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.
We braved the heat, dirt and even a bee sting (Matt was a real trouper) last week with Kandis & Matt and Adriana as our very able wardrobe consultant, stylist, helper, and sister to Matt Farrell; the groom to be. We had lots of fun and wanted to share these right away. Enjoy this fantastic couple…we certainly did!
It has been a busy few weeks getting ready for the Bellisima Bride Bridal Show at the Hyatt Regency last Sunday. It was a great show, with lots of brides searching out the perfect vendors for their weddings. One of the new things we previewed at the show was a new format composite on metallic paper as well as a new magazine style album on metallic paper with a full wraparound cover. We were able to utilize our dynamic new watermark that David Soltes of Ten20 Creative Marketing designed for us. Thanks again for your help…as always your work is awesome.
Our logo watermark was designed by David Soltes of : Ten20 Creative Marketing
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.
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.
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.
Here is the slide show from Rhiannon & Kevin’s awesome wedding at beautiful Robinson Ranch Country Club in the Santa Clarita Valley. Enjoy!