A unique and elegant wedding at the Oceano Hotel in Half Moon Bay, CA

To get married at the Oceano comes with so much beauty.  With an ocean backdrop laced with cypress tree’s and the sound of the fog horn it really is a magical place.  To get married at the Oceano comes with so much beauty.  With an ocean backdrop laced with cypress tree’s and the sound of the fog horn it really is a magical place.  But when you add in your own flavor like Stephanie and Jeff did creating nothing like I have ever seen, you get that plus so much more.

Stephanie and Jeff decided to make full use out of the venue but getting married in their rustic gatehouse facility bringing in their own nature and greenery to really bring the venue to its next elegant level.  Stephanie wanted to make sure she created fun for all of her 200 guests including her teenage son… so created a game room separate from the reception complete with air hockey and a life size connect 4 game.  The adults were able to lounge comfortably in sofa’s and tall cocktail tables complete with an espresso bar and a photo booth.  Dancing and fun were being had by all… What a great way to change up the venue… bravo you two!

Stephanie and Jeff decided to make full use out of the venue but getting married in their rustic gatehouse facility bringing in their own nature and greenery to really bring the venue to its next elegant level.  Stephanie wanted to make sure she created fun for all of her 200 guests including her teenage son… so created a game room separate from the reception complete with air hockey and a life size connect 4 game.  The adults were able to lounge comfortably in sofa’s and tall cocktail tables complete with an espresso bar and a photo booth.  Dancing and fun were being had by all… What a great way to change up the venue… bravo you two!

Kara and Marc Sunset Ranch North Shore Oahu

There is never a better compliment than being the chosen one to capture one of the biggest days in a couple’s journey.  But even better than capturing it local is being trusted and valued enough to be apart of their magical destination wedding on the beautiful grounds of Sunset Ranch on the North Shore of Oahu.

 

Because I was apart of this special destination wedding day, I of course wanted to be apart of the rehearsal dinner celebration at the amazing Turtle Bay resort.  It’s a great way for me to get to know their family and friends better and it was a great way for me to sneak in some beach shots since there wedding day was going to be taken place upcountry on the beautiful grounds of Sunset Ranch.

 

And let me tell you about Sunset Ranch… what a paradise.  Its no wonder Marc and Kara fell in love with this location sight unseen (other than what they saw on the internet, they had yet to step foot on these grounds until the day before their wedding day)… It’s a breathtaking ranch that over looks the Northern Coast of Oahu.  But really what is magical is where they said they’re vows.  Under a banyan tree of wonder that over looks a valley of paradise was the perfect and serene spot for two people that really are connected from another lifetime.

 

Thank you Marc and Kara for this amazing opportunity to capture such an amazing day of two people that I will forever hold dear in my heart!

 

Venue:  Sunset Ranch

Flowers:  Marie Blooms

Videography:  Yee Films

DJ:  Honolulu DJ Company

Cake:  UpCountry Creations

 

Elliston Vineyards. Cassy and Zack, a Fall Vineyard Wedding

Nestled in the hills of Sunol, California is a romantic winery known as Elliston Vineyards. The estate, with its historic stone mansion built in 1891 & acres of vineyards and gardens has set the backdrop for a small & intimate wedding celebration last October. Their story is somewhat of a traditional romance lead by fate… meeting for the first time at a dog park with their beloved animals that instantly connected (the dogs and the couple) Cassy and Zack, both soft spoken, were brave enough to recognize this connection and the rest is history. Although the dogs weren’t in the wedding, they made sure that there was moments that symbolized theses cupid-like animals… customized shoes for Cassy were a must, but my favorite was seeing each other before hair and makeup and outfits were on to have some alone time with these dogs and each other to really reflect on their journey here.

Thank you to these fellow vendors for making this day so special!

Bridal shop: Emerald City Gowns, Berkeley, CA
Shoes: Uninique customarts
Cake, Cake Delight, Livermore, CA
Catering: Eliston Vineyard Chefs
Flowers: Fremont Flowers
Music: Elegant Touch Strings
Videographer: http://www.lt3productions.com

A Winter Wente Winery, Livermore, California

I fell in love with November light combined with a beautiful bride and a gorgeous venue. Wente Winery is a beautiful winery nestled into the rolling hills of the Livermore Valley Wine Country. Coral dresses, and golden hues are what complimented this day, but the true magic was in the love of the couple. Such real emotion with every look and smile, it was easy to fall into a zone of capturing this love story.