Over the weekend we photographed the beautiful wedding of Lorna and Cedric at the Hotel Hanford located in Costa Mesa, California. The Hanford is located not only down the street from major fashion hub, South Coast Plaza, but also down the street from the newly opened Segerstrom Center for the Arts. With a prime location like that, the Hanford is bound for success. It opened up within the last year facing many major renovations from its previous facade. The Hanford is a beautiful boutique hotel that looks good from both the outside and the inside.
The inside lobby of the hotel is adorned with a couch and a very mod chandalier that really attracts the eyes. As you walk further to the front desk there are more couches and tables that give the room a very lively feel. The Lounge located further back is very modern chic and warm and is beautiful for private parties and a great place for Cocktail hour for the wedding reception. With a beautiful outside patio and a private dining/meeting room, the lounge with its décor and lighting really sets the hotel apart from others.
The rooms of the hotel definitely stand at the same caliber of excellence as the rest of the hotel. With a beautiful and understated gold and silver wallpaper and big windows with lots of light, the room is just illuminated at every angle. The bedroom itself is very large with a nicely sized bathroom as well. The artwork on the walls, bedding and room décor all complimented eachother and worked beautifully for photographs of the bride and her bridesmaids getting ready before the wedding.
The room itself over looked the pool and gave for a great view. The living room of the hotel provided to be very spacious and gave lots of room for the preparatory stages of the brides big day. With our style of photography we are big on details and textures and this hotel room definitely hit all the marks for us. We were able to use many different aspects of the room to tell the brides story and bring everything together.
As a whole the hotel is very charming and not what you would expect at all. It is definitely a great surprise waiting to be discovered. With its large rooms and great sunlight and also great lounges and decor, The Hotel Hanford proved itself to be a great location. Definitely do check it out because you will be in awe just like we were when we first saw it.
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