Posts from the ‘Monte Verde Inn’ Category

What a Beautiful Beginning!

As 2012 Weddings begin wrapping up, 2013 is in full swing with bookings and engagements.  We wanted to share one of our latest and favorites.

Everyone we photograph have their own unique style and personality and it is what makes the experience so much fun for all of us.   Now, Allison and Jordan had something very unique and all their own.  It was contagious and incredible.  No words can describe how special these two are with each other.

Barry will have to post which pose number this was tagged at.  Of course, you can only imagine how much fun he was having interacting with Allison and Jordan.  He keeps asking when the wedding will be since he obviously didn’t get enough time to hang out with them.

What a beautiful future ahead for these two!  Congratulations to Allison and Jordan.  More stories are sure to come.

Playing for Keeps

Diana and Brian were recently married at the Monte Verde Inn and their wedding was perfect.  There wasn’t a doubt in our mind that when Diana mentioned she wanted one more chance to have pictures in her dress, the moment would be breathtaking.

But you will never guess where this shot was taken…

Or These…

I’ll be honest, not sure I could tell you either or even if I will ever be able to find this location again.  Then there was the moment of… “You want me to go down there in that?”  Oh, yes, I can safely say I have tried about everything now, but this place and time will definitely be a lasting memory.  Not because of the adventure of just getting there, but of the amazing couple we spent the day with.  (We won’t go into the details of a flat tire, edge of a cliff, or the pending darkness in a canyon two miles down.)

The experiences we share with our brides and grooms are truly one of a kind and stay with us forever.  Thank you Diana and Brian for one our best memories yet, and many more to come!

Double Congratulations!

You may remember Suzanne and Dustin as our Style Me Pretty couple with their stunning wedding at the Monte Verde Inn.

Well, this wonderful couple just celebrated their two-year anniversary.  But the big story is that they actually have a little something, something else to celebrate very soon.

This little something is actually a pretty big deal.  Suzanne and Dustin spoiled us, yet again, for a little quick photo session as they wind down to the final days of becoming parents .

A huge congratulations to these new parents.  We can not wait to meet the new little man of their house very soon.  It is always so enjoyable to see you both.

Just Cakes

They are Bold and Beautiful and of course, Delicious.  What a beautiful and stunning way to pull all your favorite touches of your Wedding Day into one perfect centerpiece.  The design options are endless: Colors, textures, flowers, jewels, and ribbons.

The flavors are mouth-watering:  Marble, Pink Champagne, Red Velvet, Peanut Butter and Chocolate… Just to name a few favorites.

Don’t forget the Topper.  Your own personal stamp and timeless touch.

We really enjoy photographing cakes.  They are a one-of-a-kind piece of art.   And these designs happen to be from Kelly Dalisa at Monte Verde Inn.  She never ceases to amaze us with her creativity.

But the best part of the cake is how excited our brides and grooms are when they see and taste this incredible creation.  We will have to share the action shots for a later blog.

If I had a recommendation to all my brides and grooms when selecting their cakes and designs:  Don’t be shy and have fun with it!    Barry and I still talk about our cake from our wedding 12 years ago.   Oh, don’t forget about the cake tasting.   A perfect date if you ask me.

Enjoy designing your cake and share with us your favorite flavors and designs.

A Lovely Summer Day

Another beautiful and lovely summer wedding at the exquisite Monte Verde Inn.  Summer weddings are ideal here with all the gardens and flowers in full bloom.  Kellie and Brad’s wedding day was no exception.  They even kept the color scheme to light and softer tones for adding a little more romance to the feel of the day.

Oh, and there was adorable little Presley. 

This little darling was a true angel.  She even had Barry wrapped around her finger. 

Kellie and Brad’s day was complete with family and friends relaxing and enjoying the incredible grounds and food.  Dancing under the stars was perfectly orchestrated by Larry with Extreme Productions.  It was a beautiful day and a perfect celebration for everyone.

The Color of Summer

This will definitely be a busy week of posting some of our latest sessions, but we just had to put a little something up showing a few from Vanessa and Nick’s lovely wedding at Monte Verde Inn on this past Sunday.

How could you not be in a fabulous mood with the ever cheerful color of yellow everywhere as the wedding accent of choice.  You could also find touches of yellow on the Monte Verde Inn grounds as well since their gardens are just incredible as usual this time of year.

One of my favorite details of the day was Vanessa’s Wedding Dress.  While helping her with the final details of getting ready, she told me the story of how she found her gown.  I was so touched that she acquired her dress through an organization that donated 100% of its proceeds for breast cancer research.  Here are a few sites that offer this amazing opportunity: Womens Dresses, Brides Against Breast Cancer, and Donate My Dress

We had such a terrific time with Vanessa and Nick along with their family and friends. 

Congratulations again to a beautiful couple.  We can’t wait to see you again and share the memories of such a perfect day at such a perfect wedding site, The Monte Verde Inn.

How Important are the Details?

It’s time to get down to business again.  Wedding season is in full swing and all the details are being finalized as the important day quickly approaches.  So, how do you know if you are missing anything?  Why in the world would a photographer bother talking about silly little details such as toasting glasses, gift card holders and even table settings.  Seriously.

Let me give it to you straight.  It really is a very simple formula that has worked for us for many years photographing brides and grooms.  A Happy Bride and Groom  = A Great Celebration.  A Great Celebration = Amazing Images.  (Here is where it gets interesting)  Amazing Images = A REALLY HAPPY Bride and Groom.  

Now, I am aware that we are not part of the detail planning that goes into selecting all the little parts and pieces that go into your wedding.  But, I can tell you that our brides and grooms contact us on a regular basis to discuss many of these points of interests and traditions.  Our planning sessions have been so successful in helping our couples work out the wedding day timeline and visualize how everything falls into place.

Don’t forget that there are so many other resources of guidance that can help in every way.  Wedding Coordinators and Event Planners such as Lora Ward and Kendra Pfeiffer are just two amazing ladies that give you support and direction you shouldn’t live without.  They have resources and experience that can help make your planning and wedding stress free as well as a truly enjoyable experience.  Color matching, sizes and shapes of center pieces, linens, table placements, favors, etc. are just a few of the many details of your day. 

Other professional resources include florists, Dj’s, and on-site coordinators.  Kelly at Monte Verde Inn and  Harmony at Citizen Hotel both have years of experience taking care of their brides and grooms down to the very last detail.  They are experts at their locations and know how to make your day absolutely fabulous.  Let your professional vendors take care of you.

Here is where we step in.  Of course, our role is to capture the memories of your labor of love.  However, many of these details play an important role with the flow of your day.  We can’t start pictures if your flowers are late.  Nothing is worse than the groom’s suit not fitting or having the wrong vest and tie color.  Where are the customize engraved toasting glasses as the Champagne is being poured?

The point is… we are documenting your own moment in time.  Your very own piece of history and new family traditions.  Every detail you dreamed about sharing with family and friends are going to be part of your wedding album of memories.  Don’t miss out on these important images. 

Have fun with the details and let everyone involved help, including your friends and family.  We will be there too.  Making sure your toasting glasses are filled and the candy bar is topped off.  Who wouldn’t want that job?