Sea of Blue wedding | Martinez


Aly Pickersgill and Christian Holmes were married on August 9, 2014 in Martinez, California.   The event marked the day Christian joined a very talented family.  Christian, himself a videographer, along with Aly is the talent in Glitch Films, and somehow they managed to film their own wedding, along with Bryan Gibel.  Aly is also an artist and drew the figures for the wedding cake and the decorations.  The bride’s mother, Lisa, spent months designing and landscaping the backyard to turn it into an incredible venue for the wedding.  The Groom’s Godmother, Merry Sturtz, was in attendance from Maui and conducted the ceremony, and the Bride’s father, William Pickersgill, who sings in the San Francisco opera, sang before the wedding.  The wedding was coordinated by Annie Love, who used to be a stage manager, and was attended by many of the artists who create the Bracebridge dinner at Yosemite every year.  The bride wore a flowing cream colored BHLDN gown and jewelry from her family members, some borrowed, some blue.  The couple had asked all the attendees to wear various shades of blue, particularly cobalt, turquoise and sky blue, so everyone looked like they were part of the wedding as the entire event looked like a sea of blue.  

Photography: Tony Fitzgerald Photography |  Ceremony and Reception Venue: The Pickersgill Home | Flowers and decorations: From Deb’s Flower Market and designed and created by Aly Pickersgill  | Makeup: Jonathan Reisfeld | Cake: The Glass Slipper Gourmet  |  Caterer: Deberah Erwin |  Dress: BHLDN Avante-Garde  |   Video: Glitch Films | Hairstylist: Kate McKee of Glamarama |


Engagement Session – Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk| Brittany and Scott

Brittany and Scott have always loved spending time on the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, so it was the perfect place for their engagement photos.




Photos by Tony Fitzgerald Photography of Santa Cruz, California.

Not your Grandmother’s Waldorf Salad

Waldorf salad, originally created at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York, has been a classic in homes for generations.  We updated the classic by giving it a new look.  Walnuts, raisins, apples, and celery with a strawberry mayonnaise dressing.  The dressing is made with a little walnut oil, crème fraîche and pepper flakes as well.

Walnut salad (1 of 2)-2

Photos by Tony Fitzgerald Photography

Featured on Chaminade’s Website

We love weddings at the Chaminade!  It’s a lovely location, so it makes the wedding photos that much better, and it’s hard to beat that view.  So we were really happy to learn that they featured one of our photos on the wedding page of the Chaminade website.  The rose arbor is part of the Chaminade, and the fountain was decorated by Eventscape for the wedding.

Fountain and rose arbor decorated for wedding

Wedding decorations by Eventscape at the Chaminade in Santa Cruz California

Featured on The Inspired Bride

Priti and Amir’s engagement photos were just featured on The Inspired Bride, the popular wedding blog for planning a wedding.  Click the link to see the full post.


Engagement Photos at Seacliff Beach in Capitola California

Engagement Photos at Seacliff Beach in Capitola California


Photos by Tony Fitzgerald Photography