Sarah & Oren - Archer Hotel Napa, Ca / Mare Island brewing Co. Vallejo, Ca

This is not your average wedding with an extraordinary couple. Black dress, artichoke in the bouquet, seafood fried rice, ice cream bar, dessert bar, and no walking down the aisle AND married at a brewery …. I mean COME ON. Sarah and Oren relaxed and got ready in the Archer Hotel, In napa Ca then had an amazing ceremony and reception at Mare Island Brewing,

When I asked Sarah what her favorite part was, this is what she said “I think my favorite part about the wedding was seeing all of our friends and family come together. I have a very large and unique blended family and it was fun to see them all in one place (that doesn’t happen ever).”

I also asked Sarah if she had any tips for any couples planning their wedding, and this is what she said “My advice for a bride planning her wedding is to do exactly what YOU want. It is so easy to let friends, family, and strangers sway you into doing something that is more traditional than what you want. Find someone who understands you, knows you, and you trust who will be honest with you, and have your back when it comes to others trying to push their agendas on you. It’s important to plan your ideal wedding, not your parent’s, in-law’s, or friend’s. Lastly, take time on the day of to sneak away to breathe, it’s an overwhelming and demanding day, so do as much self-care as possible.”

Venue: Mare Island Brew @mareislandbrewingco, Archer Hotel: @archerhotelnapa, Cake: Scott Anthony, Facebook page: Baked Stuff, Food: Ñora's Spanish Catering @510nora, Dress: Bliss Bridal & Black Tie in Petaluma @blissbridalwear, Shoes: BHLDN brand is Harriet Wilde @harrietwildeshoes, Ice cream: Smitten Ice Cream @smittenicecream, Photo bus: Das Bus @dasbus1959, Hair: Janelle Cádiz @janellelovely, Make up: Janelle Cádiz @janellelovely, Flowers: Lauryl Lane @lauryllane

Anne & Dj - Engagement at Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay

Holy engagement session batman … This was sooooo much fun. Anne and Dj love the beach so there was no question that we had to have a session at the beach :) The shore line next to the Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay was the perfect spot.

When I asked Anne about their love story, this is what she said “I met DJ at the gym very shortly after moving to Vacaville. It didn’t take me long to notice this very attractive trainer and we spent weeks exchanging awkward eye contact . We finally introduced ourselves and our first few “dates” consisted of me sweating my butt off while training with him. We went on our first official date to a baseball game on August 23, 2014 exactly 5 years before our wedding date!

Little did I know that this was God’s way of introducing me to my soulmate. We have grown together in ways I didn’t even think were imaginable. I love DJ because he has provided a safe place for me to be unapologetically myself while still stretching me to become the best version of me. He is my rock, my breath of fresh air, my best friend. He is my home ️

I am so excited to celebrate our love with all of our friends on our wedding day but I’m even more excited for everything that comes after. I can’t wait to see our vision become reality and to create a life together. And I look forward to the day that we’re old and grey and still more in love than we are today.”

Beyond excited to capture their up coming wedding :)

Lisa & David - Vizcaya, Sacramento

Every wedding is special, but this wedding was extra special. With the announcement of a baby on the way and a gender reveal with the wedding cake … talk about awesome and not a dry eye in the house. Lisa and David were married at Vizcaya in Sacramento surrounded by their closest friends and family. Hair & Makeup- Lavender Salon (Rocklin)  - Cake, Studio Sweets - Flowers, Stems Florist - Venue and food, Vizcaya - Second photography shooter - Ashley Teasley Photography.