Ritz Carlton Dana Point Wedding | Lauren & David

Enjoy this fun-filled Ritz Carlton Dana Point Wedding featuring Lauren & David.

Special thanks to Natalie from Swellegant Events for coordinating such a wonderful event!

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Wedding Preparation


Flawless Faces Beauty Lounge worked their magic by adding these reflective sparkle strands to Lauren’s hair – creating such a unique element to her look for the day. Her iridescent eyeshadow added a special touch to her makeup look bringing all the attention to her gorgeous eyes.

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Keith J. Laverty designed this dazzling wedding bouquet filled with corals, seashells, and vibrancy to match the wonderful artistry of Flawless Faces Beauty Lounge.

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First Look


Lauren decided to play a small prank on David before she came out for her first look so she had her bridesmaid carry this Ariel balloon out to him as a practical joke. Needless to say, David was ecstatic to finally turn to see his beautiful bride soon after.

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Wedding Couples Session

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With the help of our coordinator Natalie from Swellegant Events and the helpful event coordinators at the Ritz Carlton Dana Point, we were able to shuttle our team, the Bride & Groom, and our wedding party down to Salt Creek Beach to grab a couple memorable portraits and group shots. The easy access to the beach is what makes Ritz Carlton Dana Point such an awesome place to photograph at on a wedding day; offering views and access to the ocean within just a few minutes.

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Wedding Party

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Creating lasting images with our wedding party members is not only one of our favorite parts of a wedding day but also the most memorable. As they say, ’til death do them part!


Wedding Ceremony

Keith J. Laverty did a phenomenal job accomplishing simplistic ceremony decor, allowing the backdrop of the beautiful blue ocean to speak for itself. Lauren & David had guests grab these mini beach balls to throw following the ceremony which made for a fun celebration as they walked down the aisle as husband and wife for the very first time.


Prior to the ceremony, David, along with his family & friends, participated in an Indian tradition known as a Baraat. David’s half-Indian heritage inspired this idea, fusing both Lauren & David’s families together on this joyous occasion. This processional is filled with upbeat music and celebration as the Groom makes his way to the altar.

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Wedding Reception

Keith J. Laverty turned the Ritz Carlton Dana Point’s ballroom into a magnificent party under-the-sea! The room was decorated with centerpieces filled with corals & seahorses and gorgeous royal blue aquatic lighting by Visions Entertainment. Keith even created adorable squid and octopus balloon structures to fit the theme!

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We had to take advantage of the glorious moon that night as it was peaking through a slew of clouds. We used a fisheye lens in order to capture both the overarching terrace just outside the Ritz Carlton Dana Point ballroom and the beautiful moonlit sky.


More Wedding Info:

Wedding Photography Location or Venue: Ritz Carlton Dana Point, Address: One Ritz-Carlton Drive, Dana Point, California 92629 USA
Wedding Coordinator: Swellegant Events, Contact: [email protected]
Hair & Make Up Artist: Flawless Faces Beauty Lounge, Contact: [email protected]
Wedding DJ/Lighting: Visions Entertainment, Contact: [email protected]
Wedding Florist: Keith J. Laverty, Contact: [email protected]

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