1 year ago, Trinh found me through Yelp and asked about our services for his wedding at Soka University. I was thinking, this place must be far because I’ve never heard of it. Little did I know, this little gem has been in Aliso Viejo since 2001! This whole campus rests on top a hill with just 2 entrances to get it making it feel like a castle. It’s surrounded by the gorgeous landscape of Aliso Viejo hills and the inside is even better. The architecture was designed in a style resembling an Italian hillside village in Tuscany. If you haven’t already, check out this campus as I’ve read is being noted for the top three in terms of first year student happiness in the US as measured by retention rates.
We started the day at a local Renaissance Club Sport where they both got ready. It was great, Trinh wanted to capture them at the gym there before the formal attire. We then headed to Soka University for the first look, ceremony, and reception. Again, such a beautiful campus, I was so happy I was permitted drone usage to capture the scene. With so many great shots to choose from, it was difficult to piece this edit together. Marika and Trinh was great to work with, from our talks about cars, to our talks about the shots we were doing, they were both so engaging to do so. As always, we had such great vendors to work with making this day a success! Check out their highlights edit below.
Coordination: Maria Tran @ Top Event PLanner
Venue: Soka University, Aliso Viejo CA
Light: Raul @ Impulse Lighting
DJ/MC: Dean & Samantha @ DJ Droc2pus
Photography: Nicole @ Lin & Jirsa
Make-Up/Hair: Genna Khein Make Up/Hair
Cake: Ellen @ Susie Cakes
Music: Licensed by SongFreedom