A few years ago Robert and I co-hosted a New Year's Eve party with my sister Michelle and her husband Mark. Mark's brothers Pete and Erik were in town, and they joined us for the party. Erik spent most of the night carrying around an enormous foot tall champagne glass. LOL. Apparently this caught my sister Tina's attention and shortly after the party they started dating.Dating wasn't always easy for Tina and Erik as Erik in the Air Force. Over the past few years Tina has gone to visit him in Louisiana and Texas and Erik has come to visit her in CA. I'm sure the visits always seemed too short and the times he was away seemed too long. Through Skype, over the phone movie dates, and Facebook they made it work. And on May 11th, another Tincopa sister married another Boets brother.
Pete & Erika's Woodson Castle Wedding
If you look back to one of our earlier posts, we blogged about a sailor and his mate. We first met Pete when my sister Michelle started dating Pete's brother Mark. Shortly thereafter, my sister Christina started dating Pete's brother Erik. When we first met Erika, she asked Pete if he was sure he wouldn't prefer to date one of my remaining 4 sisters (aka those sisters not already married to one of Pete's brothers.) As you can see Erika has a pretty awesome sense of humor and a wonderful personality. Erika is super sweet and down to earth. She is also one gorgeous woman! I'm sure Pete would agree ;)
Pete is the classically handsome Navy Sailor. He's a fun loving guy with an equally great personality. And lucky for Erika, Pete had absolutely no interest in dating any of my sisters. LOL.
Pete and Erika were married at the enchanting Mt. Woodson Castle in Ramona, CA. I must say Rob and I were a little jealous of the wedding venue as we both had dreamed of getting married at a castle. Fortunately, we had the honor of being a part of Pete & Erika's dream wedding day.
Here's a peek of their day:
Carrie & Mark were married aboard the "Eternity" in Newport Beach. Although the forecast had called for a chance of rain earlier in the week, the weather was beautiful and the sky amazing!
Floral Design by Sweet Flowers at the Ceremony Site:
The Floral Design
Rochelle & Jason were married at the Anaheim Hills Golf Course. The floral design was created by Leslie of Pixie's Petals. The color scheme for the wedding included the classic bridal Ivory, green, and a palette of purples and pinks ranging from muted to vibrant hues.
If you would like to see some of Rochelle & Jason's bridal portraits, you can check them out here.
The wedding was coordinated by Miriam at Glam Candies. You can check out the post on the reception details here.
What do you get when you combine lovely weather, a beautiful church, a gorgeous bride, and a handsome groom? Yep, you guessed it: Frank & Cathy's Wedding. Without further ado, we are proud to share with you a peek of Frank & Cathy's wedding day.
The ceremony took place at St. Joseph's Church in Santa Ana. Although we did take the traditional family photos outside the church, Frank & Cathy also wanted to do some fun and creative Bridal Portraits. So, we made a pit stop in Old Towne Orange on our way to the reception.
Stayed tuned for a post coming soon about their reception at the Phoneix Club and all of its beautiful details.
We remember the first time we met with Rochelle. She was so excited to be getting married to her fiance, Jason, who at the time lived out of state. They were acquaintances, turned best friends, turned fabulous couple. When we were first introduced to Jason, it was clear they were meant to be together. On a brisk April afternoon at the Anaheim Hills Golf Course, the sun had broken through the rain clouds. Jason and Rochelle jumped the broom!
Rob and I genuinely had a wonderful time. There were a lot of photo buffs here, and it made things very fun. We even showed a few of Rochelle's family some night shooting tricks! Here is a preview of Rochelle and Jason's wedding.
Just a few days before Christmas, Robert and I had the pleasure of photographing Liah & Cristian's wedding.The wedding was held at the gorgeous Vibiana in Los Angeles, CA. Although it was pouring rain outside, the wedding day was fabulous! There are so many wonderful details to share that were beautifully designed and executed by de Luxe Weddings & Events. We probably could have posted about 50 photos, but we like to keep a sense of mystery and suspense. So maybe there will be an upcoming sequel to this post. This wedding is also being submitted for publication so we don't want to give away too much. Here is our sneak peek:
Just a few days before Christmas, Robert and I had the pleasure of photographing Liah & Cristian's wedding.The wedding was held at the gorgeous Vibiana in Los Angeles, CA. Although it was pouring rain outside, the wedding day was fabulous!
There are so many wonderful details to share that were beautifully designed and executed by de Luxe Weddings & Events. We probably could have posted about 50 photos, but we like to keep a sense of mystery and suspense. So maybe there will be an upcoming sequel to this post. This wedding is also being submitted for publication so we don't want to give away too much.
Here is our sneak peek:
French Buckets. I love the vibrant mix of pinks, greens, and purples.
French Buckets. The floating candles in the vases was a dramatic touch.
Vibiana set for the Reception.
As many of our readers know, Robert and I work closely with Kerry Pulverman of de Luxe Weddings & Events.
Recently, Kerry was coordinating a wedding on a date that Jessica Elizabeth Photography was not booked with a wedding of our own. I was so excited when Kerry invited me to assist her with the wedding she was coordinating at the St. Regis in Monarch Beach, CA.
In between setting up the Escort Cards and putting out favors, among other assistant coordinator duties, I was able to capture a few photos of this gorgeous wedding.
The Ceremony Site was beautifully decorated by Nisie's Enchanted Florist. I couldn't resist quickly photographing it from a few different angles.
Here is the overview of the ceremony site on the Club 19 Lawn at the St. Regis. Yes, that is the Pacific Ocean out in the distance beyond the golf course.
Wedding Ceremony Programs and Fans.
The gorgeous Reception Centerpieces created by Nisie's Enchanted Florist.
The Floral Arrangements gracing each of the Bride & Groom's chairs at their Sweetheart Table.
The Escort Cards done on a ivory colored cardstock with names written in a silver glitter. Table is adorned with light pink and peach rose petals provided by Nisie's Enchanted Florist.
Cute Wedding Favors. "Two Peas in a Pod" Salt & Pepper shakers for their guests.
And a little bit of candle light :)
A tasty Frostings Cupcake from Kerry for the bride and groom in their Honeymoon "Sweet".
The lighting was so deliciously romantic in this Honeymoon Suite!
Dana Point, CA 92629
A couple of weekends ago, Robert and I both had the day off. So, we decided to take a walk to Pitcher Park. Pitcher Park is a quaint little park near "The Circle" in Orange.
204 South Cambridge St.
Orange, CA 92866
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Arroyo Trabuco Golf Club is a lovely venue, that honestly, until a couple of weeks ago Robert and I did not even know existed. We didn't want you to miss out on this place, so we thought we would share it with you here on our blog.
If you are still looking for that perfect Southern California wedding venue, this is one place you should seriously consider checking out.
Kerry Pulverman of de Luxe Weddings and Events invited us to the Arroyo Trabuco Golf Club Bridal Show, and we fell in love with this venue. Here are just a few of the photos we captured during our visit. Hopefully, you'll get some floral inspiration here too!
The Wedding Garden:
As most of you know, I have a slight obsession for love and weddings. I think my love affair with weddings began way back when I was ten years old and watched "Father of the Bride" for the first time- probably even before that.
This love affair was painfully obvious to everyone around me by high school. In the 12th grade, one of our projects, as part of a life long learning class, was to plan our own wedding. Apparently, we were just supposed to cover the basics. Most of my classmates turned in 2 or 3 page reports. I, on the other hand, made a custom wedding album covered in silk and lace with a place to insert a photo of me and my then high school boyfriend on the front. I made a bridal bouquet and a garter, I picked out the pattern for my flower girl dresses, I cut swatches for the bridesmaids gowns, and more- but you get the point.
I guess I might have scared that high school boyfriend a little- he broke up with me shortly thereafter.
As the years went by I kept adding to this album. I would tear out pages from magazines to keep as inspiration for my own wedding many years later. However, there was one magazine that I could never bring myself to tear the pages out of. The magazine was just too gorgeous to even think of tearing a page from it. So I kept them all.
As luck would have it, the Editor-in-Chief of this magazine had been "tearing" out the pages for me all this time. She collected all of her favorites from the past 10 years and assembled them into a book. Who is she you ask? She, is the one and only: Grace Ormonde. The book is "Being in Love Never Goes Out of Style." What a fantastic title! I couldn't agree more.
And now.... A Winter Romance- When Vintage Meets Modern....
I'm going to have to break these photos up into a couple of posts, since there are so many to share. Check back soon for more photos and to learn about the vision behind the theme, the set design, and the floral design. A very special thanks to Rebecca Salimpour of Natural Charms for the stunning floral design. We must also thank Andre Movesesyan for assisting us in this challenging shoot. Cinematic footage from Step 1 Productions coming soon!
If you are a bride looking for inspiration, make sure to purchase Grace's new book here: http://graceormondebook.com/ .
The book also makes a fabulous gift for brides to be.