Of course no one wants to plan on having a second wedding, but there are definitely advantages to doing it the second time around. As these pictures from California photographer Lydia Chen Fotography show, the second time around can be streamlined and sophisticated; a simple restaurant affair where families blend. Sophisticated doesn't have to mean boring though, clearly, these guests no how to get down!

modest and elegant sleeveless wedding dress

floral print wedding shoes unusual pink, orange and green bridal bouquet

sons walk mother down the aisle for her wedding

family style wedding table with pink roses and green accents

brown california restaurant table set for wedding

mature bride and groom hug

bride and groom cut large round chocolate cake

first dance with bride and groom

bride and groom's children dance at wedding

guests dance energetically at wedding

bride and groom and their children pose for silly wedding portrait

Wedding Credits:

Floral Designer:  Pat Friday Flowers

Restaurant:  Ad Hoc