07.11.2012 Marielle

Carol & Derrick. Oakland Temple Wedding.

At their wedding reception, there was a sign that simply said, “Love Grows.” Because Carol & Derrick have spent the past three years together, they have definitely seen their love grow & blossom over time. And on a beautiful, warm day, they exited the Oakland Temple as husband & wife-ready to finish their long-distance relationship & ready to begin their lives in the same city…together. Their day was filled with sunshine, love & laughter and it was a joy to see Carol & Derrick so happy! You can definitely tell just by being with Carol & Derrick that their love for each other will continue to grow each & every day-that each day they will fall more & more in love with each other. They are a sweet, wonderful couple & I was blessed to be able to document the beginning of their lives as a married couple!

I loved the simple yet elegant feel of this wedding-the vivid green & yellow colors popped against the cream color of Carol’s dress & the tan of Derrick’s suit. Carol wore a lovely J Crew wedding gown & accented it with a flower in her hair & a long gold pendant. Derrick wore a tan three piece suit & a green tie which looked equally dapper. Their wedding reception was held at Derrick’s parents beautiful home-guests visited as they admired the gorgeous views of the rolling California hills. The reception was perfectly simple-Carol & Derrick wanted to spend time with their guests & that’s exactly what they did. They were able to talk to each guest & express their appreciation for coming to celebrate their special day. I loved that they were able to take the time to talk to every single guest. The food was incredible, the cake was to-die-for & the afternoon was spent celebrating a darling, darling couple. What could be better than that? After their reception, they headed off to spend their honeymoon in…wait for it…Belize! How.lucky.are.they?!?!?

Carol & Derrick-thank you so, soooooo much for having me photograph your beautiful wedding! I loved getting to know you both & I know you will have an exciting & beautiful life together as a couple! With appreciation, XOXO, marielle.

Husband & Wife!!!

Derrick makes Carol sooooo happy!

I know it goes without saying, but isn’t Carol sooooooo fashionable? I loved her Heidi Klum shoes & her pendant necklace!

Carol & Derrick are the BEST because they jumped on a trampoline for some fun photos! I love how much fun they were having!

I loved the chalkboard sign that pointed to the reception & I thought their cake was beautiful!

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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!

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