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

moutain, lakeside wedding {Julia & Matt} west shore cafe & inn, homewood, tahoe, ca

To honor Julia's mom who passed away, Julia and Matt chose to have their wedding day on Mother's Day. Their lakeside, mountain affair at the West Shore cafe & Inn in Tahoe was nothing short of emotional--full of tears and laughs as evidenced by the images captured below.  Julia and Matt were surrounded by their closest family and friends and the day couldn't have been more intimate and memorable. Julia and Matt, Thank you for giving me the opportunity to photograph your beautiful day, You two made Erik and me feel such a part of your special day.  Enjoy! xoxo, Stacey P.S. Julia, Thanks for sharing your mini burger sliders and fries with me. :)


And to all of the professionals who put his day together:

Ceremony, Reception, Caterer & Bakery: West Shore Café & Inn
Wedding Coordinator: Natalie Carr, West Shore Café & Inn
Hair and makeup for Bride and Maid of Honor: Michelle Elliott from Tahoe Beauty
Florals: Kelly Jo Smith from A Floral Affair
Flowers& Vases DIY by the bride
D.J.: Lake Tahoe DJ, Ryan Palmer
Dress and Veil: Swoon Bridal
DIY save the dates, invites, place cards

And to my adoring, talented husband, Erik, for coming out of retirement to photograph Julia and Matt's wedding. You captured amazing moments.