what a lovely wedding for a lovely couple... the day started out catching a few shots of jerome and his groomsmen before we headed to the union hotel in benicia, an historic hotel built in the 1800s and recently reopened within the last few years, where jasmin and her mom and bridesmaids prepped for the big day. jasmin was as calm as a cucumber and was looking gorgeous! her choice in hotel accommodations definitely complemented the reception venue to come after the ceremony.
the admiral's mansion on mare island is one of the several mansions that line the main street, once used as housing for the naval officers and their families before the closing of the base. reminiscent of old plantation days and "gone with the wind," we were sure to take advantage of the architecture outside the mansion, as well as the decor inside. the reception was held outside in the garden dedicated to mare island's official gardener. what a beautiful location and such great weather for a wedding in august.
congratulations, jasmin & jerome! can't wait for your aftershoot next month. =)
jasmin and her ladies getting ready at the union hotel
all these ladies were excited to see jasmin "tie the knot"
jasmin and her beautiful bridal party
twirling her skirt in front of an awesome stained glass window
huddling up and giving the pep talk just before the ceremony starts
the anticipation just before the ceremony
time to celebrate!
they did it! hooray for jasmin & jerome!
the lovely jasmin with the guys
on the staircase inside the mansion
sunflare shot of the lovebirds
sis, jasmin, and cousin's "jumping" shot
the details... check out the photo guestbook (printed through blurb) they created of their e-pics we shot of them, next to jasmin's parents' wedding photo