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Sunday Morning Waffle Making Engagement

Does life get any better than Sunday morning waffles with the one you love? Absolutely not. At least in my book. Photographed by Rebecca Yale, this at-home engagement captures that exact sentiment with everyday moments Aisha and Ben will treasure for a lifetime. Head to the full gallery this way, and if you’re newly engaged kick off the wedding planning adventure right here.

From Rebecca Yale… I often describe engagement photos as a little slice of life, capturing a little piece of who you are at this special time in your life- young and in love right before you say your vows. Years later these photos can become just as special as your wedding day portraits and become a little time capsule for future generations. Ben and Aisha absolutely embraced this idea and chose to have their engagement session be a typical Sunday morning, which for them means making waffles and enjoying them together in their beautiful sun-drenched backyard.

From the bride… On our very first date, we bonded over food. Aisha was worried Ben would judge her for ordering a veggie burger at a burger place and launched into a lengthy, nervous explanation. After a beat, Ben casually remarked that he had never had a burger in his life and was also ordering the veggie burger. We both let our a sigh of relief and have continued to weirdly and accidentally order the exact same thing as each other ever since. When it comes to food, we’re always in sync. We love cooking together.

We actually had our worst meal ever on the night Ben proposed. We were in a small city in England, and while the proposal was lovely, the meal afterward was … not. We started laughing as soon we took our first bites. It was actually great because it made the meal more memorable. We’ll definitely never forget that toasted beans ravioli. Yes, “toasted beans ravioli” is as upsetting as it sounds.

When we started planning our wedding, we liked the idea of using cooking as a metaphor for building a life together. We’re blending lives, families, and cultures — creating our own recipe for love and happiness. Our photographer Rebecca suggested our kitchen as a setting and it immediately made sense. Every Sunday, we make waffles (Aisha has always been a fan and Ben is a recent (and enthusiastic) convert), so we just did what we normally do — except way better dressed than usual and with a camera documenting our every move. You know: normal, casual Sunday! Despite the fact that it was an engagement session, Rebecca has a very natural, documentary style, so there were many moments when we were able to forget about the camera and just be ourselves. Those are our favorite shots. They show what makes us light up: each other & really good waffles!

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Photography: Rebecca Yale Photography | Event Planning: All You Need Is Love Events

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Fashion Forward Wedding in Wine Country

California’s wine country lends itself to some of the most magical weddings to ever hit our pages. There’s something about those rolling vineyards and perfect sunshine that make for an incredible backdrop, and this wedding is no exception. It’s what happens when two singers day “I do” and onelove photography is there to capture. Click here to watch it all unfold.

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Fall
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Al Fresco

From onelove photography…. There is something so incredibly irresistible about this wedding. The views. The forest. The vines in the distance… and you can feel the warmth in the autumn air. Al fresco receptions are so romantic, and the team at Off The Beaten Path Weddings truly makes magic in wine country.

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Photography: onelove photography | Videography: Matter Video | Event Planning + Design: Off The Beaten Path Weddings | Floral Design: Off The Beaten Path Weddings | Catering : Off The Beaten Path Weddings | Venue: Kunde Family Estate | Wedding Design: Off The Beaten Path Weddings

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Enchanting Alfresco Wedding Positively Glowing with Candlelight

Give us twinkling candlelight, a canopy of chandeliers and open air dining under the stars and we’ll call that the epitome of romance. From the tablescape sprinkled with gold a little touch of blush crafted by Casa de Perrin to the cascade of flowers at every turn by Cody Floral Design, and the scenic beauty of San Ysidro Ranch, get cozy with Michelle Beller‘s photos and prepare to be totally enchanted.

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Summer
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Al Fresco
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Romantic

From the Bride… We envisioned our wedding to be modern, traditional and elegant. We chose the San Ysidro Ranch for it’s storied history, privacy, romantic, intimate and scenic location. Because only our immediate families were in attendance, we opted for a formal and elegant affair serenaded by an acoustic duo under the stars. We enjoyed a caviar and champagne cocktail hour, followed by a fine wine pairing and a five course dinner with accompaniment of amuse bouche and an intermezzo.

It was truly an affair to remember from the exchanging of our vows on the lower lawn, to the decadent sit-down dinner, chandeliers hanging from the branches above us creating a whimsical setting. The enchanting glow of the candles, lavish table settings, aromatic fragrance from the lush floral arraignments complimenting the aroma of the fine cuisine. Laughter coupled with the cheers and speeches and background music creating a magical evening to remember. We are exceedingly happy and pleased that our dreams were executed so flawlessly.

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Photography: Michelle Beller | Event Design: La Fete | Floral Design: Cody Floral Design | Invitations: East Six | Catering: San Ysidro Ranch | Hair and Makeup: TEAM Hair and Makeup | Lighting: Ambient Event Design | Ceremony Music: Dwight Kennedy | Venue: San Ysidro Ranch | Linens: La Tavola Fine Linen Rental | Rentals: Town And Country | Tabletop: Casa de Perrin

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