Category: weddings


Allison And Josh ~ Charleston Wedding


Pregnant bride gets married at Lowndes Grove in Charleston South Carolina.

The wedding cake was made from scratch by the groom.

A beautiful white bouquet from Lotus Flower in Charleston South Carolina.

The Groom wore a 1960s vintage double-breasted pinstripe suit from Rue Saint Denis.

The father of the bride wore a pinstripe suit and red tie.

The groom and his brother at Lowndes Grove In Charleston South Carolina.

The bride's wedding dress was custom made by Rebecca Schoneveld Cheek, a Brooklyn-based designer who specializes in custom maternity bridal gowns.

The Bride's flower hair piece is made of silk with vintage pearls and was ordered on Etsy from Dashley Designs.

The groom designed the beautiful Ketubah, which in Jewish tradition states the couple's wedding vows.

The Brooklyn based couple chose to have an intimate wedding in Charleston, SC.

The bride's mother handmade all of the flower decorations on the cake to match the wedding colors which were red, moss green, and gold.

The primary flowers were ivory roses and hydrangeas, a motif that Josh incorporated into the Ketubah.

For her makeup, the bride consulted with Jessa Blades at Blades Natural Beauty in Brooklyn, who recommended a great array of natural and organic products..

The Bride and Groom share a passionate kiss during the reception.

The pregnant bride is six months along in these photographs.

Alli's wedding band and engagement ring were custom designed by Mallory May Jewelry in NYC.

Allison is my oldest sister. She found her perfect match in Josh. They live in Brooklyn and chose to have an intimate wedding in Charleston, SC.

There were many beautiful elements that made their day truly special. Alli is six months pregnant in these photos. Her dress was custom made by Rebecca Schoneveld Cheek, a Brooklyn-based designer who specializes in custom maternity bridal gowns. The ribbon Rebecca incorporated into the dress Alli picked up at Hyman Hendler & Sons in Manhattan. The flower hair piece is made of silk with vintage pearls and was ordered on Etsy from Dashley Designs. Alli’s wedding band and engagement ring were custom designed by Mallory May Jewelry in NYC. For her makeup, she consulted with Jessa Blades at Blades Natural Beauty in Brooklyn, who recommended a great array of natural and organic products.

Josh not only baked and assembled the red velvet cake (from scratch!) that was seriously one of the best wedding cakes I’ve ever tasted (and I’ve had my fair share), he also designed the beautiful Ketubah. Our Mother handmade all of the flower decorations on the cake to match the wedding colors. Josh’s 1960s vintage double-breasted pinstripe suit was from Rue Saint Denis in NYC’s East Village, a fantastic shop where everything is NEW vintage.

The people at Lowndes Grove were great, and the setting overlooking the marsh perfect, even on a chilly January day. The beautiful flowers at the wedding were done by the gracious and top-notch Kit Bennett at Lotus Flower in Charleston. The primary flowers were ivory roses and hydrangeas, a motif that Josh incorporated into the Ketubah.

Since the wedding, I’ve become an aunt to Moses Maxwell, who was born in March and who is now three months old. I never imagined I could love him so much.

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The resident cat at Rose Story Farm in Carpinteria, California lurks around the reception dinner table.

I just can’t help myself

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Christina and Simon ~ Intimate Santa Barbara Wedding


Bougainvillea frames the lobby entrance at the San Ysidro Ranch.

 An early day San Ysidro Ranch wedding starts with guests enjoying coffee in the lobby.

The bride and her father share a moment before the ceremony.

San Ysidro Ranch is situated in the foothills of Santa Barbara.

A black and white portrait of the bride.

A Floral applique wedding dress and bouquet detail.

The gardens are abundant at the San Ysidro Ranch.

The bride walks with her mother and father at the San Ysidro Ranch.

All smiles for Christina and Simon on their wedding day.

THe bride shares a moment with her mother on her wedding day.

A wedding ceremony in the wine cellar at the San Ysidro Ranch.

The bride and groom exchange rings.

A bride is beaming during her wedding ceremony.

Bride and groom exit the wine cellar ceremony at the San Ysidro Ranch.

A beautiful white bride's bouquet by sr hogue and company.

A pink yellow and red rose blooming in the gardens at the San Ysidro Ranch.

The Bride and Groom stroll through the gardens for their wedding portraits.

The Groom and his three sisters are very close.

Family portraits are taken on the lawn.

The bride and groom head to the wine cellar patio for cocktails with their guests.

The rose garden is beautiful at the san ysidro ranch.

An October wedding at the San Ysidro Ranch.

The food is amazing for the intimate San Ysidro Ranch reception.

Guests sit at a long table on the patio by the fire during the reception.

San Ysidro Ranch is the perfect setting for an intimate wedding.

Susan Dean is santa barbaras' best wedding photographer.

Susan Dean photographs weddings at the San Ysidro Ranch.

A Vera Wang wedding dress in off white.

Beautiful natural wedding photography by Susan Dean.

Susan Dean Photography specializes in fine art weddings.

Location: San Ysidro Ranch, Bride’s Dress: Carolina Herrera, Floral Designer: SR HogueGroom’s Attire: Hugo BossMusic: Anthony Ybarra

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The Bride and Groom in Black and white.

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Lauren and Josh ~ Santa Barbara Wedding


Vineyard Bride and Groom embrace

Firestone wine and flowers

A bride and her orange lilly bouquet

Black and white portrait of the bride

Flower girl and ring bearer

The groom gets his boutineer

A candid moment between the bride and her mother

The bride and flower girl with grandfather's boutineer

Ceremony under the oak tree photographed with the Holga

Happy mother and flower girl coming down the isle

The bride and her father walk down the isle

Father hugs the bride as a bridesmaid looks on

Ceremony under the oak tree with medium format film

The back of the wedding dress

Firestone vineyard outdoor wedding ceremony

A young happy couple exchange vows on their wedding day

The bride tries so hard not to cry

The sun sets on the wedding ceremony

The bride and groom are showered with orange rose petals as they walk down the isle

The bride and groom wear beautiful orange leis

Bridesmaids wore deep blue dresses and carried bright orange and yellow bouquets

The bride and groom practice their first dance

A sweet moment as the sun sets on the newlyweds

Santa Inez valley's rolling hills

Handmade wedding leis in orange and yellow

The fine art of wedding photography

Black and white natural light reception photographs

The bride and groom give thanks

A toast to the newlyweds

A kiss on the shoulder is just so sweet

Location: Firestone Vineyards, Wedding Planner: Joy de VivreFloral Designer: Bunch Studio, Catering: Lorraine Lim, Lighting: LBPS, Rentals: Ventura Rentals, DJ: Rowell Torres

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