May 29, 2008

St. Regis Monarch Beach Wedding Pictures

Maura and Bryan's wedding at St Regis in Monarch Beach = WOW!

First of all, check out their teaser wedding slideshow (click here)
From the moment Karey Michelle (my fabulous amazing special guest shooter) and I stepped out of my car and onto the St. Regis Resort  in Dana Point I was awed by the hotel's majestic entrance, its collection of fine art that grace the walls, the Alphonse Mucha painting behind the Lobby Bar, and all the spectacular views. (btw this is also the place where they just held the Sex and the City release party)

Bryan and Maura spared no expenses when it came to having all the best things for their wedding day. From her Pronovias gown, to her floral arrangements, to the black chandeliers, and all the other fine details - everything was exquisite.

They were such the natural romantics! I loved how they interacted and easily got lost in each other's eyes - it wasn't hard capturing the affection they had for one another.












Their reception was held at Club 19 at the St Regis!


Their first dance was a special salsa routine straight from Dancing With the Stars!

After the reception we went for a stroll and found the spectacular fountain within the St. Regis Resort, where they gave an encore salsa performance!



A very HUGE thanks to Stephanie Lairson for being the most amazing coordinator I've ever met (and she made the whole event so dang fun for everyone)!
Check out these vendors that were awesome: my buddy Mike from Mission Visual, the super cool DJ Mark Hix, the gorgeous flowers by Gilly Flowers, yummy (and gorgeous) cake by Heidelberg Pastry, graphic design by Hirofumi Seki of Apostle Creatives, and St Regis wedding photographer Greg Bumatay (if he doesn't find a piano, he'll find a fountain - hah!)

Tags: Bryan and Maura's wedding pictures at The St. Regis Resort and Spa, Monarch Beach, Dana Point, CA - Club 19 in St. Regis Resort, OC wedding pictures by Greg Bumatay, Orange County, Southern California photographer blog, Salsa in the Fountain, The St. Regis Lobby Bar, Pronovias wedding dress photos, a wedding by Stephanie Lairson

19 comments:

susan yee said...

holy wow! love the end water shots! :D

Josh said...

Gorgeous! That place looks amazing, and those last shots in the fountain look really freakin' sweet.

Jill Higgins said...

Exquisite indeed! Nice capture of all of those fab details. And I adore the 2nd photo of the two of them. And the last fountain shot - beautiful - nice lighting on it!

anna said...

The pictures came out great! I love the romantic fountain shots.

Neil & Kristi said...

amazing as always Greg

Karey Michelle said...

Holy cow Greg!!! Those are so freakin' amazing! You got your shot with the painting, and it's absolutely gorgeous... my jaw dropped on those black and white ones of Bryan and Maura (well ok that happened on pretty much all of them) but with her veil like that.... wow. Thank you so much for including me Greg, you are such a joy to work with as always :)

Stephanie Lairson said...

Greg - it was a real treat working with you! I feel we had the ultimate dream team of vendors bringing these ideas to life - all fueled by Maura and Bryan's commitment and love for each other! Can't wait to do it again!

Rodolfo Arpia said...

Dude... you outdid yourself with this set of images... spectacular!

Troy Schneider said...

Wow... y'all did a great job. These are fantastic! Full of romance and brilliant colors.

bookworm10812 said...

Hey! I found your blog a while back when I was researching information on wedding photographers for a school project. I was amazed with your work. You truly do wonders. I'd love to have you as my photographer when I get married. =]

The lighting in all your pictures is magnificent! I love the fountain shots. You have a great eye.

Ruby said...

each image looks like fine art to me....just exquisite!

allana said...

G-

as usual, amazing! Love the night lighting.

Allana

david & kimi baxter said...

holy smokes greg, just when i think you can't possibly out do yourself, you do!

Eric McCarty said...

Incredible color! Amazing!

Stephanie Williams Photography said...

That black and white of them sitting on the grass with the veil over them is absolutely gorgeous and moody!

Holly Havenhill said...

Some gorgeous shots in there! :)

Maura said...

Greg I have to give you my props as well. It's almost been two weeks, but it's your photos that have kept the memories fresh in mine and Bryan's mind. We love what we see and it really was sooo much fun shooting with you!!! I couldn't have asked for a better photographer to join us during our celebration of marriage. Talk to you soon!!!

Katherine said...

UM....wow. Just wow. I am speechless! And very rarely do I get speechless!

Lawrence @ Furious Photographers said...

Wow I am totally impressed! You have a set of awesome images especially the last two in the fountain.