Czarina & Lance - Jefferson Street Mansion, Benicia CA

Wozzers, where to start. First time I’ve seen so many tears of joy in such a beautiful ceremony. There was not a single dry eye in the house and it was so heart touching. The power of god was truly in this amazing couples heart. Czarina & Lance had their ceremony at Iglesia Ni Cristo - Church of Christ then reception to follow at Jefferson street mansion in Benicia

When I asked Czarina how they met, this is what she said “Lance and I met at a church gathering in 2009 same church we got married at 10 years later :) we were dating other people at the time, but God works in mysterious ways and brought us to each other in 2013. We're so blessed we ended up together.”

When I asked Czarina what her favorite part was, this is what she said. “Our favorite part of our wedding day was saying our vows at the altar. It was the sweetest and most memorable and sentimental part of our wedding.”

I also asked her is she had any tips for future brides :) this is what she said “Some tips I'd like to give to future brides, which were also tips given to me prior to the wedding are: 1) take a moment out of your wedding day, look at your husband, and embrace the fact that you're now .. married! 2) don't sweat the small stuff, your wedding will be perfect no matter what and 3) eat”

Thank you again for letting is capture your love story.


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.

Tina & Weldon - Rancho Solano, Fairfield CA

Ohhhh man where to start .... An amazing venue, an amazing couple and the band Tower of power ... say what!!!!!! This wedding was filled with so much fun, love, and laughter that I was not ready to go home. Tina and Weldon were married at Rancho Solano surrounded by friends and family from all around the world.

When I asked Tina what her favorite part of the wedding was she said "My favorite part of the wedding was seeing Weldon at the ceremony. I was nervous once I came walking out & saw everyone looking at me. But once I started walking down the aisle, I locked onto Weldon's eyes and saw his big smile! That turned my feelings around from being nervous to being super excited!!

I also asked her if she had any tips for future brides and she said "My advice for future brides is to get to get organized, get to know your vendors, & HAVE FUN! Being organized helps not only yourself, but everyone involved with the wedding planning. It helps for everyone to get on the same page as you & your vision. Getting to know your vendors made planning so much easier and was more meaningful to us. We felt that they really understood what we were trying to do & helped bring our wedding dream into a reality. Knowing your vendors helps with the flow of your entire day. RELAX! I know it's easier said than done but it's true. You will get stressed out moments which is natural. Be stressed for a few minutes but don't let that be the main feeling you get when planning the wedding. That will kill your excitement! Just know everything will always work out & sometimes, better than you initially thought!

Amanda & Curtis - The Bayley Barn - Pilot Hill, CA

My love for old building and gorgeous brides was making this day pretty amazing. It was such an honor to capture Amanda & Curtis wedding at The Bayley Barn, An old historic home The Bayley house that was built in 1861 hopping to be the next grand hotel in Pilot Hill but Central Pacific railroad decided to go up Auburn and not Pilot hill so the hotel flopped.

When I asked Amanda what was her favorite part of the wedding was she said "Everything" "I loved walking down the isle with my dad and dancing and my sisters speech, it really touched my heart" I also asked Amanda what advise she would say to future brides and she said " Dont stress the small stuff, everything always comes together and to just enjoy every minute. When we found out we left the wedding rings back at the hotel and I was starting to have a melt down, I had to stop and remember I'm about to marry my best friend and all those little things dont matter I still got to marry the love of my life and we still had a beautiful ceremony" 

Thank you again Amanda and Curtis for choosing me to capture your amazing day :)  

Rachel & Nick - Shiloh Church - Vacaville Opera House

Church from 1875, bird seed, and a gorgeous bride ....ummm YES please. This day could not of gotten any better for me. Not only do I love weddings but I LOVE old buildings and the history behind them. The Shiloh church was built in 1876 and the minister arrived by boat up the Montezuma shough and picked up by horse and buggy. The Old graveyard behind has the remains of John Bird and the early pioneers of Solano County. But enough of me geeking out and more about this amazing couple that was married in this amazing Church and celebrated their reception at the Vacaville Opera house. Rachel and Nick thank you for being the most laid back, amazing couple every. Capturing your wedding was amazing. 

Katie & Steve - Scott's Seafood on the river - Sacramento

When you spend your days playing on the river then having your wedding next to the river was no question. This location was truly magical, with a perfect hotel right off the Sacramento river and cool breeze coming off the water that was walking distance it was really a perfect day. Katie and Steve were married at Scott's Seafood on the river with their two perfect children by their side. Congratulation you two, thank you for choosing me to capture your lovely day. 

Stephany & Aaron - Delta Diamond Farm - Isleton, CA

My fun rockabilly awesome bride got married this month and man of man was it a party. Not only did she bring classic cars but also the heat. It was the hottest wedding i've ever capture at, a fun 116 degrees. Stephany and Aaron had me laughing the whole time and loving the day. I really can say I missed them as soon as I left. There were married at Delta Diamond Farm with best friends, family, and the sweetest dog by their side. I miss Stephany's laugh and Aarons fun personality, Congrats you too. Can't wait to watch your love grow. 

Katie & Josh - Green Valley - Backyard wedding

Every bride dreams of the perfect location for their wedding day. Whether it's the perfect country chic setting, or glamorous ballroom, we all have a vision in our heads. But when Katie and Josh were leaving a wedding venue that just didn't feel right, they noticed a few feet from the venue was this perfect little house for sale. Not only trying to plan the perfect day they decided to buy their dream house on top of it :) I cannot tell you how honored I was to capture there amazing backyard wedding. Surrounded by friends and family and Alamo they tied the knot in their own backyard where they can spend the rest of their life together. 

 

Leahanne & Reid - Vintage Oaks - Vacaville

Sometimes you meet the love of your life in most uncommon ways. These lovebirds met and fell in love all because two people swiped right. This was such a fun wedding and I had a smile on my face the whole time. Leahanne was such a fun bride and I could've hang out with with her all night. Reid was such a laid back groom and we could've chatted about beer all day. Leahanne and Reid were married at Vintage Oaks in Vacaville and big shout out to Famous Creations for being day of coordinator, catering, and cake.