Jul-01-15 | Weddings
One of my favorite aspects of destination weddings is that they are typically multi day events surrounding the couple being celebrated in a place they love. They allow the couple to create an experience for their closest family and friends sharing what they love most and spending quality time with everyone involved.
Johnny and Joanne gathered their closest family and friends together in Carmel Valley to enjoy an authentic lobster bake as an ode to Johnny's upbringing in New England. Guests from all over the world shared stories over corn on the cob with lobster crackers in hand. It was the perfect way to kick off their wedding celebrations...
See more of their celebrations featured in Volume 3 of Utterly Engaged.
Venue: Carmel Valley Community Park // Caterer: Jeffrey's Grilling and Catering // Lobsters and Accessories: New England Lobster Company // Videographer: Sara Amos Films // Dress: Juicy Couture // Shoes: LK Bennett
The day after their wedding at the Greystone Mansion in Beverly Hills I photographed Yvonne and Mo on the picturesque coast of Santa Barbara with the help of Joy Proctor. You can see more of their seaside session featured here on Once Wed.
Design & Styling: Joy Proctor // White Gown: Vera Wang, Helena // Veil: Vera Wang // Burgundy Gown: Vera Wang, Kandell // Gold Gown: Chaviano Couture, Carlee // Tuxedo: Giorgio Armani // White Bow Tie: Gucci // Black Bow Tie: Louis Vuitton // Tuxedo Shirt: Zegna // Engagement Ring: Harry Winston // Wedding Ring(her): Tiffany // Wedding Ring(him): Jens Hansen // Headpiece: Jennifer Behr // Makeup: Grace Lin // Burgundy Bouquet: Aguafuzion Event Planning // Ivory & White Bouquet: Camellia Floral Design
Years ago, when I first began working in Miami as a photo assistant I was introduced to the secluded beach paradise of the The Moorings Village in Islamorada. I spent many days working on it's beautiful beaches and it is always the first place that comes to mind when looking for the idyllic island backdrop. Together in collaboration with The Knot and the art direction of Joy Proctor Design I photographed this engagement editorial for the Special Edition Gay Weddings issue of The Knot. All about carefree romance, the lure of the ocean breeze and the smell of salt water in the air; this shoot reminds me once again of the magic and beauty in Islamorada. See the full editorial here + enjoy the trip to paradise....
Art Direction & Design: Joy Proctor Design // Fashion Stylist: Danny Santiago // Assistant Fashion Stylist: Desiree Di Tomaso // Location: The Moorings Village, Islamorada + Pierre's Restaurant // Grooming: Bo Satayakul using MAC Cosmetics and Privé // Invitation Suite: Lazaro Press // Models: Front Management // Processing & Scanning: Richard Photo Lab
Cinematography by MG Image.
In all the world, there is no
heart for me like yours.
In all the world, there is no
love for you like mine.
This shoot started as a spark of an idea a couple of years ago and remained dormant until the stars aligned and brought together the perfect team and the ideal publication to feature it. Together with Joy Proctor and The Knot we dreamt up a wedding celebration for two gentlemen beyond compare. The fashion styling genius of Danny Santiago brought their dapper personas to life and with our superb team we told the story of their organic black tie affair in Miami, Florida. We even had the pleasure to work with Kent (our rescue dog model) who at the time was up for adoption at the Humane Society of Greater Miami and has since been adopted! I am very honored to have this editorial featured in the The Knot Special LGBTQ Edition 2015 by Gay Weddings from The Knot. The issue is truly beautiful and I couldn't be more pleased to be featured amongst such wonderful couples and celebrations.
Our team flawlessly brought this shoot to life and I can't thank them enough for their
time & talents...
Art Direction & Design: Joy Proctor Design // Fashion Stylist: Danny Santiago // Assistant Fashion Stylist: Desiree Di Tomaso // Location: Private Residence, Miami // Grooming: Bo Satayakul using MAC Cosmetics and Privé // Floral Design: Ines Naftali Floral & Event Design // Cinematography: MG Image // Rentals: Unearthed Vintage // Invitation Suite, Menu & Runner: Paper Birch Designs // Calligraphy: Mon Voir // Decanters: Refinery Vintage Rentals // Tabletop: West Elm // Napkins: La Tavola Linen // Cake: Ana Paz Cakes // Vintage Car: Greg Poland // Dog Model: Kent of Humane Society of Greater Miami // Models: NEXT Models Miami // Processing & Scanning: Richard Photo Lab
See the entire issue here!
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