marianne and steve's wedding

commentator: monica

our last wedding of the year! december is an awesome time for a wedding, what with all of the christmas decor that can be found in churches and venues and pretty much everywhere you look!

we had the honor of photographing the beautiful couple, marianne & steve as our last wedding to close out a fantastic year of weddings in 2007. having known each other in high school, they didn't actually get together until after they had already relocated to socal at different colleges. it appears they tried several times to meet and "catch up" with each other, though things always seemed to come up. finally, they did end up seeing each other again and the rest is history!

marianne and her gals prepared for the big day at her parents' home in vallejo. there's definitely something special about the bride getting into her dress in the room she grew up in. we were able to see mementos and photos that had been collected throughout marianne's childhood and it felt good to know that we were helping to create more memorabilia to record this momentous occasion for her and steve.

their wedding ceremony was held at saint catherine of siena in vallejo, followed by their reception at the four points sheraton in pleasanton. both sites were beautifully decorated for the christmas season. as chilly as the weather was, the party was filled with the warmth of their friends and family who were all thrilled to be there. their dj, ams entertainment, did a great job with a fantastic treasure hunt game that had everyone scrambling around and in stitches.

congratulations, marianne & steve! have an awesome new year in 2008 and every year, as a newlywed couple! =)

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//ed pingol

the dress and the wedding rings

garters that were gifted to marianne; lots of details!

make-up and hair services provided by parallel universe

the bridesmaids watching over the bride with anticipation!

the adorable flowergirls, ring bearers, and bridesmaids

steve and his groomsmen and ring/coin bearers

the guys' details & a huddle before the "touchdown"

the church

that's one looooong veil! first kiss as husband and wife!

marianne & steve

stealing a kiss under the mistletoe

the rings

the speeches. the best man demanded that the other "ladies" that had
keys to steve's place return them. =)

the treasure hunt!

first dance

the bouquet toss

the garter toss

time to party!

dancing the night away!


commentator: ed
this was a fun and easy wedding... easy because there were lot of beautiful things
to take photos of. marianne and steve did a totally awesome job considering they
planned everything from southern california.
you guys are rockstars for being able to do that, congrats again!