Thursday, July 31, 2014

Ashley & Will, The Golden Gate Club, San Francisco, CA

Ashley & Will were referred to me by a book club buddy of mine. After meeting them, I could see that we had a lot in common, especially in regards to literature. As it was, the wedding was a devine pleasure to shoot for this amazingly creative and fun couple. It was also a bonus to work with Jane Hammond Events and the Golden Gate Club again. Jane always has a way of putting ideas in motion and did a wonderful job for Ashley & Will. Inspired by the pages of Shakespeare, Ashley & Will wanted to surround their guests with sentiments of love and poetry, and so their day was inundated in literary romance. Ashley even had a phrase from Shakespeare's Twelfth Night in her veil! My favorite detail, however, was an on-the-spot poet, which lent a completely unique flare to the entertainment. I loved shooting with Sam Maller (rising star photographer) at Fort Point. The light that day was a dream come true, and the Golden Gate Bridge has never looked better. From top to toe this was a gorgeous day; with great adventure, depth of spirit, and bare foot love.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Allison & Yuri, The Hills Estate, Rutherford, CA

 La vie est belle! Life certainly is beautiful with a wedding like this one. I don't know if it was a dash of sugar with a smidgen of spice, but whatever the measure, this wedding was an incredible mix of bride and groom creativity with gifted style realization by Sonja Beazley Burch from Intimate Weddings. It was a pleasure to work with Sonja again (go team Sonija!) but it was also so so lovely to see my dear friend and coordinator Sharon Burns stepping in to help. It was also quite the coincidence that I knew the son of the owner of The Hills Estate property! That said, from top to toe, this was such an incredibly beautiful and memorable wedding. The property alone was so stunning and rich with detail that I was like a kid in a candy shop. Allison had envisioned a Marie Antoinette wedding, and I could not have imagined a better locale. Of course, Allison & Yuri left no detail untouched. Everything was lovingly considered or crafted, with oodles of DIY. I adored Allison's ombre dress, amazingly unique shoes, florals by Garden Party and hair and makeup by Bella Bridal. Versailles met Napa for this wedding, and it was epic.