Jennifer & Fred | Richmond Yacht Club|Richmond, CA

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Jennifer and Fred were married at The Richmond Yacht Club where they spend much of their time. So when it came to choosing a venue for their big day, there really was no other choice. They had a deep connection to the location, which made it the perfect place for them to tie the knot! It clearly made the perfect setting, the weather was unbelievable, and the view was absolutely perfect! All of their friends and family gathered on the lower deck to see the couple make it official, then transitioned up to the hall where they were greeted with the bride and grooms signature drinks and a plethora of stationed appetizers themed perfectly to the occasion! Mahalo!

Ceremony + Reception Venue (catering also provided in house): Richmond Yacht Club | http://www.richmondyc.org/

Entertainment: Hiram Bell | http://hirambell.net/

Photographer: Rebecca Hinden | http://www.rebeccaweddings.com/

Florist: DIY + SOMA Flowers

Dessert: Maria’s Gourmet Pastries | http://www.mariasgourmetpastries.biz/

Hair and Make-up: Annette Macfie | http://www.ahairnet.com/

Linens: BBJ Linens | http://www.bbjlinen.com/

Draping + Rentals: Hartmann Studios | http://www.hartmannstudiosproductions.com/

HWC assistants: Brittany + Max!

Amy & Tommy | Still Water Vineyards, Paso Robles, CA

Amy and Tommy were married at the incredible Still Water Vineyards, in Paso Robles, CA! Photography by the most amazing Emma at Shadowing Lights Photography. It was a beautifully emotional day that we were so incredibly honored to be a part of! Enjoy!

Venue: Still Water Vineyards | www.stillwatersvineyards.com

Photography: Shadowing Lights | http://shadowinglights.com/

Wedding Coordination: Heald Wedding Consulting | http://healdweddingconsulting.com/

Floral: Sprigs Floral Design| http://www.sprigsfloraldesigns.com/

DJ: Modern Symphony | http://www.modernsymphony.net/

Make-up: The Wearhouse |805-835-3330

Hair: Cindy Coryell |951-415-1877

Wedding Cake: Splash Cafe | http://www.splashcafe.com/

Catering: Stein's BBQ | http://www.steinscatering.com/

Rentals: Central Coast Tent and Party | http://centralcoasttent.com/

Linens: BBJ | http://www.bbjlinen.com/

Formal Wear: Friar Tux Shops | https://www.friartux.com/

Pam & Ryan | Brazilian Room, Berkeley, CA

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Photography &  Photo-booth by Nicole Blumberg Photography | http://blog.nicoleblumberg.com/

Venue: Brazilian Room, Berkeley, CA | http://www.ebparks.org/activities/corpfamily/br

Florist: Natalie at Belle Flowers | www.belle-flower.com

Hair & Make-up: Teresa Reynolds

Videography: Graham King | http://www.finalframe.com/

Rentals: Class Party Party | www.classicpartyrentals.com

Grooms cake: Initicing Creations | http://www.inticingcreations.com/hello/

Wedding cake: Masses Pastries | http://www.massespastries.com/Home.html

Ceremony & Cocktail music: Corelli Strings | http://www.corellitrios.com/Welcome.html

Erica & Michael | V6 Ranch, Parkfield, CA


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Photography by rockstar Leanna at Looking Glass Photography; http://mylookingglassphoto.com/

Venue & Catering by V6 Ranch in Parkfield, CA; http://www.parkfield.com/

Florals by Country Florist; http://www.countryfloristandgift.com/

Rockin DJ Tim from Laptop Symphony; http://laptopsymphonyent.com 

Dessert by Kim at Le Dolce Vita


 

Sarah & Mike | Sylvan Manor, Angwin, CA


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Photography by the amazing Patricia & Mark of Patricia Mark Photography; http://www.patmarkphoto.com/

Location; Sylvan Manor Estate, Angwin, CA

Bouquets & Corsages by Erica at EV Floral Design; http://evfloraldesign.com/

Rentals by Wine Country Party & Events; http://www.winecountryparty.com/

Make-up by Jocelyn at Bella Bridal; http://www.bellabridalnv.com/

Catering provided by Frontier BBQ


Doreen & Daniel | Windfall Farms, Paso Robles, CA

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Doreen and Daniel were one of the many fun couples I was honored to work with this year. But what stood out about these two, was how they let their wedding day reflect them. From handing out engraved flasks, to dancing down the aisle (even in between all the rows off guests) they made each and every moment reflect them as a couple. This is what I wish for all of my couples! It made a memorable day, absolutely unforgettable, not only to themselves, but all their family and friends there to celebrate with them.

I will never forget their awesomeness! Congrats to you both!

DORNAM forever!


This amazing couple and their group of family and friends, was undoubtedly one of the funnest weddings I have ever been a part of! They really know how to celebrate! You could feel all the joy and happiness that everyone felt for them. I love being able to say I was part of such an incredible day for these two amazing people!


 


Their love seemed to grow with each passing moment. The way they shared moments together, you could see how deeply passionate and in love they were with each other. It was a wedding to remember, filled with more memorable moments in the hours of the wedding then some people have in a lifetime!

Not only were Doreen and Daniel amazing, but I had the pleasure to work with such an incredible group of vendors! Jake and Necia were incredible in every way possible. I can't say enough great things about them. I highly, recommend them to my couples getting married on the Central Coast! Rain Studios who provided the Videography was also incredible to work with! Fantastic personalities, and amazing work (see link below)! This group of vendors were super stars all the way from hair and make-up to Jesse who completely rocked out the night!


SEE DOREEN AND DANIEL's AWESOME WEDDING CELEBRATION HERE: http://www.rain-studios.com/blog/?p=548


Wedding Coordination by Cristina Heald, at Heald Wedding Consulting; http://healdweddingconsulting.com/ 

Visit the awesome photographers Jake and Necia at Jake + Necia: http://www.jakeandnecia.com/

Videographer: http://www.rain-studios.com/

Jesse at Dart DJ's rocked the party: http://www.dart-dj.com/

Florist: Bloomers Design: http://www.bloomersdesign.com/

Rabbi: Janice Mehring: 805.610.9532,  http://www.myrabbisings.com/

Venue: http://www.windfallfarms.net/

Pies: www.linnsfruitbin.com

Hair and Make-up: Lovely Chic: http://lovelychicwedding.com/home.html

Rentals: All About Events: www.allaboutevents.com

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If you’re thinking about hiring a Wedding Coordinator in the Northern California and Central Coast areas, be sure to check out our website for packaging, pricing, and to set-up your FREE consultation! http://www.healdweddingconsulting.com/

Happy Planning! Love HWC!


 

"We all grow old, our lives go by- and photographs are so important for preserving our memories"

http://mylookingglassphoto.com/
http://mylookingglassphoto.com/

I had the pleasure of asking Leana from Looking Glass Photography (link to fabulous website below!) a few questions (just a few ;)). I thought you would enjoy an insight! A photographer is one of the most important choices all couples make! Each and every-one of them want someone to create memories that they can look at and reminisce in. Something to take them back in time, to remember all those incredible memories, and feelings experienced. I hope you enjoy!

What made you decide to start photography as a career?

I practiced photography as an art for many years before it became my career. My husband urged me into it after he realized what great photographs I could take. His support and that of my family/friends, and the reactions of my first clients to their photographs made me realize this was what I was meant to do.

What do you love most about photography?

I love creating beautiful photographs for my couple’s, ones that they will cherish and enjoy throughout their lives together. It makes me truly happy to be able to give them that after their wedding day. Sometimes when I snap a photo of a bride and groom, I think- They are going to have that photo on their nightstand 40 years from now…and that makes me smile!

"We all grow old, our lives go by- and photographs are so

important for preserving our memories."

http://mylookingglassphoto.com/
http://mylookingglassphoto.com/

At the end of the wedding day, what memories do you hold close to your heart?

I love to see family and friends support couples as they start their lives together.  The outpouring of emotion at weddings, the joy of two people making a lifelong commitment- I feel very blessed to be a part of that.

What is your favorite moment during the wedding?

The look on the grooms face, as he sees his love walking towards him down the aisle.

If you had any advice for brides, what would it be?

Stay organized from the beginning by creating a time-line early on. Make sure your vendors are aware of what times they need to be there, how they need to work together, and your general goals for the day. Hiring a wedding coordinator can be a great asset to a bride, because they have the experience necessary to keep you on organized and on track.

http://mylookingglassphoto.com/
http://mylookingglassphoto.com/

What challenges do you face most often?

Having enough time to get all of the photographs I want to do- being in ten different places at once! This is why I help my couples with their schedule, so I know there will be enough time for all their photographs, without the photography disturbing the flow of the day.

What would you recommend brides look for in a photographer?

Choosing a photographer is such a personal thing- besides choosing one whose photographs you enjoy and relate to, I think personality is very important. Your photographer is going to be with you/near you most of the day. Choose someone you like on a personal level and someone you feel comfortable around. (like me! hahaha)

http://mylookingglassphoto.com/
http://mylookingglassphoto.com/

What qualities do you feel a professional wedding photographer should posses?

Besides being a master of their art, I believe a wedding photographer should be a caring person who invests themselves in their clients. A wedding is a huge milestone in a person’s life and I don’t think it can be treated like any other job—there is no room for an “off” day in this business. I approach every wedding like it is the wedding of my best friend.

What questions do you ask potential clients you are interviewing/being interviewed by?

I ask them many questions about their wedding- theme, size, location, etc. Specifically I ask them what their goals are for their wedding photographs. Every couple is different- some prefer candid shots, others like direction and posing- others want to re-create specific ideas, etc. Some couples are all about photos and want to devote lots of time to being photographed, while some prefer a “fly on the wall” approach and want to spend most of their time visiting with their guests. I try and understand my clients needs so that I can give them the best experience out of working with me possible.

http://mylookingglassphoto.com/
http://mylookingglassphoto.com/

What difference do you see in clients who hire professional coordinators and ones who do not?- (We had to ask! :))

Clients with professional coordinators are generally more relaxed during their wedding, knowing that everything is being taken care of by someone with plenty of event experience. I see that brides with coordinators are able to better step back and enjoy their day, and also enjoy an element of surprise at seeing everything put together at last. Also, during the planning process, it is a huge help to have that support and knowledge base from which to draw, especially for destination brides. (We totally agree!)

http://mylookingglassphoto.com/
http://mylookingglassphoto.com/

How important is a time-line to a wedding day?

It is absolutely essential for couple’s who have a number of events planned within the day (ceremony, dancing, cake, toasts, etc) Making sure there is enough time for all of those things to happen, and that there is enough time in between events to enjoy them is what a good timeline can do. Timelines also help vendors stay on track and work together more efficiently. (Agreed! And we rock at them ;))

How important is professional hair and make-up?

Having hair/make-up done professionally is a personal choice. I have seen brides turn out looking stunning even having done their own styling on the day. What is important to me in terms of hair/make-up is that if a bride does decide to hire out, that she hire a great artist/team of artists with a solid work ethic. Hair and make-up vendors can throw off the whole days schedule if they are late to the session, or if they are understaffed and cannot complete everyone in a timely manner. I also prefer that hair/make-up artists dress wedding appropriate, as they are often in the brides “getting ready” shots. They need to be able and willing to work with me as I take those photographs, which can be some of the most beautiful of the entire day.

http://mylookingglassphoto.com/
http://mylookingglassphoto.com/

What are some of your favorite things about brides from 2012?

I love all of the different styles of weddings happening now. From DIY to classic traditions, weddings at the moment vary so much. It is great fun for me to see each couple’s ideas come together, unique to them. And of course, the dresses! There are some amazing things happening in dresses right now- I especially love the vintage inspired styles.

Do you like the coming of age of all Social media?

Sure! It’s a great way for people to connect, share creative ideas, and share their photographs with family and friends.

http://mylookingglassphoto.com/
http://mylookingglassphoto.com/

Why do you think Social Media has boomed so much?

More and more families are living far apart from each other, the modern world being the way that it is. Social media sites allow us to connect with our loved ones easily and more intimately than a telephone call. Also, they are a great resource for couples planning a wedding! Who needs “save the dates” when you have Facebook Evites?? NO!!!!!! 

What are your thoughts on Pinterest?

I love Pinterest. In fact, I am always pinning things. Being able to see other photographers work, be inspired by it, and also to see the pins from my couple’s as they plan their wedding- I just love that! I get an insight into what inspires my clients, their wedding theme and projects, and that helps me plan ahead for what I will do on their wedding day. I don’t think that photographers should use Pinterest to copy each other’s photos down to the minute detail- but it is a great way to share ideas and to get inspired. No two photographs are ever the same, anyhow!

http://mylookingglassphoto.com/
http://mylookingglassphoto.com/

If you could meet ANY photographer, whom would you want to meet?

OH MAN. That is a tough one. I would like to meet a female photographer working around the turn of the century. So I could try out her camera, for one, and also to get her take on what it was like being a woman in the field in those days. Only now are there more and more female photographers- historically it was a male dominated field and I am glad that fact is changing.

http://mylookingglassphoto.com/
http://mylookingglassphoto.com/

Photography by Leana at Looking Glass Photography; http://mylookingglassphoto.com/

Contact Leana here: 805-703-3659, LEANA@LEANASLOOKINGGLASS.COM

Be sure to check out our other interview piece of Amber from Sasee Salon here:  

http://healdweddings.wordpress.com/2012/04/16/dos-and-donts-of-wedding-dos/

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If you're thinking about hiring a Wedding Coordinator in the Northern California and Central Coast areas, be sure to check out our website for packaging, pricing, and to set-up your FREE consultation! http://www.healdweddingconsulting.com/

Happy Planning! Love the HWC team!