Jen and John- St. Regis Monarch Beach Wedding Rehearsal

The St. Regis at Monarch Beach outside of Laguna Niguel is just a really terrible place to be married. The view stinks, the buildings are just “meh”, it’s not luxurious or romantic at all. Do you think the Google bots can pick up on sarcasm? In all honesty, I can’t think of a more gorgeous, opulent, romantic location for an afternoon wedding.

We met Jen and her maid of honor, Amanda, (who sent us a really nice note after the event- it’s one thing to get a nice note from the couple, or the parents, but I think this is a first and it was really sweet!) before the rehearsal and wandered the grounds, planning for the big day. We met all 16 groomsmen and a couple ring bearers I was certain were going into the fountain at the rehearsal at any given moment, and then off to the rehearsal dinner. Along the way, we had to stop for this amazing sunset. Wouldn’t you have stopped too? What a great way to get to meet Jen and John’s friends and family and get to know the locale!