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ENGAGED | Lighthouse Field to Natural Bridges

Kicking our session off with some caffeine, we met up at Verve Coffee Roasters in downtown in Santa Cruz on Pacific Ave.  We headed to lighthouse field before wrapping up at Natural Bridges in a foggy evening.  These two are getting married at my favorite, Leal Vineyards next month so I figured it’s a good excuse to blog their Spring engagement session we had months ago.  Hence the green grass and flowers at Lighthouse Field.  Now they’re golden and dry.  Oh the seasons!  Here comes fall.  Perfect coffee weather. 0004_j u l i e c a h i l l PHOTOGRAPHY 0042_j u l i e c a h i l l PHOTOGRAPHY 0028_j u l i e c a h i l l PHOTOGRAPHY 0019_j u l i e c a h i l l PHOTOGRAPHY 0022_j u l i e c a h i l l PHOTOGRAPHY 0007_j u l i e c a h i l l PHOTOGRAPHY 0010_j u l i e c a h i l l PHOTOGRAPHY
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MARRIED | Nestldown in Los Gatos

Amy Burke Designs drenched this wedding in flowers bursting with color and weight.  From flower crowns to centerpieces, Missy’s vision for a fairytale wedding at the redwood wedding venue Nestldown in Los Gatos mountains was a vision.  Her and Adrian are both such down to earth people.  I love hearing personal vows and toast where you learn so much more about the couple!  Things they would never disclose themselves always come out.  This day I got to hear all about how this country boy showed this city girl how to shoot guns and fish all within their first couple dates.  Something to that opposites attract. 0014_adrian-missy-wedding-06-11 0028_adrian-missy-wedding-06-11 0064_Adrian Missy Wedding 06 11 0116_Adrian Missy Wedding 06 11 0122_Adrian Missy Wedding 06 11 0147_adrian-missy-wedding-06-11 0126_Adrian Missy Wedding 06 11 0164_adrian-missy-wedding-06-11 0168_adrian-missy-wedding-06-11 0261_adrian-missy-wedding-06-11 0223_adrian-missy-wedding-06-11 0111_Adrian Missy Wedding 06 11 0193_adrian-missy-wedding-06-11 0274_Adrian Missy Wedding 06 11 0285_adrian-missy-wedding-06-11 0331_Adrian Missy Wedding 06 11 0345_Adrian Missy Wedding 06 11 0371_Adrian Missy Wedding 06 11 0393_adrian-missy-wedding-06-11 0419_adrian-missy-wedding-06-11 0412_Adrian Missy Wedding 06 11 0451_Adrian Missy Wedding 06 11 0477_Adrian Missy Wedding 06 11 0480_Adrian Missy Wedding 06 11 0487_adrian-missy-wedding-06-11 0669_adrian-missy-wedding-06-11 0728_Adrian Missy Wedding 06 11 0718_Adrian Missy Wedding 06 11 0750_Adrian Missy Wedding 06 11 0754_Adrian Missy Wedding 06 11 0787_Adrian Missy Wedding 06 11 0710_Adrian Missy Wedding 06 11 0714_adrian-missy-wedding-06-11 0715_adrian-missy-wedding-06-11 0917_Adrian Missy Wedding 06 11 0971_Adrian Missy Wedding 06 11 0830_Adrian Missy Wedding 06 11 1091_Adrian Missy Wedding 06 11 1104_Adrian Missy Wedding 06 11 1251_Adrian Missy Wedding 06 11 1252_Adrian Missy Wedding 06 11 1253_Adrian Missy Wedding 06 11 1256_Adrian Missy Wedding 06 11

The Knot Feature | Rustic Chic Vineyard Wedding

Carolyn and Mike’s gorgeous rustic chic vineyard Carmel Valley Ranch wedding full of love and lavender was featured over at The Knot Magazine online.  Coastside Couture did a fabulous job with all the details from green linens and gold accents. They even set out matching shawls for when the fog rolled into the Carmel Valley after their sun kissed vineyard garden wedding.  Darcy’s florals from Seascape Flowers were over the top gorgeous.  However, my favorite vendor that went unnoticed under Kelly Productions was the uber talented, Mark Banks.  His solo talent set the atmosphere and mood bringing a warm intimacy to this small wedding of only 40 guest.  You must go have a listen to Mark Bank’s smooth vocals and personal spin he adds to each song he covers.  I totally recommend hiring him if you have any dinner party or event coming up!

Rustic Chic Lavender Carmel Valley Ranch Wedding

 

ENGAGED | Carmel Valley

After our first date was rained out, Sarah and Andrew came back from LA for an engagement session full of  sunshine in Carmel Valley.  We started off with a drink at the newly remodeled Bernardus Lodge before heading down the road to Garland Ranch Regional Park for sunset.  They look pretty put together given they spent the day wine tasting before we met up!  I’m so looking forward to their wedding at Holman Ranch with Coastside Couture, The Hair & Make Up Company and a whole list of fabulous vendors come this October.

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Into the Redwoods | Stones and Flowers Wedding

Haleh and Aaron hosted a gorgeous wedding the redwoods of the Santa Cruz Mountains at venue retreat, Stones and Flowers.  Being able to get to spend the weekend in cabins all over the grounds and mingle with your friends, hike in the sunshine and have a campfire at night is one way to stretch out your wedding weekend!  I fully encourage couples to make the most of their cocktail by getting photos out of the way pre-ceremony by doing a fist look.  However, having a whole weekend with your favorite people and doing a first look allowed them to hang with all their guest throughout their entire day once the ceremony started.  Blending their cultures, Haleh’s family brought their traditions to the ceremony and some amazing local bites from their favorite restaurant to the cocktail hour along with a special knife dance to the reception party! JCP22481 JCP21031 0096_Aaron Haleh Wedding 0100_Aaron Haleh Wedding 0323_Aaron Haleh Wedding

One Way to Incorporate Something Blue

something blue on wedding dress The Knot highlighted a photo from Kelsey and Blaine’s Napa wedding last summer in their “7 ways to Incorporate Something Blue into Your Wedding Day.”  Since Kelsey’s dad passed away,  she had one of his old ties sewn into the bottom of her dress in the shape of a heart along with his old wedding ring.  She added their soon to be initials as a monogram to top it all off.   You can view more ideas over at TheKnot.com 0003_j u l i e c a h i l l PHOTOGRAPHY

Refined Farm to Table | SAND ROCK FARM STYLED SHOOT

Wanting to highlight the new owners of the historical Sand Rock Farm who brought their culinary skills down from Tahoe with them, we brought to life a wedding day that put the focus on the food and fun as a family style dinner.  Farm to table to Booth Bus, it was a really fun shoot to be a part of that day.  Thanks so much for all the talent that Eileen of Event Co. pulled together.

>>VENDOR LOVE<<

Event Design: E Events Co. http://eeventsco.com/

Hair + Makeup: Kelly Jones  http://kellyjonesmakeup.com/

Photo Booth:  The Booth Bus  http://www.theboothbus.com/#home

Dress: Claire Pettibone via The Dress Theory  http://www.thedresstheory.com/

Venue: Sand Rock Farm  http://www.sandrockfarm.com/

Rentals: Classic Party Rentals San Francisco https://sanfrancisco.classicpartyrentals.com/

Vintage Rentals: Fourage Vintage Rentals and Finds  http://www.fourage.co/

Paper Goods: Forever Heyday   http://foreverheyday.com/

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