We. Love. California. Not just because of the abundance of great food and perfect weather, but because we get to shoot weddings like this one, at the Langham Hotel in Pasadena.
We first met Anna and Jeremy when they came to us for their cherry blossom engagement session last spring. Since then, we have become wonderful friends, which made it even more fun for us to document their wedding!
Anna stunned us all with her custom-made ruffle-happy gown. It even brought her groom to tears. And we're not talking about the one-drop-on-the-cheek kind--he was genuinely choked up throughout the entire ceremony, swollen eyes and all. It made the ceremony that much more intimate, special, and real....and of course, we loved it (smile). When we become friends with our couples, it means we understand their emotions that much better, and most importantly, we are able to capture what is truly meaningful to them. Knowing Jeremy, we knew those tears were true (he never cries!). It almost made us cry, too.
We can honestly say that Anna and Jeremy have found their soul mates. They know how to make each other smile. They teach each other how to love. And they share a lot of "laugh wrinkles" from making each other's lives that much more colorful. Congratulations, you beautiful couple! We're so honored to be able to call you friends and have shared in such a memorable day in your lives
Jane and Reuben planned a beautiful wedding centered around the campus where they had first met and fell in love, at Columbia University in New York City. Of course, tying the knot in the university's magnificent chapel was the perfect choice. Their reception was held at Columbia University's very own Faculty House, a beautiful space with the most stunning view of Manhattan. Guests were greeted at the door with adorable calligraphy escort cards and a wedding cake that made our jaws drop. Dozens of intricately crafted sugar flowers cascaded down the side of the cake in the most amazing way, and the entire masterpiece was just sitting there beckoning us to photograph every single little detail it had to offer. Every direction we turned, there was something that lit up our eyes and drew our lenses closer. Everything was so charming and absolutely perfect. And seeing how happy Jane and Reuben were at the end of the day, all the hard work it took to put together this wedding day, in all its detailed glory, was totally worth it. Even better when you get to relive it over and over again through these pictures!