Archive for December, 2009

**Stefani and Jason**

When I met Stefani last year over coffee, I immediately was over the moon about her beachside wedding.  She was the type of bride who knew what she wanted, and had already booked the most amazing venue, the Adamson House, and vendors!

Below are some of the the most fab shots of the day, shot by their super talented photographer, Ryan Jones.  I’ve also included an additional link at the bottom of the blog entry of a teaser of their wedding day video, by my favorite videographer, Joe Rosenberger from Today’s The Day Weddings.


Stefani’s dress, perfect for her tiny frame, hung beautifully in the pool house of the Adamson House as she finished getting ready:




Stefani’s bridesmaids, dressed in the most vibrant teal dresses, helped get Stefani into her final touches and then posed for some great girly shots!




Stefani looked impeccable in her mantilla veil, accompanied perfectly by her white cattleya orchid bouquet made by Kate Baker Florals!



I just adore first look moments….how cute is this!



I love how Ryan snuck this shot in of Stefani coming down the long aisle with her dad:



Stefani’s wedding stationary, including the programs,  fit into the teal and aqua beach-chic theme of the wedding just perfectly!



Stefani and Jason chose the most intimate spot at the Adamson House to get married…..under the oldest and largest tree I’d ever seen.  The ceremony was so touching, officiated by Jason’s aunt….there was not a dry eye in the house!



And after the vows were done, Ryan had a chance to run the grounds with the couple and get some very fun and inventive shots!



One of my favorite escort card setups to date……the printed cards sat in a gorgeous box filled with sand, shells and and sea glass!



Their first dance moment…..I love how they are staring at each other like there is no one else on earth at that moment.



There could be no better backdrop than the Pacific Ocean for their crisp and beachy tablescapes!



I am a firm believer that there is no better favor than something edible!



The actual house on the Adamson House property posed as the perfect backdrop to the sweetheart table:



The beautiful cake sat atop a DIY cake stand and was adorned by the most adorable dachsaund cake toppers:




And I’ll end with a shot of the party in motion…..I adore it when guests get involved like this!



And now…..the reason why I think everyone should get a videographer.  Watching their wedding day video teaser gave me goosebumps!  Please visit Today’s the Day Weddings blog to see the video!



Please visit Ryan Jones’ blog for more shots of that perfectly gorgeous day!!  And please visit Today’s The Day Weddings blog for the full blog entry of the day as well!

Stefani and Jason –  Your wedding was the most perfect day…..the weather, the decor, the people, the food, the views!!   It was such a pleasure to be a part of it, and I wish you both the most amazing life together!


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**Melissa and Rick**

I had the pleasure of getting to know Melissa and Rick (and his lovable mother Ada) over the past year during their wedding planning and instantly fell in love with all of them.  Melissa is just a very sincere and real person, and she is a fan of telling it like it is just like I am…..while Rick is the jokester/charmer of the duo.     We all clicked right away and got on with the planning of their fabulous pink and green wedding at the Luminarias in Monterey Park.

Below are some of their best shots, taken by Sarah Austin from Sarah Austin Photography:

I love this shot because Melissa  won’t stop “smeyes-ing” (and for those of you who don’t know what that is, please refer to one of my guilty pleasures, America’s Next Top Model):


The dapper groom and his boys, followed by a shot of the bridal party:


One of the amazing trees that flanked the sweetheart table… was dripping in crystals and hanging amaranthus:


Melissa’s rockstar blinged-out cake topper… gorgeous!


And I’ll end with one of the reasons why I love this couple so much…..they decided to “bust a move” during their grand entrance/first dance!


Melissa and Rick –  I feel so lucky to have gotten to be a part of your day, and to get to call you both friends!   The love between you is so evident and I have no doubt that you will have an amazing life together!

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