Heeeere it is… the wedding we went to California to shoot!What a sweet thing to have engraved… if I can recall this phrase was also part of Jen’s vows to Geoff. So dang sweeeeet!
…meanwhile…Holy WOW to this gorgeousness.Jen, I know you were a bit disappointed that your chuppah canopy was tied on upside down, but LOOOOK what happened when the wind blew!
IS THIS REAL LIFE?! Psh, we’re moving to California… k? k. My favorite!…the reading of the Ketubah.Mazel Tov!The trees at Holman Ranch were out-of-a-magazine beautiful.
Have I mentioned that we’re moving to California? Because we are.*
One of our most commonly asked questions when we go to out of state to a wedding is, “So how did they find you… being that you’re so far away?” Welllll… each time the answer is different.In this case, Geoff is a photography enthusiast and had stumbled upon our blog years ago… he’s been a loyal reader since. When they became engaged, they gave us a call. So now you know.You two really were made for one another.Mike’s favoriteThe patriarchs of each family…
Here’s Geoff’s dad (as if you couldn’t tell).…and here’s Jen’s dad.Geoff works for Google. Their cake toppers were on brand!S’mores?! GENIUS!Oh yes, The Hora!BOOOOM! Smaaaaaashed it!Such a gorgeous setting for the most perfect reception.
Carmel Valley, Calif.
wedding coordinator • Christina Romero
hair & makeup • Karen Miller Style
florist • jen+mom
ceremony & reception venue • Holman Ranch
music • iPod
cupcakes • Icing on the Cake
caterer • Paradise Catering
bridesmaid dresses • Coralie Beatrix
processional • All You Need is Love –the Beatles, performed by Vitamin String Quartet
recessional • Ain’t That a Kick in the Head –Dean Martin
introductions • Crazy in Love –Beyonce
first dance • Home –Phillip Phillips, performed by Ellee Duke
cake cutting • Hey Julie –Fountains of Wayne
last dance • At Last –Etta James, performed live by Aunt T!
What was the most memorable moment of your day?
Jen: The first time I saw Geoff right before the ceremony when it was just him and me.
Geoff: Greeting everyone around the dinner table and standing up to look at the people we love most in this world, all gathered together at a single table for a moment in time. I will always remember how happy everyone was – chatting, laughing, enjoying one another’s company to the fullest. It will stand as a memory I will treasure for the rest of my life.
Any advice for future Bride/Grooms?
Jen: Hire a wedding coordinator so you don’t have to sweat the details, set-up or clean up on the day of.
Geoff: Hire Bobbi + Mike! They were absolutely awesome, from start to finish and added a lot of smiles to everyone’s day. Note: I was not paid to say that, we really thought they made the day a blast. Geoff, you rock. Thank you sweet friend.
Funniest memory from your wedding day?
Jen: Our two year old nephew trying to climb up on the ceremony platform with us during our vows.
Geoff: Our ring bearer (our nephew Tyler) brought the rings to us, one at a time and then decided to hang out on the altar with us for a little while. It brought a smile to everyone’s faces and made for a fun memory.
If you could do it all over, would you change anything?
Jen: Write more details down for the coordinator so that everything gets laid out as you envisioned (she set up our chuppah canopy that our family hand made up upside down so you couldn’t see any of the important embroidery).
Geoff: Not a single moment. It was perfect in every way and stands as the best day of my life.
Where did you go on your honeymoon?
Hawaii! (we visited Maui, then Kauai)
Damn my husband is hot hot HOT!Jen and Geoff, thank you from the bottom of our hearts, for evvvvverything!
Much love friends!
*we’re not aaaaaactually moving to California, just in case anyone aaaaaactually thought I was serious…