Posts Tagged ‘Northern california wedding photographer’

Marissa & Frank [DIY Wedding: Mount Shasta]

Friday, August 5th, 2011

Marissa and Frank’s wedding was amazing and inspirational. I read so much these days about “Do It Yourself” weddings/crafts/everything and this was truly a DIY event. Although I suppose more accurate wording would be “Do It ALL Together” beacause really, it was an event with an outpour of help, hard work, and love from friends and family as well.

From what I gathered, here were the details:

Wedding Signs: Bride made, Groom put up – Chalk signage written up by little brother’s girlfriend
Venue: Parents of the Bride’s Backyard
Decor:  Mother of the Bride planted Tulips, Irises, and even flowers in the shape of a heart!
Florist: Bride’s Sister-in-law
Makeup: Bride’s little brother’s girlfriend
Food: Mother the Bride and family friends
5 Layer Wedding Cake: Bride Baked, Groom piped the icing
Wedding Favors: Home-made Jam (of course, they made it themselves!)
Ring Bearer Pillow: Bride hand-sewed at like age 6? Much to her mother’s dismay she had gotten into her mother’s sewing stuff and used an elaborate lace that her great-grandmother had hand stitched!
Officiant: Bride’s Brother
Beverages: Beer brewed by the father of the bride and family friend!


Jane & Jorge: Mt. Shasta Wedding

Friday, November 5th, 2010

I was so excited when Jane contacted me in the beginning of the year about photographing her October wedding in Mt. Shasta. I probably hadn’t seen Jane for some 10+ years. We went to school together and although we didn’t know each other well, I feel so fortunate to have gotten a chance to catch a glimpse of Jane and get to know more about her life now; her beautiful family, adoring fiancee-now-husband, and a community that, well… in fear of being redundant I’ll say “adoring” community of friends and family. That word keeps popping into my head because it seems most appropriate. From what I had gathered over the course of the day, everything was provided by friends and family. You could tell it was an outpouring of affection that came in the form of beautiful, freshly baked cheesecakes, tasty food, laughter and music.

Dear Jane & Jorge,


Thank you for asking me to a part of your day. I love how weddings can be so personal and a reflection of a couple and their families. I loved hearing how the two of you met and that Jane was reading a book…because I’m not sure that I remember seeing you without one when we were in school! This may be the library employee in me, but I love that you love books :) I’ve seen a lot of weddings and while I do believe that ‘love is patient, love is kind” I  thought it was refreshing and very original to hear Darwin’s notes on marriage recited during the ceremony.  You two have such wit and laughter in your relationship and I think that is a recipe for a ridiculously long, loving, and happy marriage!

My best to you and your future.

Love,

Ayumi

Jane and Jorge had a civil service at the County Clerk’s office and the next day had a 2nd  ceremony and reception at the Mt. Shasta Park. These first photos are from the civil service. I gasped a little when I  was going through their photos and saw how perfectly the lens flare made it’s way into the photo of Jane and Jorge’s hands…it’s as if good energy is just radiating from them!

And then the reception at the park! I think fall is a beautiful time of year to get married…

Beautifully crafted ginger blossom lei for the bride and tea leaf lei for the groom…