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Celebrations by Turnip Rose Wedding Photography, Costa Mesa

We had the pleasure of knowing Mimi from her volunteer work at the non-profit APEX (Asian Professional Exchange).  Gavin started photographing APEX events back in 2007 as his way of giving back and he got to know Mimi over the years (especially since she had such a large influence there).  When we met Matt for the first time, we finally got to know Mimi and Matt as a couple and saw how sweet they are together. So read on to see our day of Celebrations by Turnip Rose wedding photography!

Mimi and Matt chose to have their wedding at the classic Turnip Rose in Costa Mesa, a hidden gem among the many commercial buildings at the end of the 55 freeway.  The reception was at their Celebrations ballroom, which Matt actually remembers as an old night club (back in the day).  When you combine Matt’s magnetic smile, Mimi’s subtle elegance, friends and family, and a whole bunch of APEX members, you get the recipe for a fun and beautiful wedding day!!

Wedding Preparation at the Wyndham Irvine (Orange County)

Wedding Preparation at the Wyndham Irvine
Wedding Preparation at the Wyndham Irvine
Wedding Preparation at the Wyndham Irvine
Wedding Preparation at the Wyndham Irvine
Wedding Preparation at the Wyndham Irvine
Wedding Preparation at the Wyndham Irvine
Wedding Preparation at the Wyndham Irvine
Wedding Preparation at the Wyndham Irvine

Getting into her Wedding Dress at the Turnip Rose

Turnip Rose Wedding Dress
Turnip Rose Wedding Dress
Turnip Rose Wedding Dress
Turnip Rose Wedding Dress
Turnip Rose Wedding Dress

It’s hard sometimes to pull off a mermaid cut wedding dress, but Mimi did it fantastically! I absolutely love her dress!!

Turnip Rose Wedding Dress
Turnip Rose Wedding Dress
Turnip Rose Wedding Dress
Turnip Rose Wedding Dress

Groomsmen Photos

Turnip Rose Groomsmen Photos
Turnip Rose Groomsmen Photos
Turnip Rose Groomsmen Photos
Boy Band Photo!
Turnip Rose Groomsmen Photos
Great Jumping Photo!

Turnip Rose Wedding Ceremony

Turnip Rose Wedding Ceremony Details
Turnip Rose Wedding Ceremony
Turnip Rose Wedding Ceremony

If you want a beautiful staircase for your wedding ceremony entrance, I don’t think it gets more amazing than this.

Turnip Rose Wedding Ceremony
Turnip Rose Wedding Ceremony
Turnip Rose Wedding Ceremony
Turnip Rose Wedding Ceremony
Turnip Rose Wedding Ceremony
Turnip Rose Wedding Ceremony
Turnip Rose Wedding Ceremony
Turnip Rose Staircase Wedding Ceremony
Turnip Rose Wedding Ceremony
Turnip Rose Wedding Ceremony
Turnip Rose Wedding Ceremony
Turnip Rose Wedding Ceremony

Turnip Rose Wedding Photography

After the ceremony and the family pictures, we did the couple pictures after the sun had set.  We LIVE for shooting in low-light situations, where dusk and twilight brings about some beautiful, saturated colors.  It allows us to control lighting more easily.  The Turnip Rose is very well lit at night, which made for some amazing photos!

Turnip Rose Wedding Photography
Turnip Rose Wedding Photography
Turnip Rose Wedding Photography
Turnip Rose Wedding Photography
Turnip Rose Wedding Photography
Turnip Rose Wedding Photography
Turnip Rose Wedding Photos
Turnip Rose Wedding Photos
Turnip Rose Wedding Photos
Turnip Rose Wedding Photos

Do you notice the kiss in the picture below??!? =)

Turnip Rose Wedding Photos
Turnip Rose Wedding Photos
Turnip Rose Wedding Photos
Turnip Rose Wedding Photos

Reception at Celebrations by Turnip Rose

Celebrations I believe used to be an event space for night clubs, or at least that what our groom told us. It was a great spot for a wedding reception.

Celebrations Turnip Rose Reception
Celebrations by Turnip Rose Wedding Photography
Celebrations by Turnip Rose Wedding Photography
Celebrations Turnip Rose Reception Ballroom
Celebrations Turnip Rose Reception Ballroom
Celebrations Turnip Rose Reception
Celebrations Turnip Rose Reception
Celebrations Turnip Rose Reception

Grand Entrance

Celebrations Turnip Rose Reception
Grand Entrance

First Dance

Celebrations Turnip Rose Reception
Celebrations Turnip Rose Reception

Cake Cutting

Celebrations Turnip Rose Reception
Celebrations Turnip Rose Reception
Cake Cutting
Celebrations Turnip Rose Reception
APEX PHOTO!
Celebrations Turnip Rose Reception
Ice Cream Station

Alcohol infused strawberries?!?!  Yes please!!

Celebrations Turnip Rose Reception
Famous Turnip Rose Strawberries

And Dancing!

Celebrations Turnip Rose Reception
Dancing
Celebrations Turnip Rose Reception
Celebrations Turnip Rose Reception
Celebrations Turnip Rose Reception
Wedding Ring Photos
Wedding Ring Photos

This article showcases Celebrations by Turnip Rose wedding photography in Costa Mesa, Orange County. The bride and groom started their preparation at the Wyndham Irvine (Orange County) and the rest of the day was at the Turnip Rose, including a wedding ceremony with the iconic double staircase.

You can find our more recent work on our Instagram feed, such as this wedding photo shot a little up the coast at the Huntington Hyatt: