I photographed Philip and Monica, a beautiful couple who had their wedding in Salinas, CA. It was a great break from the Sacramento heat. The wedding was held at a family member's home. Surrounded by their closest family and friends, I couldn't help but feel the intimacy, warmth, and loving atmosphere throughout the home. One thing remains true about smaller weddings--the food is always delicious! No dry baked chicken, wild rice, and unsalted green beans here!
Okay, it has to be said. And I'm sure they've heard it a million times: "My what fabulous eyes you have there!"
This image was nabbed right as the new married couple began walking back up the aisle.
Monica has the most radiant smile!
I call this photo "The Lady in Waiting". She's actually waiting for her first dance to begin with her new husband, who's still sitting in a nearby chair. This is actually one of my favorites of the day.
And the first dance has begun...
As soon as I stepped outside the backdoor, I was instantly attracted to the water. It just looked so refreshing and beautiful. I finally found out what was in it: rosemary (I think?), mint leaves, lemons, and cucumbers. I've never seen such a thing. What a fabulous idea--and perfect for an outdoor summer wedding! I just had to taste it! It was just as expected: cool, light, refreshing, and with a hint of cucumber, lemon, and very light mint.
"This is the way we put in the chocolate, put in the chocolate, put in the chocolate. This is the way we put in the chocolate, So we can make a foun-tainnn!"
Yes folks, this is the makings of a chocolate fountain...and those plump, red beauties in the corner are the soon-to-be-privileged, chocolate-dipped strawberries. Oh and we can't overlook our lovely lady subject here who is trying to showcase her diamond ring. LOL! Diane, you so crazy!
...And then the whole fountain just jumped off the counter.
Oh well, let's get this party started!
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