This was one of those weddings that had something a little extra special for us. It was a weekend affair in the redwoods with an incredible group of people and an amazing couple. Andy and Sophia were married amongst the redwoods in Boulder Creek, California at the YMCA Camp Campbell. It rained the morning of their wedding day but it did not dampen this couple's excitement and celebratory atmosphere. They ended up having to move the ceremony location from inside a redwood grove to a dryer location outside the ring of trees, but it couldn't have been more perfect. The sun beamed from behind the clouds when they were announced husband and wife. From the incredible couple's portraits adventuring through the forest finding a Leprechaun trail, beautiful moss covered stumps, and towering trees - to the reception that was filled with love from family and friends dancing all night long to their favorite songs played by an incredible 80s cover band. This wedding is best described by one word: magical. Thank you, Andy and Sophia, for inviting us to capture your truly amazing wedding day and congratulations to you both!
We were so excited to photograph Melissa and Greg's wedding after having spent a morning with them for their engagement session last September (see their engagement post here). They are such a fun couple to be around with their kind spirits and love for each other enveloping everything around them. The day was full of smiles, love, and laughter with both families full of energy, love, and support for their union. After getting ready and taking some couple's portraits with a stunning sunset backdrop at the Four Seasons, their wedding was held at the beautifully romantic Il Cielo in Beverly Hills, CA. It was a fun and spirited reception all the way up to the final moments when Il Cielo's wedding chariot escorted Melissa and Greg back to the Four Seasons while being serenaded by a singer and accordion player! We had a blast photographing their wedding and wish them an abundance of love and laughter in their marriage. Congratulations, Melissa and Greg!
Genevieve and Stacie have been friends for over a decade and when she met Pascal, everything just fit. She was happier than Stacie had ever seen her. When they asked us to document their day we were honored and really excited. Genevieve says it best, "When Pascal proposed in a lavender field in Provence, we hadn't a care in the world. Visions of my dream gown, lavender, and lace filled my head. Things quickly changed, for the worse, and we suffered two family tragedies that made a wedding seem not so very important. After being engaged for well over a year, we decided that it was time. Why wait any longer? We wanted to do it before the year was over, which was soon - really soon. In fact, we found ourselves in the position of planning a wedding in a month! I want you to know that yes, it's possible. You can plan a wedding that is beautiful and elegant in just a few weeks. We did." That they did! With an Airbnb rental on a farm in the Malibu hills to get ready for the day and a daytime beach wedding at The Sunset Restaurant where a small group of friends and family gathered to witness their vows, their wedding was everything they hoped it would be. It was lovely and simple and filled with so much love between them and their friends and family. It's so special for us to witness the love of close friends, be there to help celebrate, and give them something special to cherish forever. Congratulations Pascal and Genevieve…cheers to a forever love.
A Los Angeles love affair. Dave and Emily met in Los Angeles, fell in love in Los Angeles, and got married in Los Angeles. These two are so perfectly matched for one another with their quirky sense of humor, their no-nonsense personalities, and their endless love for one another. They lit each other up, giving us those perfect moments that you can't plan. The ceremony and reception were held at The Unique Space downtown. The Unique Space is definitely unique! With exposed brick and fun wallpaper throughout, graffitied walls outside, and a fantastic view from the rooftop, we didn't lack for backdrops. What we love most about this couple is they selected what was most important to them and skipped the rest. The mother of the bride made the wedding dress, they made beautiful paper flowers for the bouquets and boutonniere, had large balloons with tassels for the decorations, and the centerpieces were glass jars filled with oranges - which they donated to a homeless shelter the following day. One of the most important things for them was the food, which did not lack. Staying true to their LA roots, dinner was care of Roy Choi's Kogi Truck and dessert was by The Pie Hole, LA. The second of importance was photography, which we were honored to be able to provide. Sticking to what mattered most to them made for a fantastic, lovely party with a great group of family and friends. Dave and Emily, the best to you both!
Bethany and Chris, the rocker and the clothing designer, and their beautiful wedding at Calamigos Equestrian in Burbank, California. The bride showed her impeccable style with her gorgeous detailed lace gown, jeweled hairpiece, and brown, leather, knee-high boots. The groom performed, serenading his love with a song he wrote especially for her. Family and friends joined in the celebration playing music by request and getting down on the dance floor. The love between these two was magical and we loved every moment of documenting their day.
Ryan and Stef tied the knot at the chic W Hotel in San Deigo, California. These two are so adorable together…the whole day was filled with so much love and laughter. The hotel was the perfect backdrop for their colorful and modern, beach-inspired wedding. The ceremony on the rooftop was rimmed by the cityscape and the reception in the elegantly modern Great Room was catered by the Executive Chef of the W Hotel's Kelvin Restaurant. The many details in and around the hotel made for some wonderful couple's portraits and a great dance party! Congrats to Ryan and Stef, we wish them happiness for many years to come!
We are so thrilled to announce that Jesse & Allison's backyard wedding in Topsfield, Massachusetts was featured on Style Me Pretty! Please check out the post here, and leave us all some love!