Long Branch Saloon and Farms : Katie and Geoff

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I have a really special place in my heart for couples who met when they were younger, probably because I was lucky enough to meet my hubby all the way back when we were in the 7th grade. Although, we didn’t start dating until after high school, there were definitely times while we were still in school that the thought crossed my mind. The story is pretty similar for Katie and Geoff. They become friends in high school, Katie may have had a crush on Geoff at one time or another, but they just remained friends. They ended up going their separate ways after graduation but fast forward several years, degrees, and careers later, and they reconnected over social media and began a long distance relationship. Shortly after, Katie moved up to SLO to be with Geoff and the rest is history. Geoff popped the question during a special “surprise” day for Katie that ended at the top of the peak on Angel Island, with the perfect ring and a bottle of champange.

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Ceremony and reception venue: Long Branch Saloon and Farms  –  Wedding Coordinator: Ambrini Events – Florist: Alena Jean –  Catering: Tacolicious –  Music: Joey with Verducci Entertainment  – Hair and Make-up: Elle Duer from Ellementals  –  Brides dress: Blush by Hayley Page – Shoes: Miss Albright from Anthropologie – Necklace: J. Crew – Grooms suit: J. Crew with a custom shirt from Trumaker – Bridesmaids dresses: Donna Morgan – Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas

A special thank you to Ruffled for featuring Katie and Geoff’s Half Moon Bay wedding! View the feature HERE.

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Carondelet House wedding : Erin and Omar

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Erin and Omar were married at the Carondelet House, a stunning 1928 Italian villa in the heart of LA. To say that I have been excited to photograph this wedding would be an understatement. Enter Erin and Omar. Now Erin just so happens to be a wedding photographer herself. Which I’m sure you can imagine just adds to the oh-my-gosh this is gonna be awesome factor! Because c’mon as a wedding photographer you get to see all of the first hand gorgeousness on a weekly basis. The day arrived and ooohhh—eeeemmmm—gggeeee. Yup, that’s right. It was down right stunning. I can only imagine that it was exactly what Erin wanted because it was pure perfection. Kuddos to all of her amazing vendors who were such a pleasure to work along side. It was such an incredible day.

How did you and Omar meet? We met in high school. We ran track & cross country together and would never get picked up on time. So we would find ourselves being the only ones left waiting after practice…. so naturally we would talk. After a while we liked each other. And started requesting not being picked up on time  ;-)  Then so started the omaerin adventure. 10 years later…. we are getting married lol.

How did Omar pop the question? We had breakfast and he had one of the employees give me an envelope with the first scavenger hunt instructions while he left. His sister was waiting outside to be my “chauffer” with a fake mustache on and then she drove me around to each clue. He chose all the significant spots for memories through out the history of us and everything ended at a location we had never been to, Crystal Cove. I walked down to the beach and there he was waiting on a rainy cloudy day (it had been raining all day and magically the rain made everyone leave the beach and stopped at just the right time for when he actually proposed).

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Ceremony and reception venue: Carondelet House  –  Wedding Coordinator: Enchanted Garden, Judy Molina – Florist: The Little Branch –  Catering: Tres LA  –  Music: DJ Rabbid  – Hair and Make-up: Serene Bridal Beauty  –  Brides dress: Claire Pettibone

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Santa Barbara engagement : Julia and Alex

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I’m smitten over every single thing about this session including Julia and Alex! I love the locations they picked, the outfits they wore, and just how outright awesome and fun to be around they are. October can’t get here fast enough because I am beyond excited to be photographing their Bacara Resort wedding. I’m already day dreaming about how gorgeous these two are going to look in front of that magical beach backdrop that the Bacara is known for. It’s going to be stunning for sure.

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