I just can’t say enough good things about this couple and their wedding! We had so much fun on their engagement session in Old Sac (Cassi said she wanted it to look like something out of an Anthropologie catalog, and sent me samples for inspiration – love it!) and I knew their wedding would be a blast. I was NOT disappointed! The bride, groom and bridal party were super-stylish: all decked out in full J. Crew splendor. The details were great as well – Origami sculptures by Gabe’s brother Cameron, lots of snapshots of Gabe and Cassi at all ages, a guitar for the guests to sign (Gabe is a musician) and delicious cupcakes in place of the usual wedding cake. Everything about the wedding exuded personality and style. I’ve also go to give Cassi’s mom a serious "Mother of the Bride" award – she made us feel welcome and appreciated the whole time and was always making sure everyone was having a great time – thanks Deb! My second-shooter Marci and I had a great time and were honored to be part of such a fabulous day.
Archive for October, 2009
Huy and Julie’s wedding in Santa Clara was wonderful! The day started out with a traditional Western style ceremony at the historical Ainsley House in Campbell, followed by a beautifully colorful and delightfully intimate Vietnamese ceremony at Huy’s parents’ house. The Vietnamese ceremony was really fun – it was nice to see all the different traditions – especially the various ways respects are paid to the elders – bowing before the grandparents and thanking them. The love and happiness in the family was obvious all day. And of course, the food was great! Following the second ceremony was a reception at the Decathlon Club in Santa Clara. I’d never shot there before, but I hope I get to shoot there again – it’s one of my favorite venues! Spacious and beautifully decorated with an indoor stream and plants, there was a never-ending array of photographic opportunities. We had plenty of room to set up our Photo Booth, which was a big hit, especially with the youngsters. One of the highlights for me: as I was packing up, one of the kids that had spent a good amount of time around the photo booth expressed dismay that we were leaving and said "This was the BEST DAY EVER!" I’d have to agree with him! My team and I (thanks to Breck and Angela for helping me out) had a wonderful time. Thanks to Huy and Julie and there families for including us in this spectacular day!