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!
Scott and Eileen came to us to help them create a reimagining of their wedding. Married almost a year ago, and opting to have family and friends take their wedding photos, they didn't quite capture everything they were hoping for. Challenge accepted! We had an amazing time in Agoura Hills, California. The two of them dressed in their wedding clothes, walking up and down the rolling hills, and a beautiful setting under an oak tree for them to recreate their ceremony. To our surprise, they had written new vows to reconfirm the love they have for each other and recited them as the sun set behind the hills. After the rustic setting, we headed to El Matador beach in Malibu, to catch the sunset and some beautiful moments at last light. We wish Scott and Eileen love and light in their lives together and we feel so fortunate to be able to help them recreate these memories.
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.
Melissa and Greg are such a sweet, spirited, fun couple! Effortlessly in love, they expressed themselves so fluidly and lovingly we had little to direct. Letting the moments unfold naturally and catching the light and love in front of us is our favorite kind of session! Walking around the streets and alleys in Pasadena we were able to use architectural and organic details, textures, and shadows to showcase their affection for each other. Their upcoming wedding is in November, and we are sooo excited to shoot them again and witness their union!
The stunning vistas from High Camp at Squaw Valley, near Lake Tahoe, were a perfect backdrop for Sean & Geoff's wedding. These two have been together for years so this was an intimate and long awaited celebration for their already deeply entwined families and friends. Their loving ceremony nearly brought us to tears! After the heartfelt ceremony their guests were entertained by the City of Trees Brass Band from Sacramento that led us all in parade to the reception. It was such a blast and everyone was in such good spirits that we're amazed we don't see this at weddings more often! Congratulations, Sean and Geoff! We loved being part of your very special day and we wish you many more years of love and happiness!
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!
Tahoe is one of the most beautiful places on Earth and Rebecca and Damiano's wedding did not disappoint. With the alpine lake as a backdrop for the ceremony and the reception at Camp Richardson Lodge, their wedding was simple and heartfelt. No detail was overlooked with the handmade decorations, personalized mad libs, and homemade jams and tiramisu. The connection between the couple and the love felt by family and friends was intimate and warm. And the party was a blast! We absolutely loved shooting their wedding and we hope the years to come are filled with immense joy for them both.
We are so excited to announce that Kate and Alan's Malibu wedding at the Adamson House is being featured on Wedding Chicks today! Please check out the post here, and leave us some love! http://www.weddingchicks.com/2014/04/29/pastel-pink-wedding/