Creative Director & Event Designer: Empire Design Events
Venue: The Brew Project
Tablescape: Not My Dish
Florist: Lovely Blooms
Stationery: Simple Press Design
Party Goods: Starry Eyed Events
Cake: Simply Carrot Cakes
Gifting: Gaspara Flora
Hair Stylist: Kassidy Faith and West.Debra
MUA: All Frills Beauty
Bridal Boutique: Elle Bridal Boutique
Shoe: Bella Belle Shoes
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Justin and Zoe’s wedding was a fun celebration that included two days of festivities before the wedding day. Two days before the wedding, both families got together at the bride's home for a henna and roce ceremony. The day before the wedding, like most weddings, was the rehearsal, which included it’s own touch of fun and variety. The women were dressed in traditional sari gowns and the men wore Scottish kilts. Since these events had so much character and meaning, I decided to blog those separately, so look out for those blogs in the future to come!
Zoe has roots and culture from Pakistan so there were little touches of that culture throughout the wedding. You’ll notice the beautifully-done henna on her hands, as well as on her bridesmaids. The wedding included a Catholic mass at their family’s church, following a reception held at The Club at Andrews Air Force Base. Both families have military roots, including Justin who is in the Air Force.
I had so much fun photographing this wedding. Their family and friends we’re so warm and friendly, they made me and my second shooters feel more like family then just another wedding vendor! This wedding was full of cultural and patriotic ties that all came together to form a beautiful day for the bride and groom and their guests. I’m excited to share these beautiful photos of their day!
And thank you to my wonderful second shooters who we're an incredible help to me for this wedding. Julie Papikova and Megan Long.
This was my first wedding I was privileged to second shoot with a local photographer, Darren Kelly Photography. The ceremony and reception took place at the Fairbanks Ranch Country Club. It's a gorgeous location for outdoor wedding right on the lawn, with a reception having an overlook of the golf course.
The bride and groom we're a gorgeous couple who put a lot of details into their wedding day from the gorgeous floral arrangements to the decadent and cute desserts. They were so pretty and delicious looking, I loved taking pictures of them!
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I had such a marvelous time getting together with Lindsay and planning this session. We headed to Torrey Pines State Park and drove to the top to get started. Torrey Pines is large park with tons of trails which meant there was only so much we could see before the sun went down. Oh, and that sun...we had a small battle with the sun as it kept hiding from us from time to time but after a bit of a fight, we made it work for our pictures and ended up with such a dreamy session! It was such a wonderful session which included a dress from the amazing clothing site ModCloth. I highly suggest checking it out, there is an abundance of things to choose from. To really add to the session I got a bouquet from the same florist who made my wedding flowers, Designworks Florals. She created a stunning bouquet.