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Rustic Mavericks House Wedding

This little slice of heaven venue has a piece of my heart as I too celebrated our wedding day almost 19 year ago here.  It is a rustic venue that sits pretty central to the views of the harbor and coastline.  They have since opened up a great lawn space to host the ceremony and in this particular wedding, the dinner hour was celebrated here too.  Followed by dancing and activities inside once it cooled down.  There were so many special and unique aspects to this wedding… the band was amazing!  But, one of the original moments that I have never seen before in over 25 years of capturing weddings was instead of the traditional wedding cake smash… the bride and groom did a pinata cake… just as much fun as the traditional cake smash, but nobody gets messy!  The energy of this day was spot on, from the sunset glows to the laughter and happiness high… it was infectious!

Mavericks House you rocked another day!  Of course the band Jimmy Duvet & and the Comforters helped a lot too!  The music was some of my favorite… any time there is a live band, a true party is had… but Jimmy and the band really brought something special!

 

Special Thanks to:

Mavericks House – https://maverickshouse.com

Jimmy Duvet  and the Band – www.jimmyduvet.com

Incredible Wedding at the Iconic Sam’s Chowder House in Half Moon Bay

I feel so lucky to have been the one to capture this amazing day!  Marg and John wanted to throw a wedding for their daughter that really encompassed who she is… and boy did they!  This sweet soul of a bride has so much depth, warmth and compassion to all that is around her and in return tends to attract the same energy back.

Rachel and Bud love the ocean.  They love their friends.  And they love their family.  All of these things were present with a beautiful wedding day at the famous Sam’s Chowder House in Half Moon Bay.   What made this day even more special were the small yet big touches these two brought in to their day from the private oyster toast at sunset to the custom written welcome notes to each and every guest, not one mirroring the other… all unique to that individual it was given too… who does that?  Rachel and Bud do!

And then lets talk about Sam’s… obviously the staff and the food are off the charts… but really, how do you go wrong with all you can eat Lobster and a New England style clam bake… the food never ended… it was incredible!

 

Thanks to all of these fellow vendors for making this day come to life!

 

DJ and Lighting: Verduccies   https://www.wearevep.com

Cake:  Creative International    http://gerhardmichler.com

Flowers:  Branch Out  https://www.branchouteventdesign.com

Officiant:  Ceremonies by Alison   http://www.ceremoniesbyalison.com/CeremoniesbyAlison.com/Welcome.html

Hotel:  Beach House Hotel  https://www.beach-house.com

 

And of course, a big shout out to Linda Hylen who was the wedding coordinator from the beginning! She came with a huge recommendation to the Marg and John… and boy did she surpass all we could hope for!

 

Phenomenal and Gorgeous Oceano Wedding

Finally I get to talk about this day.  This day had so much heart, love and soul for this amazing couple, deserved nothing less than the very best our magical coastside and the Oceano had to deliver.  I have so many favorites at this wedding… but I loved all the coastal vibes that got included in this day that took it from a large wedding to a very intimate wedding based on the energy and love for this couple.  My favorite were the wedding favors that were custom labeled and homemade from the bride’s mom from her own successful business called Spread the Love… if you have never tasted this jam, its to die for!  I especially loved how these were presented on rustic engraved wood pieces made by JRB Woodworking.  Also, accenting their day were the flowers from Alena Jean Florist… she never disappoints… the perfect combinations of soft pinks and creams and grey’s that brought the elegance of this day to life! But again, her family stepped in by taking on the beautiful centerpieces and boutonnièresfor the boys!  Love it!

 

And the bitter sweet moment of this day was capturing a great man, the father of the groom and his love for his family…  unfortunately they had to say goodbye to him shortly after this day.  And this is why photography is so important.  I feel so blessed to have witnessed and captured this memory for them.  To cherish forever!

 

A special shout out to these fellow rock stars for making this day perfect!

 

Florist: Alena Jean Florist   http://alenasdesigns.com/index2.php

DJ: Steve with Function45  http://sacramentoweddingdj.com

Spread the Love:  https://www.spreadthelovejelly.com/

 

Stunning Redwood Wedding

Where do I even start with this amazing day.  This is my second opportunity of capturing a magical wedding for the Cozzolino family and they never disappoint.  Completely different yet equally amazing form her sisters!  Olivia and Ramsey got married in the majestic redwood grove at the Mountain Terrace.  It’s a rustic venue nestled in the foothills of skyline with beautiful views and breathtaking trees that surround an awesome place to say your I do’s and your yahoo’s!  Elena Jean blew me away with her floral art… I have never seen such a breath taking arbor she created for them to say their vows in front of.  Well done.  Then there was the other form of art… the desert table.  From “succulent” cupcakes to “coned” donut holes… and a breathtaking cake on top of it all… it was a spectacular and mouthwatering visual, SugarandShare, you out did yourself.  The crowd partied down to the beats of  Denon & Doyle and the day went without a hitch.  So much fun!

Thanks to all who were involved to really celebrate this beautiful couple in a beautiful spot

 

In loving memory of Eddie Cozzolino. I am thankful that my last memory of you was surrounded by all of your friends and family!