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Pelican Hill Resort Wedding

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Pelican Hill Resort Wedding

A Pelican Hill Resort wedding is one of our favorite venues. As an Orange County photographer, we have worked at many luxury wedding venues. Pelican Hill Resort in Newport Beach is one of the most exclusive luxury venues with ocean views.  Ceremonies on the manicured lawn with the Italian rotunda are so stunning they will take anyone's breath away. This site is set atop the bluffs 300 feet above the ocean offering spectacular views and a gentle ocean breeze.

What sets Pelican Hill Resort apart from other luxury wedding venues

Pelican Hill Resort has 504 acres of beautifully manicured grounds,

  • olive trees
  • gardens
  • oval lawn
  • ocean views
  • Italian architecture
  • rotunda
  • villas
  • bungalows
  • golf
  • spa

Weddings at Mar Vista

  • One wedding per day. This means your wedding will be the only one on that day.
  • A designated Wedding Butler will be assigned to the bride and groom to ensure your day is perfect.
  • Exquisite complimentary accommodations for the newlyweds on their wedding night.
  • The resort offers the highest standard quality staff-to-guest ratio in the ultra-luxury hospitality industry.
  • The bridal lounge is offered adjacent to the venue offering a serene place for the bridal party to gather.

Brandi & Ken's Wedding at Pelican Hill Resort

Brandi & Ken are such a fun couple. The guys got ready in the private villa just a  short golf cart ride away from the bridal lounge where the bride and bridesmaids were getting ready.  The ladies had a relaxing morning with lots of time for their hair and makeup to be done to perfection.  No better way to celebrate than a champagne toast with your besties.

The Couple's Ceremony

I knew the wedding ceremony would be like no other when the Quartet played Guns and Roses' Sweet child of mine as the bride walked down the aisle.  The ceremony was held on the oval lawn with ocean views. The Italian rotunda was completely decorated with white drapes and a chandelier. The site was stunning. Brandi stole the show as she walked down the aisle in her Christian Louboutins and custom-designed bridal gown by Ryan and Walter. Of course, Ken was looking sharp in his tux and his groomsmen cleaned up well looking dapper.

Dove Release after the kiss

As soon as the bride and groom kissed over 100 white doves were released.  What a great finally to the ceremony. After the vows were exchanged I took the newlyweds for a quick portrait session around the resort. The wedding guests enjoyed a cocktail hour with more great views.

Reception in the mar vista room

The time had come for the couple to make their grand entrance into the Mar Vista room. The ballroom was decorated with white drapes and piping, a custom dance floor with their initials on it, a stage for La Allstars the band to perform on, and beautifully decorated tables with white linen and white chairs.  The white carpet that was brought in to cover the ballroom tied the whole room together beautifully.  When you have an amazing wedding cake the best way to display it is on a hanging platter.

What would a wedding party be without a photo booth and a cigar bar with rollers?  The guests seemed to really enjoy celebrating Brandi and Ken's luxury wedding.

Thanks for choosing Christopher Todd Studios 

Congratulations again to Brandi and Ken on your wedding.


A huge thanks to this dream team that made this day stunning

Venue | Pelican Hill Resort

Wedding Coordinator | Chic Productions

Photographer | Christopher Todd Studios

Video | Alby_reels

Officiant | The OC Wedding guy

Rentals | Classic Party Rentals

Carpet | Event Carpet Pros

Lighting | Amber Event Productions

Photo Booth | Photo Booth for Parties

Doves | White Flite

Cigar Rollers | Mursuli cigars inc

Flowers and Drapes | The Finishing Touch

Bridal Gown | Ryan and Walter

Bridal Shoes | Christian Louboutin

Band | La Allstars

Quartet | Naples Strings

Hair and Makeup | Flawless Faces

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