Real wedding: Michelle + Ewan

Michelle & Ewan’s wedding was truly a labor of love…all their friends pitched in to set up The Green Building for the reception and pulled it off just in time for the couple to enjoy!

[images from Belathée Photography]
Belathée Photography is a member of Brooklyn Bride’s preferred vendor listings

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Sneak peek from Martha Stewart Weddings

I love sneak peeks, especially when they’re of super cool couples like Corinne (of Handle & Spout fame!) and Eoin.  They’re coming up on their 1 year anniversary this week and have made it into the newest issue of Martha Stewart Weddings!

Check out some more pics from this darling wedding here.

Cover credit: Photography by Con Poulos/Martha Stewart Weddings, Spring 2011
Corinne Photo Credit: Photography by Jacob Arthur/Martha Stewart Weddings, Spring 2011

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Real wedding: Christy + Michael

I love all the smart little details that went along with this wedding!  Bright bold colors and handmade touches are always my favorite things to see in a wedding.

Michael and Christy both work at Apple and met when Christy performed a health assessment on Michael (she works in the Wellness Center).   It was one assessment that went further than blood pressure:)

Their AMAZING wedding took place in Sonoma at Cornerstone Gardens.  Situated near vineyards, it serves as a place for local artists to display art installations and is one of the most fabulous and unique venues I have shot at.  The art installations alone are FABULOUS, however there is also a barn the couple used for their lounge and dancing, an enormous white tent they ate dinner under, and a gorgeous lawn area overlooking the vineyards for their ceremony.  Being wine country, the bride opted to include wine bottles in many of her details- from installing directions to the various locations on the property for the festivities on wine bottles, to the guest seating, and by creating their own unique wine to bottle during the ceremony.

Being total food lovers, Michael and Christy opted for food “Stations” for dinner that included all of their favorite meals- a seafood station, an heirloom tomato station, meat and potatoes station, and a veggies station.  The stations helped encourage guests to mingle and truly enjoy their dinner!  During cocktail hour the wine flowed and mini sliders with fries and mini grilled cheese sandwiches with tomato soup in the cups were served.  I just about ate my way out of there:)  Guests were encouraged to take their time and eat as the night set in and the full moon rose.  Christy is obsessed with the moon and specifically planned her wedding well over a year in advance to take advantage of the full moon on a weekend.  It was truly fabulous.  The night was capped off with dancing and lunging in the barn under gorgeous lanterns and moonlight…  It was an epic night to remember!


Photographer:  What Shanni Saw
Venue:  Cornerstone Gardens
Caterer:  Alex’s Catering
Florist:  Julie Stevens Design
Day-Of Coordinator: Kelly Cloney

[images from What Shanni Saw]

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    Real wedding: Miho + Heedae

    Wedding photographer Miho Aikawa and her husband Heedae had a beautifully simple Brooklyn wedding that was modern yet soft at the same time.  Its just gorgeous, dont you think?


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    Real wedding: Lindsay + Joey

    You all must remember Lindsay + Joey’s engagement photos from last year, so I’m so happy to be able to show off their wedding!

    Everyone told us it would be, and our wedding indeed turned out to be the best day of our lives.  The experience of having everyone important to us gathered in one place to celebrate our commitment to each other was surreal.

    We wanted our wedding to be rustic and chic at the same time–classy, but casual.  We also wanted to get married in my home town – Sacramento.  Not only did we have a personal friendship with the Wilson family, but we fell in love with Wilson Vineyards from the second we saw it.  Located in Clarksburg, just outside of Sacramento, it truly captures everything that is great about California’s Central Valley.  A beautiful old barn sits on the property overlooking the vineyards on one side and a creek on the other.  We held the ceremony just outside the barn on the lawn, and shaded everyone under parasols.

    Immediately following the ceremony we held a cocktail hour on the lawn, and our dear friend, soul singer Chris Pierce and his band performed for our first dance (his song, “Slow Life”), with an hour-long set to follow for us all to dance to.

    We held the rest of the dancing, as well as dinner, cake-cutting, and toasts inside the open-air barn, with only a brief and spontaneous migration out into the vineyards to witness the staggering sunset. The buffet-style feast was at once a raving success and our biggest regret of the night – we got so caught up talking and dancing that we didn’t eat a bite! Luckily, we knew from our tasting that the food was superb; our friends still talk about it. We danced the remaining hours until the party’s end, and left on an enduring high.

    Our memories are enhanced by photographer Brion Hopkins’ artful capturing of the faces, the energy, and the ambiance created by the hard work of everyone listed below. His knack for shooting in an original, yet timeless fashion was the reason we chose him and is the reason we’re thankful to have his photos as the lasting record of the best day of our lives.


    Location: Wilson Vineyards, Clarksburg, CA
    Wedding Coordinator – Sandy Wilson
    Caterer: All Seasons, All Reasons
    DJ: Tom Fretwell
    Cake: The Sweetest Things, Sacramento, CA
    Florist: Katie Edwards of Ambience Floral Design
    Hair/Makeup: Artisan Salon
    Dress: Miosa (Sacramento, CA)
    Shoes: JCrew
    Groom’s Suit: Theory
    Photographer: Brion Hopkins

    [images from Brion Hopkins Photography]

    Brion Hopkins is a member of Brooklyn Bride’s vendor listings.

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