It all started two years ago, this month.
A friend said, “I have this friend who just got engaged, and really wants to do her engagement photos at the fair. Would you do that?” Yes. Clearly I would do that. “I’ll introduce on you on Facebook.” Ok. Awesome.
Fast forward a week.
The San Diego County Fair is here.
And so are Dom, Steph, Mike (Steph’s dad..our beloved wardrobe man) and I.
No consults. No back and forth about hair, about shoes, about whether or not he wears jeans. No no. Not these two. They show up looking like Hollywood had a date with Hells Angels and had a child named Fucking Awesome. Forgive my language. My soul was doing backflips.
So we did their esesh, it was amazing. We hung out more, it was amazing. We became friends…and now I’m overusing the word amazing. I’ve gotten to know their families, helped reorganize Steph’s closet, critiqued venues, and finally, it came down to San Francisco.
Stephanie is unlike any girl I know. She is stunningly beautiful…and I mean, knock you on your tail take your breath away I’m sure the paparazzi isn’t far behind beautiful. She is a master of hair, makeup, wardrobe, and being funny. She’s horsey, she’s runway, she’s champagne and green smoothies. Pair her with Dominic – who is one of the few people I’ve ever met that always gets my humor, works on his own bikes and car, is forever dressed to the nines…oh…and also has killer hair and ink to match. Together, they could take on Chuck Norris, I’m quite certain.
So off to San Fran we went. As I’m driving into town, Steph is giving me minute by minute check in’s, to ensure I hurry my butt up and meet them at Morton’s for dinner and drinks. I tornado into my hotel room, throw on something that doesn’t look like I’ve been driving in it for 9 hours, and head off to begin 24 hours of festivities! Wedding day was nothing short of incredible. The guest list was short and made of only of family, and the venue – the San Franscico City Hall – did not disappoint. With it’s sweeping architecture and old world elegance, it made for the perfect backdrop for their vow exchange. We shot some family photos and then the three of us loaded up in their limo to roll around SF and get some awesome bride and groom photos.
The Golden Gate Bridge and a few other amazing locations later – we arrived at their dinner reception hosted by the incredible Spruce. Designed and decorated by the talented Lindsay Lauren Events and LC Florals, the space was breathtaking. The service and cuisine delivered by the staff at Spruce was nothing short of spectacular, and the toasts given by the family had me in tears for about 30 straight minutes. The images speak for themselves…I adore these two and am so fortunate that they found me…and even more so to be able to call them friends. A thousand years of happiness you two. xoxoxo