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June 30th, 2014

Martha Stewart Weddings is featuring Danielle and Stan’s rehearsal dinner that we photographed at Medlock Ames Winery, north of Healdsburg in Wine Country. With a nautical theme blending East Coast lobster feeds and California chic, this dinner is the perfect inspiration for the Fourth of July celebrations this week.  The best part is that Stan did the stationery and Danielle did  the styling…I loved the props she found, the linens, the chairs, the fake crabs, the nautical knots and flags, the classic paper place mats.   Talk about talent!

The best part:  the Gone Surfin’ sign.  Yes please!

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catering:  Secret Kitchen

rentals:  Wine Country Party & Events

A happy bride and groom

May 30th, 2014

Gloria and Emmanuel had a beautiful pink and gold wedding at everyone’s favorite restaurant in San Antonio, The Monterey.  They were truly the happiest bride and groom, relishing every moment of their day. Gloria sent me a sweet thank you on Facebook…and posted the slideshow (Gloria and Emmanuel are still on their honeymoon in Jamaica, so I thought it’d be fun to send them a wedding sneak peek).  So, here’s Gloria and E’s slideshow…a happy start to the weekend!

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A wedding with gigantic pink flowers

May 2nd, 2014

At Audrey and Tom’s wedding, each bridesmaid carried one gigantic pink flower. So cool! The flower is a Protea flower, and it was one reason of many that Style Me Pretty is featuring this wedding as the big send off into the weekend!

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For me, it was a visual treat to photograph. The wedding was at elegantly casual Three Points Ranch. Audrey and her girls wore BHLDN dresses. The ceremony took place in a field of bluebonnets, with Lucy the dog as ringbearer. Tom cracked everyone up when he read his vows from his iPhone. For the reception, Audrey collected vases and mismatched dishes for months and they looked fantastic on the long family style tables. And the evening had some super fun dancing since they flew Smiles Davis, one of The Flashdance DJs out from Los Angeles. She was amazing and yes, all smiles! Congrats Audrey and Tom!

Check out these fantastic invitations from Printerette Press.

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Venue: Three Points Ranch
Floral Design: Loretta Flower
Cake: Mr. Natural
Wedding Dress & Bridesmaids Dresses: BHLDN
Catering: Pink Avocado
DJ: Smiles Davis of The FlashDance
Invitations: Printerette Press