Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Mimi + Jeff | Liquid Sky Estate | Half Moon Bay Wedding

I loved Mimi and Jeff's wedding. Their guest list consisted of immediate family so the total count was fifteen people plus a handful of the cutest kids. The ceremony took place on the lawn right outside Liquid Sky Estate with beautiful views of the ocean. It's so peaceful and relaxing and a perfect place for an intimate wedding. The nice thing about weddings at Liquid Sky is the easy access down to the ocean for photos. The guests were able to relax, eat a delicious meal and enjoy the company of their loved ones. It was truly a special occasion and I loved being a part of it. Congratulations Mimi and Jeff!












photography // Portraits by Shanti

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Michele + Tim | Terra Gallery | San Francisco Wedding

Michele and Tim are so fun and easy going. Oh, and madly in love. They came to me with just a wedding date in mind and guest count of about 300 people with the rest of the wedding yet to be planned. So we started the planning process right away. I remember leaving our initial meeting thinking, this couple is cool and this wedding is going to be so much fun. And that's exactly how Michele and Tim are. One request that Michele had, was that she wanted pizza and soft serve ice cream at her wedding. So I arranged for exactly that, what a hit! We had our work cut out for us, but throughout the planning process, Michele and Tim were constantly appreciative and easy to work with which made everything very enjoyable for me. They had a lot of decisions to make and one of my favorite things that Michele said to me was, "Picking Tim was the easiest decision during this whole process." Cutest thing ever. Michele and Tim are truly perfect for each other and I am so happy I was able to be a part of their special day. Congrats Michele and Tim! xoxo


















Best wedding program ever.




photography // Viera Photographics 
pizza caterer // Pizza Politana 
soft serve ice cream // Raff's Party Machine Rentals 
rentals // Hartmann Studios 
hair & make-up // Sublime Salon
flowers // Bride & Friends

{Instagram highlights below}



Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Ahva + Jamaal | Chardonnay Golf Club | Napa Wedding

Ahva and Jamaal's wedding was beautiful. I have known Ahva since we were little so this wedding was a special one. I met Jamaal a few years ago at a get together with some friends (might have been Ahva's birthday) and I thought to myself, they would make a cute couple. And that is exactly what happened ;). I received a call from Ahva shortly after her engagement to hear about the news and I was honored to be a part of her and Jamaal's special day. Ahva worked so hard on the details of her wedding - making backdrops for the tented reception, tags for mason jars, tea bags for favors, chalkboard signage and more. It was all worth it because everything came together perfectly. This wedding was not only beautiful, but so much fun and so full of love. Congratulations, Ahva + Jamaal! xoxo

Check out their highlight film by IQ Videography.





























photography // Carmen Holt Photography 
videography // IQ Videography 
dessert // Whole Foods


{A couple Instagram photos - loved the chandeliers and milk & cookie bar}