LA Wedding

Kathryn and Dustin's Longshadow Ranch Winery Wedding

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Kathryn and Dustin’s wedding this past Sunday was my last wedding of the year and it was a stunner! It was moody and rustic, with touches of Christmas sprinkled in. All around perfection! This sweet couple was casual and cool all day long, and I think that translated into their pictures. They were ready to have a good time and we got to play!

I love this venue, from their stunning Barn reception hall, to the horses, and the vineyards that surround the space. It’s beautiful from end to end. The bride’s insanely talented sister created all the floral masterpieces that really set the mood for the whole event. I loved the simplicity and warmth of this wedding, and how much it was about the closeness of family.

It was a crazy busy weekend full of beautiful moments, and I hope I did those moments justice with some of these pictures. Congrats to Dustin and Kathryn, I know your life will be full of love!

Hugs

Taryn

Vendors:

Photographer: Great Woodland Photography

Venue, Food, Linens, Bartender, Photo Booth : Longshadow Ranch Winery

Coordinator: Shayna Damon - Longshadow Ranch Winery

Bridal Shop: Nordstrom

Bride’s Shoes: Vince Camuto

Bridesmaids Dresses: Nordstrom

Deserts: Alicia Loves to Bake

DJ: Jeremi Ricci, DJ Pros

Invitations: Penelope's Paper Pantry

Florals: Bloom Print Florals

Suits: Men's Warehouse

Ring Design: Jared 

Facets and Karats

Manly Bands for Dustin’s band 

Medina and Arash's Vellano Wedding, Chino Hills

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This stunning Tuscan inspired wedding from yesterday is all kinds of beautiful! I loved working with this amazing couple and what I loved even more was all the love that surrounded them on their big day. Their big beautiful families surrounded them, and made up their bridal party and it just all felt really intimate. 

Medina and Arash meet in college, in an 8am class, which just blew my mind. Number 1, who signs up for an 8 am class? And number 2, who goes? But these two noticed each other. They had a mutual friend who invited them both to a party, and as the saying goes, the rest was history.

The inspiration behind this wedding and venue was their engagement trip. They went to Italy where Arash proposed in the small beach town of Vernazza. The spot near the beach was crowded, so Arash found these stone stairs, followed them up to a balcony next to a church. The Church was right up against the water with a little bench. It was all super private, with no one there. Medina was looking out at the ocean, turned around and he was on a knee proposing. I mean could all have been more picture perfect? I can see it all so clearly in my mind. 

I think with every couple you pick up something new and different trait about them, and I think the words that come to mind with this couple are inspiration and aspiration. Inspiration to those around them, and aspiration to always be better, always do more. And they both have these qualities which make them a real balance. There is a deep well of support for each other, and I can't wait to see what life they build on that foundation. 

Congratulations you two! I hope you enjoy these sneak peaks, and I can't wait to hear all about the honeymoon! 

Hugs!

Taryn

Vendors

Wedding Venue & Caterer: Vellano Wedgewood Weddings

Photographer: Great Woodland Photography

2nd Shooter: Brittanee Taylor Photography

Videography: Wanderlust Creative Endeavors

Hair: Jaime Lake 

Makeup: Samira Rashidi

Linens: J & L Floral Boutique

Cake and Desserts: Patty's Cakes

DJ: Marcos Rodriguez

Dress Designer: Sachin and Babi

Bridal Boutique: M Bride

Brides Shoes: Steven Madden

Floral: J & L Floral Boutique

Jen and Derek's Beverly Hills & Pasadena Wedding

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What a weekend! On Friday morning, Eddie and I drove up to Beverly Hills, to meet Jen and Derek for their short and sweet wedding ceremony. Jen was really wanting the ceremony to be intimate and stressless, and with just their immediate family, the whole wedding was so lovely. After the ceremony we got a few pictures in and had a delicious Italian lunch, which was just family (and Eddie and I). It was so wonderful to be included and I loved being apart of the Chen/Stratton crew all weekend!

On Saturday they had their reception at the beautiful Rococo Room at Santorini Restaurant, in Pasadena. Before we headed to their reception to hang with friends and family, we walked from our hotel (where Jen and Derek got ready) to Pasadena City hall to take the couples portraits, and family pictures. Because their wedding was the day before, we had lots of time to relax and get some amazing shots. And I already know I'm going to have a hard time choosing from these images, because they are all so amazing!

Their reception was such a blast, I got hang with college friends and meet some amazing wonderful people, all who love Jen and Derek.  I especially loved their "Grand Entrance", complete with sparklers and some sweet dance moves!

Jen and Derek, I am so happy for you both and I can't wait to see what life has in store for you. Enjoy your week in Kauai and don't forget to wear sunscreen and hydrate! 

 

XOXO 

Taryn