Hectic schedules, wedding drama, and big decisions have been clouding my mind recently. As we are starting to approach our final countdown to our wedding I can’t help but reminisce on our engagement day. Darren surprised me, with the help of some close friends and family, took me on a walk and asked me to marry him. I said “Yes!”, obviously!
I can’t wait to walk forever with you!
Here are some photos that our friend, Kim from Kimberly Chan Photography, took of us.
Check out more photos on Kim’s blog!
65 days & counting!!!
High school sweethearts finally tying the knot with their close friends and family present. The location, the fine details, and their love set the mood for their dreamy evening.
Josh & Dina chose a beautiful venue for their wedding day, Kohl Mansion in Burlingame, CA.
Dina teared up and had a moment when she slipped into her wedding dress. Definitely one of my favorite moments so far!
Josh & Dina looked into each other’s eyes and danced to “I Won’t Give Up” by Jason Mraz for their first dance.
They danced the night away…and it was beautiful.
Everytime I think of Kris and Ryan I can’t help but smile. When they contacted me about photographing their wedding I never thought it was blossom into a friendship. They both have beautiful, warm, and inviting personalities. Can’t help but love and be loved by these people.
Their gorgeous wedding day was full of smiles, sunshine and TONS of DIY projects. The couple had plenty of small details that they put together themselves! Enjoy the photos of their beautiful and memorable day together.
Kristin contracted her brother, K.C. to design the programs and other small details of her wedding. He is a wonderful graphic designer, I’m a huge fan of his work!
Kristin’s wedding dress was hand-made by a local seamstress.
Kristin & Ryan purchased an old typewriter from a local thrift shop to add a vintage touch to their wedding details.
The bride & groom actually hand picked these chicken feather from the ground of a local farm! Talk about dedication for details!
Kristin wore her mom’s old watch down the aisle.
The First Look is always such an emotion part of the day.
This group shot was taken in a matter of seconds due to the traffic on the road. I’m pretty sure the bridal party has experience in modeling with how quickly they managed to run then pose.
The bride & groom worked for months in gathering vintage and rustic details to perfect their vision. After rolls of burlap, chicken feather picking, white paint, and mason jar collecting, it worked seamlessly!
The foot washing added a personal and spiritual touch to their ceremony.
If the wedding wasn’t perfect enough, Ryan composed and sang a song to his beautiful bride during the reception.
Lastly, the couple used bird seeds for their send-off! How genius is that? No clean-up needed!
Nancy and Sam, a phenomenal violinist and gorgeous oboe player brought together through their passion for music. Besides their long list of talents, Nancy and Sam are two of the most humbled people I have ever met. As we began conversing over the details of their wedding, I realized that I was talking with two madly in love people! I remember tears settling into Sam’s eyes as we discussed the First Look, “…it just got real” he said. And with that I was sold! Not only am I honored to have worked with such creative and passionate souls, I am uplifted by how simple, revenant and honest their love is for each other.
“Watch our love grow!” How cute is that?! Wildflower Seeds as the favors.
After the cake cutting, Darren and I stole the couple away for a spontaneous portrait session in their first new home together. Nancy and Sam were totally down to ditch! Thanks to the lovely couple for being flexible and letting us get creative.
Venue | Redlands SDA Church, Redlands, CA
Music | Otherwise Strings & Friends
Caterer | Green Olive Grill by Najwa
Hair & Make up | Sarah Segura from Rose of Sharon Salon, Redlands, CA
Wedding Dress | Moonlight by Boulder Bridal
Bride’s headpiece | Ann Taylor
Bride’s Shoe Designer | Enzo Angiolini
Bride’s Veil | hand made by bride’s mom!
Groom’s Attire | Calvin Klein from Men’s Wearhouse
Cake | JusMinis Cupcakes (by the Groom’s mom!)
Flowers & Boutonnieres | DIY by bride
Invitations & Ceremony Programs | DIY by bride