After featuring her gorgeous work over the past several years, you can imagine our excitement once Diana Marie’s special day landed in our laps. Leo Patrone’s captures surpassed even our wildest expectations and it has everything to do with the bold hues, punchy patterns and beaming couple in every last snap. Blooming Floral Studio + Kae & Ales made the magic happen and a trip to the gallery plus Diana and Jame’s Twitter-initiated love story is well worth a read!
From The Bride…James and I met over twitter almost 3 years ago now when he tweeted at me on one of my features. At first I didnt reply but then I did with a direct message to say hi because we are both in the wedding industry. Myself as a photographer and James owns a wedding stationery company called OOXX Invitations in Toronto. That was the start of our 2 year long distance relationship. Me in Orange County and James in Toronto, Canada.
One day when I was visiting James in Canada, we went venue shopping with another friend who was getting married and they wanted us to check out some venues with them and when we found out there was only a few dates left for the following year, we decided on that day that we should probably consider looking for a venue for ourselves even though we weren’t engaged yet. A few weeks later we decided on Nestldown in Los Gatos, CA. We wanted it to be a destination wedding for both his family and mine. James proposed a couple months after we already put a deposit down.
Wedding planning was a real joy for me. I’ve shot my fair share of weddings and knew what I wanted. I wanted something classic, glamorous and timeless. The venue itself was so beautiful it didn’t need too much dressing up but we knew we wanted beautiful flowers, and a gorgeous reception. We brought in gold chargers, gold chevari chairs and cutlery. James did all the custom signage for us, my mother made the linens for the Kings table (James wanted patterns and this is where we brought it in) and we had a stunning runner of flowers down the center. We also had a camera station seeing that I was a photographer and wanted something that reflects that. It was all pulled together and styled by Kae and Ales, wedding stylists from Portland OR who we brought in to do it for us.
Photography: Leo Patrone Photography | Videographer: Joel VanZ | Florals: Blooming Floral Studio | Bride's Shoes: Anthropologie | Bridesmaids Dresses: Adrianna Papell | Catering: Toast Catering | Calligraphy: Patti Adair | Groom's Suit: Burberry | Wedding Venue: Nestldown | 'Merci' Stamp On Favor Bags: Maple & Cotton | Bride's Dress: Allure Bridal | Bride's Headpiece: Nicky Teo | Chalk Board Sign: The Juxtaposition PDX | Door Knob Table Number Holders: The Vintage Orange Jar | Flower Girl & Ring Bearer Attire: Zara | Gold Table Numbers: Koyal Wholesale | Groom's Shoes: Zara | Groom's Tie: QP Collections | Hankercheif & Bridesmaids Totes: Wedding Chicks | Luggage Tags: Of The Fountain | MUAH: Kat Park | Planning: Diana Marie Photography | Rentals: Classic Party Rentals | Rentals: Hartmann | Stationery + Event Signage: OOXX Invitations | Tea Bags: Celestial Gifts | Tea Favors: Benjamin Tea | Wedding Cakes: Toast Catering | Wedding Styling: Kae & Ales