Exquisite succulents, flowing white tulle and organza, gorgeous accents and wonderful hues. Every Thursday, experience unique wedding days through Catherine’s stunning real wedding photographs, love stories and inspiration boards.
My photographs of this beautiful, if rain-soaked, Lake Tahoe wedding are featured on the Tahoe Unveiled wedding blog. Even the rain on this special day didn’t keep Shawnda and Andre from smiling. The unerringly positive attitude of this couple absolutely made my day, and the extraordinary environment made for one of the most memorable weddings I’ve done. Check out the blog post for more photos of the stunning day, including one of my favorites of the cheerful, glowing bride.
This Lake Tahoe wedding, brilliantly designed and coordinated by the stunning bride, was recently featured in Style Me Pretty Destination. After moving from Boulder, Colorado to Lake Tahoe for the opportunity to go rock climbing and skiing together, Anya and Charlie were officially engaged on New Year’s Eve 2008. Because most of their time together was spent in the woods and on the trails surrounding the lake that is usually the focus of events at this destination, the Tahoe City Nordic Center made the perfect venue for the couple.
Anya’s stellar design sense pulled together the sun-kissed colors, the natural setting, and the surprising element of the giant balloons with beautiful ease. Check out the article for insight from the bride, and more photographs from this enchanting event.
My photography of Alyssa and Brett’s Vintage Estate wedding is featured in Junebug Weddings, alongside a wonderful interview with Alyssa. I met Alyssa through her friend Keisha, whose wedding I photographed in Cayman Islands. When I think of Alyssa, a bright-eyed Wall Street executive, the first thing that comes to my mind is her effortless elegance and unexpected kindness. Read my story of how Alyssa gave me her Vera Wang Eleanor dress on Grace Ormonde.
Alyssa and Brett’s multi-day destination wedding brought the New York couple and 75 guests to the sophisticated Napa Valley vineyard for the opportunity to experience far more than a wedding ceremony. Wedding coordinator Cay Lemon of Zest Productions was instrumental in planning this lush weekend – from the “fiesta” of Mexican food with an accompanying Spanish band to a spa day treat for the bridesmaids and brunch at Auberge de Soleil for the groomsmen.
Against the lush green backdrop of wine country in May, the wedding’s Mediterranean theme beautifully complemented the Wine Country charm of the estate. With guests all decked in white and toting white parasols to shade them from the brilliant California sun, the entire event sported elegance and purity, dotted only occasionally with sage green accents and the natural greens of the summer.
I had the honor of documenting the whimsical wedding of Jennifer and Bryan against the luscious landscape of the Northern Californian wine country last summer. Thanks to the artful coordination of Mary Ellen Murphy, the couple’s preceding welcome party at this private estate in Yountville resounded with the same casual elegance as the ceremony. Guests traveled from near and far to celebrate with the happy couple, and Jennifer wanted to ensure that they were happy and comfortable throughout the festivities. Delightful hors d’oeuvres and guests’ gleeful attire helped this event exude the comforting ambience while maintaining a touch of glamour. See my photography of Jennifer and Bryan’s wedding here.
My photography of the wedding of Lucy and Ross McClennan was featured in I Do Venues, honoring one of my favorite venues, Viansa Winery. With the help of Designer/Planner Denise Auerbach and Day of Coordinator Laura Johnson, Lucy and Ross held a perfect celebration in the rustic courtyard with gorgeous floral designs from Wine Country Flowers. If you’ve never been to the winery, the terra-cotta walls with Italian marble detailing create a gorgeous, unique arc to poetically frame this romantic occasion, and the courtyard is shaded by Italian cypress trees and stone pines, casting the perfect amount of filtered natural light – what more could a photographer ask for? :-)