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CARL + DEVON • YORBA LINDA, CALIFORNIA
Convalidation Ceremony and Five Crowns Reception

Nov 12, 2015

This past weekend not only had the amazing vintage carnival wedding, but, we also got to celebrate with our lovely friends Devon and Carl for their convalidation ceremony at St. Martin de Porres Catholic Church in Yorba Linda!

What is a convalidation ceremony? Well, it is essentially making the marriage valid in the eyes of the Catholic church (you can read more about it in this article). You see, Devon and Carl got married just a few months ago and that was when we first met them, when we shot their dress rehearsal out in Palm Desert. We loved being part of their rehearsal dinner, and were so thrilled and honored when they asked us to be part of their convalidation ceremony!

Devon definitely set the bar when it comes to planning an amazing event, we absolutely loved the fun atmosphere that she (and Carl) designed for their convalidation reception dinner at the Five Crowns Restaurant in Corona Del Mar. All of the Scrabble place settings were carefully handcrafted by Devon, as well as all of the adorable signage, the fun game stations set up for connect four and backgammon and the Jenga seating chart that also turned into a date night game keepsake; seriously, every detail was just absolutely perfect and beautifully designed. Their closest friends and family had an absolute blast playing games, listening to great music, eating delicious food and celebrating what everyone affectionately refers to as “Team Carl and Devon.”

Our favorite detail was the S’mores Bar though – with all kinds of different chocolates and marshmallow flavors (the birthday cake one was SO yummy!). And, anytime someone uses a quote from one of our favorite childhood movies (The Sandlot) on a super cute sign? We loved it, absolutely loved it. #killinmesmalls

Not to mention, the delicious prime rib dinner created by the chef at Five Crowns!! Luckily it was also Ashley’s birthday, so we really were spoiled by Devon and Carl! Thank you again, guys, for asking us to be part of something so special to your family, we just love you!

Also!! A special shout out to Sarah Bond of First Pick Planning, who did all of the site set up for the reception. You’re amazing!! xoxo
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vendor love

Ceremony Venue // St Martin de Porres Catholic Church, Yorba Linda

Bridal Gown // Nordstrom

Groom’s Suit // The Black Tux

Flowers // Bella Blooms, Anaheim

Jewelry // Sarah Leonard Fine Jewelers

Bridal Hair + Makeup // Design Visage

Invitations + Paper Products // Wedding Paper Divas

Reception Venue // Five Crowns, Corona Del Mar

Reception Site Setup // Sarah Bond, First Pick Planning

S’more Bar // S’more Play

Cakes // Susie Cakes

All photos by Randy + Ashley Durham, a husband-and-wife wedding photography team, located in Southern California. We specialize in intimate weddings for the joyful romantic, and we’re available for travel all over the United States!

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  1. Cinnamon Wolfe

    November 12th, 2015 at 10:33 am

    beautiful!!!

  2. Shebli Nikkole Huston

    November 12th, 2015 at 2:32 pm

    That reception is to die for! You two captured it beautifully!

  3. michelle hoffman

    November 12th, 2015 at 3:18 pm

    Beautiful photos!

  4. Emily

    November 17th, 2015 at 12:01 pm

    Those RING shots though!! So many of these images look straight out of a styled shoot in a magazine!! Your work gets better and better with every wedding/event you photograph. 🙂

  5. Ashley

    November 17th, 2015 at 4:44 pm

    So many amazing details! Such a beautiful wedding and couple!

  6. Monique

    November 18th, 2015 at 11:58 am

    Awesome detail shots! Love the amazing beach images for sure!

  7. Carly

    November 18th, 2015 at 12:39 pm

    Such beautiful details from this wedding and you captured them so perfectly!

  8. Leslie Ann

    November 24th, 2015 at 10:14 am

    So many beautiful details!! the ring and pearls have got to be my favorite!

  9. Donna

    November 30th, 2015 at 7:41 pm

    What a gorgeous wedding, I love all the details.

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