Tuesday
Mar192013

Lindsay & Kevin :: Love at First Sight

Lindsay & Kevin have a touching love story. They met at a bar in the Mission in San Francisco, total strangers meeting eyes across the room. Love at first sight? Here's the story in Lindsay's own words:

"A whirlwind romance ensued. 5 months in, Kevin is called to war. He receives orders that he has been moved from the reserves to active duty and is being deployed to Afghanistan for 10 months. {We} stay together and make every effort to stay in touch. In addition to letters, we FaceTime almost daily, waking up at odd hours of the night to be able to talk. In September we met up in Italy to take advantage of R&R, the two week break the army allows during tours. On a warm sunny afternoon in Positano, Italy, Kevin popped the question on our balcony overlooking the ocean. He proposed with a ring that {my} mother had sent registered mail from California with a family diamond that had once belonged to my {Lindsay's} great grandfather. We got married almost a year to the date of our engagement in Italy. The ceremony was held at Grace Cathedral and the reception at a private club nearby. Our wedding reflected our story and a love of San Francisco with an traditional, classic style and atmosphere."

See....I told you it was a beautiful story! Thank you so much Lindsay for writing it up for us!

{{ Vendors }}

Ceremony Location: Grace Cathedral
Reception Location: Private Club
Event Coordinator: LMM Events
Floral Design: Kathleen Deery Design
Music: Joel Nelson Productions
Gown: Vera Wang
Cake: Nora's Patisserie

 

Wednesday
Feb272013

Asheta & Wes :: Two Ceremonies in One Day

Asheta and Wes were married last year at the historic Kohl Mansion in Burlingame, California. They were married in a traditional Indian ceremony followed by a traditional western ceremony. Since there are a lot of images to share from this 2-for-1 wedding, I won't hold you up with words! Here you go...two wedding ceremonies and one happy bride and groom.

{{Vendors}}

Location: Kohl Mansion
Event Coordinators: Bridal Diaries
Catering: Sakoon Catering
Florals/Decor: Norma B.
Priest: Pandit
Officiant: Jenny Eagan
Cake: Torino Baking
Invitations: Aayan Creations
Videographer: Thomas Hughes Films

**You can view the highlight film by Thomas Hughes here.**



 

Tuesday
Feb122013

Brittany & Dan :: Country Casual at Beltane Ranch

Have I mentioned before how much I love shooting a wedding at Beltane Ranch? I'm such a country girl at heart that it delights me to shoot in this natural setting, amidst grapevines and barns and horses. Brittany and Dan's country-casual wedding was beautiful. When you choose a setting like Beltane Ranch, you've already made a good choice for your wedding theme. It's rustic and charming and full of natural beauty. With the help of designer Kate Stanley, the bride and groom kept the decor classically country with succulent-inspired arrangements boasting white florals and fresh lemons, buttery gold and white linens, seed packets as escort cards and burlap accented vases. And now you get to enjoy all the pretty little details of Brittany and Dan's wedding.

{{Vendor Love}}

Second Shooter: Kevin Meynell (thank you!!)
Officiant: Adrian Diaz
Site Coordinator: Clever Girl Consulting
Floral Design: Kate Stanley Design
Catering, Furniture, Lighting: Alex's Catering
Cake: Crisp Bake Shop
Linens: La Tavola
Music: San Francisco Conservatory Quartet
DJ: Fog City Entertainment
Bride's Dress: Enzoani
Groom's Attire: Ralph Lauren Black Label
Photobooth: Glass Coat Photo Booth

Tuesday
Feb052013

Deb & John Tie the Knot in San Francisco

Finally... a new blog entry! Sorry for the long delay in posting. Let's kick it off right with a classy affair at the Bently Reserve, a San Francisco landmark. Here is Deb and John's wedding which blends traditional Indian ceremonies with a western-style reception. And you'll even get to see the couple's adorable French Bulldog Billy. He looks dapper in his tuxedo, don't you think? Clearly I have a soft-spot for Frenchies!

Special thanks to all the wedding vendors... and Hayley Durack for shooting with me!

Event Coordination: Avant Planners
Floral Design: Floramor
Catering: Le Meridien
Bar Services: Best Beverage
Cake: Gerhard Michler
Videographer: Final Frame Studios
Music: Elite Entertainment
Lighting: Got Light?
Bridal Hair/Makeup: Laenka by Myrium

Tuesday
Dec042012

Elly & Marvan :: Wine Country Wedded Bliss

Elly and Marvan's wedding was sooooo beautiful. The luxurious Sonoma Mission Inn was our base camp for wedding preparation. Nestled amidst the natural mineral hot springs in Sonoma, it really is the ultimate wine country destination. The ceremony and reception were held at the Sonoma Golf Club, where ornate floral designs, lace, silky linens and detailed decor oozed pure romance. As for the bride and groom, well, they were all smiles. What else makes the perfect wedding? Congratulations Elly and Marvan! 
Second Shooter: Kathleen Harrison
Event Design/Coordination: Bella Dolce Designs
Floral Design: Flower Affairs
Linens: La Tavola
Rentals: Hartmann Studios
Lighting: Impact Lighting