Michelle + Stephen | A Winter Cathedral Wedding + Colorful Reception | Orange County


Michelle + Stephen

A Winter Cathedral Wedding + Colorful Reception | Orange County

Welcome to the charismatic winter cathedral wedding of Michelle and Stephen in beautiful Orange County. Against the backdrop of the holiday season, this joyful celebration was filled with heartfelt moments and delightful surprises. Let me take you through the magical moments of their enchanting day.

Things kicked off on the rooftop of the Marriott Irvine Spectrum, where Michelle and Stephen shared a private First Look. The panoramic cityscape and Christmas decorations provided a beautiful backdrop as I captured their radiant smiles and contagious excitement. It was a beautiful moment that set the tone for the day ahead. Then their wedding party joined them on the roof for some group photos that channeled epic Vogue vibes.

A Timeless Ceremony in Crystal Architecture

The Christ Cathedral in Orange served as the perfect setting for Michelle and Stephen’s sacred Catholic ceremony. With its awe-inspiring crystal architecture, it stood as a symbol of timeless beauty and grace. Encircled by their loved ones, Michelle and Stephen’s vows echoed through the magnificent space, solidifying their commitment with a beautiful and traditional ceremony. Afterward, the grounds of Christ Cathedral served as a picture-perfect backdrop for capturing portraits in the soft afternoon light.

Outfit Changes and Surprise Guests

Returning to the Marriott Irvine Spectrum, the newlyweds and their guests transitioned into an evening of celebration. The reception overflowed with festivity, every corner adorned with vibrant colors and twinkling lights. The night was highlighted by a heartwarming First Dance, where Michelle and Stephen’s deep connection was on full display, swaying to the rhythm of their love.

To add a sprinkle of magic to the evening, Santa Claus and his trusty Elf made a grand appearance, spreading joy and laughter among the guests, especially the younger ones. The room buzzed with excitement as everyone relished in the unexpected surprise, creating memories that would be cherished for years to come.

Michelle and Stephen’s outfit change also added an extra touch of whimsy and charm. Donned in bright traditional Vietnamese wedding garb, their vibrant attire brought a burst of color and cultural significance to the celebration, honoring Michelle’s heritage and adding to the uniqueness of their love story.

From the sacred walls of Christ Cathedral to the vibrant festivities at the Marriott Irvine Spectrum, Michelle and Stephen’s wedding day was a dazzling journey of love, laughter, and cherished memories. It was a beautiful celebration of a union that is undeniably theirs.


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