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Rina is stunning, sweet, smart and did I say stunning? Â Daniel and Rina had the most gorgeous San Francisco Saint Patrick Church Wedding!Â We started at the Saint Patrick’s church where they held their ceremony then moved to the beautiful Â War Memorial Veterans Building. Â Of course I’m the type of girl who loves to let pictures tell a story. Â So sit back and scroll down to learn more about Rina and Daniels wedding and the beautiful day they had beginning as two people madly in love and ending as two people madly in love and married!!
Rina was blushing as she came in and was greeted by an amazing mariachi band while friends and Â family members chanted besos!!! Rina and Daniel did not disappoint!What did I say? Stunning right?Â
The War Memorial is right across the street from San Francisco’s city hall. Made for a nice back drop in the court yard.
What a lucky and handsome groom. Â
It’s been way too long since I have sat down and worked on a blog post. Â My life has been so incredibly busy these last couple of months and I finally have a week to just relax. Â Relaxing also means not putting on any makeup until the middle of the day but Adam just asked if I want to go shopping in the city and what girl can turn something like that down? Time to bust out the good ol’ makeup box.
Maribel and Israels wedding was so pretty and very sweet. Israel is a Sergeant deployed in Iraq, so to see them together after he has been away so long was touching. I’m thankful to have been here to watch them get married and thankful for my ability to document this important day for them. The bird theme of the wedding represents a special time in Maribel and Israel’s lives together. Israel had gotten really sick and to make him feel better Maribel told him a story about a pair of birds. The birds in the story represented them and their love.Â A little while later Maribel Â decided to write the story and Â it is now a published book. Â Now that’s a fairytale come to life. This Â little guy was just running around. He was no bigger then the size of my hand. Â Bunnies are my favorite little animals, hence my pet rabbit Mogwai. =) Â I Â absolutely love this photo of them! Â
When booking her wedding, Stacey called me over the phone to talk details. She told me she was having a very small wedding with only close relatives and a few close friends in Mill Valley. She also told me they would be playing Rock Band. If any one could pull off video games at a wedding it was them. =)
The drive to Mandy and Brooks location at the Ranch House in Joseph D. Grant Park, San Jose, was one of the most challenging drives I have encountered as a wedding photographer. Worth every second of it I must add.Â Mandy is the owner of The Test of time weddings specializing in designing the perfect weddings for couples. She designed Â her own wedding and it was absolutely fabulous! When I arrived I about had a heart attack seeing all the gorgeous details I was about to be able to photograph. I LOVE details, especially vintage details. Â I also love Mandy and Brook!Â They are a fun couple who had the most heartfelt wedding possible.Â Adam and I were extremely lucky and happy to capture it.
Brook made all of the paper boutonniÃ¨res by hand.Â
As soon as Mandy and Brook saw each other they went from crying to laughing and all over again. The ceremony was full of beautiful emotions that made my heart melt
Ok, so I have this thing for chandeliers. I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THEM. I seriously want one in every room of my house. One day…One day…
When I saw the old crate filled with peaches I about died. It was super cute.
I think these two photos are my favorites.Â
Event Designer – Mandy Butler, The Test Of Time Weddings
Venue – Ranch House at Joseph D. Grant Park
Officiant – Jeff Maynard
Desserts & Cake – Margaret’s French Bakery
DJ/Band – James Stillian
Tux – H&M
Cinematography – Brian Preston
Jeweler – Kays, 1930s vintage
Fashion Accessories – Etsy
Makeup Artist – Christina Butler
Hair Stylist – Christina Butler
Furniture – Mandy Butler, The Test Of Time Wedding Rentals & Exquisite Events Party Rentals
Samantha and Brad had a gorgeous wedding at the Jefferson Street Mansion in Benicia. During the preps Samantha kept saying “I’m getting married” !!! It’s such a surreal feeling so I know exactly what she meant. But not only was she getting married she was getting married to Brad, this guy who adores her soooo incredibly much. When I first met the two of them it was of course during our first meeting but when I really got to know them it was on their E-session. These two are so comfortable with each other, and just so in love. I remember going to Samantha’s final meeting at her venue and she told me how she felt like I was more like a friend to her. I was getting invited into her life to share these really special events with her and her family, to be a part of it and to document it through my eyes. It felt really special to me. And I was more than honored to have been the photographer to do it.
TheÂ chandeliersÂ in this place are just gorge!!! ugghhh Love!!Â OK how great is her dress? Samantha had a great flower theme going on.The shoes! Love the White|Black store.Â The guys were all wearing comic book superhero shirts under their suits. Right on guys! I’m sure Adam had a ball.Â Brad wrote this super sweet card to Samantha before the wedding.It made her cry, and smile all at the same time. They got to go to a Giants game the next day =)Work it girl!!! This is what I’m talking about! I love it.This Photo cracks me up. â™¥ it
To see more of Samantha and Brad, check out their engagement session