Wayfarer Chapel :: La Venta Inn Wedding Celebration! {Maggie & David}

Posted by on May 31, 2012 in . Weddings . | No Comments

Check out David’s & Maggie’s Armenian / Polish wedding. It was all so heartfelt and beautiful!!

A Very Special Thanks To:

CEREMONY LOCATION: Wayfarer Chapel

RECEPTION VENUE:  La Venta Inn

BAND:  Angel City Big Band

FLORALS:  Massey’s House of Flowers

MAKEUP AND HAIR:  Susie Chhuor Hair | Makeup Studio

Enchanting Wedding at Villa Cipressi on Lake Como, ITALY {Kelly & Andrew}

Ciao! Here is another dream destination wedding spot for me to shoot. I feel so incredibly grateful that Kelly & Andrew brought me to Italy to capture it all– from their rehearsal dinner to the last dance on their wedding day. I will never, ever forget this memorable, amazing week in Varenna, Lake Como, Italy! (make sure to check out the special credits below). MAGNIFICO! BELLISSIMO!

Grazie mille Kelly & Andrew!

A SPECIAL THANKS TO:

VENUE: Hotel Villa Cipressi

WEDDING PLANNER: Federica Nascimben with Italian Wedding Event

CATERER: Hotel Villa Cipressi’s Ristorante –  La Contrada

WEDDING GOWN:  Allure

Beautiful Ocean Church Wedding in Palos Verdes Estates, CA {Angel & Denton}

Posted by on Mar 20, 2012 in . Weddings . | No Comments

Angel & Denton were happily married at The Neighborhood Church in Palos Verdes Estates, CA. It was a gorgeous setting with all their loved ones surrounding them, including their few month old son.  The light surrounding us was amazing and everyone had a lovely time. Their reception followed shortly after at a venue in El Segundo called Occasions. Thanks for having me be your wedding photographer! Congrats again.

 

A Special Thanks To:

CEREMONY VENUE: The Neighborhood Church

RECEPTION VENUE:  Occasions (Audrey O’Conner)

FLOWERS: American Harvest (Kana Kamito)

DJ:  Tim Benter with DJ’s to Go

CAKE: Torrance Bakery

HAIR/MAKEUP: Tocco Hair

Palace Hotel Wedding in San Francisco {Jessica & Hernand}

Posted by on Mar 20, 2012 in . Weddings . | One Comment

It’s been a pleasure getting to know Jessica & Hernand over the year. Since their wedding at the iconic, luxurious Palace Hotel in San Francisco, I have photographed their pregnancy and 2 baby sessions of their 1st born, Isaac! Yes, that’s right, Jessica was 7 months pregnant at her wedding.. and she looked fantastic! They flew into San Fran from their hometown of Las Vegas, Nevada. A big thanks to the fabulous wedding planner, Trisha Dean, who graciously introduced them to me! It was a great day full of raw, happy emotion, love, and dancing. Congrats again to Jessica & Hernand!

Extra special thanks to these wedding vendors:

CEREMONY AND RECEPTION VENUE: Palace Hotel

WEDDING PLANNER: Trisha Dean Events

PHOTOGRAPHER: Nicole Goddard Photography

MUSICIANS: Q Morrow (Ceremony & Cocktail hour)

BAND:  Fil Lorenz Orchestra (Reception)

FLOWERS, RENTALS AND DESIGN: Michael Daigian Designs

BRIDAL MAKEUP AND HAIR: Mina Tran

CINEMATOGRAPHER: Thomas Hughes Films

PHOTO BOOTH: Glass Coat Photo Booth

CAKE: Cake Coquette

 

A very Colorful, Gorgeous Wedding at The Solage Resort – Napa Wine Country {Dana & Drew}

Meet the lovely couple, Dana & Drew. Every detail of their Napa wine country wedding was to perfection! Impeccable timing, amazing weather, loving couple, supportive family and friends, 2 wedding dresses, most gorgeous flowers ever (hey, their last name is FLOWERS! — so it’s so suitable for them to go all out on the flower decor), colorful table tops, delicious desserts, circular style ceremony, lounge cocktail hour, and the list goes on and on. This past summer, they tied the knot Napa wine country style at The Solage Resort in Calistoga, CA. I flew there for the weekend to capture it all– the day before scavenger hunt and pizza/wine rehearsal dinner to them getting groovy on the dance floor on the night of their wedding. It was all pieced together fabulously and I feel so honored to have given the opportunity to capture every detail and fleeting emotion. I hope you enjoy these photos!

Just wait ’til you see the rest of the flowers at the reception. Woah!

I love colored wedding shows!

Another awesome custom made hanger. Congrats Mrs. Flowers!

Such a happy, gorgeous bride! Gotta love the back of her dress and red lips matched perfectly with her peony flower bouquet. My fave flowers.

The first glance. One of my most favorite parts of the days. Let’s the emotions roll. It’s such a sacred, wonderful moment shared between a bride and groom.

This photo has a special place in my heart because I LOVE bike cruisers. The resort had them dispersed throughout the grounds so the guests can pedal around. How cool!

Dana is having a hard time choosing which hand she likes better… her Mrs. Cocktail or her wedding bouquet. It was a toss up!

Their guests surrounded them with love and support in a circle formation on the lawn.

CONGRATS MR AND MRS DREW FLOWERS!

Right after the ceremony, we sneaked away to the vineyards across the street for 15 minutes. It was well worth the little trip.

The Solage Resort Pool. I love playing with reflections and water.

His and Her Cocktail Drinks. The straws were even such a nice touch!

I LOVED every table top at their receptions. So many varieties of bright, beautiful flowers. I liked that they weren’t too high, so the guests could comfortably talk to one another.

Near the end fo the festivities, Drew showed off his extreme dance moves. Way to get down! FUN! Thanks the DJ Eamon who kept the dance floor moving.

Dana’s second dancing dress! She looks ravishing in this magenta colored cocktail dress.

A SPECIAL THANKS TO:

VENUE/ CATERER: Solage Resort in Calistoga

PHOTOGRAPHER: Nicole Goddard Photography

WEDDING PLANNER: Troy Williams

VIDEOGRAPHER: Weddings on Film

FLORIST: Maggie Jensen Design

DJ: Eamon Sylvestor

HAIR  & MAKEUP: Shellena Gonzalez

PARTY FAVORS: Bouchon Bakery (Scones)

CAKE: The Model Bakery

LIGHTING AND PLATES: Classic Party Rentals

LINENS : La Tavola

Stunning Wedding at Semiahmoo Resort {Julie & Sam}

Check out this gorgeous Summer wedding at Semiahmoo Resort in Blaine, WA. This part of Washington State is close to the border of Canada – it’s really a slice of Pacific Northwest heaven. Julie and Sam fell in love with this spot the minute they laid their eyes on it. How could you not! Check out the amazing scenery. I had a fabulous time photographing this amazingly fun and picturesque wedding.

What a unique and creative hanger. I love it when my brides get crafty likes this. It’s SO much better then the cheap, plastic hangers that gowns come on from the alterations. I always recommend my brides bringing a non-plastic hanger to where they are getting ready. Why would we want to take a photo of a gorgeous gown on a .50 cent hanger?

Julie’s sweet mom was beyond happy to see her daughter get married. Many happy tears were shed by her.. before, during and right after the wedding. It was incredibly endearing.

Just behind them is good ol’ Canada! Such a gorgeous location to have a wedding ceremony.

Sam is about to get “iced!” That’s Smirnoff Iced… Julie spoofed him and all the guests LOVED it. If you don’t know what we are talking about (because I certainly was confused at the time, read the rules here! It’s pretty silly.

Pi Beta Phi ritual —  The LOVING CUP Song! Sisters of Wine and Blue.

 

The amazing VENDORS:

VENUE: Semiahmoo Resort – special thanks to Adrienne Kar and Allison Phillips

PHOTOGRAPHER: Nicole Goddard Photography

FLORIST: The Backyard Gardener with Kym Zylstra

DJ: Jeff Cassidy

WEDDING COORDINATOR: Mary De Felice

Pepperdine University & Saddle Peak Lodge :: Malibu Winter Wedding {Brooke & Eric}

Posted by on Feb 17, 2012 in . Weddings . | One Comment

I am so pleased to be blogging about Brooke & Eric’s gorgeous wedding. Their ceremony was at the pretty chapel on the hill of Pepperdine University in Malibu (where they met!) and the danced the night away at the Saddle Peak Lodge. I had a fabulous time capturing their wedding! And, a very special thanks to Kelly Demaray Events!


 

The AMAZING VENDORS:

Photographer: Nicole Goddard Photography

Ceremony VENUE: Pepperdine University

Reception VENUE: Saddle Peak Lodge

Wedding Planner: Kelly Demaray Events

Menues, Programs, etc: Flush Designs

Videographer: Walter Pawluk Productions

Classic Car Rentals: Classic Chassis

BAND: Martini Kings Band

Cake and Mini Cakes: Kiss My Bundt

Della Terra Mountain Chateau Wedding in Estes Park, Colorado {Emily + Ben}

A spring Colorado snowy wedding in Estes Park with Emily & Ben (aka bemily)…. a gorgeous setting with a very fun, creative, amazing couple! We had a mix of snowy and sunny weather. Snow flurries during the outdoor ceremony–  it may have been cold, but it was magical at same time!

Ben handcrafted all the centerpieces, wedding gown hanger, and the cake topping– impressive!

The fun reception ended with Bemily dancing the night away adorned with white sparkly lights attached to them. It was awesome! Congrats to Ben & Emily.

A special thanks to these amazing VENDORS!

VENUE: Della Terra Mountain Chateau

CATERER: Food for Thought

OFFICIANT: Norm Bouchard

VIDEOGRAPHER: Waido Pro

CAKE: Intricate Icings

FLORIST: Palmer Flowers

DISC JOKEY: Top Hat Entertainment

PHOTO BOOTH: Traveling Photo Booth

HAIR AND MAKEUP ARTIST: Salon Tao

Lime Green & Purple Plum. Winter Wedding at Bellevue Westin Hotel {Christy + Cory}

Posted by on Feb 1, 2012 in . Weddings ., Lifestyle | No Comments

Happy 1st Year Anniversary to Christy & Cory! Such an amazingly sweet, loving couple who’s wedding we adored capturing. Here are some of my favorite photos from their wedding day story.

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A special thanks to:

Florist: Lilies & Lemon Drops

Cake: Mike’s Amazing Cakes

Dress: Lazaro

Ceremony Venue: First Presbyterian Church

Reception Venue: Westin Bellevue

DJ: Brandon Gorley

Caterer: The Westin






 

Lime Green & Purple Plum. Winter Wedding at Bellevue Westin Hotel {Christy + Cory}

Posted by on Feb 1, 2012 in . Weddings ., Lifestyle | No Comments

Happy 1st Year Anniversary to Christy & Cory! Such an amazingly sweet, loving couple who’s wedding we adored capturing. Here are some of my favorite photos from their wedding day story.

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A special thanks to:

Florist: Lilies & Lemon Drops

Cake: Mike’s Amazing Cakes

Dress: Lazaro

Ceremony Venue: First Presbyterian Church

Reception Venue: Westin Bellevue

DJ: Brandon Gorley

Caterer: The Westin