Nicole & Mitchell's Wedding at the Villa Cortine Palace Hotel, Sirmione, Italy

Nicole & Mitchell's Wedding at the Villa Cortine Palace Hotel, Sirmione, Italy

There are very few places that are as magical as Italy, and I have been so lucky to have documented Nicole and Mitchell's wedding there this fall. And let me tell you - it was nothing short of spectacular. The most beautiful and sweetest couple, incredible views, gorgeous gowns, delicious food, amazing music and surprise fireworks during the cake cutting - talk about a wedding fairytale! 

It's easy to understand why Nicole and Mitchell decided to settle on this location for their Italian destination wedding. Villa Cortine Palace Hotel is tucked away in the beautiful town of Sirmione, in Lake Garda in Northern Italy. Dating from the 19th century, the grounds of this neoclassical luxury hotel are truly breathtaking and the hospitality here is one of a kind.

I am so excited to share a few of my personal favorite highlights from this beautiful wedding - it was what wedding dreams are made of!

(Wedding day at the Villa Cortine Palace Hotel, Sirmione, Italy; Los Angeles based wedding and engagement film photographer)

Angie & Eugene - Modern Wedding at the HNYPT, Honeypot LA

Angie & Eugene - Modern Wedding at the HNYPT, Honeypot LA

I'm normally all about those gorgeous outdoor weddings, but Honeypot LA completely stole my heart! Once you look through the photos from this wedding, you'll totally get why. Also, consider this a fair warning: this post is LONG because it was nearly impossible to narrow it down with so much eye candy. 

This was a loft-style wedding was overflowing with greenery and modern prettiness. Honeypot LA couldn't have had a more perfect backdrop with all that industrial space, high ceilings and exposed brick white walls that complemented the decor perfectly. Angie has incredible style, and with the help of Just Married Events, was able to bring this elegant affair to life beautifully. 

Angie and Eugene are so fun, laid back, and totally in love. I could have photographed these two for days! So excited to share some highlights from Angie and Eugene's wedding day at the HNYPT - Honeypot LA! 

(Modern loft-style wedding at the HNYPT - Honeypot LA; Los Angeles based wedding, engagement, and boudoir photographer)

Christine & Joel - Wedding at the Hummingbird Nest Ranch, CA

Christine & Joel - Wedding at the Hummingbird Nest Ranch, CA

Do you guys remember the gorgeous engagement session in Thomas Riley Park I shot earlier this summer? Well, I have been so looking forward to Joel and Christine's wedding, and the day finally came! 

They tied the knot on a beautiful sunny day at the Hummingbird Nest Ranch and their wedding was an absolute showstopper with gorgeous florals by Unique Florals Designs and coordination by Hovik Harutyunyan Events. It was so awesome to reunite and meet their closest friends and family they invited to share this special day with them. I'm so thankful to have gotten to know them and so looking forward to seeing what adventures await for them!

Here is a little sneak peek into their wedding day!

(Wedding at the Hummingbird Nest Ranch, Simi Valley; Los Angeles based wedding and engagement photographer)

Maple & Neal - Gorgeous Wedding at the Greystone Mansion, Beverly Hills

Maple & Neal - Gorgeous Wedding at the Greystone Mansion, Beverly Hills

Maple and Neal tied the knot on a hot summer day at the Greystone Mansion, and what a beautiful day it was! 

They both got ready at a private residence which was full of large windows and beautiful views overlooking Los Angeles. The rest of the day took place at a gorgeous historic mansion. Greystone Mansion has been on my venue bucket list and it definitely didn't disappoint with it's drool-worthy architecture and charming courtyards! If you haven't been to this mansion, I recommend making a trip to enjoy that beautiful space!

I'm so thrilled to finally share a few of my favorites from this day with these two amazing human beings! 

(Greystone Mansion wedding in Beverly Hills; Los Angeles based wedding and engagement photographer)

Sarah & Fredrik - Beautiful wedding in Malibu hills

Sarah & Fredrik - Beautiful wedding in Malibu hills

Tucked away just off the PCH, lies this modern and beautiful Malibu estate, where Sarah and Fredrik said their "I do's" among their closest friends and family. 

The guests, that are both California locals, as well as those that came from the lands of Norway, enjoyed beautiful ocean views of this Malibu estate throughout the day, while sipping on 'his' and 'her' cocktails and delicious beer they could get from the cutest self-serving beer station you've ever seen. Sarah wore a gorgeous Allure Bridals dress in a light creme color, which Fred was sure to match with the color of his tie. He was dressed in Moods of Norway, and I don't think anyone else would be able to pull it off as good as a true Norwegian.  

Sarah and Fredrik picked an amazing team of wedding professionals, who made the day a breeze (no pun intended). Alissa Hussey made sure the day ran flawlessly and Butterfly Floral added the perfect touch of romance with gorgeous white flowers everywhere. This was a true fairy tale wedding. A Norwegian king with his Malibu princess - may they live happily ever after! 

(Wedding photography in Malibu, CA; Los Angeles based fine art wedding and engagement photographer)

Lorraine & Carlos - Organic Spring Garden Wedding at The 1909

Lorraine & Carlos - Organic Spring Garden Wedding at The 1909

This spring wedding was just the dreamiest from beginning to end!  

Hidden in the hills of Malibu, The 1909 was the perfect intimate setting for Carlos and Lorraine's day. They made sure to only include the wedding traditions that were important to them, and opted out of having a bridal party. We had more time for the romantics and they were able to join their family and friends for cocktail hour.   The details were simple and organic with gorgeous florals by Violette's Flowers and calligraphy by Brenda Rodriguez Calligraphy, which added just the right amount of whimsy. It was also amazing working with the talented Susan of Weddings by Susan Dunne - the day couldn't have gone more smoothly!  

This wedding day was filled with so many beautiful moments and I was beyond honored to be there to document it. Warmest wishes on their one month anniversary!

(Garden spring wedding at the 1909 in Malibu; Los Angeles based wedding and engagement photographer)

Arjun & Nancy - Wedding by the ocean at Hotel Casa del Mar, CA

Arjun & Nancy - Wedding by the ocean at Hotel Casa del Mar, CA

Nancy and Arjun's wedding celebration took place at the Hotel Casa del Mar in Santa Monica, which has panoramic ocean views that would make any photographer fall in love with this venue.

In Indian culture, a wedding is a union of two families, not just two people. During the Barat, which is the processional of the groom, Arjun rode in on a horse to the sound of drums and traditional Indian music while everyone joined in clapping and dancing creating unforgettable energy. The introductions or "Milni" followed, as heads of two families shook hands and exchanged garland of flowers. The white draped Mandap at the ceremony was chic and modern, completed with a whimsical flower arch made of blush and white roses which looked like the definition of elegance.

The reception was a complete showstopper. Flavia of Allure Events Atelier styled the reception ballroom of Casa del Mar to absolute perfection. Along with her right hand, Celio's Design, they created an elegant and timeless design with rich colored centerpieces and perfectly put together linens made out of different textures. 

This gorgeous wedding was full of fresh inspirations and Indian wedding ideas, filled with vibrant colors and textures, ancient rituals, henna tattoos, incredible music and dance.  My absolute favorite part though, was capturing Arjun and Nancy's endless love for each other and mutual joy of both families that was so apparent throughout the whole day. These two are perfect for each other! 

(Indian wedding photography at Casa del Mar; Los Angeles based wedding photographer)