I told you there were would be more from the new 2013 Ceremony Magazine. I was happy to be working with Kathleen at Villa Montalvo again this year along side of floral designer Karen of Huckleberry Karen Designs. Her pastel palettes looked wonderful with the surroundings at Villa Montalvo Arts. My favorite was the simplicity of the lace, burlap, and baby’s breath. The linens for the shoot were from Wildflower linens. They always have amazing things to choose from. I hope these things give you a little inspiration for your big day.
We are so happy that Ceremony Magazine decided to feature Fawn and Greg’s wedding that was held at the beautiful Historic Grand Island Mansion. It was beautifully done and the tea ceremony was such a highlight of the day. This bride and groom took a lot of care in picking out all of their vendors and they were amazing. Below is the spread from the magazine and here is a link to their blog post if you would like to see more. But you should go and pick up a copy of this gorgeous magazine for more inspiration. We’ll be showing a couple more things in the next few days that we helped contribute to the magazine. It is so exciting to work with some of the best vendors and creative professionals in the San Francisco Bay area.
Oh say can you see…….. the fun and beauty you can have with a red, white, and blue theme. This idea was something that popped in to my head a while back and I was so happy that we were able to pull it off in such a short time. Nothing screams summer then the colors of the flag and all of the fun that summer brings. We had a wonderful time putting this together quickly and as with any shoot with the fabulous Tia there is always an adventure. Our favorite this time was the naked guy sleeping below the deck of the boat that we photographed on. I think he may of forgotten we were coming but it sure made for a very interesting afternoon. He was so sound asleep he didn’t even know we were there until we were already packing up. The best part is he said ” I thought you guys were gonna use the boat?” and I replied “we just finished!” But good ole Tia couldn’t resist “yelling nice butt!”. Jeff (the naked guy) just shoot his head and laughed.
A special thank you to Rachel at Sweet Tooth Confections for the sweets and whimsical cake and to the girls at RBK Creations for creating such fun accessories at a drop of a hat. Your button bouquet, boutonniere, shoe clips, and windmills just worked perfectly in to the look we wanted and enhanced it greatly! Last a special shout out to JE Models in San Francisco and Cast Images Talent Agency in Sacramento for helping us find beautiful talent for this last minute inspiration.
Last we were so thankful to Amanda at Ruffled Blog for hosting this shoot of love we created. To see more please check out her wonderful blog on wedding inspiration.
I hope everyone had a wonderful Independence Day.
It was a gorgeous day for a wedding at Villa Montalvo. Who would of guessed it would be such a heat wave in October? Liz and Jason are quite the animated couple. Both of them just full of life, laughter, and sarcasm – I loved it! Nothing could of ruined their day and their excitement was contagious. I mean look at the photo of Jason looking at Liz for the first time. Can’t you just hear him saying wowsa! What bride wouldn’t want a look like this from her groom and the day just kept getting better. The shades of purple were amazing and looked fabulous with the villa as their background. I thought the martini olive candles they passed out for favors were adorable and so very them. They had a great list of vendors and some of my favorite people to work with Nicole Lisanne Designs, Jen’s Cakes, Asiel Designs, Armando from Get Your Do Up, Photoworks Interactive, Kathleen Kirkpatrick, Catered Too and the list kept going. In fact, my good friend and photographer Mike Steelman helped me photograph the event making my day even more enjoyable. To see more of their day click on Villa Montalvo wedding. Enjoy and don’t forget to leave them some love below so that they know you’ve visited. Wishing the two of them many more years of laughter and fun.
I had such a great time at the wedding of Amanda and Liam. I had the privilege of meeting Amanda in Puerta Vallarta a couple of years ago, when she was a bridesmaid at the wedding of Amirah and Eric at the beautiful Dreams Resort. At the time she was a traveling nurse who’s rotation was in San Francisco. Well she ended up settling there and found the love of her life at an Irish bar on St. Patrick’s Day of all things. The couple decided to get married near Grand Rapids, Michigan where Amanda grew up. Liam’s family traveled from all over but mostly from Ireland as everyone converged at the Post Family Farm in the town of Hudsonville, outside of Grand Rapids, to watch the two exchange vows. The wedding was unique, laid back, fun, and full of quirky and beautiful things that made the day their own. Some of my favorite things they had were the pumpkin donuts made fresh on the farm, ( I ate way to many of those), the I spy for the kids at the wedding, the girls dresses in the same shade but all different styles, their food station reception instead of a sit-down. The food stations created by Catered Creations Inc. were fun and filled with so many wonderful food. One of my favorites was the potato bar, it had all the fixings. There was so many it is hard to name them all but another fun thing was the smore’s kits and bonfire outside of the tent to enjoy a beautiful autumn night. But how could we forget about the rock-in reception with a little bit of both families contributing to the mix. From Polka dancing to Irish drinking songs everyone had a wonderful time. I even had the chance to do a little dancing myself with Uncle Peter and the rest of the gang. It was a perfect night. Click on MICHIGAN FARM WEDDING to view a slideshow of their day and please leave them a little love below or your favorite memory of their day so they know you visited.