One thing I now know is that when you bring together Turkish and Norwegian families a beautiful party is just around the corner. From the moment I walked through the door and saw the huge glow on Tahnee’s face I knew that this day would be perfect. And from the way her bridesmaids swooned as she put on her gorgeous dress, to the look in her eye as she first saw Necip, to the way they basked in each other’s company as we took portraits, to a lovely ceremony, and finally into a night of dancing, laughter and a crazy family skit, it was just that: perfect.
I love meaningful details, and this wedding was full of them. Much of the design was hand-done by Tahnee herself (love the candles in Mason jars!). A ladybug theme wound through the wedding, in jewelry, cookies, and Tahnee’s bouquet, honoring Tahnee’s mother. Little blue good-luck charms served as a uniquely Turkish touch.
I have more and more fun shooting portraits, and this day was amazing. When it gets to finding places to shoot I always start with finding pretty light. We found some fantastic light in a little grassy canyon just down the road from the ceremony site, and I had a really tough time choosing which portrait images to share today. Special thanks to Josh for his help. Several of the images below are his work.
Dress: – Anjolique (purchased at Trudy’s Bridal Salon Campbell, CA)
Cake & Ladybug Cookies: I Do Wedding Cakes
Jewelry: Divine Jewelry (Etsy)
Flowers: Sweet Pea Floral
DJ – CJ Wallace
Location and Catering – Wedgewood Eagle Ridge
Hair Design: Melissa Fong