By Ian B
Planning an Orange County wedding or event in Yorba Linda? I will tell you hands down one of the best venues available, is Black Gold Golf Club! I have been fortunate enough to have had the opportunity to perform events at this venue for the last several years. The standard of professionalism, dedication, and overall quality of this unique jewel tucked away in the foothills of a beautiful Yorba Linda neighborhood, is a true gift for those lucky enough to experience it. Black Gold runs as smooth and seamless as a Swiss watch. You literally have a team of support making sure your experience with them second to none. From the Catering Sales Associates Megan Ramirez and Callie Beebe to the Director of Food & Beverage Jon Lyng. Each one going out of there way to assure you are happy and your day is a success. Speaking of Black Gold staff members that go out of there way and then go a lot further, I have to mention an absolute wonderful dynamic individual, catering captain Kathy Hartley. If Kathy is at your event, I can guarantee it will be taken care of to a “T”. Kathy is a true professional. Kathy, sets a great example by being pro-active, taking action and getting things handled, she foresees an issue, corrects it, and has it resolved immediately. Kathy only has one game, and that is her A-game. It is a real pleasure working with her. She is one of the few people I have seen be in five places at once, all while maintaining her cool, and doing it with a big smile, and a great attitude. Truly remarkable! Also, at this particular wedding, another super helpful Black Gold employee, Harold Pierce was nice enough to shoot some images of our bride and I want to share a few of Harold’s images with you. Now that I have discussed about the phenomenal team at Black Gold, let me not forget to mention the meticulously taken care of venue, the sprawling breathtaking views, and the mouthwatering cuisine,e and the fully stocked bar!
Now, on to our wonderful couple Chandra and Trenton. I really liked this couple from the moment we meet. They both have great energy and up beat, positive personalities, and you could tell they loved each other very much! We talked for a while about what they were looking for in there wedding. I explained how I could help them achieve there wedding goals, and the rest is history. I think there guest count was around a hundred and twenty people, but what great energy and life from this group, so much fun! This crowd had the energy of a crowd twice that size. The ceremony couldn’t have been prettier with nicer weather if you tried, not a cloud in the sky. Chandra and Trenton really look great together and as you can see in the photos, they complimented each other just right. The reception was high energy, non stop back to back fun. Chandra and Trenton are truly surrounded by people who really love and care for them, and it shows.
Two other great things happened at this wedding. I had the pleasure meeting and working with Clinton Ermey from CaliCreative Photography and as you’ll see in the photos below, Clinton is a pro and knows how to capture phenomenal images. This wedding was a blast but, it was thanks to Clinton for capturing all of these moments of joy and happiness while they were happening. Clinton had to be in the moment, to know what the reactions were going to be and you don’t get that from a lot of photographers. A photographer might be physically there but, their head is not in the game. Clinton was definitely in the game. Clinton’s work is stellar and he was also a super down to earth and a cool guy to work with. If you are in need of a photographer, I would highly recommend him. These photos and the quality speak for themselves. I also had the pleasure of meeting Tim Parsons from Automatic Photo Booth. Tim kept the photo booth packed all night, has a great set up, and really took care of the guests, making sure everyone was happy! If you’re in need of a photo booth, check out Tim, at http://www.automaticphotobooth.com. Now please enjoy Clinton’s images!!!! Enjoy!!!!
A little after dinner, the couple is escorted to certain key locations for sunset photos. Also, Clinton did such a great job with these photos, it almost looks like the backdrop is fake, but I can assure you it’s real. This is when the right timing, the right location, and the right photographer, with the right couple, sync together for beautiful photos!
This was absolutely a beautiful, wonderful wedding, for an absolutely beautiful and wonderful couple! I would like to thank our cast and crew!
Our Stars: Chandra and Trenton
Location: Black Gold Golf Club
Producer: Callie Beebe
Director: Kathy Hartley
Principal Photography: Clinton Ermey @ CaliCreative Photogrphay
Photo Booth: Tim Parsons Automatic Photo Booth
Soundtrack: DJMC IAN B