ALAS A BLOG POST ! YAY ! And what a beautiful and unique wedding to blog about. Tova and Don were able to strike a wonderful balance blending the Orthodox Jewish traditions with their Modern love needs. One of my favorite parts of being a photographer is getting to experience so many different cultural events and this wedding was one of my favorites. Tova and Don really pulled off an amazing day incorporating many of the Jewish Traditions and still having it their way. I loved how casual and easy going this couple was, they were focused on the feelings and being in the moment. I am so thankful I was able to enjoy and capture this fabulous event. Here are a few things I LOVED about this wedding: The Crocker ! Come on, it does not get much better than The Crocker. Art and Beauty every where you look, and to add coolness to coolness, they got ready at the Citizen Hotel ! A visual feast of sorts. And of course add Kate Whelan Events ( A.K.A K-way ) to the mix and you are sure to have one well organized and beautiful event. On of my all time favorite florists, Shannon ( A.K.A Sha-nona Rider ) from Flourish worked her usual magic as you can see and LeiLani and her team ( A.K.A Lay-low and Stitch ) at Hello Glam sure glammed it up in the most perfect way as well as staring the day with some fun and lively energy. One MONDO thanks for one Wendy Hithe Photography (A.K.A The GINGER photographer ) for shooting with me on this wedding, yes…I brought in a ringer for this one. O.K no more words, only photos from here on out !
Just to be around these two, you truly FEEL THE LOVE. I absolutely adore these two ! Their wedding was FABULOUS. Yes, it was hot as could be, but we barley even noticed as the photo love was flowing and we had so much FUN.
While I was taking the getting ready photos, I realized I had taken photos of the wrong earrings, that started us talking about ‘fun facts’ about the wedding day. Here are a few of my favorite ‘fun facts’:
Shawna bought $50 dollars worth of lottery tickets to cash in on her wedding day good luck, but left them in the machine. So some lucky person got a big chunk of her wedding luck.
Her sister and mom sewed 1,000 flowers for the bouquets and wreaths.
The brides something old was her grandma’s AND great grandma’s virginity pin which was sewed into her bouquet.
Shawna was ALSO engaged to her best friends 6 year old son Gavin, who bought her a mood ring with his own money.
Their d.j, D.J Blaine The Sundance Kid , was a friend from grad school. He was a HUGE hit, great energy and really got the crowd moving.
Tim is an amazing person as well as a pilot, hence the location of their reception: the Areospace Museum.
Shawna has a blog where she tells everyone how cool I am ( she may write other things too, but I usually just focus on the ‘ I am cool’ parts.)
Not only does she get mistaken for Megan Fox, but Shawna is also one of the neatest people you will ever meet, and she has a giant brain and is in school to get her doctorate degree.
Tim and Shawna rule…and again I HAVE the photos to prove it:
So ‘ hot fashion model’ right ?
i thought this photos was just stunning.
I LOVE both of these photos
How much to you just love this gal ?
I was GOO GOO GA GA for this big bank of windows.
The image on the right took my breath away.
Note the sun flare is shaped as a heart, no photoshopping there, that was a natural occurrence.
FUN FACT: MY BOYFRIEND BRAD HAYNES LOVES IT WHEN I MENTION HIM IN MY BLOG : )
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photos with heart and soul