I was so excited & honored when Davey called to ask if I would help he and Elisha capture their wedding day! I’ve always said that as the photographer, I have the best seat in the house on a wedding day. And having that spot on the day of my big brother’s wedding was incredibly meaningful. These two are both such amazing people, and they are so beautifully matched to one another. From the very first time that Davey spoke of Elisha, I knew he had found “the one,” his one. Such a gift! And it was wonderful to be there to both celebrate with them, and to help them capture such an incredible day.
Elisha & David created an elegant, Old Hollywood themed event for their wedding day. Held at the beautiful Castle Green in Old Town Pasadena, the setting was lush and romantic with just the right hint of glamour. The ceremony took place outdoors in the beautiful garden, while for the reception, the guests headed inside to a beautifully set ballroom, complete with table numbers of Old Hollywood movie stars. Each table had vintage framed images of stars from Lucille Ball to Judy Garland to Jimmy Stewart and Frank Sinatra, along with interesting pieces of trivia about each star. The vintage setting was a perfect compliment to the black tie worn by the gents, while Elisha’s stunning dress (a beautiful mermaid design with an incredible lace overlay) mixed both elegance and romance to perfection! I loved the soft pinks, peaches, creams and delicate greens in the girls dresses and bouquets (all created by the bride, mother & maid of honor!), and the gold accents throughout the decor were a perfect finishing touch.
Some of my very favorite moments during the day… Watching Davey’s expression as Elisha walked down the aisle. So beautiful. During the ceremony when their friend Wil sang Train’s “Marry Me” (sooooo beautifully!) and during the song’s chorus, seeing each of the married groomsmen look out into the crowd for their wives, and finding them with the sweetest smile. Davey and Elisha’s AMAZING first dance when they broke out into a Michael Jackson song 1/2 way through and started joyfully grooving out, seriously the crowd went wild – and then Davey grabbed Elisha around the waist and just started spinning her around, her dress flying behind her. And the look on his face; he looked like the happiest kid you’ve ever seen! I love how Elisha brings that out in him, and really, how that they bring that out in each other! You can find many of these moments in their slideshow or in some of the favorites below!
Elisha & Davey, thank you so much for inviting me to capture your beautiful & inspiring wedding day!
Elisha & David gathered a wonderful set of vendors & friends for their wedding day, I loved how much creativity & talent this group provided!
Venue: Castle Green, Old Town Pasadena
Wedding Planner: Dream Events with Kathy Johnson
Drapery: Pipe Dream Events, Elliott Hines
Catering: The Ultimate Affaire
Arbor Floral Design: Flowergirl San Francisco, Shari Paladino
Floral Design: Flowers by Hilary
Cake: Sweet and Organic Custom Cakes and Desserts (vegan cake!)
Wedding Musician: Wil Seabrook
DJ: Phil Birdsell
Bride’s Dress: Marilinn’s Bridal Salon
Bridesmaid’s Dresses: Amsale from Bella Bridesmaid
Vintage Car Rental: Classic Limos
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