You would think that if you went to kiss a girl at the end of a first date, and completely missed her mouth and had your tongue land on her nose, you might give up and never see her again. Luckily, Greg was not ever giving up on Missy. Persistence and love paid off—the relationship blossomed, and their June wedding was the culmination of many years of perfect kisses, planning, and romance.
Hours and hours of meticulous care were taken to transform Valencia Country Club into a pink & white, vintage, shabby chic wonderland. Charmaine filled Missy’s vision with fabulous flowers, Rusty and A V Party Rentals provided all the rental items, Sharon Stanman of Painted Joy contributed hand-lettered signs, Missy’s own father actually created and manufactured the doors they entered through, and J & M Entertainment‘s Jorge Lopez was the MC to the partying and fun, which was nonstop and even included one of the Backstreet Boys (!) dancing with his new wife out on the dance floor. We felt fortunate to be there to capture it all—check out our smiling faces at the end!
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.
We have known Maria & Lalo for quite a while. They first met us at their cousin’s wedding we photographed several years ago. Their wedding was originally scheduled for last June, but Maria’s deployment to Iraq forced them to push the wedding ahead for a year. Lalo is a Marina recruiter and Maria is in the U.S. Army. Their adorable daughter Isabella is a student. Maria’s cousins graciously offered their beautiful Santa Clarita hilltop home for the intimate ceremony and fun filled reception. Isabella was a very important participant in the planning and execution of this perfect day. And yes, Lalo’s tears were real when he saw his beautiful bride. We were proud to share this amazing day with this special couple and their family.
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.
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 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.