I’ve been a really bad blogger this week. Being right in the midst of wedding season is crazyness! This is my first weekend off in a while. Well, not technically off, but just not shooting a wedding. And next weekend I head up to Sonoma to shoot Katie and Brad’s wedding so I’m just trying to get prepared to be out of the office for a few days.
Okay, enough whining. Onto the real reason I’m blogging today. Julie and Mark’s wedding! Their gorgeous wedding was held at the Four Seasons Westlake Village, which is really a fabulous venue. I wasn’t even aware that there was a Four Seasons in Westlake Village! It’s a new hotel with lush grounds and beautiful ballrooms. I know Julie and Mark put a lot of hard work and time into planning this wedding and it was well worth all of the effort. This was my first real Jewish wedding (I’ve shot a couple of weddings where they have used different Jewish traditions, but have never done everything). I loved the signing of the Ketubah before the ceremony and the way the parents are so involved with that. It’s always fun to see new and different traditions! And of course I love the Hora! I only got stepped on twice with no major bruises
Those of you who frequent my blog may have read a little of Julie and Mark’s story when I posted their engagement pictures. Julie and Mark met at camp when Julie was 12 and Mark was 16. Julie had a BIG crush on Mark, but Mark of course didn’t have any feelings for Julie at that time (because that would be creepy). But over a decade later the two of them met again at a networking group in San Francisco and Julie knew exactly who Mark was when she saw his name tag. How is that for fate? Next to the cake the letter that Julie wrote to Mark after camp was displayed. Can you believe Mark still had it? They have such a story. I love it!
Julie and Mark, thank you so much for including me in your wedding celebration! You two did such an amazing job with everything. I hope you are enjoying your time in Europe and relaxing! Here’s the slide show!
All my brides have such gorgeous smiles!
Loved the flowers from Flora by Fauna!
The first look!
Right after signing the Ketubah, Julie’s veil is lowered. I love these two pictures!
Best groomsman ever! I’ve encountered a lot of groomsmen who think they are funny, but they really aren’t. But, this guy was hilarious! He had everyone out on the dance floor, even my second shooter Tracy! Tracy, don’t kill me for posting this picture!
And I love how they ended the night. With all their friends and family around them!