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August 2012 Archive

Aug 25, 2012

Crystal + Rod = Engaged! {San Diego, CA}

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Aug 14, 2012

Izzy + Jeremy = Married! {Levyland Estates Wedding ~ part two}

If you missed the introduction to Izzy & Jeremy’s Levyland Estate wedding yesterday, click HERE for Part ONE. Are you ready for these amazing DIY details?? I’ll keep the words to a minimum today and let you get on to the good stuff!!

Thank you, again, to Izzy & Jeremy…you both were so great to work with and I’m so happy we were able to spend time together in Boston! I think I’ll need to make another trip out there again soon for Red Sox and Mike’s Pastry! 🙂 xoxo

Here we go!!!

Another shot of these beauties…I couldn’t resist!

One of the best escort card ideas I’ve seen. Izzy created these with a different state for each table…a state that they had visited together. That’s a lot of states!!

I loved the variety of flowers from Rae Florae. Fit perfectly with the entire wedding and were gorgeous!!

A closeup of just one of the runners that Izzy’s mom made. The fabric designer is Joel Dewberry and the Modern Meadow Collection!

Okay…this is unreal. When we did the walk through at Levyland last summer, Izzy mentioned that her friend was going to transform the “garage” of the estate (concrete walls all around) into the dance floor area. I had NO idea that it was going to look this good!! Truly amazing and I’m sure took so much hard work, but it was all worth it for this fabulous celebration…and dance party, which you will see below!!

Look at all that ribbon!!!

Table details…so many it was hard to stop shooting!!

The wedding cake topper has been passed down from Izzy’s parents AND grandparents!

And now for the party…loved this entrance by the bridal party!

Izzy’s dad during his toast. So sweet!

One of the best parts of the evening was a surprise performance by two of Izzy’s best friends. She had NO idea that this was going to happen and it was perfect. They sang a beautiful rendition of “The Way You Look Tonight”.

And then the party had officially begun!!

Call me…maybe?? 🙂

An unforgettable day for Izzy & Jeremy!! XOXO

Venue – Levyland Estates; Catering – Ranch Catering; Flowers – Rae Florae; DJ – PurDigital Entertainment; Makeup – Tina of Flawless Faces; Hair – Joey Rodriguez; Cupcakes – Julia Erratt (sister of the bride); 2nd shooter – Meghan Fien

Aug 13, 2012

Marry Me Monday ~ Izzy + Jeremy = Married! {Levyland Estates ~ part one}

Over a year and a half in the making, I can’t believe this wedding is over! I first chatted with Izzy over the phone in late 2010. I loved hearing the vision for her wedding and was thrilled that I was going to be able to document it. You first saw Izzy & Jeremy on the blog a few months back when I shot their engagement session in Boston! I love that I am able to become friends with my clients and blessed to be a part of their lives on one of their biggest days. But I really don’t want to share these photos because then it means that their wedding is over! [insert sad face here] Izzy & Jeremy – you both are such a great example of a sweet love and friendship that all of us should strive to have. THANK YOU for the privilege of being your wedding photographer!!

An INCREDIBLE amount of hard work and dedication went in to planning this amazing event at Levyland Estates. From the invitations & banners, flowers & ribbons, to the place cards & dance floor transformation…ALL of it done by Izzy, Jeremy, family & friends. And the fabric…did I mention FABRIC?? I got a peek of the fabric last year when I first met Izzy & her mom during a walk through at Levyland. But seeing it all come to life was phenomenal. Izzy and friends made the men’s ties, boutonnieres and flower girl dresses! Her mom made the pillows, table runners, tissue holders, bouquets/vase wraps and more…AH!…all with the same fabrics that were the focal point in creating the vision for this wedding day. I had to break up this post into two parts because of these amazing details. You’ll see a ton of details tomorrow, but here are a few to begin the day.

Also, a BIG thank you to Courtney Toney of Joyful Weddings and Events! I guess I should say “formerly of” since this was her very last wedding! She owned Joyful Weddings & Events, but made the decision to sell it to one of her business partners in order to spend time with her family. Courtney is a faithful business owner (check her out on Etsy!), mom, wife and friend. She referred me to Izzy back in 2010 and it was such a pleasure to work with her & her team. They organized a flawless wedding day and helped Izzy’s vision come to life. Thank you Courtney!!! XOXO

I had heard about these shoes for a long time…and boy, they did NOT disappoint!! Christian Louboutin FTW!!

Izzy…you’re GORGEOUS!! And SO happy! She couldn’t stop smiling all day!

Her family couldn’t quite keep it together when they first saw Izzy…so cute.

Opening her gift from Jeremy…


And Jeremy with his gift from Izzy…cufflinks made from original seats at Fenway Park! So cool.

They didn’t want to see each other before the ceremony, but wanted to at least be near each other. So this was our version of a first “look”. 🙂

I loved all the different bridesmaids dresses and bouquets!!

Boys will be boys…

A peak at the ties & boutonnieres that were made by Izzy’s mom!

Levyland is the perfect place to get married. They rented it out for the whole week before the wedding to enjoy the SoCal beaches, spend time with friends & family and get ready for the big day.

Not only does Izzy have a talented/crafty family, but also amazingly talented friends. These two shared a few songs throughout the evening and were INCREDIBLE.


Venue – Levyland Estates; Catering – Ranch Catering; Flowers – Rae Florae; DJ – PurDigital Entertainment; Makeup – Tina of Flawless Faces; Hair – Joey Rodriguez; Cupcakes – Julia Erratt (sister of the bride); 2nd shooter – Meghan Fien

Stay tuned for many more photos tomorrow!!