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Jessica & Layshia Clarendon Berkeley, Ca Wedding
I Have Had The Privilege To Capture So Many Moments In Jessica And Layshia’s Lives, From Their Engagement To Their Wedding And Jessica’s Maternity Photos. Now That Baby Clarendon Has Arrived, I Am Looking Forward To Photographing Their Little Family Of Three As Soon As It Is Safe To Do So. While I Excitedly Wait For That Time To Come, It Seemed Like The Perfect Time To Reminisce On This Amazing Couple’s Wedding Day.jessica And Layshia Met At The University Of California, Berkeley, So When It Came Time To Exchange Vows In November Of 2017, They Returned To Berkeley. They Started The Day Together, Having Their Hair And Makeup Tended To And Sipping Mimosas With Their Bridal Parties. Once It Came Time To Don Their Wedding Apparel, Jessica And Layshia Went Their Separate Ways To Get Ready For Their First Look. Jessica Wore A Timeless A-line Gown With A Satin Spaghetti-strap Bodice And Flowing Tulle Skirt. She Accented The Dress With A Champagne-colored Satin Belt At Her Waist And Topped Her Bodice With A Cap Sleeve Lace Overlay. Layshia Wore A Crisp White Button-down And Tailored Grey Suit With Slim Leg Trousers Featuring A Higher Pant Break To Show Off Her Tobacco-colored Leather Brogue Oxfords. Layshia’s Completed Her Outfit With A Beautiful Floral Tie By Dazi.when It Was Time For Their First Look, Jessica And Layshia Made Their Way To Campus. It Was So Sweet To Capture Jessica And Layshia Walking Up Either Side Of Uc Berkeley’s South Hall Steps To Share A Kiss And Some Laughs Before Their Ceremony. Jessica And Layshia Both Held Lush Bouquets Of White Blooms And Greenery For Their Photos On Campus. After Their First Look, We Finished Our Time On Campus Shooting Their Wedding Party And Family Photos In Front Of Uc Berkeley’s Library.i Have Been To And Worked At Many Weddings. Still, To This Day, Jessica And Layshia’s Ceremony Stands Out In My Memory For Its Authenticity And The Emotion It Evoked For Everyone Present. The Ceremony Took Place A Little Before Sunset On The Patio At The Shattuck Hotel. The Space Was Decorated With Abundant Greenery And Votive Candles. Jessica And Layshia Wanted Their Ceremony To Be Intimate, So They Arranged The Ceremony Seating In A Circle. They Stood In The Center Of The Ring, Surrounded By Their Closest Family And Friends While They Wed. Jessica And Layshia Exchanged Touching Personal Vows That Were Incredibly Intentional. Their Ceremony Was A Powerful And Moving Moment To Witness. I, Along With The Rest Of Their Guests, Was Tearing Up The Whole Time.once Their Vows Were Exchanged And Jessica And Layshia’s Union Was Sealed With A Kiss, Jessica Shed Her Lace Overlay Top, And Layshia Traded Her Suit Jacket For Suspenders And Rolled Up Her Sleeves; It Was Time To Celebrate. The Cocktail Hour And Dinner Were Joyful Affairs, And The Dance Party That Followed Was, In A Word, Epic. i Absolutely Loved Being At This Wedding.jessica And Layshia Are The Types Of People That Create Joy Wherever They Go, Not Just On The Dance Floor. They Are Just Good People. Layshia Is A Professional Basketball Player In The Wnba And Uses Her Platform To Raise Awareness And Speak On Marginalized Communities’ Issues. They Are Social Advocates Who Fight For The Inclusion Of Lgbtq+ Folx. In Place Of Wedding Favors, Jessica And Layshia Made Charitable Donations In Their Guest’s Honor. Like I Said, Good People. Getting To Be Part Of The Big Moments In Jessica And Layshia’s Lives Has Been Such An Honor, And I Cannot Wait To Capture More Of Their Family’s Journey.see More From This Beautiful California Wedding Day By Clicking View Gallery Below.
Elegant Wedding In Santorini
Lewis And Stephanie, Chidhood Sweethearts And Soulmates, Tied The Knot On The World's Most Romantic Island Of Santorini, In Greece. While Having Travelled In More Than 50 Countries Together, Santorini Remained In Their Hearts, As Lewis Had Proposed To Stephanie There.their Day Was Magical! Stunning Views, Beautiful White Florals And Gold Details Added To This Trully Romantic And Elegant Wedding. Their Love Filled The Air And We Couldn't Be Happier To Capture Their Special Connection!
Indian Wedding At The Gamble Gardens
I Usually Don’t Take Weddings Less Than Five Months Out, But When I Met Devana And Daniel, We Just Clicked, And I Was Blown Away By Their Organization. After Postponing Their Big Indian Wedding Multiple Times, They Decided To Downsize To A Micro Wedding. Both Project Managers In The Bay Area Tech Industry, Devana And Daniel Poured Their Work Skills Into Their Wedding And Were Able To Plan The Whole Event In Just About Three Weeks. Devana Presented A Slide Show That Communicated Every Detail Of Their Plan At Our Consultation, From The Ceremony Site Set Up To Their Covid Conscious Seating Arrangements. Devana And Daniel Truly Made Their Wedding Day Their Own.the Wedding Day Started In Devana’s Parent’s Home In Palo Alto, Where The Bride And Groom And Their Attendants Got Ready. They Applied Their Own Makeup And Traditional Wedding Henna. Even Daniel Had A Unique Henna Piece On His Palm. The Dress Devana Had Initially Planned On Wearing For Her Wedding Day Could Not Be Imported From India Due To The Pandemic, So She Instead Wore The Same Dress That Her Mother And Her Sister Wore On Their Wedding Days. All Of Devana’s Bridal Jewelry And Bangles Were Borrowed As Well. Once They Were Ready, Devana And Daniel Did Their First Look Before Heading Together To Their Ceremony.devana And Daniel Hosted Their Wedding Ceremony At The Elizabeth F Gamble Garden, Just A Short Walk From Devana’s Childhood Home. The Garden That Devana Grew Up Visiting Was Transformed Into The Ceremony Site With An Aisle Leading To A Simple, Airy Mandap, A Hindu Wedding Altar. The Mandap Was Adorned With Lush Florals Hung Asymmetrically, And A Hindu Priest Was Present Via Zoom To Conduct The Traditional Indian Wedding Ceremony. Devana And Daniel’s Hindu Wedding Involved Many Traditions And Rituals Steeped In History And Meaning; It Was A Beautiful Ceremony To Witness And Photograph. After Their Hindu Ceremony, Devana And Daniel Also Participated In A Western Ceremony And Exchanged Vows. Finally, They Rounded The Whole Thing Out With A Kiss To Seal Their Union!after The Ceremony, We Took Portraits With Family And Guests In The Garden. Devana And Daniel Have Family Members At High Risk For Covid Complications, So They Took All Precautions Possible, Including Socially Distanced Photos For Guests Outside Of Their Pandemic Pod. The Guests Had Fun Showing Their Relationship With The Bride And Groom Even While Staying Six Feet Apart. Everyone Then Headed Back To Devana’s Parent’s Home For A Backyard Reception. Guests Were Spaced And Seated By Their Small Family Groups, Where They Each Toasted With Personalized Wine Bottle Glasses And Individually Boxed Charcuterie Snack Boxes!devana And Daniel’s Intimate Yet Socially Distanced Wedding Was Proof That So Long As You Focus On What A Wedding Day Is Truly About (hint: Getting Married!), You Can Overcome Almost Any Obstacle And Create A Beautiful, Personal Ceremony And Reception Full Of Tradition, Meaning, Joy, And Love.see More From This Beautiful, Indian Wedding Day By Clicking View Gallery Below.
Pastel Flower Girl Dresses Perfect For Spring Garden Wedding
Pastel Colors Are Among The Biggest Spring Fashion Trends Basically Every Year. They Are Really Gentle, Subtle And Gorgeous At The Same Time. When We Transition From Winter Into Spring We Always Opt For Colors Like These. Mellow And Smooth Unlike The Summer When We Go For A Lot More Vibrant And Energetic Colors. Spring Weddings Are Usually Held In A Garden, Newlyweds Choose Them For Their Relaxing Feel, But The Abundance Of Greenery And Flowers Paired With Open Space And Fresh Air Is Truly Enchanting. So When We Put Spring And Garden Wedding Together, The Immediate Association Is Pastel Colors, And Flower Girl Dresses In Those Tones. pastel Pink Pastel Pink Color Is Usually The First Choice. It Is Gentle, Romantic, And At The Same Time Very Elegant. Little Girls Will Be Thrilled With This Color. It Is Also Very Easy To Combine With. Pastel Pink Goes Great With Darker Shades Of Pink, But Also With Gold And Rose Gold. Accessorize The Dress With A Gorgeous Flower Wreath. You Can Play Around With Wreaths, So You Can Opt For One Made Of Field Flowers Or A More Elegant One Made Of Roses And Peonies. Pastel Pink Looks Great On Lace, Satin, And Tulle, It Really Emphasizes Their Romantic Features. 
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