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Hastings House Wedding Photography : Oceano Hotel Wedding

October 20th, 2009

Patrice and James had their wedding ceremony at The Hastings House in Half Moon Bay which is one of the most beautiful garden venues for a wedding. A wedding at the Hastings House allows for beautiful gardens in your photos, but you are also right across from the beach. Their ceremony was short, sweet and [...]

 

Patrice and James had their wedding ceremony at The Hastings House in Half Moon Bay which is one of the most beautiful garden venues for a wedding. A wedding at the Hastings House allows for beautiful gardens in your photos, but you are also right across from the beach. Their ceremony was short, sweet and filled with emotion. After the ceremony, everyone headed over to a fun reception held at the Oceano Hotel near Pillar Point Harbor. This is one of the sweetest couples and it was evident they are much adored by their friends and family.

Here are Patrice’s wedding dress and jewelry.

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Patrice and her lovely daughter awaiting the start of the ceremony.

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I love the emotion here as Patrice prepares to walk down the aisle.

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The ceremony site is so beautiful.

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The reception site at the Oceano was so nicely done. Perfectly positioned tents on a huge lawn across from Pillar Point Harbor

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They are so sweet and so very obviously head over heals for each other.

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Congratulations Patrice and James! It was an honor being able to document your day!

Want to see more of Patrice and James’ Hastings House and Oceano Hotel Wedding? CLICK HERE FOR THE SLIDESHOW!

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Nestldown Wedding Photographer : Greta and Jeff : Married!

September 10th, 2009

Photographing a wedding at Nestldown is a photographer’s dream. Add in Greta and Jeff who are not only gorgeous, but super fun, kind, and have immaculate taste and you have an amazing event! Nestldown is a wedding venue located in Los Gatos Mountains, off Summit Road. I think I may have gone a little overboard [...]

 

Photographing a wedding at Nestldown is a photographer’s dream. Add in Greta and Jeff who are not only gorgeous, but super fun, kind, and have immaculate taste and you have an amazing event! Nestldown is a wedding venue located in Los Gatos Mountains, off Summit Road.

I think I may have gone a little overboard with this post (ok, I know I did!) but I had so many amazing images to choose from, I had to stop myself so I could get these up! I could have posted twice as many! Thank you to the wonderfully talented Loren Weltsch and amazing Katy Roybal for helping me out on this day. Also, a big shout goes out to Jamie Angeli, the day of event coordinator for making this day go so smoothly!

There is also a link to the SLIDESHOW at the end of the post.

Greta’s dress was beautiful!

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Greta and Jeff had a “First Look” which I adore. We set up a moment for them to see each other before the ceremony. This allowed them to have a special moment together and to get most portraits and family shots done before the ceremony even started! Greta and Jeff got to enjoy much more of their party because of it! How sweet are they???

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I love this moment between the two of them, so sweet.

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The flowers were perfect, done by a dear friend of the mother of the groom, Kathy Pottol.

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The chapel is breathtakingly beautiful, surrounded by towering redwoods and overlooking a small lake.

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The kiss!

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Pure joy.

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Greta and Jeff took care to add in many details to personalize their event. Jeff is a sous chef at Dio Deka in Los Gatos, so naming their table after herbs was the cutest thing ever! They also had Rosemary Salt for the guests as favors. The centerpieces were magical- I love the incorporation of succulents, grapes, hydrangeas, and moss.

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The grounds at Nestldown are incredibly gorgeous.

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There were train rides for the guests to enjoy during the cocktail hour. The cake topper was made by Jeff out of legos- so original, I love it! Don’t you love how Jeff found the perfect chef outfit for the groom?

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Congratulations Jeff and Greta!

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Venue: Nestldown

Florist: Kathy Pottol

Day of event coordinator: Jamie Angeli

DJ: King Raffi

Cake: Gayle’s Bakery

Click HERE to see the slideshow!

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Napa Backyard Wedding : Gretchen and Rivelino : Married!

August 10th, 2009

I loved so much about the intimate wedding of Gretchen and Rive at a private residence in Angwin. I love how they met, the obvious love they share, their warm and inviting friends and family, and how they incorporated fun details that also told their history into their wedding. Gretchen and Rive met in Brazil. [...]

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I loved so much about the intimate wedding of Gretchen and Rive at a private residence in Angwin. I love how they met, the obvious love they share, their warm and inviting friends and family, and how they incorporated fun details that also told their history into their wedding.

Gretchen and Rive met in Brazil. Shortly after arriving there, Gretchen had a bonfim ribbon tied on her wrist. Bonfim ribbons come from Bahia, Brazil and carry a 200 year history of making wishes come true. It is said that when tying the ribbon on, you may make 3 wishes. They are to come true by the time the ribbon falls off naturally- cutting or forcing it off is bad luck! Gretchen’s bonfim ribbon took 10 months to fall off, but by the time it did, 2 of her wishes had come true. One was to find love- and she did in Rivelino.  Gretchen and Rive incorporated bonfim ribbons into their wedding along with many other Brazilian traditions. They served ice cold caipirinhas (Brazil’s national cocktail), had a brazilian style bbq, and asked their guests to wear white which is to bring good wishes and luck to the couple. Paired with the wonderful pops of color they used, it made for a stunning event.

I am posting a lot of pictures- I had a hard time choosing, so here we go! Oh, click the link for the slideshow at the end of the post! A huge thank you to my assistant Coco Tran of Coco Tran Photography for helping out this day!

The flowers were gorgeous- bright and happy.

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The musicians were fantastic- from the acoustic guitar before the ceremony to the Latin flavored dance tunes, they were really fun!

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Gretchen and Rive before the ceremony. I love the glimpse Gretchen caught of herself and Rive’s slight smile.

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Waiting for the ceremony to begin.

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The ceremony was spoken in both English and Portuguese, Brazil’s national language. There were many spots of laughter, but it also brought tears to many eyes- it was beautiful.

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Leaving the ceremony… (try as I might, I can’t get this image to cooperate and center- oh well!)

Gretchen and one of her dads.

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Here you can see many of the brilliant colors incorporated into the event through the details. Bright paper laterns hung from the trees, the tables were covered in brilliant hued tablecloths, the bonfim ribbons could be tied on the guests or on a trellis that will hang in Gretchen and Rive’s home. Their favors were so thoughtful- custom printed flashlights- it was a dark walk to the car, I am sure these aided many!

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On to the portraits- Gretchen and Rive were terrific sports! They are so sweet together.

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Congratulations Gretchen and Rive! May all the bonfim ribbon wishes made for you and by you come true! It was truly a pleasure to be a part of your day- thank you.

CLICK HERE FOR THE SLIDESHOW. The song is Wish For You by Faith Hill, when Gretchen’s mom first heard it, she thought it would be perfect for Gretchen and Rivelino.

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Old St. Hilary’s Wedding Photography : Rhiannon and Tony : Married!

June 26th, 2009

I came home from this wedding giddy with excitement over the images I knew I had captured from it. Rhiannon and Tony’s style was carried out so well through the day. The affair was understated and so stylish, I loved every minute of it. They chose to have an intimate ceremony at an incredibly stunning [...]

 

I came home from this wedding giddy with excitement over the images I knew I had captured from it. Rhiannon and Tony’s style was carried out so well through the day. The affair was understated and so stylish, I loved every minute of it. They chose to have an intimate ceremony at an incredibly stunning location, Old St. Hilary’s in Tiburon. Their reception was held in the private room of The Left Bank in Larkspur. (Rhiannon’s grandmother’s favorite restaurant, Rhiannon also wears her Grandmother’s ring) Because of the small size, Rhiannon and Tony were able to spend a lot of time with their guests, enjoying stories, fun, laughter and even a serenade by Tony’s good friends.

Rhiannon and Tony, every time I think of your wedding day I just can’t help but smile. I am so honored to have witnessed it and documented it for you. I know you will cherish these photographs for the many happy years that lie ahead of you two!

CLICK HERE FOR THE SLIDESHOW or on the link at the end of the post.

The church was beautiful, rustic yet elegant.

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Married!!

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Rhiannon looked amazing.

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One of my favorites…

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I love this series.

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Old St. Hilary’s is so stunning. It sits perched on a hilltop in Tiburon with views of the bay.

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For the reception, Rhiannon changed into this chic little dress which she found at a vintage/ consignment shop called Betty’s Boutique in Napa. The woman there takes apart vintage clothing and reworks them into one of a kind, custom fitted pieces.

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The reception site, Left Bank in Tiburon.

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These two were so fun- congratulation Rhiannon and Tony!

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Here’s the link the SLIDESHOW. Rhiannon walked down the aisle to Rhiannon…. how fabulous is that?

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Cinnabar Hills Wedding Photographer-Priscilla and Brandon : Married!

June 18th, 2009

I loved getting to photograph this wedding. The sky was unreal, the guests were really fun, and Priscilla and Brandon are wonderful people. Congratulations to you both! Priscilla’s dress was stunning- I love the broach (detail above). The flowers were so beautiful! They are the creation of Kellye Kodak Clifford from Precious and Blooming. She [...]

 

I loved getting to photograph this wedding. The sky was unreal, the guests were really fun, and Priscilla and Brandon are wonderful people. Congratulations to you both!

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Priscilla’s dress was stunning- I love the broach (detail above).

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The flowers were so beautiful! They are the creation of Kellye Kodak Clifford from Precious and Blooming. She does amazing work!

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Finishing touches…

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I love the look on Brandon’s face as he sees Priscilla for the first time.

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Aren’t the skies unreal?  Cinnabar Hills was a gorgeous venue! The patio area where the ceremony took place was surrounded with beautiful landscaping and the rolling green and gold hills in the background against the blue blue sky was jaw-dropping.

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The kiss!

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The newly minted newlyweds! (It was pretty bright out there.)

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One thing I really remember about this wedding is the joy and laughter had throughout the celebration.

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I love how the cloud leads right to them.

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A few fun shots…

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The first dance. I love how the world is twirling by in this one as time stands still for only them.

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And just in case that isn’t enough… here is the slideshow!

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Lone Tree Golf Course Wedding-Shannen and Jason : Married!

June 9th, 2009

Shannen and Jason have been married for two whole weeks! Happy two week anniversary! I have been incredibly busy these last couple of weeks and am so glad to get to post more of their photographs from their wedding at the Lone Tree Golf Course as well as a slideshow. Shannen and Jason, I am [...]

 

Shannen and Jason have been married for two whole weeks! Happy two week anniversary! :) I have been incredibly busy these last couple of weeks and am so glad to get to post more of their photographs from their wedding at the Lone Tree Golf Course as well as a slideshow.

Shannen and Jason, I am so happy to hear you had a fabulous time in Maui!

I love this first one, they look like models!

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Wedding Portrait, Lone Tree Golf Course

Happy Newlyweds!!

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Wedding Ceremony Photograph, Lone Tree Golf Course

Shannen’s fabulous shoes!

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Wedding Shoes, Lone Tree Golf Course

We took a quick trip in the golf cart for some photos. The funny thing was, on the way back, the cart ran out of gas!

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Wedding Portrait, Lone Tree Golf Course

These two are so cute!

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Wedding Portrait, Lone Tree Golf Course

I love the details on Shannen’s dress.

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Wedding Portrait, Lone Tree Golf Course

Jason’s brother gave a hilarious, but tremendously heartfelt toast.

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Wedding Toast, Lone Tree Golf Course

Shannen looked fierce!

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The happy couple!

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Wedding Portrait, Lone Tree Golf Course

Congratulations Shannen and Jason! All the love and best wishes to the two of you as you begin this journey together! If you would like to see the slideshow, click here.

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Priscilla and Brandon: Wedding Day

June 6th, 2009

This morning, I am preparing to meet Priscilla at the Hotel Valencia in Santana Row to shoot her getting ready before her wedding to Brandon at Cinnabar Hills Golf Club. Priscilla and Brandon have such a wonderful dyamic between them, I can’t wait to photograph their wedding this evening! Here is one of my favorites [...]

 

This morning, I am preparing to meet Priscilla at the Hotel Valencia in Santana Row to shoot her getting ready before her wedding to Brandon at Cinnabar Hills Golf Club. Priscilla and Brandon have such a wonderful dyamic between them, I can’t wait to photograph their wedding this evening! Here is one of my favorites from their engagement session and a link to their slideshow.

San Jose Engagement Session, Priscilla and Brandon

San Jose Engagement Session, Priscilla and Brandon