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Ashley + Matt | Best Western Island Palms

Mon, Sep 21 2015 09:33 | Permalink

Ashley & Matt are absolutely adorable! They had a beautiful wedding at the Best Western Island Palms on Shelter Island. Their day was filled with unique details such as a first look, wine box ceremony, and a sweet serenade by their great friends!

 Matt and his groomsmen showed off their superhero attire while Ashley and her bridesmaids were stunning in turquoise and pink! 

**** Wedding Idea:  In addition to the vows Matt and Ashley exchanged, they also chose to perform a wine box ceremony. The box contains a bottle of wine and love letters they wrote each other. The letters describe the good qualities they find in each other, the reasons they fell in love, and their reasons for choosing to marry. The letters have been sealed in individual envelopes and they have not seen what the other has written. 

Their officiant, Reverend Bob said, "You have created your very own "romantic" time capsule to be opened on your fifth wedding anniversary. I recommend that you keep the box in a place of honor prominently displayed in your home as a constant reminder of your commitment to each other. Matt and Ashley, should you ever find your marriage enduring insurmountable hardships, you are to as a couple, open this box, sit and drink the wine together, then read the letters you wrote to one another when you were united as a couple in marriage. By reading these love letters you will reflect upon the reasons you fell in love and chose to marry each other here today. The hope is, however, that you will never have a reason to open this box. And if this is the case, you are to open this box to share and enjoy on your fifth wedding anniversary! Matt and Ashley, you may now seal the box!"


Chelsea + Jonathan | The Lafayette Real Wedding

Wed, Sep 2 2015 11:21 | Permalink
Chelsea & Jonathan are one of the sweetest and most fun loving couples we have had! They truly enjoyed every moment of their wedding day. From the gift of being able to use Jonathan's Dad's Ford Falcon for their photos to the sweetest first look to their fun reception these two had the perfect day!
We love to shoot at The Lafayette because the building itself has such a unique personality.  Tons of old Hollywood history and unique California architecture, it was the perfect fit for the couple.
Check out their plant unity ceremony and cute cake topper!

A unique lego cake topper!

Chelsea's Dress | Brides By Demetrios
Officiant | Lisa Rowland
Florals | Janella Vasquez


Allie + David | Green Gables Real Wedding

Mon, Apr 28 2014 04:33 | Permalink This blog post has been a long time coming, but I am so happy that we have this special couple to share with you all.

We got to shoot Allie and David's wedding at the Green Gables Wedding Estate a few weeks ago and we had a great time doing so.

Allie and David were so fun and game to do most everything we suggested.  We had Allie hoisted in the air by the groomsmen and the couple swinging from rope swings.  Allie and David brought out each others spontaneity and joy for life the whole day.

They are a great couple and we wish them all the happiness in the world.


Decor-Florist: Whimsey Florals
Caterer/ Cake: Green Gables
Dress: JJ House

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Exquisite Weddings Launch

Tue, Oct 11 2011 12:54 | Permalink We're excited to reveal the video we made for the new Exquisite Weddings Fall Issue! We had an excellent time gathering beautiful shots at the Rancho Bernardo Inn with some of the area's best wedding designers and of course the Exquisite team.

The party is tomorrow at the Dana, so for now here's a little sneak preview!

- Amanda
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