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Melissa & Martin Wedding : Vizcaya, Sacramento, Ca

Melissa and Martin had a beautiful night wedding at the Vizcaya in Sacramento, Ca! Filled with winter touches like an adult hot chocolate bar, and neutral colors, the whole evening also combined Martin's Filipino culture and their love of nature and the outdoors. They wanted to keep things simple and elegant, to compliment their minimalist tastes. Mixing in greenery with their neutral palette, the whole wedding was just perfectly complimented the historical mansion venue of Vizcaya. Built in the 1890’s, the mansion has several locations for ceremonies, and a beautiful reception hall. I have some quotes from Melissa spread throughout the photos, so scroll down to see what she had to say about all the beauty of their wedding!

”Enjoy every moment because the day will fly by and be over before you know it.” - Melissa

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WeddingsJennifer Lourie
Esmeralda & Mark : Chicago, IL Engagement

What I absolutely love about Chicago is all of the amazing people you get to meet on a day to day basis. Esmeralda and Mark met in a dance troupe, and now not only continue to dance together, but are dance partners for the Legacy Dance Company Pro Team in Chicago, IL. These two were such an amazing pleasure to get to photograph their engagement around Chicago, starting at the Chicago Riverwalk, and continuing over to the Milton Lee Olive Park. At the end of the night, I was stoked to get to see some of their award winning dance moves in front of the setting sun.

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Kassidy & Andrew Wedding : Carondelet House, Los Angeles, Ca

California Wedding Day featured these two in all of their awesome glory!

Kassidy and Andrew were married at the Carondelet House in Los Angeles, Ca, and the whole night was full of beautiful unique details that I swoon over every time I think about it. To start with, Kassidy and Andrew decided to have an evening wedding, starting the actual celebration just as the sun was setting. Their ceremony also started and ended with readings from "The Awesome Book of Love," which mentions dinosaurs, which I am an absolute sucker for. I had to look it up after the fact just to be sure the amazingness I though I had heard. The whole things was also Spanish inspired, a theme that expanded into the Cuatro Caminos Arts & Flamenco group that entertained both the wedding guests during the ceremony and cocktail hour, but also taught dances. The whole evening also had a giant focus on food, with not only a pizza truck arriving at the end of the night, but homemade salsa as their wedding favors. I scattered quotes from the amazing Kassidy throughout this blog, and you’re going to love her as much as I do after you read it all!

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Audrey & Dwight Wedding : Bard Mansion, Port Hueneme, CA

Audrey and Dwight traveled from their home state of Oregon to get married where they grew up in Southern California, and the historic Bard Mansion in Port Hueneme, CA. made for the perfect venue for everyone to join them. Besides just wearing her Nana’s beautiful dress for the better part of the day, (scroll down to see a side by side shot of Audrey and one of her Nana from her wedding day!) her friends and family came together to help make the entire day special. Every aspect of the wedding day was put together by various family members, from the flowers on down to the decor and nothing could have come out more beautiful.

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WeddingsJennifer Lourie
Alex & Jon Wedding : Eden Gardens, Moorpark, CA

Alex and Jon had an amazing destination wedding at Eden Gardens in Moorpark, CA. I absolutely love shooting at Eden Gardens, because the whole place is just so gorgeous. Between the fountain behind the ceremony site, the greenery, and twinkle lights at night; it’s always just perfect. Traveling from Chicago, IL where their friends and family live in California, these two had a picture perfect garden wedding full of surprises. Between gifting all of their bridal party Marvel themed robes that they wore during the reception, to being a belly dancer; Alex and Jon made sure everyone felt included and loved during their day. Not to mention all the tears that were shed by not only them, but family members alike.

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WeddingsJennifer Lourie
Stephanie & Paul Wedding : The Walnut Grove, Moorpark, CA

It’s not every day that you get to attend a Cinco de Mayo wedding celebration, and the one hosted by Stephanie and Paul was perfect. Held at The Walnut Grove in Moorpark, Ca, their festive colors of gold, pink and orange paired perfectly with the shots of Tequila all of their guests were given as wedding favors. Not to mention the cookies they gave away with every seating; it’s hard to not love the party that was held on May 5th for these two souls in love. I’m so lucky that I was able to meet Stephanie and Paul through several other weddings I had photographed in the past, including Lindsay & Bryan’s anniversary, and Megan & Jonathan’s wedding.

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Gina & Jordan : Calistoga, Ca Engagement

Angelina and Jordan have the cutest engagement story I’ve ever heard, and it is probably because their love started before they were 8 years old. Angelina and Jordan knew each other through their families, and played together on the very same ranch that Jordan proposed on 20 years later. What makes all of this even more special, is that Angelina is also a photographer! I absolutely love getting to photograph other photographer’s and it is easy to say that my little photographer heart soured pretty high as we explored their gorgeous property. It was also only fitting that we included their gorgeous puppy Asher in their engagement photos, as he was there for the proposal.

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Blyth & Danny Wedding : Eden Gardens, Moorpark, CA

I am absolutely in love with everything about Blyth and Danny’s beautiful, offbeat wedding. Blyth and Danny are definitely two individuals who beat to their own drum, and that drum just happens to be a very Nintendo colored one. Irish born Blyth dreamed of being a princess at her wedding, and with the picturesque Eden Gardens as their venue choice, and her Maggie Soterro gown, she achieved it. What sets her apart in her princess dreams, was it just happened to be Princess Zelda. Blyth and Danny have custom designed concept rings; Blyth's being in the shape of a "Heart Container" from The Legend of Zelda games, and Danny's being adorned with the tri-force.Their wedding cake was The Legend of Zelda themed as well, with light up 'rupees' made out of rock candy, the main unit of currency in the game, and the guests were served chocolate rupees as their wedding favor.

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WeddingsJennifer Lourie
Kelsey & Jordan : Millennium Park, Chicago, IL Engagement

Kelsey and Jordan got married in Asheville, North Carolina, so it was such an amazing honor to get to do their engagement photos in Chicago, IL where they live! We decided on Millennium Park in the heart of the city, as the two live downtown- and absolutely love it. As unpredictable as the weather in Chicago is, we were super lucky to get a clear winter day with the sun peaking through the buildings. Also as popular as this spot is for weddings, we were blessed to get to spend it alone. These two lovebirds were an absolute treat to get to spend the afternoon with, and I cannot imagine a more gorgeous couple to get to tie the knot together.

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