Some of my favorite shots from a wedding are those when the bride is getting ready. The anticipation, the smiles, the total luxury of having someone else do your hair and make-up. Love it all. Here are a few great shots by Lauri Levenfeld of Zoom Photography, of Anna getting all dolled up for her gorgeous wedding…

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SO beautiful. We have TONS of great details from the bride to share with you throughout the day, but here is a bit of background about the couple…

Anna Weinberg, 32, born and raised in New Zealand.  Anna grew up on Waiheke Island as a child, and then on her family’s vineyard in the Hawkes Bay on the North Island of New Zealand.  James Nicholas, 35, was born and raised in Northern California.  James is a fifth generation San Franciscan who grew up in Atherton, California. 

Anna and James met in New York City in the summer of 2004.  Within three months of meeting, James recruited Anna to move west to live with him in San Francisco.  After devoting two years to opening and running other people’s restaurants, Anna opened South, the first US restaurant dedicated to the culinary culture and wines of New Zealand and Australia.  After building a successful enterprise software company focused on providing solutions to the US Military and Public Safety agencies, James went on to work in Venture Capital in Menlo Park.

I am kind of in love with this couple already! So much more to come.