michelle sullivan photography

January 4, 2010

Vern + James {Laguna Beach, CA} 12.31.2009

Filed under: wedding — msullivan @ 1:19 am

I couldn’t be happier for my friend Vern (Veronica) who married a great guy who is madly in love with her.  I am so grateful that I not only got to be a guest at their wedding, but I also got to be the photographer! It was a beautiful wedding and a super fun reception/NYE party.

Vern is so amazing and one of the things I love most about her is that she does what she likes. She loves the color chartreuse, so why not have a chartreuse dress?

This was the sneak peek from the other day, but I wanted to post it here again =)

the shoes:

Stephanie from The Prettiest Face was there and did an amazing job, and yes, she does airbrushing!

Vern MADE the flowers in her bouquet and the bridesmaids bouquets out of paper – isn’t that cool?!?

Here are some fun details:

James is a dad to 3 fantastic, fun, and wonderful kids:

He had his 2 sons as his groomsmen:

His oldest son is non-stop entertainment =)

I have gotten to know his daughter because she and Daphne have become really good friends and I can’t even begin to tell you how happy I am about that. I love this girl:

I have to say that Vern had the best wedding party I’ve ever seen.  She has some of the most amazing, fantastic, beautiful, hilarious women for friends:

Then, of course, some bride and groom portraits:

At the ceremony the kids were so cute.  There were a few tears shed:

First dance:

Then Vern’s brother’s band Echo Lush played:

Then the dj got everyone dancing

I love that Daphne was able to be there. These two had I don’t even know how many cups of coffee and danced until the dj stopped at 1:30am then they had a sleep over at our house and wanted to watch a movie when we got home! They are so much alike it’s crazy =)

Then there was Jenni.  Vern asked Jenni to be one of her bridesmaids, but Jenni was going to be in Hawaii with her family for New Years. So I did a photoshoot with Jenni and Vern before she left and Vern turned one of the images into a life size cardboard cutout of Jenni!

Here is a picture of Eric and I with ‘Jenni’ that my friend Juliana, from Hilmerson Photography, who assisted me, took:

Then James’ youngest fell asleep on the dance floor. so cute:

I am so happy for you guys! I love you!




  1. These all turned out FANTASTIC! Vern and James are probably two of the most beautiful people I’ve ever met! So much fun..wish I could’ve stayed all night!

    Comment by lfamily5 — January 4, 2010 @ 6:22 pm | Reply

  2. I stumbled upon this site. What an amazing color scheme! I love the photography! Very good work!

    Comment by Bridget Willard — January 4, 2010 @ 8:51 pm | Reply

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