You don’t need an elaborate photo shoot to capture that super cute, newly engaged charm. Case in point? This Los Altos e-session shot by Jessica Burke. Simple, scenic, darling. And that, my friends, is how it’s done. Check out the gallery for more!
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From The Bride…Chris and I attended the same high school and college, yet never met until an eHarmony date 2 years ago. Our wedding is going to be at Mission Santa Clara, where olive trees are plentiful. For our engagement shoot, I wanted a setting known for its olive trees with a comparably rustic feel. The weather and scenery could not have been more perfect for Jessica Burke’s beautiful photography.
Photography: Jessica Burke | Venue: Hidden Villa
This shoot is my everything. It’s crazy gorgeous stylings coordinated by SmittenKiss meets the yummiest of treats from The Sweet Event meets ones of the most stunning bouquets you will ever lay your eyes upon from Vo Floral Design (seriously). Throw in the softest of blush and pink hues and it’s basically the epitome of pretty. See it all captured beautifully by Avec L’amour Photography right here.
From Avec L’amour Photography… Nestled in the hills of Los Altos, California are fields of lush greenery and a landmark filled with history and education. This place is called Hidden Villa. It’s enough to be an isolated wilderness with farm life but not isolated enough to be far away from civilian life. I had the honor of coordinating this “Pretty in Pink” shoot of which was the collaboration of several talented souls. As wedding connoisseurs, we were inspired by the freshness of spring blossoms and its beauty of new life. As the design process took place, it unraveled into something quite breathtaking.
As the 5pm sunlight peeked through the branches, it set the perfect lighting for our evening shoot. Our bride was dressed in Clare La Faye; we couldn’t have picked a more perfect setting for this beautiful gown. Her designs represent our favorite old Hollywood glamour with the softest edge one can imagine. As she stood in the olive orchard, her hand swiftly moved past the floral arrangements that were strategically placed on the table. Tea time and strawberry macarons were on the menu. The design was magnificent. The florals, the ribbons blowing in the warm breeze, and the sweet smell of salted caramelized treats from Sweet Events softened the rustic hardware.
As Avec L’amour snapped away, we could hear the roosters bellowing their cluck; we all couldn’t help but be captivated at how perfect everything was. As the evening wore on, we were sure that something delightful and charming was just created. This is exactly what happens when you have the right minds working together to build a picturesque moment. Some moments you take right in, and that is what happened with “Pretty in Pink”.
Photography: Avec L'amour Photography | Floral Design: Vo Floral Design | Wedding Gown: Clare La Faye | Calligraphy: Smitten Kiss | Bridal Accessories: Hannabella Designs | Cake And Desserts: The Sweet Event | Event Coordination: SmittenKiss | Hair And Make Up Artist: Cali Nguyen | Location: Private Orchard | Model: Kayla Marie Cromer | Paper Goods: Sir Speedy Sunnyvale | Vintage Rentals: Lost And Found Vintage Rentals
Vibrant, bright and infused with meaning, this beautiful celebration at the Los Altos History Museum captured by Bethany Carlson Photography is just prettiness defined. Planned to perfection by Mango Muse Events, every colorful detail is gorgeous to say the very least, and you can see it all here.
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From Bethany Carlson Photography…I was instantly smitten by Los Altos History Museum’s intimate charm. Dark chocolate, vintage-style buildings engulfed the red-brick courtyard. Large trees hugged the perimeter which made Szu & Girish’s wedding ceremony & reception feel as though we were whisked away out far in the countryside. I loved the diversity that the wedding day brought. from the traditional hindu ceremony showered in bright colors and indian customs to the receptions modern styled details (and not to mention the bride’s gorgeous couture reception gown). The bride began her day by wearing a bright fuschia sari accompanied by her (soon-to-be) mother-in-laws wedding jewelry & henna-dyed hands. The guests were divided by a river of bright rose petals. both Indian & Chinese family members and friends were present as the repeated and responded to the mantras read by their officiant. Although in western culture this seemed to be a lengthy service, the hindu ceremony was a shortened version of what is usually a three-day process. So very symbolic each moment was for Szu & Girish. At the end of the ceremony, the two took their first steps together as a husband & wife and was showered with rose petals. The reception began with cocktails, photo booth and writing personalized puzzle pieces to the bride & groom. Guests found their table by searching for their postcard from a location that the couple had traveled together. After emotional speeches & incredible dessert spread, the couple had their first dance synchronized. Followed up by the parents of the bride dancing for the crowd to light the dance floor.
Photography: Bethany Carlson Photography | Event Planning: Jamie Chang Of Mango Muse Events | Florist: Three Sisters | Wedding Dress: Bloomingals | Cake: Baked Bakery | DJ: Big Fun DJs | Officiant: Anand Shrama | Photo Booth: Bethany Carlson Photography | Venue: Los Altos History Museum