I’m blogging things a bit out of order as I’m waiting on a big film order, but I really couldn’t wait to share these images with you all. Recently, I flew up to Northern California with my good friend Connie M Chung to shoot a romantic wedding set in wine country. It was sweltering, but gorgeous day with elegant details at the Palms Event Center in Pleasanton, Ca. Their color scheme of soft greens, varying shades of lavender and mauve fit so well with their venue. All in all it was a fun filled, amazing day for all!
I started off with the girls’ getting ready in their hotel room. The interior of the room even matched their wedding colors. And I even ran into an old church friend who was one of the hair and makeup artists getting the girls all dolled up. What a small world!
Love a classic pair of Jimmy Choos. And you know Helen will be wearing those again!
While I started off with the girls, Connie met up with the guys and got these great images! I love the understated masculine look of their Burberry cufflinks!
Helen looked so gorgeous in her Melissa Sweet gown. I had another bride wear this same dress, but with delicate straps and they both looked amazing in it. The soft flowy layers, the swiss dots, and the pleats around the sweetheart neckline are totally swoon worthy.
Helen and Chris opted to do a first look and I am so glad they did. I love how happy and excited they both were to be seeing each other, they are so cute!
A quick shot of the entire wedding party on the stairs and then we were off to the winery for the tea ceremony.
Helen changed into her qipao and they had their tea ceremony with family members in this great room lined with oak barrels.
Once back into her wedding dress we headed outside for some more fun! This isn’t my typical post processing, but I couldn’t resist trying it out at least for the blog post. I still have no idea how Chris got up so high.
The girls all looked so gorgeous! I loved the soft greens and muted lavenders colors. So perfect for a vineyard wedding.
The guys all looked pretty darn handsome too. Do you see the second groomsman from the right? He’s got his hand in his jacket gansta style. I laughed out loud when I saw him do that.
You can’t tell, but we were experiencing 95+ degree weather out there. You’d never know it by how cool and collected these two were on their wedding day. Thankfully I found a patch of shade and didn’t have to torture anyone in direct sunlight!
Image on the right by Connie. I took one almost exactly like it of the groom’s boutonniere above.
I love this one that Connie got of the two of them. The love in Helen’s eyes is so genuine and real.
Connie caught this one of Helen and Chris as they were officially announced Husband and Wife!
A few of the gorgeous details from the reception room.
Right before their grand entrance we took a few minutes to do some more portraits when the light was softer and the weather cooler. I love this one that Connie got of Helen. There’s just something so fleeting and romantic about it.
Another one of Connie’s shots that I really love. I’m so glad that we got those last few minutes for some portraits before the reception started!
Venue: Palm Event Center
Coordinator: Annie at Palm Event Center
Second Shooter: Connie M Chung
Florals: Huckleberry Karen Designs
DJ: Jeff Lee of Ingo B
Cake: Amy Peeples
Dress: Melissa Sweet
Shoes: Jimmy Choo
Beauty: Pretty by Julianne