• Emilene Photography

The Grand-Long Beach Wedding

Venue: https://thegrandlb.com/

Photographer: https://emilenephotography.com

The big day finally arrived! Chris Lomibao and Sarah Bigbee tied the knot.

Their reception was held at The Monarch Room, one of the various spaces inside The Grand-Long Beach venue. Sarah did an amazing job of transforming the space into their vision. Inside you could find anything from gorgeous yellow flowers to cute honeybees all over! Hence the name, #LomibeeWedding.

If you happened to check out their engagement session, then you must know that these two lovebirds are serious hip-hop fans so naturally, they incorporated it throughout their space. Scroll down to see what I mean :)

Chris is a DJ and both him and Sarah are Bruce Lee fans.

Their boombox was present in their engagement session as well-a symbol of their love for music.

You know how I mentioned that they really love music? Ok so their seating chart was unlike anything I have ever seen before! Inside a white crate were vinyl records with some of their favorite hip-hop groups. If you were to flip it over, the "track names" were actually the names of the guests assigned to a particular table! #cool

As Chris & Sarah finished getting ready, I made sure to get detail shots during Cocktail Hour. This a great time just before the reception begins, where all your guests can gather & meet your extended family & friends. There's tasty snacks, drinks, and sometimes entertainment.

I LOVE this photo because I was able to capture both, the bride & grooms fathers during

cocktail hour as they walked by.

Chris and Sarah ready to welcome and mingle with guests during cocktail hour before the ceremony

Cocktail Hour was officially over and the DJ announced it was time to gather inside for the Reception.

Everyone was seated and it was time for Sarah & Chris' grand entrance together as husband & wife.

Their entrance was EPIC! All of their bridal party came in like bosses holding nunchucks and all!

Let the duels begin!

Their entrance together was not only entertaining but, a success as well!



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& now time for their first dance! They're hilarious, huh?!

Shortly after this, we took several portraits with the newlyweds & their guests together. Then, it was time for dinner. We resumed back in for important speeches and the father/daughter & mother/son dance.

It was time for special speeches

Sarah's father tugged at our heartstrings with his lovely speech. After, he joined Sarah for a dance together. Then, it was Chris' turned to join the dance floor with his mother.

Tender moment between Sarah and her mother-in-law.

Sarah & Chris wanted to share some words with their family & friends. Sarah also had a special surprise.

Sarah performed "Alphabet Aerobics" by Blackalicious. It was amazing, just like their cake!

Special guest appearance by the legend himself, DJ ICY ICE !

I love this photo because not only is the guy in white in mid-krumping mode, but we also have the lady in the bottom left dropping it real low to the flo!

To wrap up a wonderful evening, we have to get a night portrait! This was shot just outside the venues main entrance & I really loved how it came out!

Sarah & Chris, thank you for trusting in me to capture your special day. It was a pleasure working with you both. Wishing you a lifetime of love, health and happiness!

-Your friend, Emi

Creative Engagement & Wedding Photographer Serving Los Angeles County