January 18th, 2011
This was a wedding I've been dying to post for awhile. Ian and Emily's wedding is special for a ton of reasons. For starters, they are friends of mine. Ian is a surfing buddy and Emily has styled many of the fashion shoots I've done over the years. I shot Emily's brother Seth's wedding a few years back and that was one of my favorite weddings as well. You may remember this wedding - Click Here to See It.
Their suggested dress code was americana. In the invite, it suggested to 'think Jonny Cash meets John Wayne'. Their guests nailed it. Probably the hippest crowd I've seen at a wedding.
The wedding was held at the Dent House in Ojai, CA. I LOVE Ojai weddings. Every venue has so much aesthetic and so many options to shoot. The Dent House fell into this same category.
I'm going to be posting this wedding in parts so make sure to check back to see more. If you head over to the Green Wedding Shoes blog, they just featured this wedding and the post looks great. Make sure to take a peek over there.
Emily's Dress was a Spring 11 runway Fend dress, her shoes from Barneys, her headpiece was given to her from a dear friend/ vintage collector Valarie, it was a very old vintage wax floral headpiece from Czechoslovakia
food: OSTERIA Monte Grappa (805) 640-6767
December 27th, 2010
Shannon and Brian were married at the Parker Palm Springs and it was incredible. I love shooting weddings there to begin with, then you add a gorgeous couple, with fun friends, it makes for a pretty amazing day. Neither Shannon or Brian are too hard on the eyes and they both have great style. Here are a few notes on their reasons for choosing the Parker:
"Brian and I wanted to choose a venue that would reflect our personality as a couple. It was important that we picked a location that was intimate, elegant and chic while remaining simple and understated. We both love Palm Springs and the old Hollywood vibe that is associated with it. We were not sure exactly what our venue would look like until we stepped foot in the Parker; we loved the architecture, the lush gardens and grounds, the decor and the romantic, magical feeling it exuded."
From Shannon, "one of our favorite moments was our first look. We both had reservations with the first look, initially wanting to be more traditional and see each other for the first time when I walked down the aisle. However, the first look ended up easing our anxiety and allowed us to begin our day having fun with one another taking portraits. Honestly though, we both had smiles from ear to ear the entire day. There was not a moment we did not enjoy."
From Shannon, "Brian has a huge heart. I love the way he loves me, others, and life. As my sister pointed out in her speech at the wedding, plain and simple, he makes me melt :)"
I love these two pics. They feel very 'old Hollywood' to me!
"We found the fabric for the runners at the garment district in LA and my mom made all of them. The silver candlesticks we found at vintage stores all over Orange County; we had the help of my family who participated in that scavenger hunt. The menus, name cards, seating charts...all print materials aside from the invitations were designed and printed by Brian and I."
"The inspiration for our decor was to capture the romantic, old Hollywood feeling of Palm Springs in its hay-day. The grounds alone are stunning and so our intention was to complement the existing ambiance without detracting from it. My personal motto is less is more." - Shannon
Bridal Hair/Makeup - Jackie Romig
Bridesmaid dresses and necklaces - J Crew
November 19th, 2010
Brieanna and Florent were for sure one of my favorite couples! From our first meeting, we clicked and it was so fun getting to know them before their wedding. Florent is from France and is a hair stylist in Hollywood and Brieanna works in the fashion world. Both are so stylish and fun and their venue choice at Twin Peaks Ranch was perfect. Twin Peaks has so much character and was so fun to photograph. Here are some portraits from their wedding. A handful more are featured over on Snippet and Ink right now and I'll be posting more from the wedding on Monday. Make sure to check back in!
Bride's Dress by Christos
Shoes Christian Louboutin
Groom was head to toe in Yves Saint Laurent