We have a major crush on this adorable duo. Why, you ask? They chose to have their first dance to N*SYNC’s “This I Promise You,” because as the bride says, it “really reflects us because we both LOVE late 90’s and early 00’s songs and reminiscing our junior high/high school days, when pop love songs gave you all the feels.” And thanks to all the gorgeous photos from Kristina Adams Photography, we have all the feels, too.
From The Bride…I always knew I wanted an outdoor wedding because I had envisioned my first dance to be under twinkling market lights with the sun setting in the background. When Nuri and I stepped onto Serra Plaza, I had a feeling this was THE venue when I saw the fountain, lights, and rustic beauty of this mission-styled place. As soon as the venue was checked off, I started putting together a Pinterest board of the feel and look I was going for: romantic, rustic, and elegant. With the natural tones from the buildings and tables from Serra Plaza, I decided to incorporate blush, gold, and a pop of a summer color like coral. Everything came together so perfectly in the end and I was truly able to have my dream outdoor wedding!
It’s so hard, but if I had to choose a favorite moment from the wedding, it has to be the first dance. It was such an intimate and romantic moment where I felt like I was in a movie, with everyone just fading in the background and Nuri and I were whisked away to our own little world to dance to one of our favorite songs. It was even more meaningful because we had my sister and his close friend singing the song. “This I promise you” by NSYNC really reflects us because we both LOVE late 90’s and early 00’s songs, reminiscing our junior high/high school days, when pop love songs gave you all the feels. From the white dance floor, to the beautiful chandeliers hanging above us and our favorite people around us, I couldn’t have asked for a more perfect moment than this one.
From Sally Pinera… Grace and David’s engagement was in the beautiful Santa Barbara coast. We set sail on a beautiful sailboat for an engagement adventure! Grace wore a beautiful Free People grey dress that complemented the neutral tones of the sailboat. David wore colors that complemented Grace and the beautiful coast of Santa Barbara. This session was filled with joy, love and so much fun! We cannot wait for their wedding coming this fall!
The wedding of Camelia and Mark was majestic and sweet as the rain clouds hovered throughout the afternoon. A ray of sunshine was destined to peek through as guests patiently awaited the wedding party to enter the ceremony at Sonoma Golf Club. The wind blew the soft ivory drapery and crystal chandelier every so lightly where the romantic bride and groom would say ‘I Do’ and exchange their vows. Garlands of bay and pink roses adorned the staircase railing creating an enchanting look and feel that added a special touch of sweetness to the wedding festivities. As in wine country, 2 barrels lined either side of the aisle with tall gold floral arrangements making the centerpiece of the ceremony pop with a dreamy flare. Gorgeous bridesmaids wore soft pink gowns and the groomsmen wore classic black tuxedos, making this an elegant cocktail affair. The beautiful bride wore the ultimate flowy gown by Hayley Paige that paired perfectly with her loose hand tied bouquet of ivory garden roses, ranunculus, olive, majolica and spray roses tied in ivory satin.
The decor was filled with a romantic color palette of white, ivory, blush, gold and black. La Tavola Linen draped the dining tables and sweetheart table with mixed metal votives, stunning centerpieces and custom table names with the places the bride and groom have traveled to around the world. Greenery strung on the 4 chandeliers hanging over the dance floor was the perfect addition to make the design come together.
The 4-tier ivory wedding cake was absolutely stunning with embellished gold and silver accents and textures. The Mr. and Mrs. and their guests enjoyed the sweet flavors of s’mores by the open fire after dinner. Everyone snuggled up with white fleece throws and embraced the love for Camelia and Mark. It was the perfect day to celebrate such a romantic couple. We wish them so much love and happiness!