Archive for April, 2010

Wow, wow, wow Elise and Paul’s wedding was AY-MAY-ZING. They both looked stunning, and it was a completely heartfelt, fun, wonderful day. I SO cannot wait to post the full wedding. There are many, many awesome images to share! Congrats Elise and Paul, we hope you are having an amazing time in Bora Bora!!!

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Ahhh…Alex and Catherine…what a gorgeous and fun couple. We had the pleasure of hanging out with them at their engagement session last week. There are so many amazing images—I can’t wait to share the rest very soon!

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We had an amazing time with Mike and Shawna at their engagement session. They are completely adorable together! We adore how much they showed they love each other throughout the evening and love how cute they look in the photos! We held their engagement session in Old Sacramento, which was the location of not only their first date but it was where Mike proposed too! It is safe to say that Old Sac holds a special place in their hearts. They even brought along their lil’ doggie Scout! He was a perfect model!

Aren’t Scout’s shades the cutest?! Bear hug!

We had some fun playing around the rail yard on Front Street.

We went over by the train tracks where there was some lovely sunshine-y light. The three of them look so sweet here.

I love this cute little “family portrait.”

SCOUT! I couldn’t stop taking pictures of this adorable dog. But hey, I love doggies!

Then we headed over to Tower Bridge for some more photos. I love the way the yellow bridge looks here. Plus Mike and Shawna are as cute and lovey as ever.

Mike and Shawna told us how on their first date they took a walk across the Tower Bridge and ended up having an entire conversation about this sign.


We even got the chance to capture some photos of the lit-up bridge after dusk. SO LOVELY!

Mike and Shawna, how can we not love you two!? We had a brilliant time at your engagement session and are honored that we get to capture your love. We had so much fun with you and are immensely excited about you wedding at the end of may!

Click here to see all of Mike and Shawna’s engagement photos

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It has been such an honor for us to get to know John and Elizabeth through being their photographer and designers. They both have such fun, quirky personalities, its easy to see why they are mad about each other. I really loved John and Elizabeth’s wedding, especially the very personal ceremony. To kick things off I took some photos of the ladies, starting with the beautiful bride Elizabeth.

John looked quite handsome in his black and red tux. Geoff did an amazing job (as usual) of taking some fun photos of the fellas.

John and Elizabeth decided to do a First Look before the ceremony. Elizabeth had the biggest smile on her face. We adore getting to capture that moment.

After the couple had a chance to relax a bit, it was time to get married! The ceremony and reception was held at the Viscaya Pavillion in Downtown Sacramento.

One of the things I loved so much about the ceremony was the way they incorporated music, which is a big part of their lives, especially for John who is a musician in his own band. John sang “The Luckiest” for Elizabeth and it was such and emotional moment. Even I was holding back the tears.

John and Elizabeth hand-wrote their own vows. They were (just like them) funny, quirky, but most importantly honest and full of love.

On their way back down the aisle, John led all the guests in singing The Beatles’ “Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da”.

Hahaha, I just noticed how funny these next two photos look together.

We finished up some photos of the just-married couple and headed inside for the reception. I loved all the personal touches they added, especially the bunny-kitty cake (or should I say cupcake!) toppers. Take a look at my previous post to see all the ways they incorporated their invitation design into their wedding.

How darling is this little girl who drew this picture of John and Elizabeth on their wedding day?

This a couple that loves cheese! The Viscaya had a cheese platter ready for them when they entered the reception. I love how Elizabeth told John in her vows, “I even love you more than cheese”. Adorable.

A serious session of crazy eights out there on the dance floor.

The newlyweds tearing into the delicious cupcakes from Freeport Bakery.

After the first dances it was time to cut loose and party!

It’s always a good time for “Thriller”!

Thank you so, so much for choosing Geoff and I to be a part of your wedding, John and Elizabeth. Elizabeth, I especially loved getting to spend so much more time with you through the design process too! We are sorry to hear your Disneyworld honeymoon was less than ideal but, I must admit I am kinda jealous of the Epcot Segway tour. Plus the marriage is what you really have to look forward to anyway! We both wish you two so many years of love and happiness!

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Before I share John and Elizabeth’s adorable wedding, I wanted to take a post to share their wedding invitation suite design with you all. I LOVE the way these turned out and I especially love the way we incorporated John and Elizabeth’s personality into the design and how they incorporated the design into their wedding day!

It all started with a kitty and a bunny. When we all met up for our initial consultation, they told us how they wanted to incorporate John’s kitty and Elizabeth’s bunnies into their wedding. (Check out their engagement session for some cute photos of them with their pets!) They envisioned a logo with a bunny bride and kitty groom. I designed the logo you’ll see in the save the dates below and throughout the suite.

The wording they wrote for their save the dates was so darn cute! I just love that they wanted to put their own spin on things!

When it was time to design their invitations, they described some ideas and themes they wanted and I designed this invitation suite complete with invitation, hotel information card, RSVP postcard and address label.

The bunny kitty logo was there too of course!

This was the RSVP postcard. I designed them so that they did not require an additional envelope and they could stick a (less expensive!) stamp on the back. I love thinking of creative ways to save money. Then all their guests had to do was fill it out and drop it in the mail box!

The final piece, which should be hitting the post office soon, is the Thank You cards. Elizabeth mentioned the idea of a talk bubble coming out of the bunny and kitty and I ran with it. I think these are super cute!

I imagine it will be fun for John and Elizabeth to fill out the talk bubble! SO cute!

Now this is my favorite part. When I design your wedding invitations, I can provide you with the design elements so that you can incorporate them elsewhere into the wedding. I love all the ways that the couple used the logo and design throughout the day. Elizabeth told me she was able to have a theme without being too “theme-y”, and she loved how everything matched.

Check out the Ring Bearer Bowl made by Etsy seller Paloma’s Nest! She had the logo stamped on to the bowl. Loving it!

I love the custom m&m’s with the logo!

John even made a little sign for the vegetarian dish they served at the reception. Darling.

Not a part of the design, but definitely a part of the wedding theme are these adorable cake toppers by the amazing Bunny with a Toolbelt. This was the second wedding in a row to have Bunny with a Toolbelt cake toppers! I love them!

When John and Elizabeth came by to pick up their wedding photos, they joked about getting the logo as tattoos. I guess that means they liked it! Come back tomorrow to see more photos of John and Elizabeth’s wedding!

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Mike and Shawna are so flippin’ adorable. Doing their engagement session with them last week was such a breeze — these two are so in love and cute together! I can’t wait to share the rest of the images! Come back soon to see more!

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