Private Residence Sacramento Wedding | K and A

Kate and Andy are a unique and special couple.  They have huge hearts and care greatly for people.  They are both very involved in the community and take a stand for what they believe in.  This played a very important role in the way they met and continues to be a very important part of their relationship.  It was love at first sight when these two met at a Black Lives Matter rally.

Their wedding, like their lives, was all about fusion, including everyone, and infusing and blending their cultures.  It was important to them to include elements of the Jewish faith.  They said their vows under a Chupah, had friends and family read their Seven Blessings, breaking a glass, and danced the Horah.  I love all of these beautiful traditions.  They are such joyful moments during such a happy occasion.  It is always amazing to hear the cheers and laughter of those there to support the happy couple.  They also included the Ketubah signing when they signed their wedding contract.

It was very apparent that they are well loved in their community.  They had lots of love and support in their big day.  Their outdoor ceremony at their grandparent’s estate was beautiful and the could not keep from smiling the whole day.  They were bursting with excitement to commit themselves to one another in the presence of God and their loved ones.  They danced the night away on the gorgeous patio space in their family homes backyard with the American River flowing in the background and under the beautiful strands of lights that draped above.  Their day was filled with special moments that I was excited to capture for them as their Wedding Photographer.  They had an amazing day and it is forever documented in images of the most special moments.

Sacramento Wedding

Documenting this Private Residence Sacramento Wedding for Kate and Andy was such a joy. So much love and positivity flowed between these two!

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Wedding Planner: Melissa Straub

Hair Stylist: Spomenka, House of Style

Florist: family friend

Ceremony Venue: private residence

Reception Venue: private residence

Caterer: Real Food Catering

Palm Event Center Wedding | Nicole and Jonathan

I love seeing a couple after months of wedding planning has finally paid off. It’s so refreshing to see two people relax, have fun, and celebrate the love they share. And let me tell you, Nicole and Jonathan know how to plan a fun wedding! I was so honored to be this sweet couple’s Palm Event Center wedding photographer, and I am so excited to be able to share the moments I captured with you all.

Nicole and Jonathan have known each other since high school and have always had music in common. It’s so special to marry your high-school sweetheart. What an awesome story they will be able to tell their future children! Needless to say, they wanted to have a huge celebration to kick off the start of their marriage. Their big day was PACKED with so many activities leaving guests entertained the entire time. Just when I think I’ve seen it all, I always get surprised. One of my favorite parts of the day was watching Nicole and Jonathan sing a song together for the guests. It was so sweet and fun for all of the people watching!

One thing that Nicole and Jonathan wanted was a first look. This is always one of my favorite events, because it is so fun to see the reaction from the couple, especially the groom. It also eases the nerves some people experience before they walk down the aisle. Jonathan smiled the biggest grin ever, and so did his gorgeous wife! Later was the ceremony, which was adorned with candle lighting. These two had personal vows, and it was so precious to see how happy they were up at the altar. They have such a deep, inspiring connection. There was barely a dry eye in the room!

After the ceremony, a reception followed, which was a super fun time for everyone! I loved the energy in the room, and how giggly Nicole and Jonathan were! They are truly amazing, and I wish them the very best on this wonderful adventure ahead of them!

Palms Event Center Wedding

Capturing this Palm Event Center Wedding for Nicole and Jonathan was an absolute honor. What a fun group this was! Congratulations to the happy couple!

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Make-up artist: Leslie Tong

Hair Stylist: Leslie Tong

Florist: Nicole Ha Designs

Videographer: JKapture

Ceremony Venue: Palm Event Center

Reception Venue: Palm Event Center

Lighting / Photobooth: Fantasy Sounds

Croatian American Cultural Center Wedding | Sarah and Perry

This couple was absolutely precious.  They were so connected on the day of their wedding.  Their mind was on each other entirely, not all the other details of the day that couples often focus on. It was so refreshing to be surrounded by two people who were so entirely focused on the love that led them there that day. Not to mention how amazing and supportive their families were! What a great crew. They knew that no matter what happened with the flowers or decor, at the end of the day, they were going to be husband and wife and that was what it was truly all about.

They had had a beautifully traditional catholic wedding.  The bride looked gorgeous for her big day in her off the shoulder gown with a belt of bling. She was a classic beauty in every sense of the word. Her groom looked so handsome and was incredibly excited to take her hand at the end of the aisle. One of my favorite parts about capturing weddings is seeing the look in the groom’s eyes as he sees his bride for the first time. Whether that be at the end of an aisle, or during a first look. It’s as if they are seeing them for the first time. Reactions range from stunned silence, to whoops of joy, to sweet tears. Every reaction, just like every love, is so unique and touchingly beautiful.

Their ceremony was simply stunning. I loved the pendant lights and gorgeous stained glass in the church.  The blush tones of the flowers and bridesmaids dresses complimented the space perfectly.  Now, do not mistake traditional for stuffy.  These two kept things light and fun during the ceremony in every way they could!  They had their closest friends and family there to support them in one of the biggest decisions of their lives.  Everyone was thrilled for the two to be joining as one. As the ceremony drew to a close, we headed off for the reception were laughs were shared, dance moves were showcased, and love was definitely in the air.

From the ceremony to reception everything looked beautiful and the happy couple was just that, happy.  These two have many years of happiness to look forward to together and it was my pleasure to be able to capture the memories of their first day of forever.

Croatian American Cultural Center wedding

This Croatian American Cultural Center Wedding was an absolute blast. Thank you for letting me be a part of your big day!

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Hair stylist: Daisy Ribiero – Envy Salon

Florist: Nina’s Flowers and Gifts

Ceremony Venue: Saint Mary Catholic Church

Reception Venue: Croatian American Cultural Center

Caterer: Croatian American Cultural Center

DJ / Band: Stewarts Disc Jockey