LOVE LOVE LOVE everything about this wedding. The Citizen Hotel, and Music on the Move, and Claire and Garret ! So many good things going for Claire and Garret’s oh so happy wedding day ! They were pure sunshine and delight, and their peeps were uber cool. Just slipping this one at the last minute to give these wonderful folks and 2014 one last shout out. Heading into 2015 with bells on over here. Lets get it started !!!!
Jessica and P.J called me in 2010 to shoot their 2012 wedding, it was one of those love at first phone call situations. Not only do I adore them but feel like I am part of their families at this point. One would be hard pressed to find a greater group of people than Jessica and P.j’s families. I positively adore these folks.
Jessica is a ‘bling’ kinda gal so the phrase ” Ling Ling you forgot your bling bling ” was used throughout the day. Their Citizen Hotel wedding was a stunner with Kate Miller events, Flourish , Extreme Productions and Shana Beals making this wedding just so very beautiful with design, flowers, lighting and the bride’s make-up. I LOVE this venue and every one of these vendors ! Everything about this wedding was impressive ! Oh how Mama LIKED ! And yes, this is yet another very long blog post as I was so in love with this couple and this wedding.
I love the way this photos shows off Shana Beals mad make-up skills with this dramatic make-up look. Well done my friend, I am your biggest fan !
Beautiful flower design by my beloved Shannon from Flourish, so very talented that Shannon a.k.a ‘ No-No ‘ !
One single tear is like a pot of gold for me, love this shot ! I love this photo, oh yes I do !
Sorry P.J : )
Stunning right, well done team !
That was what Jake of Lesley and Jake told us at one point as Lesley and I were in this huge post wedding love fest. Funny ! We just had endless, “no I love you” e-mails. Thinking about it warms my soul. A special day indeed, one could feel the love between these two. It felt like they were both just so very grateful to have found each other. Jake was as good as it get in the groom department, and Lesley had a way of making everyone around her feel joyful and relaxed. How deep is my love ? DEEP !
So why do I blubber on and on about my favorite vendors ? Because this can be a really stressful day at times and having your favorite peeps around really makes for a happy couple, and a happy couple makes for awesome photos. A win win ! So that is why I will rave about Larry from Extreme ( deep love ) and how he makes an event AWESOME, and how Shannon from Flourish makes the whole day more beautiful with her arty flowers, and what a great job the folks at the Citizen Hotel do making sure everything runs smoothly and the couple feels well taken care ( run on sentence much ? ).
I heart the Goveners suite at the Citizen Hotel.
Lesley gasping at delight upon seeing her flowers from Flourish.
I love this moment of Leslie with her favorite auntie. Awesome shot by Francisco who I nicknamed Ricardo and call him that so much I often forget that is not his real name.
Shannon sure makes pretty flowers !
These are the moments I love the most !
I love this photo !
One view of this shot…
And the second view here : )
Fun Fact : Here is an example of said love notes after posting this blog post on Lesley’s facebook page:
I am ready to revive our love notes now : )
ARG ! The fall is such a crazy time for the wedding photographer. I have meant to blog for my faithful 37 readers ( that is my joke, it is more like 12 people ) but iI am one busy bee. So I am just slapping up a link of being blogged…. does that count ?
TRUE LOVE PHOTO ON THE CITIZEN HOTEL BLOG
I HONESTLY love this couple ! Here are few more for the road….
And to try and fluff this not so big on the fly blog post I will add in the SLIDESHOW.
I DO love kimberly and Aaron. What an amazing couple ! Just thinking of them warms my heart…
Kimberly, so classy, beautiful and down to earth, just a charming and lovely girl. Aaron, what is not to love ? kind, warm, giving, relaxed and sensitive with movie star good looks.
One could loose themselves in his blue eyes. They booked me over the phone as I shot his sister’s wedding many years ago ( that really warms my heart ). Their wedding was so much fun ! We were blessed with great weather considering it was February, a unique venue..The Citizen Hotel and an amazing florist, Martha from BLOOMS. Add in the fact that this couple really took my advise and met up before the wedding so we could take advantage of the many facets of The citizen Hotel, which made all my my wedding dreams come true.
Such warmth and love, it was so great to be able to spend some time with Aaron’s fabulous family ( especially Bonnie ) again. Love you…. love your show.
I always love this moment, what a great area to get one’s ‘first look’.
This is one of my favorite photos of the day.
Great shot by my super cool second shooter Michelle !
The one and only Pamala Pamperin, the harp lady was in the House, she adds such an element of class to any wedding and she is delightful to boot.
Sexy cake by The Crazy cake company, so crazy, sexy and cool
View their SLIDESHOW by clicking HERE.
FUN FACT : Aaron invited Kimberly to his birthday party when they were 9 years old and she said no because she would have been the only girl.
photos with heart and soul