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
The sky was amazing…first a rainbow, then the billowy clouds set against a darkening sky, then the lightning show lighting up the evening skies…wow! Here is just a little bit of what guests found enhancing the festivities and joy at Deanna & Paco’s romantic wedding. We will spotlight more “people pictures” soon, but couldn’t resist sharing these right away.
Shannon & Andy are a unique,romantic, fun loving, family oriented couple and all of this is evident in their wedding photographs. Mother and daughter wore red shoes to celebrate their individuality, and Shannon’s gown was both original and stunning. We hope you enjoy these photos as much as we enjoyed creating them.
Jessica & Zachery were high school sweethearts who shared lots of history. Their wedding day was a celebration with family and friends from all over the country cheering them on.
Adorable, fun, happy and romantic are just a few of many adjectives I would use to describe Shannon & Chris. The groom is Ali Hodek’s brother. Ali runs the Bar & Grill, Private Events and Catering departments at the Paseo Club. She holds a culinary arts degree from Le Cordon Bleu and is a certified wedding planner. She was born and raised in the Santa Clarita Valley and has worked locally as a pastry chef and event coordinator. Needless to say, Ali pulled out all the stops for her brother and his beautiful bride. The entire wedding was a family collaboration. Shannon’s sister was her maid of honor, and I think it was a first for us, when she requested a photograph of her picking the bride up. Chris’ dad’s Blues Brothers rendition had the entire reception crowd laughing hysterically.
There were too many special moments to innumerate here, but we hope the photos help tell the story and show how fabulous a location the Paseo Club is.Charmaine of Charmaine’s Bouquet Canyon Florist did the flowers for the bouquets and personal flowers and Ali made all the flower balls, baked the cake, coordinated all the decorating of the room and reception site, and coordinated all the details during the day. It was our absolute pleasure to be on hand to share the day with these two awesome families.
Woodland Hills Country Club’s web site says it is “the perfect setting for your perfect day”, and this was certainly true as Lisa & Brandon’s wedding day arrived. We have been planning with this couple for eighteen months and have known them since we met them at Brandon’s brother’s wedding almost three years ago. Their engagement session at Ventura Beach with their dogs was a memorable day.
The wedding was a joining of two very close families, and we were happy to be there to share in their joy. Matt Sutherland from Matrimony Pictures was with us as well to capture all the special moments on video.
Congratulations to this great pair. We know lots of good things are in your future!
We learned during one of the toasts at Alison & Tony’s reception that the first time Alison met Tony’s family was when she was invited to dinner at their house. Being the Alison that we know and love, she had to bring a dessert- and it had to be special and homemade. She chose lemon meringue pie- even though she had never made one before. I guess what turned out had little resemblance to an actual lemon meringue pie. Her pie baking skills might not have been evident, but her love for Tony and her dedication to everything she did certainly was. You need only see the look in Tony’s eyes as he admires his bride to know the feelings are reciprocal. It was a long road to June 11, 2011 and a magical day topped off with a fantasy like reception under the starts at Valencia Country Club- a location close to Alison’s heart as she has worked there.
Hearing this story of the pie during the reception, we dubbed their wedding the “Lemon Meringue Wedding” because it really summed everything up- especially with the yellow, white and black theme. From the hand made backdrop for the ceremony which later did double duty at the reception behind the head table, to the Lemonhead candy favors, there was not a detail that was overlooked in preparing for this day, and so many details were attended to by family and friends who had a vested interest in feeding the perfectionist that we all know as Alison. (check back to our blog from their engagement session) It was what Alison would do for a friend or family member, so she had legions ready to help her. I will follow up with another post to showcase the details and the fabulous venue that the new site at Valencia Country Club provides (previously featured in this blog for their recent bridal show).
We know that this evening was just the beginning, and the lesson we learned is that anything worthwhile is worth waiting for, working towards and believing in…because dreams really can come true. Thank you Alison & Tony for sharing your dream day with us and we look forward to sharing many more wonderful times in your future.