At Michelle and Jonathan’s wedding, every last detail celebrated their story as a couple. They married at the iconic Nestldown, exchanging vows in an intimate ceremony overlooking a crystal blue lake surrounded by majestic redwoods.
Michelle, a wedding planner, included many DIY projects into their wedding, from the boutonnieres to the escort cards. For their reception, they transformed Dynasty Seafood Restaurant into an elegant ballroom with romantic fabrics hanging from the ceiling and pink uplighting.
We loved their floral elements: a variety of pink and pastel flowers cascading from glass vases set on each table. Instead of traditional table numbers, Michelle and Jonathan used cursive die-cuts of the table number spelled out. Incorporating their love for music, they tied music into the names of their desserts, as well as performed a choreographed dance with their bridal party for their first dance. Michelle and Jonathan put a lot of thought and a lot of love in every last detail of their wedding, and we loved discovering all their personal touches throughout the wedding day.
Photographers: Junshien, Megan; Junshien International Photographers
Ceremony Venue: Nestldown
Reception Venue: Dynasty Seafood Restaurant
Bride’s Gown: Pronovias Bali
Makeup and hair: Mimi Tran
Floral Design: Flower Divas and Gigi’s Florist
Decorations/Invitations/Accessories/Flower Girl’s dress: bride & groom; Dilettante at Heart
Lighting & Drapery: Chair Divas
Chair Rental: Kristina V. Events
DJ: Rockit City DJs
Wedding Cake: Cake Expressions
Dessert Table: Bride & Mission City Cakes
Isn’t this little cottage so charming?!
If you can’t tell, Michelle & Jonathan’s bridal party was hilarious.
Michelle made this dress for their adorable flower girl!
There was no shortage of snuggly babies at this wedding.
One of our favorite elements at Nestldown is their vintage London taxi cab, which they use to transport the couple around the grounds.
Simply stunning. Aren’t the feather details just so exquisite?
Michelle loved this colorful and eclectic wall for their portraits.
We love how this facade at Santana Row gives the feel of rustic European town.
Two of Michelle and Jonathan’s guests bartended for cocktail hour!
Can you believe this is a Chinese restaurant?!
We love these creative and original table decorations.
These drinks looked and tasted delicious!
Desserts for all kinds of tastebuds!
Michelle and Jonathan’s first dance turned flash mob.
2013 travel schedule
Kona, Hawaii: March 21-26
Seattle, Washington: June 9-12
Vancouver, Canada: Sept 13-19
Edmonton, Canada: Sept 19-23
NYC, New York: Sept 26-Oct 2
LA, California: Oct 17-21
Austin, Texas: Oct 26-29
Ho Chi Minh/Hanoi/Hoi An, Vietnam: Nov 9-20 (personal)
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: Nov 21-22 (personal)
Penang, Malaysia: Nov 23-25
Melbourne, Australia: Dec 15-20
Adelaide, Australia: Dec 21-23
Select dates still available for engagement, couple, individual, and family shoots. Contact us for more details!
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