romantic, classic, rustic wedding {Courtney & Keith} nestldown, los gatos, ca

On the outside this wedding nestled in the mountains of Los Gatos, is a gorgeous, seamless blend of color and charm crafted by the bride, Courtney, with floral coordination by Chestnut & Vine. But the unabridged, uncensored layer of this beautiful wedding, is it’s soul--a celebration of family and love. Courtney’s dear father lost his battle with cancer not too long ago—yet the helicopter that flew overhead at the exact moment when Courtney’s brother was giving her away to Keith, was a special reminder of Dad, and how he always made an entrance and full of life, strength and beautiful energy (see photo below).  Patrick Reed, I dedicate this blog post to you. If it wasn’t for you 5+ years ago giving me a chance to photograph Casey and Ben’s wedding when I virtually had no prior wedding photography experience, I would not have been blessed to have met and been a part of so many beautiful moments in your family’s lives. Thanks for believing in me. (And those 2 beautiful Grand Kids of yours take after their Grandpa and stole the show.) Much love your way! Enjoy! xoxo, Stacey 

Here are all the amazing vendors. 

Venue: Nestldown

Videography: Shark Pig

Makeup: Lindsay Steffens Montgomery

Hair: Missy Craig, Hair by Missy

Florist: Chestnut and Vine

Catering: Poetry in Motion

Desserts: Icing on the Cake

Ice Cream Truck: Aunt Lali Treats

Officiant: Reverend Tim Mills

Musician: Brian Bergeron

DJ: Los Gatos DJ Company

modern, chic church wedding {Jessica & Aldo} mission dolores, san francisco | palm event center at the vineyard, pleasanton, ca,

You would never believe that this wedding was photographed in a matter of one day with all of the locations, wardrobe changes and activities that were planned.  I am pretty proud of the bride and groom and how they pulled off such an elegant, modern, chic affair--from getting ready at the Inn at the Presidio to the ceremony at Mission Dolores to wedding party photos in San Francisco's Financial District to the reception at the Palm Event Center in Pleasanton. How did it get all done? It couldn't have gotten done without the talented team of Dreams on a Dime lead by the fabulous Cierra Lockwood. The florals, the decor, the linens, the cake, the wedding dresses (yes wedding dresses), the red bottom shoes, all just lovely. But the most beautiful moments weren't the decor or wardrobe but the moments where Aldo would admire his bride, kiss her hand or ice the boo boo on his wife's knee.--a true knight to Jessica's princess. Jessica and Aldo, WOW! I am can't believe the day and how you got it all so beautifully done. All of your hard work and preparation, and thought is apparent. Enjoy! xoxo, Stacey


napa, vintage-glam wedding {Candice & Ben} meadowood, st. helena, ca

Candice and Ben's Napa, vintage-glam wedding was nothing less then visually perfect from the high-end linens to the florals designed by Soulflower Design Studio.  And Meadowood was the perfect setting for their Napa wedding. With the talented team from Amber Events as their planners, Candice and Ben's vision was that--a vision of perfection. Speaking of visions, Candice was a vision in her designer Alvina Valenta gown and Jimmy Choo's with hair and make-up stylized and created by Danika Lam. However, the true beauty of the day lies beyond the details: the proud and joyful smiles from the mother-of the bride as she helped her daughter get ready; in the stolen glances of love and admiration by Ben of Candice; in the joy, love and humor of the day (Note: if you could have seen and heard Ben's toast which was more like a self roasting, you would have seen and felt the true joy and happiness of the day). It is in those moments that make a wedding day truly unique, one of a kind, beautiful! Candice and Ben, If you only knew how much I loved being your photographer. It was a true honor and blessing to be a part of your memorable, beautiful day. Enjoy! xoxo, Stacey


Ceremony, Reception, Caterer: Meadowood, Napa Valley Resort
Wedding Coordinator/Planners/Designers: Amber Events
Cinetography: Shakewell Studios, Jesse Garrison
Hair and makeup: Danika Lamb 
Florals: Soulflower Design Studio
Bakery: The Whole CakeThe Model Bakery
Officiant: Congregation Beth Shalom, Rabbi Lee Bycel
Band: Soulville
Wedding Dress: Alvina Valenta, vintage lace
Wedding Shoes: wedding shoes: Jimmy Choo, Louise Glittery Crisscross Sandal, Champagne
Bridesmaids Dresses: BLDN, Juliette dress
Rentals: Encore Event Rentals
Linens: La Tavalo Fine Linen Rental
Stationary: Amber Events