Julie and Mike met one auspicious, sunny afternoon in October 2003. Both section leaders for a Computer Science class at Stanford, the sophomore and senior started talking about classes, professors and the finer points of Final Fantasy – and then some. In their six years together, they’ve traveled to 10 countries together, lived in 4 different abodes (each one slightly more spacious than the last), dined at a dozen Michelin-star restaurants, and built about 30 pieces of IKEA furniture.
I was referred to this adventurous couple by my clients, Charlotte and Peter, and it was a treat to photograph their gorgeous wedding at Nestldown, a private retreat in Los Gatos that had just the right amount of romance and whimsy. Wedding coordinator Joyce Scardina Becker, along with the couple, brought together all the necessary pieces and crafted an eclectic theme of “doors” – symbolizing the couple’s passage into their new lives together. Every touch was personalized, from the door-shaped invitations to a key exchange during the ceremony, to make for a unique and memorable day.
It was so fun working with Julie and Mike, especially, because they were creative and visual people – and obviously in love – yet they also trusted my artistic judgement completely. Thank you, Julie and Mike, for including me in your exceptional celebration. To find out more about Julie and Mike, read their story in the upcoming issue of Bride and Bloom in August.
Wedding coordinator: Joyce Scardina Becker, Events of Distinction | Venue: Nestldown | Photographer: Catherine Hall Studios | Florist: Asiel Design | Cake Designer: Beaux Gateaux | Caterer: P.S.R.T. (Parsley Sage Rosemary Thyme) | Dress: Vera Wang