Chi and Dan’s wedding at Emeryville Marina Park & Hong Kong East Ocean Restaurant was a perfect celebration of the couple’s love story, surrounded by the nearest and dearest family and friends. From their adorable cat luggage tag wedding favors that symbolized their love for their fur babies, to their “Where in the World am I Sitting” seating chart that placed their guests at tables symbolizing all the various places throughout the world where their relationship had taken them. Add in a beautiful outdoor park right on the water and some amazing Chinese food, and you have a perfect evening to celebrate these two becoming a family of their own!
The scorching 97-degree summer heat didn’t stop Nick & Mercedes from having their dream vineyard/garden wedding at the beautiful Rios-Lovell Estate Winery in Livermore! Their day was filled with sunshine, soft pink dresses, fresh florals with pops of vibrant red, a lawn reception under twinkling stars and glowing market lights, some snuggles in the vineyard at sunset, and one amazing sparkler grand exit!
Katelyn & Lauren’s downtown San Jose Hotel De Anza wedding transported you into a secret garden filled with hundreds of fragrant blooms in vibrant red, pink, and white. Add in gold accents, the calming sound of an indoor fountain, the soft flicker of candle light, and an epic cupcake tower and you would swear you were in a beautiful dream!
Holly and Mike’s Napa Valley B.R. Cohn Winery wedding was a California dream! From the crisp white getting ready bungalows, to the gorgeous olive grove where the couple shared their first look, to the jaw-dropping amphitheater ceremony spot overlooking the vineyards, and to the sweet open-air reception space showing off the loveliest sunset- this wedding is what dreams are made of! This gorgeous Midwest couple were joined by their family, friends, and sweet pup Shea as they celebrated the beginning of their Happily Ever After!
The more amazing opportunities I have to document couple’s weddings of various cultures and backgrounds, the more I fall in love with the different traditions of love. Carolin & Mike’s beautiful wedding at the Saint James Orthodox Church of Jerusalem and The Westin, San Jose was no exception to this! Their wedding was truly about two families becoming one, with some heart-warming ceremony rituals and lots (and I mean lots!) of dancing at the reception! There were golden crowns, multiple swords, and an extremely talented singer flown in all the way from Haifa, Israel who kept the party going all night long!
Nathali and Victor’s Presidio Chapel and Wayfare Tavern San Francisco wedding was a perfect blend of classic and modern. Of young love and old family traditions. Of serious life commitments and laid-back relaxation. At this wedding, you would find a gorgeous lace bridal dress, complimented with sharp tuxedos and pink bridesmaid gowns, all nestled together with family, friends, and beautiful florals in a lovely white chapel. Head to the reception and you’ll be greeted with amazing, hand crafted cocktails, a traditional American & Norwegian wedding cake, the most delicious family style dinner, and some shockingly epic dance moves from the 90+ year old grandpa! This wedding was truly a night to remember.
NhuNhu and Dan’s wedding day was the perfect mix of modern and classic. This beautiful day was full of gorgeous white blooms, romantic shades of dusty blue, full tuxedos complete with their black ties, and three (yes, three!) stunning bridal dresses.
Tucked up on a little San Francisco hill, surrounded by towering eucalyptus trees, with a lovely view of the bay flowing down below- this is where you will find Kimi & Sean’s precious ceremony location at the Presidio Chapel. This gorgeous, white stone walled church was the most romantic and intimate place for this couple to say their “I do’s” in front of their closest friends and family. The day was complete with a joyous dinner at the Presidio Social Club and the dreamiest sunset photos of the couple, now husband and wife, snuggling in the glow of the setting sun.
Splashes of vibrant red & cherry, towering green and golden redwood trees, a sharp royal blue suit, and a stunning lace dress. Add in tons of love and laughter, a bag-pipe player AND a cellist, a special pair of chop sticks, the best First Look I’ve ever seen, and a family who really knows how to get down on the dance floor. This was the making of Vanessa and Ismael’s magical, colorful, joyful wedding at The Mountain Terrace in Woodside, CA.
It was a beautiful, sunny summer day in the Northern California wine country. Tucked into a little corner of Yountville, Addendum restaurant was prepping to have a very special wedding on their grounds. This cozy outdoor eatery, complete with rows of thriving garden beds, tall redwood trees, flowers and fruits trees blooming throughout was being transformed into a magical, one of a kind wedding venue. Fifty of Eliza & Dan’s closest friends and family gathered into this sweet, private spot to celebrate this couple’s commitment to one another.