Category Archives: Weddings

Alyson // San Diego, CA Summer Bachelorette Party

My friends are a bunch of creative, warm-hearted, crazy yet simple girls who know how to make ends meet and laugh in the face of uncertainty. Despite a few setbacks we were determined to celebrate Alyson’s last few days of being a single lady, even if we had to drive down to San Diego to celebrate in her bedroom. 5 of us made it our mission to surprise her in a simple yet meaningful bachelorette and dinner party.  The night ended up being a kiss from heaven for our sweet friend. We hired a personal chef to cook us up the most delicious meal ever that I still have dreams about at night. The meal was replete with curried chicken and endives, chili shrimp, sauteed asparagus, skirt steak, and more and the night? Let’s just say was full of laughter, mirth, and tears. Everything from the gluten-free cupcakes and pastries to the lingerie cupcake toppers, to the bunting and chalkboard letters were either made or personally contributed by one of the girls.

Personal Chef: Timothy Deaton / Cupcakes: Wholefoods / Baked Goods: Michelle Anderson / Bunting: Erika Faye / China plates: Judy Sluyter / Decor: Maritha Sears & Erika Faye / Cupcake Toppers: Pinterest

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Jen + Mike // Laguna Hills, CA Wedding

As this summer draws to a close, I realize it’s been much more of a summer of love than others in times past…in other words, I’ve never been to this many weddings, bridal showers and bachelorette parties of close friends and loved ones in my life! So, without much further ado…I’m very proud to share this post with you for a couple of reasons: 1) Because it features one of my most cherished friends since college days (9 years in the making!), and 2) because Jen and Mike look so darn cute together.

I’ve known Jen for 9 years…she was the first person I met in college, the first person I went to a college party with, and the last housemate I’ve hugged since. Jen has been such an instrumental part of my life over the years so to be asked to be a part of this wedding in such an intricate way meant so much. The day was filled with so much of the best…Jen’s favorite band the Pawnshop Kings, Mike’s dog Maggie as ring bearer, the best of family and friends, much joy, many emotions, and lots of hot love. I am beyond overjoyed that they get to have one another. Thank you Christina and Britty for your amazing support, help and eye this day!

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Aida + Ian // Oak Canyon Nature Center Wedding, Anaheim, CA

Okay, I have the best brides & grooms ever. In fact, I have the best looking brides & grooms ever. In life there’s a first for everything, a first kiss, a first date, or a first look…This time happened to be my first Turkish-American wedding featuring a beautiful couple…meet Aida and Ian. Aida is an unabashedly loud, care-free, selfless, outside-the-box, free spirit who also happens to be my dear college housemate. Ian is her thoughtful, expressive, and musical other half pursuing his PhD in Studies Composition at Harvard. Suffice it to say that experiencing Aida’s & Ian’s family culture at the wedding was other-than. It left me dumbfounded witnessing them in their environment, the processional, their vows, personal anecdotes, the strong family love, and of course, the memorable punk rock infused ethnic Turkish dancing.

My favorite memory of the day was watching Aida walk down the aisle with her mother to the sound of wine glasses ringing in the summery Socal breeze, the most beautiful and unforgettable processional song ever..a piece created by none other than Aida, herself. Aida and Ian, thank you for having me along. You are good people. You are beautiful people. And, a huge thank you to Christina for your amazing friendship and support this day!

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Ann + Justin // Claremont, CA Wedding

I can’t even begin to tell you what an amazing & exciting couple Justin & Ann are. It seems like something is always happening in their lives..and the latest was their wedding! I was so honored to capture this day in such an intimate way for these two very special people. Filled to the brim with laughter, fun, and depth, this dynamic duo wins the medal for funnest wedding ever. A big thank you to these two for having me out. And special thank you goes out to Kristine for all of your hard work and support this day!

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Featured on Ruffled Blog…

Today my work is featured on Ruffled blog. Well, not me, silly, but my work from Sarah + Neal’s boho-chic courthouse wedding that went down back in April. I couldn’t have been more honored! Thank you so much!