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
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
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!
Gabriela’s Sweet 16 was a special day for family and friends to get together and celebrate with Gabriela and her family. What a great bunch of young people!
We previously featured this loving couple with their puppy Tucker in their engagement portraits at Vasquez Rocks. We knew their wedding would be a wonderful day surrounded with friends and family from all over the country. The bridal party was filled with Marines celebrating with their brother and friend- and boy do they know how to party. We could not fight the feeling all day long that Kaiti & Jake were meant to be- from the joy on both of their faces as they exchanged vows to the tender way they treated each other.
Considering how many times we have done getting ready shots of brides in rooms at the Hyatt, it was amazing that on Kaiti & Jake’s wedding day their suite had a perfect view of the American flag in front of the Hyatt. We were so excited to be able to capture the dress with the flag flapping in the wind behind it. The red Rolls Royce was the perfect color coordinated surprise for photos after the beautiful ceremony in the rose garden at the Hyatt Valencia. R & R Creative Photography has enjoyed the pleasure of photographing events at the Hyatt since they opened.
We are dedicating this post today in honor of Memorial Day with Gratitude for all those who have given the ultimate sacrifice for our country and appreciation to all those who continue to serve. Thank you for allowing us the pleasure of meeting all of you and your wonderful families and the privilege of creating these memories for you. We will not forget you.