Candace contacted me last year about shooting her wedding celebration (can you tell I’m super behind in blogging?!) In fact, it was Candace & Eithan’s third wedding celebration-they had been married in Israel earlier that year, followed up with a civil ceremony in the states. This wedding celebration that I photographed was when all of Candace & Eithan’s families came together & had a wonderful party to celebrate the love & joy that Candace & Eithan had found in each other. The day was spent playing traditional games, eating amazing food, dancing, laughing & celebrating in a big way.
They were married at the end of September & it was the most beautiful, warm day! Their celebration was held right on the water in Emeryville & the weather was AMAZING. The golden sun set over the beautiful San Francisco Bay & the party continued on! It was fun to see how both their families came together & had the BEST time as they celebrated together. The highlights of the evening were the funny games they played & my personal favorite part of the evening was when Candace surprised Eithan and rapped “What a Man” by Salt-n-Pepa-it was hilarious! Honestly every wedding celebration should be filled with as much fun & joy as Candace & Eithan’s day had.
Candace & Eithan-your day was soooooo much fun to photograph! Thank you so much for choosing me to photograph the memories from your fun & special day! Wishing you lots of love & laughter in the adventure of your lives ahead! XOXO, marielle
Holy cute wedding shoes!
Candace had not one, not two but THREE gowns that she wore during the day-a traditional Chinese gown, a long white gown & this darling short dress…
Here the families are waiting as Eithan approaches the house…I’d venture to say they were pretty excited to see him!
Love this one…
They played some super, super funny games at the celebration!
Here’s a sneak peek from Kai & Antti’s beautiful, sweet & simple San Francisco City Hall Wedding.
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The adage of timing being everything is soooo true-especially in Andy & Jessica’s story. Their story began in middle school-they attended the same Birthday Party & both had a crush on the other from afar. As the years passed, they continued to run into each other from time to time either through acquaintences or being at the same place at the same time. Although they knew who the other person was, they had never had a real conversation….until one fateful February day when Jessica received a friend request from THE Andy Johnson. And of course she accepted! After a few months of messaging/flirting, Andy picked up the phone and called Jessica for the first time. They hit it off instantly & Andy asked Jessica out on a date for her Birthday. Needless to say, it was the best Birthday that she could remember & they have been inseparable ever since.
Andy proposed to Jessica by surprising her with a trip to the Ritz Carlton at Lake Tahoe. They had a fancy dinner, a ride on the gondola & headed back to their room where Andy asked Jessica to make him the happiest man alive by being his wife. She jumped up & down and made sure to say YES! Their wedding was held in Jessica’s parents back yard on a beautiful, beautiful October morning. Their family & friends gathered under the beautiful blue Nevada sky to watch Jessica & Andy exchange rings, vows & to become husband & wife. Their ceremony was sweet & included their beautiful daughter which was a sweet touch. The afternoon was spent in the warm autumn sun-listening to the best music, eating the greatest food & celebrating two people who are truly in love.
Andy & Jessica-thank you for having me photograph your amazing wedding. It is so obvious how happy you guys make each other-and it’s even more obvious that you will both live a very happy, exciting life with each other! Wishing you soooooo much happiness & joy in your journey ahead, XOXO, marielle.
Jessica’s beautiful wedding dress had ruffles, feathers & rhinestones. Every girl’s dream? YES.
Jessica wanted her sweet daughter to help her get dressed…it was a sweet moment…
The flower girl’s darling tulle dresses…made by the bride!
One of my favorites…
One of my favorite ring shots from last year!
The turquoise waters of Lake Tahoe shimmered in the warm autumn sun. Beach goers stuck their toes in the warm sand to relish in the last few days of summer. Not too far from the beach, Martin stood at the end of the aisle waiting for his soon to be wife. The music began & you could tell that Martin could not wait to see Jen walk down the aisle to become his wife. Jen & her father turned the corner & both she and Martin cried as she walked down the aisle in her beaded gown. Their ceremony was sweet & beautiful…and after the ceremony, family members hugged & cried tears of joy. That evening, Martin cried as he stood and gave a toast to his beautiful wife-the woman who brings balance to his life. The woman who makes him happy. The neat thing about Jen & Martin is that they care so deeply for each other & their mutual love & respect towards one another is obvious. It was an emotional, beautiful day & you could tell that their wedding was a day that they would never forget-even when they are old & grey.
I love shooting weddings at Lake Tahoe-there are so many different backdrops for photographs & it is simply a beautiful location. I love photos at the beach, with the pine trees & the incredible rocks at the Lake. Their wedding & reception was held at the Hyatt Regency at Lake Tahoe & it was a perfect venue. The Hyatt looks right out onto the water & guests can walk along the beach during cocktail hour & enjoy the beautiful sunsets there. Jen & Martin gave me tons of time for photographs which I always appreciate. One thing I really loved about their wedding was the photos of Jen & Martin with Martin’s two kids-they were so excited to be a part of the wedding & I loved taking photos of them as a new family. AND as icing on the cake, Jen & Martin let me sneak them outside during sunset for some photographs as the sun sunk below the mountains.
Jen & Martin-I loved being a part of your day sooooooooo much! You are both kind, caring & wonderful people-I am so lucky to have clients who are as fun & amazing as the two of you! Wishing you a lovely life together!! XOXO, marielle.
We did some bridal party photos before the ceremony…
I’m pretty sure you’ll agree that Jen looked stunning on the way to her wedding ceremony!
Sometimes it takes a life-changing experience to realize just how much someone really means to you. This was definitely the case for Mary & Trevor…Trevor had ideas in his mind about how he would propose to Mary when the time came, but life took a crazy turn. He was driving down to Southern Nevada to visit Mary when he was involved in a very serious car accident & was almost killed. That day in the hospital, as Mary sat by his side in the Emergency Room, he asked Mary to be his wife. And although the proposal didn’t include flowers, a flash mob or anything elaborate like he might have originally planned, it was perfect. At that moment, they knew that they never wanted to be apart from each other.
I was lucky enough to fly down to Southern Utah to photograph their wedding in the beautiful St.George temple. The red rocks on the hills of St.George were such a gorgeous contrast against the bright blue sky. Mary & Trevor were surrounded by all of their family (which is a TON of people because Mary is one of 10 kids!) as they exited the temple as husband & wife. They spent the day laughing, sharing hugs with their families & friends and dancing. Their reception was held at Mary’s family home in Pioche & her family worked SO hard to make the reception incredible. You could definitely tell that her family loved making Mary’s dream wedding come true! Each table was decorated with burlap flowers made by her sisters, little jars of jam (also made by her family!) were given as favors, the cake was beautiful (and delicious!) and my favorite part of the evening was when we shot some photographs of Mary & Trevor with Mary’s horse at sunset. It was a day that I will never forget because it was filled with so much love & laughter.
Mary & Trevor-thank you so much for having me come all the way to Utah for your picture perfect wedding. Thank you for letting me take you all over the red rocks in the name of great photographs! You are a darling, sweet couple & I know that you will live an amazing life together! With love, XOXO, marielle.
Isn’t the St.George temple beautiful?
Exiting the temple as husband & wife…
I love this image sooo much…