Mother Nature cooperated and provided us with one of the most awesome skies and sunsets we have EVER seen. Classic elegance was evident in every detail of the day. Charmaine’s flowers perfectly enhanced the pale pink accents that went so … Continue reading
The date of this wedding was very meaningful: it was the anniversary of their first date. Two self proclaimed nerds who met online and within 12 short months fell in love, got engaged, planned an amazing wedding, and got married. That’s … Continue reading
Thresa is a long time friend of ours, who we had not seen in several years when we exchanged enthusiastic hugs at the bridal show two years ago. We were thrilled to hear of her upcoming wedding and catch up. The … Continue reading
In weddings, as in real estate, it’s all about location, location, location. Trying to balance budget and dreams can be a delicate balance. This year we were fortunate to go to many familiar locations, and quite a few new ones as … Continue reading
Thaesha’s tattoo says “The Beauty in Everything”, and this saying truly encapsulated Thaesha and Sam’s entire wedding day. From Thaesha’s beautiful smile and priceless expressions, to the fabulous setting and stunning flowers from Charmaine, to the way Sam’s face lit up when his bride was in view, romance and beauty were the words of the day.
The romance and love shared by this sweet couple are evident in every photograph. Their wedding was the ultimate expression of beauty and love.
It was our pleasure to have worked with them and helped refer so many of the Santa Clarita Valley’s premier vendors to help make their day so special.
We know these two and their families will share a beautiful future.
“Getting Ready” photos taken at Hyatt Regency Valencia
Ceremony & Reception at TPC Valencia
Ceremony & Reception Music by J & M Entertainment
Flowers by Charmaine’s Bouquet Canyon Florist
Catering by Oaks Grille
Cake by Jill’s Cake Creations
Makeup by All Dolled Up Beauty Lounge
Beach weddings are always special, but Tina & Mike’s wedding was extra special. There was no traditional bridal party: Tina’s son, Jacob, and her niece and nephew were the only attendants. Tina & Mike thought of every way to include Jacob in the ceremony and reception events. He even got to play DJ at the reception.
Tina’s planning and attention to detail was amazing. She thought of everything. The reverend who married them had married her sister and brother-in-law some years before, so there was a great rapport and family feeling about the ceremony.
Venue: Pierpont Inn
Flowers: Charmaine’s Bouquet Canyon Florist
Stylist: Julie at Perfect Day Perfect Hair
Minister: Reverend Carolyn Alexander
Tuxedo: Tuxedo Revue
Cake: Jill’s Cake Creations
The Vineyards in Simi Valley was a picturesque location for Katherine & Weston’s elegant wedding. The striking hot pink accents and Charmaine’s stunning flowers combined with the dramatic backdrop to create some pretty memorable images.
Katherine & Weston are a romantic, fun-loving couple. It was such a special moment when Katherine read her groom’s touching words as she was getting ready to see him for the first time that day.
What a fun, beautiful day for this special couple.
Dress: Cruz’s Bridal
Florist: Charmaine’s Bouquet Canyon Florist
Venue: The Vineyards
Another rave review for R & R, this one from Casey:
We had Dave & Jody do our wedding photos and engagement photos. WOW!!!!
Our pictures have come out so amazing. We have so many people that have commented on how beautiful the pictures have come out for both the engagement photos and for the wedding photos.
Dave and Jody have been doing photography for years and the quality definitely shows. I know Photoshop can do a lot to make a photo look good, but their skill with their tools cannot be manipulated with a computer application. Also, when it comes time for the composition of the photo book, Jody is a master. She will run it down as to how she does what she does, if you want her to, or you just let her do it. Either way, you will see the phenomenal results that come about from what they do.
They care, not just about how the pictures will come out, but also about your satisfaction as a customer. A quality that didn’t seem to matter to some of the vendors I met with. One in particular made me feel like he was too good to do my wedding. You won’t get that with Dave and Jody.
We had a great time with them also. They are such a cute couple.
Like I said about the other Vendors we had, they care about you and your happiness, not just about getting paid. It comes through in the quality of the photos and the genuine smiles they will get from your family.
What are the odds that two people could meet online, and not find out until their first date that they are both nurses working at the SAME hospital?! Pretty slim, I would think. But Megan and Mark did it, and when it came time for their wedding it was a prescription for fun…and lots of it! There was so many custom touches that really showed off their unique personalities- from the custom cuff links that were Megan’s special gift to her groom, to the pharmacy inspired seating cards and table names- complete with the head table named-what else- Viagra! Their adorable daughter played a prominent role…the three of them got married! Her expressions are just priceless.
The combination of the warm night air, cute, personalized touches and their warm, friendly upbeat personalities, made for some great shots! Thank you Megan & Mark for being so much fun and so willing to try ham it up for the camera, and really be yourselves!
We were very fortunate to work with many of the premier wedding and event vendors in the Santa Clarita Valley, who also happen to be our friends…it takes a village…and we had one! Thank you to:
Cruz’s Bridal for the magnificent dresses
The Tuxedo Revue for the gentlemen’s attire
Charmaine’s Bouquet Canyon Florist for the beautiful flowers to enhance Megan’s vision for the day
Matrimony Films for their complete video coverage of the event…and their light when we needed it
AV Party Rentals for the setup and rental items
Jill’s Cake Creations for the inspired black, white and pink flamingo cake
Salt Creek Catering for the all the delicious food
Together we shared in Megan & Mark’s Happily Ever After!
Trish and Micael’s story proves love conquers all, especially distance. There story is a testament to the powers of love and that anything is possible! Here’s their story:
Trish had recently moved back to California, after living in Arizona for a few years. Coming home with the desire to start over, little did she know coming home would be the start of the best adventure of her life. Moving in with her two best friends John & Becky, Trish spent months moping around, until Becky decided it was time to stop the cycle and go shopping! Every girl loves to shop right? It’s the perfect cure, and can lead to a chance encounter that can change your life.
As usual the weather was beautiful so the girls went down to 3rd Street Promenade in Santa Monica. As they were browsing the kiosks Trish heard a strange accent from a man standing next to her. She couldn’t help herself from eavesdropping to try to figure out where he was from. Inquiring about the interesting man next to her, Trish asked Becky where she thought he was from. Her response, as any good girlfriend would say, was “I don’t know, why don’t you ask him.”
To Trish’s surprise, when she turned to finally talk to the gentleman, he was already staring at her with an adorable smile on his face. This handsome stranger had overheard Trish’s conversation with Becky, and caught her off-guard. He gave a little chuckle and said, “Well, are you going to ask me where I’m from?”
That simple little sentence was the ice-breaker that started it all. As they started talking Trish’s interest in this handsome stranger, now known as Micael, grew. Unfortunately, he was only in town for 3 more days; before he was to return to Switzerland! Not giving up, Trish invited Micael to accompany her and Becky to Magic Mountain when he was in town next. Unable to exchange phone numbers due to the expensive cost of communication, their friendship grew through Facebook.
Chatting back and forth on Facebook, Trish and Micael decided to set up a Skype date. After months of developing a friendship, it was clear it was destined to be more. The long distance relationship was not easy with a 9 hour time difference; but with dedication they both proved love can conquer anything. He would wake up an hour earlier than his usual time before getting ready for work just to talk to Trish, and again before he went to bed. Only managing to see each other almost every 3 to 4 months, finally being reunited on January 4th 2013, Trish not only got to see the man she loved, but it would be a day she would never forget.
After a beautiful dinner at the Odyssey, they walked around Griffith Park Observatory. Luckily, the night was clear and the city sparkled as they stood holding each other. He confessed his love for Trish and then dropped down on one knee and asked her to marry him. Trish found herself saying yes before he could even finish asking the question!