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San Jose Wedding Photographer : Katie and Jeff

July 26th, 2013

Katie glowed as she married Jeff at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph in San Jose on a glorious July day. Before the ceremony, Katie got ready at the Hotel De Anza in Downtown San Jose. Her best friend and mom helped her into her dress before heading out to The Rose Garden where Jeff [...]

 

Katie glowed as she married Jeff at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph in San Jose on a glorious July day. Before the ceremony, Katie got ready at the Hotel De Anza in Downtown San Jose. Her best friend and mom helped her into her dress before heading out to The Rose Garden where Jeff was waiting to see her for the first time as a bride.  Towering redwood trees and blooming roses surrounded them as they shared a sweet few moments together.  I love a first look!

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Isn’t this jade ring amazing? It was Katie’s grandmother’s ring.

Hotel De Anza Wedding Photographer

Hotel De Anza Wedding Photographer

Hotel De Anza Wedding Photographer

Rose Garden Wedding Photographer

Rose Garden Wedding Photographer

Rose Garden Wedding Photographer

Rose Garden Wedding Photographer

Rose Garden Wedding Photographer

Rose Garden Wedding Photographer

The mass and wedding ceremony were beautiful in the stunning Cathedral.

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Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph Wedding Photos

Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph Wedding Photos

Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph Wedding Photos

Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph Wedding Photos

Katie and Jeff took a pedicab to their reception- super cute!!

Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph Wedding Photos

I loved how Katie and Jeff transformed this space.

Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph Wedding Photos

Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph Wedding Photos

Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph Wedding Photos

They had an area just for kids complete with sitters. This made the reception fun for both the kids and parents!

Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph Wedding Photos

Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph Wedding Photos

I hadn’t seen this before… a kissing menu. I thought it was so sweet. Instead of clinking the glasses to make the bride and groom kiss, guests had to work a little harder. Guests could offer sage advice, serenade the couple, answer trivia about Jeff and Katie, demonstrate a kiss or tell a funny story involving the bride or groom. This turned the reception into a really fun, interactive party. And as it turned out, Jeff and Katie had some really talented singers in attendance!

Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph Wedding Photos

Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph Wedding Photos

Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph Wedding Photos

Congratulations to Jeff and Katie! Thank you for allowing me to be a part of your day!

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Featured: Wendy and Mike’s Perry House Wedding

July 25th, 2013

It was a fun surprise to see Wendy and Mike’s Perry House wedding over on Project Wedding. You can see it here


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It was a fun surprise to see Wendy and Mike’s Perry House wedding over on Project Wedding. You can see it herePerry House Wedding Photographer

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Carmel Valley Ranch Wedding Photographer : Jen and Mike

July 24th, 2013

Remember this adorable couple that I posted a little sneak peek of a couple weeks ago? Jen and Mike were married in July on a beautiful Carmel Valley day at Carmel Valley Ranch. With rolling hills of lavender, stately oaks, sweet swings, and lovely vineyards, Carmel Valley Ranch is an incredible venue for a wedding. [...]


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Remember this adorable couple that I posted a little sneak peek of a couple weeks ago?

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Jen and Mike were married in July on a beautiful Carmel Valley day at Carmel Valley Ranch. With rolling hills of lavender, stately oaks, sweet swings, and lovely vineyards, Carmel Valley Ranch is an incredible venue for a wedding. This was a destination wedding for Jen and Mike, as they live in New York. Friends flew out from all over the country to celebrate their union- it was a truly special day. Jen and Mike are just the most fun, sweet, and thoughtful couple- true delights to be around. Thank you Jen and Mike for the honor of documenting your wedding!

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Private Napa Estate Wedding Photographer : Anna and David

July 16th, 2013

Anna and David were married at a private estate in Napa which is a gorgeous organic farm studded with fruit and oak trees. It was a really warm day, but everyone kept cool with iced drinks, parasols and the lovely shade of the giant oaks. I love the colors Anna and David chose. The blush pink [...]

 

Anna and David were married at a private estate in Napa which is a gorgeous organic farm studded with fruit and oak trees. It was a really warm day, but everyone kept cool with iced drinks, parasols and the lovely shade of the giant oaks. I love the colors Anna and David chose. The blush pink of the bridesmaid’s dresses really popped against the white buildings and gorgeous greenery of the grounds. The groomsmen’s bowties and sharp tuxes kept the garden affair formal. Off the Beaten Path did an amazing job putting together beautiful tablescapes which included bright flowers, mercury glass, and birch containers. This was such a fun wedding to photograph- thank you Anna and David for the honor of documenting your day!

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Napa Wedding Photographer

I really love the Jimmy Choo wedges Anna wore.

Napa Wedding Photographer

Napa Wedding Photographer

Napa Wedding Photographer

Anna made the flower collar for her beloved pup. It was so sweet to see both pups walk down the aisle.

Napa Wedding Photographer

I adore a first look. Look at the joy on their faces as they see each other for the first time.

Off the Beaten Path Wedding

Off the Beaten Path Wedding

Off the Beaten Path Wedding

Off the Beaten Path Wedding

Off the Beaten Path Wedding

Off the Beaten Path Wedding

Off the Beaten Path Wedding

I don;t think there was a dry eye on the property when Anna walked down the aisle.

Off the Beaten Path Wedding

Off the Beaten Path Wedding

One of Anna’s dearest friends played the violin during the ceremony. What a lovely performance by a very talented young lady.

Off the Beaten Path Wedding

Off the Beaten Path Wedding

Off the Beaten Path Wedding

Off the Beaten Path Wedding

Off the Beaten Path Wedding

This property is really one of kind. Large barn doors flank one side of the courtyard making a perfect backdrop for photos.

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Anna and David hung the guest’s place cards by ribbons from the plum trees.

Off the Beaten Path Wedding

Off the Beaten Path Wedding

I couldn’t get enough of these sweet flower girls!

Off the Beaten Path Wedding

Off the Beaten Path Wedding

Off the Beaten Path Wedding

 

Off the Beaten Path Wedding

Off the Beaten Path Wedding

Off the Beaten Path Wedding

Off the Beaten Path Wedding

Off the Beaten Path Wedding

Off the Beaten Path Wedding

Off the Beaten Path Wedding

Off the Beaten Path Wedding

Off the Beaten Path Wedding

The dessert table was out of this world with all sorts of treats including milkshakes with doughnuts and orange floats.

Off the Beaten Path Wedding

Off the Beaten Path Wedding

Venue: Private Estate, Napa

Event Production and Coordinator: Mary Ellen Murphy of Off the Beaten Path

Officiant: Steve Thrush

Caterer: Off the Beaten Path Weddings

Rentals: Wine Country Party

Hair: Lauren Kelsay

Make Up: Natasha Avila

Transportation: Pure Luxury Transportation

Photographer: Lili Durkin

Assistant Photographer: Jennifer Daniels – Thank you Jen!

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Pacific Grove Wedding Photographer : Jen and Kris

July 9th, 2013

Jen and Kris’s Pacific Grove wedding was romantic, intimate, and stunning. They rented a gorgeous estate in Pacific Grove for a long weekend with their close family members. Not only did this allow for plenty of time together, but it also gave their wedding a lovely and relaxed feeling. The sweeping ocean views and and [...]

 

Jen and Kris’s Pacific Grove wedding was romantic, intimate, and stunning. They rented a gorgeous estate in Pacific Grove for a long weekend with their close family members. Not only did this allow for plenty of time together, but it also gave their wedding a lovely and relaxed feeling. The sweeping ocean views and and perfect weather made for a wonderful affair. Congratulations Jen and Kris!!

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