03.22.2011 Marielle

Shana & Eugene. Hotel Shattuck Plaza Wedding.

His friends say that Shana turned Eugene into a new man. A better man, even. They said that when he was with Shana that he was a kinder, happier & even a more handsome man. Everyone agreed that Shana & Eugene’s relationship had changed them both. For the better. Their love had transformed them into even more incredible people than they already were. They are the best of friends…they push each other to be better & they make each day better than the last. After three years of being engaged, Shana & Eugene tied the knot in a beautiful, heartfelt ceremony at the Hotel Shattuck Plaza. As Eugene caught the first glimpse of his beautiful bride as she walked down the aisle, his eyes filled with tears. They wrote their own vows which made their ceremony perfectly heartfelt. It was literally the perfect day for two people who are perfectly perfect together.

If you’ve read my blog before, you know how I love to talk about the details that make weddings special. I don’t think that I can adequately describe how fabulous this wedding was. Shana & Eugene’s wedding was chalk full of incredible, colorful & fun details. From the perfect Daffodil bridesmaids bouquets to the paper flower backdrop-each detail was a reflection of their fun personalities. They were married at the Hotel Shattuck Plaza which was an amazing venue-around every corner there were funky chandeliers, wallpaper with fun black & white patterns & beautiful details. I love the bright & bold color palatte that they used for the wedding-the bright yellow & the black were stunning together. My favorite detail overall was Shana’s vintage 1950’s lace wedding gown-I don’t think there are words to explain how gorgeous it was.

Shana & Eugene- I am so, soooooooooo lucky to have clients like you. To finish a wedding knowing that I’ve made two new friends is such a great feeling. I loved working with you both, getting to know your story & documenting the celebration of your love. You both deserve the best that the world has to offer-I know your lives together will be filled with overflowing love & laughter. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for everything…xoxo, marielle.

LOVE  Shana’s shoes…Let me rephrase that. I’m OBSESSED with her shoes…

Shana reading over her vows…

Probably my favorite photograph I’ve ever taken of a bride getting ready…

Shana-you are beyond beautiful…

These guys were awesome jumpers!!!

Shana bought each of her bridesmaids a darling Kate Spade bag….lucky girls!

Favorite. Favorite. Favorite.

I’m dying over the cuteness of the centerpieces…

About the Author

Marielle Hi! My name is Marielle Hayes and I am a photographer in the San Francisco Bay Area. I love to travel, bargain hunt and spend time with my husband, our daughter and our Boston Terrier. Enjoy my blog and leave me some comments to let me know what you think!

Comments (8)

  1. brooke

    you+camera=rockstar. You are fabulous!!!! I wanaa second shoot with you!

  2. This was a great wedding. I loved her vintage gown. What a stunning bride! You did a fantastic job capturing it.

  3. Black and Yellow and White!! I always wanted those colors for my wedding. Beautiful job Marielle! love all the detail shots. The one where the ladies are showing of their shoes is perfect! and where the bride is buttoning her button on her sleeve. Great work!

  4. Eugene Yi

    My goodness these look awesome Marielle! We can’t thank you enough on how fun you made this experience for us. Pictures look great and YOU’RE GREAT! much love, Shana + Eugene

  5. Marielle, what a beautiful wedding!!! You did such a great job! I love the photos in front of the colored fans… I second the comment that says you+camera=rockstar. So true!! 🙂

  6. You are so stinking talented. I’m in love with your style and your weddings are always so awesome 🙂

  7. I am in love with all your detail shots!!! What a cute stinkin wedding!! The colours are so bright and vibrant. How fun.

  8. Tom Wilson

    I have a real problem with your love of shoes. (I am a man, married to a shoe lover, so I guess you can see my issue with your addiction. I am also a photographer (hobby) and must admit your wedding shots were excellent. You do not know me. We connected via ebay but you do good work.

    Just a FYI
    TW

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