Posts Tagged ‘ranunculus wedding’

{ vicky + brian | long meadow farmstead wedding }

Wednesday, August 28th, 2013

Such a beautiful Napa county wedding! This was one of those days – from the moment I picked up my camera until the very end of the night – where every single moment and every single detail was just perfect. The little bed & breakfast where Vicky & her bridesmaids got ready, that they had entirely to themselves? Perfect. The amazing nook with sun-dappled light we found for the first look? Perfect. This dreamy ranch & farmstead as the venue? Perfect. The ceremony officiated by a close friend, the playful lawn games, the cheerful clinking of glasses, the cozy campfires & smores to end the night? Oh, so, perfect.

But the truth of it all? Is that each and every one of these things was really made perfect by Vicky & Brian’s love, and the love extended to and from their friends and family there. It gave life & meaning to each pretty detail and each passing moment. Because when you have a love like this, your wedding day is most definitely guaranteed to be amazing.

{ sara + tri | nixon library wedding }

Monday, November 28th, 2011

You might have been able to tell through this blog, but I photograph quite a few mixed race couples. I don’t market towards it or anything, it just happened to be this way, maybe because I come from a biracial background and they can sense my hapa vibes through the interwebs? :) I love it though, and I feel like in certain ways my upbringing has made me extra sensitive to these things – to merging cultural traditions, to celebrating this diversity in your household, to the feeling that when two backgrounds come together, the result is not half of each, but double.

And so, one of my favorite aspects of Sara & Tri‘s wedding was the way they wove their cultural traditions elegantly into the day. A cozy Vietnamese tea ceremony, a sunset Jewish ceremony under the chuppah, signing of the ketubah, multiple-course banquet meal, and tons of dancing (which is basically wonderful tradition in every culture :) It made me overjoyed to see how their families from both sides completely embraced and enthusiastically participated in every cultural aspect of the day, whether it was their own or otherwise.

And to tie this all together, Sara & Tri chose a beautiful venue and filled it up with the loveliest details. How yummy are those bouquets? Kim of Art with Nature somehow gathered all the prettiest, petaliest flowers in the world (peonies! ranunculus! dahlias! garden roses!) and put them together beautifully…

Cake from Susina Bakery!