I’ve been lucky enough to work with the fabulous Kelley Lee Gin of Picture Perfect Events a few times this year and she NEVER disappoints!  Erika & Craig’s wedding was absolutely fab!  I loved all the details and bright colors!  Craig’s family owns a bakery so of course they had THREE wedding cakes instead of just one…anything less would be out of the question!  Might I add they tasted divine!

Erika and Craig…thanks so much for choosing me to capture one of the most memorable days in your lives!  It has been awesome getting to know you both!  I wish nothing but the very best! xoxo

Love this shot of one of the flower girls getting her first glance of the bride!

Love how happy Craig looks to see his future wife :-)

The new Mr. & Mrs.!

Love this one!

Love it!  Erika only had one photo request…to have her and her bridesmaids pose like the girls from “Bridemaids” the movie :-)

I have to pat myself on the back for deciding to have the guys pose like them too :-)

LOVED all the details!

Mille Fiori did a fantastic job as always on the florals!

Fabulous Vendors:

Wedding Planner : Kelley Lee Gin of Picture Perfect Events

Makeup & Hair : Joyce Luck

Florist : Mille Fiori

Baker : Phoenix Bakery

Venue : Westin Pasadena

DJ : Darren Gin

One word to describe Amanda & Matt’s wedding : FUN!!!

With a tropical luau theme, bridesmaid speech/rap, and a bride and groom in the swimming pool there really is no other way to describe the day :-)  Of course there were some very touching moments as well such as Matt’s Mom breaking down in tears right before the ceremony, MATT breaking down in tears as he read his vows to his soon-to-be wife, and a touching Mother/Son Dance to a song that was special to the both of them many years ago.

I had a great time shooting their wedding and from what I can tell, they had a GREAT time that day too :-)  Amanda & Matt…thank you for allowing me to capture this day for you!  I wish your sweet little family a lifetime of love & joy!

Here are just a few of my favorite moments from Amanda & Matt’s wedding…enjoy!

Amanda’s dress was simply beautiful!

I love how their rings match the ring box!

LOVE this pic of Amanda & her girls!

Amanda’s mom looks so proud here doesn’t she?

The ceremony was held in the atrium of Amanda’s MIL’s home (Mother-in-Law) for those of you who aren’t familiar with wedding lingo ;-)

Matt & Amanda’s handsome little son!

The beautiful bride and her grandpa :-)

Love the big smile on Matt’s face!

I never would have expected Matt to get as emotional as he did!!  I love how happy his mom looks here…pure joy!

The new Mr. & Mrs.!

Their beautiful bridal party!

Amanda looks soooo gorgeous in this beautiful light!

Handsome couple!

Love this one!  I’ve driven by Nellie Gail Ranch numerous times and always wanted to shoot here…so glad I finally got my opportunity!

There is something about this image that I just love!!!

I loved the tropical theme they had for their wedding…definitely suited the heat that day!!

I always love capturing the first dance :-)

Amanda & her mom look so joyous here!

So sweet…Matt and his mom danced to Baby Beluga (which was a surprise to his mom).  I have to assume his mom used to sing this to him when he was little :-)

So awesome…Amanda’s sister had the coolest “rap”/speech ever!

You can tell just how much Amanda loves her dear childhood friend by the look on her face & her embrace!

Loved their cakes!

What happens when you smash cake in your new hubby’s face?!?!


Coolest moment ever at any wedding I’ve ever shot :-)

kristin @ petal and thorn: looks like such a fun, colorful wedding! September 13, 2013 8:18 pm