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Crystal and Zeke's Backyard Wedding in Los Angeles

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Wedding Vendors:

Flowers: Flowers by Elizabeth

Dress: https://www.lilibridals.com/

Stella York https://www.essensedesigns.com/stella-york/wedding-dresses/

MUA: https://www.patriciacastromakeup.com/

Crystal and Ezequiel met 7 years ago, at a bar in Hermosa Beach. They both sparked a conversation while waiting in line to order a drink at a bar. They once again crossed paths at a different bar and exchanged numbers. Five years later they reconnected again on Social Media and since then they have been inseparable.

Their wedding day was very intimate, so intimate they held their celebration at their backyard which was perfect for their close family and friends!

Candles lit up the reception area with white flowers surrounding the tables.

While, the mariachi played as guest were welcomed for cocktails and later on during dinner. It was a beautiful summer day!

Briana and Jr's Wedding at La Plaza de Cultura y Artes  

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Brianna and Jr’s summer wedding at Plaza de la Culturas was filled romantic touches. I loved this venue because it was filled with so much cultural history. After all, It is located across the streets from Olvera Street.

Their romantic session took place at University of Southern California! This was another location filled with so much history. It was the perfect location for their whimsical inspired wedding theme :)

One of the most touching moments in her wedding was her father daughter dance. Tears filled the room as she danced to “My Angel Baby” with her father.

After the speeches, they danced the night away with a banda. I had such an amazing time photographing and celebrating them both and I am thrilled to share their day with you all!

Erica and Adrian's Palos Verdes Wedding at Malaga Cove

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Erica and Adrian celebrated their ten years together by officially tying the knot.  

They unofficially first met on Erica’s sixteen birthday, but it wasn’t until later Adrian and Erica noticed each other they were in each others childhood photos.

 Their paths attempted to cross several times, but for some reason the stars aligned and they caught each other’s eyes years later in Dockweiler beach.  

Erica and Adrian are the kind of couple who’s love inspire me.   Erica carries a joyful and warming personality that made me feel like we were old friends catching up.   

I was blown away by how she planned her galaxy wedding day theme.  As well as the importance she placed on her romantic photo session as well as the love I can see in Adrian's eyes when he looked at his wife.

From her first look to the sunset romantic session at Malaga Cove library.  I could not get enough of the chemistry and love they had for each other.  Her lace detailed David's Bridal dress shined throughout her entire wedding day. 

I'll never forget capturing that moment during their romantic session because it's exactly why I love being a wedding photographer.

Erica and Adrian, I'm so happy that you two have found each other.  You two are the reason why I further believe in Serendipity.  I'm thankful not only to have been your photographer but also that I had the opportunity to meet such an incredibly kind, fun, and adventurous couple.  

I can't wait to see what the future has in store for you both and that you're both exploring the world once again.  

 

 

Bright Fall Inspired Wedding

OMG! I am so excited to finally be able to share this amazing inspired session with you all! What a better way to start November than by receiving the news that our shoot is featured on The Perfect Palette today and available for you all to see our creativity unfold. 

On April I started brainstorming with Marcie from the Cucumber Bride to figure out a look for the shoot that would represent our brands.  We knew we loved DIY brides, with touches of boho, and of course color! The next step was finding a wedding stylist who can envision our Pinterest crazy ideas and make them into a reality! Along came Gaby from Cause We Can Events! boy was I Glad I met her at The Thrifted Sister's event. So many great vendors came together for the sake of creativity! I am so glad I was able to work with so many talented and kind wedding vendors.  

I am in Cloud 9! I can't stop saying it...and I probably won't for a while! So many beautiful elements were added to this shoot from the cake, the calligraphy, the flowers, furniture, and boho rugs.. this list can go on! Everything was simply perfect! I can't forget how we all got to enjoy our hard work with a Churro and maybe Champagne! 

I hope this styled wedding inspires my 2017 brides and all the upcoming "I do's" You know the holiday season is coming!! 

Take a look at the entire team who made this shoot Possible: 

Coordination: The Cucumber Bride @thecucumberbride http://www.thecucumberbride.com/

Stylist: Cause We can Events @causewecanevents --http://causewecanevents.com/ 

Photography: Lily Tapia Photography @lily_tapia_photography 

Venue: Casino San Clemente @thecasinosc--http://www.thecasinosanclemente.com/

Make-Up Artist: Celina Velasquez at Makeup Ceenz @makeup_ceenz

Hair Stylist: Jessica Tyransky @jtyranskyhairandmakeup--http://jessicatyranskyhairandmakeup.com/

Cake: Claudia Reynaga at Sugar Cloud @sugar_cloud 

Florist: Molly Barnes Botanicals @barnesbotanicals

Bridal Gown & Veil: Yanique at Dreamers & Lovers @the_dreamers_lovers--http://www.dreamersandlovers.com/

Groom Attire: The Black Tux @theblacktux --www.theblacktux.com

Models: Courtney Daniels and Trevor Shor @courtlove 

Stationary/Calligraphy:Courtney Kirkpatrick Typecast Lettering @typecastcourt--https://www.etsy.com/shop/TypecastLettering

Furniture Rental: Thrifted Sister Vintage @thriftedsisterevents--http://www.thriftedsistervintage.com/

Heels, Jewelry: The Blushing Bird @theblushingbird--http://www.theblushingbird.com/

Plateware, Silverware, Glassware: Dish Wish @dishwishgirl--http://www.dishwishevents.com/

Arch: Blue Fish Event Rentals @bluefisheventrentals--http://bluefisheventrentals.com/

Pillows, Rugs & Poofs: Mirchant @shopmirchant@gmail.com

The Jones Wedding

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I have never had a groom write me such a beautiful love story of how he met the love of his life, till Kam came along. Usually, the bride is the one thrilled to email me about their love story, but he wanted to make sure I got his side of the story. Without further ado, I will be giving you a glimpse on how Kam fell in love with Nayeli.

Nayeli is the kind of girl who goes after what she wants. She is a goal oriented kind of girl full of energy and spunk. This is the reason her clients love having her as their trainer because she pushes them to their unknown limits. She was in search of herself the year she met Kam and in no way looking for love. But even though she did not know it, love was going to come to her heart.

It all Started at the Umma Gym where they both worked as trainers. The first time they met it was very casual. Kam had heard of Nayeli before she officially introduced herself to him, but without knowing her name Kam knew he was talking to the girl his best friend had been talking about. Even though he thought she was cute, he tried to keep his distance, keep his conversations short, and not break guy code.

After trying his best to stay away and his best friend getting turned down by Nayeli, Kam decided to ask her out. Sparks flew during their first date with endless hours of conversations, they did not want their date to end. As a way to spend more time with his future wife, he decided to invite her to his family's UFC party.
After weeks of getting to know each other, and endless misunderstandings of who is in the friend zone. Nayeli being the go-getter that she is held Kam's hand and wanted them to define the relationship. In Kam's words, "Everything after that I suppose you could say is one huge messy (but wonderful) history. smile emoticon the end"

Nayeli and Kam you are the type of couple who light up the room with your humor and love for each other it was honor capturing such an important moment in your life.

Update* In less than two weeks they will both be welcoming their baby boy!! I am excited to meet baby Jack!