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Each wedding is special and each couple becomes dear to me the more I get to know them as we work and plan together for their wedding day. But this couple had a little piece of my heart before they even decided to get married. Roman and Ali are dear friends of ours - the kind of friends that will travel to California to visit you or send your kids sweet little gifts on their birthdays. Warm, open, and genuine people that you're lucky to have in your life.
When these two asked me if I could photograph their wedding (in Germany), it was shortly after the birth of our 3rd child and I wasn't sure how feasible it would be to get us all over the pond with my equipment in tow but we knew we couldn't miss their wedding for the world so we started planning and made it happen! Ali and Roman chose the UNESCO World Heritage Site Wilhelmshöhe Palace for their wedding and Ali, not surprisingly, looked like she belonged in a castle! German weddings often include games or songs made up by the friends of the bride and groom and Roman and Ali's friends did not disappoint! They put together songs and clues leading up to a hilarious gift for the newlyweds - a first anniversary night in a shepherd's hut!
Thank you to another good friend and photographer, Anthony Caer, who came all the way from France to shoot with me and thank you Roman and Ali for including our family in your day in a very special way! xo
I met Nicole and Ty for the first time at their engagement session in the shadow of the Golden Gate Bridge about a month before their wedding. I already knew from our phone conversations that I was going to like these two a lot: good sense of humor, travelers, easy-going. My kind of people! Meeting them in person confirmed this 100% and left me very much looking forward to their wedding!
On the day of their wedding, the sun was shining warmly and Nicole and Ty glowed with joy and love for each other and the friends and family that were there to celebrate with them. Their wedding was held at the Cliff House in San Francisco and they exchanged vows with the sparkling Pacific Ocean as their backdrop.
The wedding was gorgeous down to every last detail but, more importantly, Ty and Nicole seemed genuinely happy just to be with each other and their guests to celebrate life and love!
Wishing you many, many years of happiness and laughter, Nicole and Ty! xo
Hair :: Salt Spell Beauty
Makeup :: The Pretty Pretty Collective
Flowers :: Posey Design
Music/DJ :: Verducci Events, DJ Cedric Johnson
Venue :: Cliff House, San Francisco
Fall in Half Moon Bay does not disappoint! Carl and Andrea celebrated their wedding with a beautiful and intimate ceremony and luncheon at never-disappointing, Sam's Chowder House on a sunny day in early November. We loved capturing the love, joy, and emotion-filled moments of this day for them. Here are a few favorites from their wedding!
I'll admit it, I haven't been very good at blogging lately. Okay, I've been horrible actually. (It may have something to do with the arrival of Baby #3 in January.) But in any case, I couldn't resist blogging about this glorious wedding in Sausalito. Yes, the wedding was in one of the most beautiful, historic homes I have EVER been in (The Pines, in case you're wondering) complete with a widow's walk offering a view of the Bay, and yes, the details were simply gorgeous, and most definitely the bride looked completely stunning. But what made this wedding so memorable was that Gina and Mickey are two genuinely wonderful, intelligent people who both have a great sense of humor and compliment each other perfectly. The wedding day was a celebration of their relationship and their commitment to each other above all. That promise to each other wasn't lost in the shuffle of having the 'perfect wedding', and in the end, that's what made it a perfect wedding. Congratulations, Gina and Mickey, so happy for you both! And thank you for letting me be a part of your day!
Gina's beautiful dress made by Ivy & Aster from Something Blue in San Francisco.
Makeup and Hair by the talented Katie Nash of Katie Nash Beauty.
Flowers by Angela Wildman and cake by Krumbs Cakes
Here Comes the Bride!
I love the First Look!
This scrumptious spread was created by Sean Saylor. So. Darn. Delicious.
Dancing the night away to tunes provided by Luca Sirianni!
Thank you, Sarah Maren, for second shooting with me and giving us this beautiful shot!
Abbey and Preston celebrated a nothing less than joyous wedding weekend at the Sequoia Retreat Center outside of Santa Cruz in the quaint mountain town of Ben Lomond. Surrounded by towering redwoods, the two exchanged vows in an emotional ceremony that didn't leave many dry eyes in the crowd! Throughout the weekend, I got to know a few of the guests and wedding party and by the time the reception started, it was hard to tell that some of these people had never met before this weekend! Abbey and Preston's family and friends came together in an epic celebration of the couple's love and unity in marriage. Oh, and speaking of emotional moments, scroll down for one of the sweetest moments I've ever witnessed at a wedding!
This was a tear-jerker: Abbey's grandpa surprised her with a photo of the two of them dancing together when Abbey was a little girl. He still had the same suit and wore it to Abbey's wedding to recreate the moment! SO. SWEET.
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