Diana + Eric | Bali Hai Wedding

As Diana and Eric's wedding day approached, Diana and I kept in touch as her wedding planning unfolded. I was so excited to shoot at the Bali Hai which I had always heard was stunning, and I was almost even more excited that we were going to do a first look at the harbor among all of the beautiful boats behind their hotel, the Bay Club Hotel on Shelter Island.

But when I showed up on the afternoon of her wedding to see the nautical theme that was so tastefully done, I couldn't stop snapping pictures. From the invitations they designed themselves (!) to Eric's fashion forward blue suit and his gold, knot cuff-links, to her stunning, stunning florals -- this wedding will have you drooling. I loved that she gave the mother-of-the-bride and groom bouquets instead of corsages - I'd never seen that, and it really added something special. The little flower girls also held bouquets instead of tossing petals.

We found out later that evening that Eric only asked for two things at his wedding: a giant margarita they could share at dinner, and a Captain's hat for the dance party at the end of the evening. He might not care for floral design, but this guy knows how to throw a party!

Venue: The Bali Hai Restaurant
Band: The Lucky Devils
Videographer: Nathan Miller Videography
Desert Table: VG Donuts
Hair/Make-up: XOA Angelina Dawson
Invitations: Self-Designed and Self-Printed
Coordinator: Michelle Quint
Floral Design: Dawn Steel Gaslamp Florals
Bride/Bridemaid/MOB pajamas: Plum Pretty Sugar

Captain hat!

Captain hat!

Giant margarita!

Giant margarita!

Stephanie + Brad | Coronado Wedding

Stephanie and Brad got ready at the Sheraton Hotel & Marina before we all made our way over the the Coronado Community Center for their first look and wedding. All of the details of their wedding were so pretty! From her lace dress, to the sequin bridesmaid dresses, to the blush and cream flowers - it's one of my favorite color palettes. Also, those gold chiavari chairs? Love! Aside from being an obviously very good looking couple, Stephanie and Brad were SO natural with each other. I hardly had to pose them -- they just couldn't keep their hands off of each other!

Congrats Mr. & Mrs. Pearson!

Venue: Coronado Community Center
Wedding Coordinator & Floral Designer:  Dawn Steel 
Cake: VG Donuts
Bridesmaid Dresses: Adriana Papell
Wedding Dress: Archival Bridal