at The Island Hotel  in Newport Beach, California, to stage three distinct events was an exciting project. It was a great way for all of us to show our creative abilities and to be able to produce three glorious events, where WE got to make all of the aesthetic decisions!

On the first day of shooting, we decided to produce a wedding with a very romantic feel. Everything was white and taupe, and there were flowers and greens everywhere. The tables were stacked high with candles and flowers, and even the dessert favors had sprigs of lavender on them. We wanted this event to be very natural and elegant. For the ceremony, we had beautiful wooden chairs and vintage benches, adorned with greens and draped with fabric. The bride and groom were framed with pale pink cherry blossoms, and each bridesmaid held bouquets with pale pink and white blooms.

It was a joy working with the team who helped put on this photo shoot.   A special thanks to Hope Stanley of Marry Me Bridal for the styling of the bridal parties, Diego Ortega and Tricia Kim from Joshua Christopher Salon for hair styling, Lauren Breedon for makeup, Christopher Griffiths of Christopher TODD Studios for photography, Orange Clementine for the delicious desserts, The Event Company OC for  their wonderful set designs, Found Vintage Rentals for their furniture, and Larissa from Inviting Occasions   for floral design.