Ronda and Bryan have been longtime dear friends of mine and I was deeply honored to be asked to photograph their wedding. We share a killer community of friends of which they are the core. Tons of creativity in these folks, and lots of heart. The wedding was a weekend long lovefest complete with an afterparty where a multitude of musician friends played late into the night. One of the most moving moments was Ronda and Bryan’s duet of Kiss’s “I was made for loving you”. I still get a little teary thinking about it! Head on over to A Practical Wedding to hear more about their day in their own words!
Coordinator: Allison Shane of Pop the Champagne
Wedding Venue: The Station
After Party Venue: Rancho De La Luna (Private Residence)
Bride’s wedding dress + shoes: BHLDN + Clarks
Bride’s reception dress + shoes: Prada + Steve Madden
Groom’s Suit: John Varvatos
Hair + Makeup by Bride’s Sister Teri
Florals: Of the Flowers
Rabbi: Rabbi Wendy Spears
DJ: Jimi Hey
Food: Wise BBQ
Desserts: Over the Rainbow
Bartenders: Argyle Event Staffing
You guys! Jordan planned the sweetest proposal to his girlfriend Davia. All day he pampered her with special activities, building the anticipation up up up until she got home from a massage with a note to meet him (dressed for dinner, of course) at sunset at a special Del Mar beach spot near their home. AND he asked us to be on hand to capture the moment! So great! She was so absorbed in the moment, she didn’t even notice we were there taking photos, even once we gave up trying to be inconspicuous because the initial “moment” was over. It was all so romantic. We did a quick portrait session after, OF COURSE! before they drove up to laguna beach to finish off the weekend. How about that rainbow? Meant to be, right?
Speaking of San Diego, this is a good time to mention we are having specials for San Diego weddings. Get in touch for details!
Happy New Year, love birds!!!!! Hope you have some magic in your life soon. xoxo
We loved Jessica and Luckey’s simple and peaceful approach to their wedding day. They got ready together in the house they own with their family in Joshua Tree, with vetever oil diffusing in the air. (The oil has a grounding element, perfect for your wedding day!) Jessica and her sister (who also made the wedding jewelry) fluttered about before hand, putting together the florals and last minute ceremony touches- adding to the elements brought in by the groom Luckey, who is an artist. The ceremony details, with the color, architectural elements, and cacti, where so Luis Barragan-ish. The freaking phenomenal vegan-raw cake was made by a close friend and wedding guest. The family dogs padded around the compound, along with all the kiddos. You could tell the couple was surrounded by their closest friends and family for such an intimate celebration of love. Our kind of jam! Check out Once Wed for more today. Thank you Jessica + Luckey!
Venue: Saguro Hideaway in Joshua Tree | Officiant: Agnostic Weddings Dress: Houghton from LOHO Bride | Shoes:Charlotte Stone | Suit: Topman | Jewelry: Malia | Rentals: Plants & Patina | Second photographer: Angie Ollman
Korakia is one of our favorite places to be, and Kim + Marcin did it up right! We loved all the romantic touches, but their first dance took the cake. Scroll the photos here to find it, or hop over to Style Me Pretty to read more from Kim herself. Thanks for having us you guys! What a blast.
Jane + Adam took a road trip from SF to LA to elope at the Griffith Park Observatory. The best chance to have an uninterrupted ceremony in this public place was just after sunrise. I couldn’t have been more pleasantly surprised when they showed up dressed to the nines at 630 am! We took some portraits in and around Griffith Park then headed over to Langer’s old school deli near MacArthur Park. We had the place to ourselves at 9 am and they had their favorite famous Original #19 sandwich – hot pastrami on rye. We ended the morning with a portrait outside Don Draper’s childhood home in Angelino Heights (we were all fans of Madmen). Head on over to Green Wedding Shoes for more of their story.