Archive for November, 2011
Check this out! It’s not at all your typical videography session. This is an intimate, and uniquely fun thing to make your night even more memorable for your event.
Noya & Vishwa just got married at Franklin Canyon Park in Beverly Hills two weeks ago and this was their engagement photo beautifully captured by Emily and I can’t wait to share their Hindu + Jewish wedding with you.
This photo tells such a story…
In my opinion, engagement photos are not only a time for you and your fiance to get great photos of the two of you in a spot that has special meaning (some of my clients who were high school sweethearts have done their photo shoot at their school), it gives you both the ability to bond with your photographer– someone who will be with you during the most intimate parts of your wedding day.
The few hours that you spend in front of the camera at your engagement shoot will help you start to relax in front of the camera in prep for your big day, will help your photographer gauge how long it takes you to loosen up, and will help your photographer take better photos of you as he or she will learn about what angles flatter you the best.
The engagement session is an exercise in what we call “camera-awareness”. It’s this little bit of practice that will make a tremendous difference in your wedding photos.
Mary and Brendan are an adventurous duo. I love that they flew all the way to Chicago to take engagement photos and that says a lot about their spontaneous personality which showed on their wedding colors as well – light grey and happy yellow. I think yellow was by far this summer’s most popular wedding color. And you won’t find me complaining…I am a major sucker for the bright and sunny golden hues.
Their wedding design was inspired by their love story, and their love of beautiful things. After the ceremony, guests watched bride & groom releasing the doves and then they were greeted by the Hawaiian band - “Kua’ana” as they posed in front of step and repeat while enjoying the magnificent ocean view at the Hyatt Regency in Huntington beach.
The ballroom was transformed with glamorous floral centerpieces and golden lighting. The couple shared the same day edit video, leaving the guests with laughter and tears of joy. We also had a live painting artist who captured the bride & groom’s special moment during their first dance. After a fabulous dinner, the band kept the dance floor packed and guests had a lot of fun at the flip book station complete with props. We ended this beautiful night with a surprise IN-N-OUT truck and guests left home on a full stomach.
Hope you enjoy this as much as we enjoyed planning this wedding. Since we are heading into our winter here in Southern California, let’s take another look at the lovely summer day courtesy of Ian Dharma.
The entire day was gorgeous. Flawless, fun, and classy. There was so much love in the air that it seemed like it was almost visible.
Congratulations, M+B and thank you for letting me be part of your special day! I will miss all the fun meetings we had with Tracie~ May you have a long and happy marriage!
When are you supposed to greet guests at the reception!? If we visited all the tables it will take at least 1 hour alone….
If you plan to visit every table during dinner, you will more than likely not have time to eat.
So we recommend this:
- See each other before the ceremony to do all of your photos. That way you can join the cocktail hour and greet a number of your guests there.
- Make it to the tables of the elderly family/guests first as they are the ones who will be offended if you do not visit their table.
- Let your younger friends/coworkers know that you’ll meet them on the dancefloor.
Good luck and enjoy your wedding!