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

country, backyard wedding {Kellee & Mike} private residence, san jose, ca

I am been very excited to share this wedding. There are so many many  wonderful and yummy details. The bride's, Kellee, folks live in the hills in San Jose. So when Kellee and Mike decided to have their wedding in her folks' backyard was nothing short of perfect, personal, fresh and fun. And it isn't any typical backyard. A pond and canoe are at the edge of the property overlooking the most amazing view! There was an organic fruit and vegetable stand for guests to take home. Did I mention the fresh lavender that guests threw at the couple as they processioned down the aisle?! There was an old typewriter that guests could write private messages to the couple. And even their invitation was a vintage 45 record. I could go on and on. The bride glowed in her lace dress and wild flower crown and bouquet by Crimson Horticultural Rarities. The groom was damper in his bow tie and suspenders. And the guests wore smiles throughout this beautiful day.  Kellee and Mike, Wow! Your wedding day was beyond special.  The two of you and your wonderful family created such an amazing day for you two. Thank you for allowing me the privilege to photograph your wedding! Enjoy! xoxo, Stacey


vegan menu was catered by Sanctuary Bistro

These beautiful and colorful pastries by Timeless Coffee Roasters are not only tasty but vegan as well. 


Caterer: Sanctuary Bistro | Dessert & Coffee: Timeless Coffee Roasters | Florist: Crimson Horticultural Rarities | The rest of the wedding was DYI! :)

Thank you David for your talent and doing a great job assisting in the photography.

rustic, elegant lakeside wedding {Lindsay & Diego} west shore cafe & inn, homewood, tahoe, ca

When West Shore Cafe & Inn serves as your wedding venue, you can be sure that the setting is gorgeous and the food is delicious. Lindsay and Diego's wedding was the perfect setting for the lakeside early fall wedding. Diego has a passion for boating so having the wedding set on water was very important to Lindsay and Diego.  There were many highlights of the day but one that particularly stands out is sneaking off with the Lindsay and Diego for a twilight cruise on the Wild Goose II. The peaceful stroll over the lake was extremely romantic and offered the couple a time to reflect.  Lindsay and Diego, What a dream day! From every detail, the day couldn't have been more perfectly scripted.  Enjoy! xoxo, Stacey



Videography: Caitlin Ryan  | Wedding Coordinator/Planner: Leslie Blakely | Floral Design: Jiosia Designs | Wedding Cake: West Shore Cafe | Invitations: Indigo Envelope | Ceremony Venue: West Shore Cafe | Reception Venue: West Shore Cafe  | Caterer:  West Shore Cafe | Bride's Shoes: Jimmy Choo  | Engagement Ring & Wedding Rings: La Bijouterie | Ceremony Musicians & Reception Entertainment:: Jeff Jones  | Groom's Attire: Men's Wearhouse  | Groomsmen's Attire: Men's Wearhouse  | Bride's Dress: Rosa Clara | Bride's Hair & Make-Up: Bove | Bridesmaid's Dress: J.Crew | Escort Cards: Handmade | Favors: Handmade |  Table Numbers, Card Box, Guestbook: Handmade |  Veil: Handmade | Officiant: Greg Chambers | Boat: Wild Goose II | Bridal Accommodation: West Shore Cafe