I’m incredibly excited to finally reveal what I’ve been working on in my off season! I will kickoff the 2013 season with a total makeover: a new logo, website, and blog design. Who knew what an arduous undertaking this would be?! It reminded me of how it felt to select a wedding dress. You think you want to go one direction and then you see all these beautiful "dresses" and then you just can't decide... But all the agonizing paid off and my end result captured the clean and modern look I was going for.
Ohhh blog I have missed you! I am back with this little DYI beauty from bride and groom-Christine and Alan. Alan propsed to Chistine in June and it is amazing how Christine was able to pull of such a beautiful fall wedding in such a short period of time. From the brides sparkle, scarlet red Manolos to her cowboy boots-- Christine creaated a wedding that blended rustic charm with glam. With the help of family and friends and the charming country setting of Park Winters, Christine and Alan suceeded in putting together a perfect day. All the details they created from the mason jars of flowers, to the homemade honey jars perfectly brought their theme to life and the results are not only exquisite but fun. Christine and Alan, thank you for giving me the privelege to be a part of your special day. It was so sweet on so many levels. Enjoy! xoxo, Stacey
Christine's dear mother was looking over her beautiful daughter on her special day.
simple elegant san francisco wedding | emily + adam | mark hopkins hotel & the university club, san francisco, ca
Emily and Adam's wedding was both an elegant and simple affair set in the traditional elegance of the The University Club, San Francisco. The bride got ready at the top of Nob Hill at the Mark Hopkins with her little sisters, some close friends and her beautiful mom. The colors of the room perfectly complemented the color scheme of her gorgeous florals and the bridemaids' dresses. Meanwhile, the groom, Adam, and his groomsmen, were 2 floors up ironing pocket squares to perfection while drinking scotch. After a sweet moment with her dad (see photo below), Emily was off to see Adam for the first time at the "First Look." The ceremony and the reception was full of great moments including a traditional Jewish ceremony, some pretty entertaining and emotional speeches and a hilarious toast by the bride's great friend, Kate. But it was her baby sister Grace who stole the show when she sang with the band in honor of the bride and groom. Look out Adele! Emily and Adam, I just loved being a part of your special day. It couldn't have been anymore perfect. Enjoy! xoxo, Stacey
The watch photographed below belolnged to Adam's Dad.
Who's looking handsome for his "First Look" with his bride, Emily? :)
Sing it Grace!
Proud Dad watching his daughter sing.
It takes a team of professionals that work with the bride and groom to pull such an amazing day: Venue & Caterer, The Univerity Club | Wedding Planner, Jamie Samples of Wylie Weddings | Hair & Makeup, Katie Nash Beauty and Stephani at Fabulous Beauty | Florals, Wylie Weddings | Bakery, DeLessio Catering | Band
I am always at a lose for words when it comes to thanking my fabulous team. Jenna....well you are the best! Thank you so much!
Fall is one of my favorite times of year. I just love the crisp weather, the colors of fall foliage, and the idea of cozy coats, hats and scarves. So I was in heaven when I arrived at Michelle and David's autumn inspired wedding at Casa Real at the Ruby Hill Winery. Their color palette was rich with warm autumn colors of deep red, orange, bright yellows, and deep purple. The floral bouquets had a hint of berries and the center pieces were done in fall branches with the yellow leaves. Michelle and David's wedding was also rich with emotion--tears from the groom when Michelle came down the aisle, tears of laugher from the bride's sisters during their speech, and lots and lots of giggles. Needless to say, Michelle made for a stunning bride and David a dashing groom. Their chemistry was so authentic and sweet to photograph. So enjoy this taste of fall that is Michelle and David's beautiful winery wedding! xoxo, Stacey
David waiting to see his beautiful bride at the "First Look" site.
It takes the love of many people to put together a beautiful wedding: Videographer, Graham King of Final Frame | Venue & Caterer, Casa Real at Ruby Hill Winery, Pleasanton, CA | Hair & Makeup | Florals | Bakery | DJ | Decorations
And of course a very big thank you to Jenna for her constant support and muse. :)
san francisco wedding with modern elegance | elizabeth + morgan | st. regis hotel, san francisco, ca
Elizabeth and Morgan love San Francisco. It required little thought to have their dream wedding at The St. Regis in downtown San Francisco in the fall. And unless you live in San Francisco, the weather in San Francisco in October is the city's best kept secret--Perfection at 75 degrees! The St. Regis' modern elegance perfectly defined their style. The floral color touches of purple complement the neutral shades of grey and white at the St Regis keeping with the modern theme. One of my favorite moments was when Elizabeth's mom so proudly helped her beautiful daughter get into her wedding dress. :) Another touching moment was when Elizabeth and Morgan saw each other for the first time. It was a lot of fun shooting the wedding party in the back ally of the St. Regis. I love mixing the nitty gritty of the city with the glamour and clean design of a wedding. The wedding ceremony on the terrace with its expansive views was so pretty as well as emotional, and the reception that followed was full of energy lead by a rockin' band. Elizabeth and Morgan, what a beautiful day! As you said Elizabeth, I am so happy I got to be a part of your fairytale day. Enjoy! xoxo, Stacey
Morgan and his handsome son getting ready.
Hello Bond, James Bond. :)
While Morgan waits to see his beautiful bride for the first time at the "First Look," he reflects on his personal vows to Elizabeth.
Thanks to the team of people who collaborated on this wedding: Wedding Planners | Hair & Makeup, Katie Nash Beauty | Florals | Band
And of course, another HUGE thank you to the always fabulous Jessica! Your friendship and talents mean so much to me. :)