Wedding: Maryam & Bruce at the Capitol Club

December 03, 2014

Maryam and Bruce had the sweetest wedding at the Capitol Club in San Jose. Their wedding was not only about the two of them, but about bringing their kids in to form their new family. Their two sons took part in the ceremony, a beautiful combination of western and Persian traditions. We loved working with wedding coordinator/designer Jennie of Love Life + Bloom who did an amazing job, as well as Lacie Hansen Photography and her team. Getting the chance to work with amazing talented people like them is half the fun of shooting an event! Enjoy their film.

Wedding: Natalie & Brandon at St Ignatius Church and Bently Reserve

November 15, 2014

Natalie and Brandon are the sweetest couple! Just being in the same room with them you can feel the joy and love radiating off them. They celebrated their gorgeous black tie wedding at St Ignatius Church with an elegant reception at the Bently Reserve in San Francisco. We worked alongside our friend Tanja Lippert an amazing photographer (who also photographed our wedding too!) Enjoy their film.

Wedding: Leah and Elliott at Holman Ranch

October 30, 2014

Leah and Elliott had the sweetest wedding at Holman Ranch in Carmel Valley. It was the perfect day for an outdoor summer wedding overlooking the valley. Leah and Elliott are so perfect together, and we loved their cute story of how they first met at work. Enjoy their film!

Wedding: Chrissy & Peter at Pebble Beach

September 08, 2014

Chrissy and Peter are such a fun couple to be around. They have a cute story of how they met on a blind date, set up by a family friend. They celebrated their wedding on the old fifth tee at Pebble Beach, the first wedding ever to take place there. Their family and friends gathered for a weekend of festivities, from Chrissy's family home in Pebble Beach to the reception at the Beach Club overlooking the ocean, it was spectacular! We worked alongside our friend, and talented photographer Catherine Hall of Catherine Hall Studios.

Wedding: Kristin & Bruce at Pebble Beach

August 25, 2014

Kristin and Bruce were married at Pebble Beach overlooking the gorgeous Monterey coast. Their wedding was not only about their love and commitment as a couple, but about bringing their kids together to form a beautiful family. Bruce's sons were involved in a special way as junior groomsmen. We truly could feel the love and joy surrounding Kristin and Bruce and their families, and we hope you enjoy watching their film!

Wedding: Amy & Chad at Grace Cathedral & The Fairmont Hotel

August 19, 2014

From the moment we met Amy and Chad we knew we had to capture their wedding on film! Their love story is so sweet and with an incredible history of how their families have been in each other's lives over the years, they are truly meant for one another. They were married at Grace Cathedral and celebrated their reception at the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco. Enjoy their film!

Wedding: Haley & Matt in Big Sur

August 11, 2014

Haley and Matt chose Big Sur, a personally meaningful place to them, to get married. After meandering through the deep redwoods, they exchanged their vows atop the cliffs overlooking the ocean.

Wedding: Mia and David at the Pasadera Country Club

June 23, 2014

Mia and David were married at the beautiful Pasadera Country Club in Monterey. They celebrated their romantic fairy-tale wedding with a touch of mid-century hollywood glamor, including a brass ensemble and jazz singer to set the mood, Mia is a talented singer herself! We worked with one of our favorite photography teams, Carlie and Gabe of Carlie Statsky Photography. Check out Mia and David's gorgeous photos featured here on Style Me Pretty! The gorgeous wedding design and coordination was created by Heidi and her team at Coastside Couture.

Promo Video for Kristy Ahumada of Volatile Photography

May 19, 2014

Kristy Ahumada of Volatile Photography is one of the sweetest and most talented photographer we know! We had the chance to create this promo film for her, with a little behind the scenes of one of her engagement photo shoots. Check out her beautiful work on her website

Wedding: Po-Chia and Yingjie at Nestldown

May 05, 2014

Po-Chia and Yingjie were married beneath the beautiful redwoods at Nestldown. Their families and closets friends joined together in a loving and intimate gathering, which included a Chinese tea ceremony with their parents. Po-Chia and Yingjie shared the most beautiful and moving story of their long relationship during their vows. So sweet! We had the chance to work with My-Dung who coordinated their wedding, and JJ Chen their photographer, both fun ladies to work with! Enjoy their film.

Wedding: Christina and Michael at Oceano Hotel, Half Moon Bay

April 28, 2014

Christina and Michael celebrated their wedding at the Oceano Hotel in Half Moon Bay. It was a gorgeous fall day in the harbor, perfect for a wedding. Christina and Michael are one of the sweetest most in love couples we have ever met, and it was wonderful to see how much they are both loved by their families. Coordinated by Nancy at Oceano who always does a spectacular job. Enjoy their film!

Wedding: Stephanie & Donald at Pebble Beach

April 21, 2014

Stephanie and Donald were married at Pebble Beach, and it could not have been a more gorgeous, perfect day! They celebrated with a traditional English ceremony at the Church of the Wayfarer in quaint Carmel. After ringing the church bells they rode off in a horse drawn carriage, to their reception at the Beach & Tennis Club. Their families and friends showered them with love, and Stephanie's Mom even sang a sweet song for them at the reception. Tom O'Neal of TGO Photo was their photographer, and we had a great time working together again. Enjoy their film!

Trip to the Philippines: Baguio & Palawan

April 14, 2014

Luke and I had an amazing trip to the Philippines in March! We visited my sister Deborah, who lives and works in Baguio, and she took us on an adventure throughout Baguio City and the Palawan islands. There are so many islands in the Philippines, and they all have their own unique culture and even dialects. The main languages spoken are Tagalog and surprisingly, English! So we weren't too lost as tourists (I only know a few words, but my sister speaks it very well). The Filipino people are so friendly and welcoming (and the island dogs too-they are literally everywhere!). On Palawan we stayed on the northern tip in El Nido. It was so incredibly beautiful there, and we got to really enjoy the islands by taking boat tours, a small outrigger boat that hops around the many islands of the Bacuit Archipelago. Ive never seen sand whiter or more turquoise water! Luke and I kept joking we were in a pirate movie, since the scenery felt so otherworldly and gorgeous at every turn! We saw some awesome caves that you can swim into, as well as the best snorkeling we have ever seen. The water is so clear and the fish so colorful.

Oh and the food, so delicious everywhere we went! We ate the best mangos I've ever tasted in my life, so sweet and juicy. I got my fill of pancit, lumpia, and young coconut. We also tried ube for the first time, a root vegetable that's sweet like yams and made into jam and ice-cream. One night we split a whole fresh caught snapper, and it was amazing! The fishermen bring their catch to the restaurants and it's cooked that night on the grill. And the local beer from San Miguel brewery, a pale pilsen (for about $1) was perfect on a hot day after snorkeling. That beer is so light, and Luke usually drinks ridiculously hopped IPAs, but we enjoyed it so much, I think we drank it every night! 

We brought along a smaller camera this time, a Panasonic Lumix GX7  that was incredibly lightweight and easy to travel with on plane and boat. We took both photos and video, so he'll be editing a short highlight film from our trip. Coming soon!

Jenny & Rishi's Wedding Featured on Carats & Cake

February 11, 2014

Jenny & Rishi's Carneros Inn wedding was just featured on Carats & Cake! Gorgeous photography by Carlie Statsky. Jenny and Rishi's wedding video has become one of our all time most favorited videos by recent couples. Thank you Jenny and Rishi for sharing so much of yourselves and your family with us. If you haven't seen their wedding film, enjoy it below!

Wedding: Shaheen & Rohit in Maui

February 03, 2014

Shaheen and Rohit celebrated their Hindu wedding ceremony on the beautiful island of Maui, at King Kamehameha Golf Club overlooking the ocean and mountains. Their wedding day was full of music and dancing. Hawaiian fire dancers entertained guests as well as a surprise dance performance from members of their bridal party later at the reception. We got the chance to work with one of our dearest friends, Octavia Hunter who photographed the whole weekend of events. We love Hawaii and we were so excited to get to spend time in Maui with wonderful people. Enjoy their film!

Wedding: Katie & Matt at The Capital Club San Jose

January 27, 2014

Katie and Matt were married at St. Justin's church in Santa Clara, and celebrated their reception at the Capitol Club in downtown San Jose. Matt and Katie's sons, nephews and nieces made adorable additions to the bridal party, and the whole evening was filled with warmth and the love of their family and friends. We got to work with photographers and friends, Lucie and Sam of LucieXYZ Photography, and Nicole Ha who created the gorgeous florals. Coordinated by Crystal Lequang and her team at Amazae Special Events.

Wedding: Aubree & Brian at Stryker Sonoma

January 20, 2014

Aubree and Brian celebrated their wedding with an intimate ceremony in the vineyard at Stryker Sonoma, officiated by their close friend. With their love of food, wine and fun they gathered with their family and friends in the barrel room for a candlelit dinner, with music and dancing out on the lawn. Designed and coordinated by Jessica Kerns from So Eventful, and photographed by Mariah Smith Photography.

Wedding: Hanh & Ben at Hakone Gardens

January 14, 2014

Hanh and Ben were married at beautiful Hakone Estate & Gardens in Saratoga. It was a gorgeous day for an outdoor wedding in the Japanese gardens. They wrote the sweetest vows to each other, and even choreographed their first dance together. We worked with talented photographer Robin Jolin, as well as our friend and amazing DJ, Ron Grandia. Coordinated by Weddings by My-Dung.

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