Honey bee populations are on the decline, and it helps to plant flowers that provide food for them. They need both nectar and pollen, so we have planted a variety of flowers. So, this year we we have been researching what plants they need and are planning on planting flowers for the honeybees next year.Read More
The island of Maui in Hawaii is an incredible location to photograph nature. Just the variety of flowers is impressive. One of the most memorable things about a trip to the islands.Read More
TAYLOR AND DANIEL
WEDDING AT ROARING CAMP IN SANTA CRUZ
MADISON AND DANIEL
WEDDING AT MEMORIAL PARK, LOMA MAR
TYNETTE AND NOAH
WEDDING AT QUAIL HOLLOW RANCH IN SANTA CRUZ
REBECCA AND ELI
WEDDING AT COASTWAYS RANCH
Photography: Tony Fitzgerald Photography | Venue: Coastways Ranch | Officient, Flowers, Music, Catering and Decorations: Family and friends
Annabel and Tylon were married at the family estate in the Almaden Valley, south of San Jose on July 15, 2017. They wanted the wedding to be a romantic, semi formal affair, with a slight Victorian look. The estate, with it’s tree-lined creek and large shaded lawn was the perfect place. The bride was gorgeous in her Amelia Sposa gown and the groom was handsome in a white dinner jacket. Even the cake looked regal.
Photography: Tony Fitzgerald Photography | Venue: Hoge Residence | Planner: Heather Hoge | Catering: Gunthers Restaurant and Catering | Cake: Bay Cakes Design | Floral Design: Dubon Floral Design | Tables, Chairs, and Linens: Moggia Events | DJ: Songman Entertainment | Dress: Amelia Sposa
It’s hard to find a location that is more romantic than the Shadowbrook restaurant in Capitola-by-the-Sea. The historic restaurant with it’s stained glass windows and cozy atmosphere just makes for a perfect wedding location. Ariel and Jonathan were married here on June 11, 2017, surrounded by close friends and family.
Susan and Arrin were married in the historic mission at San Juan Bautista on April 22, 2017. They wanted the wedding to be romantic and timeless and thought the historic mission, with it’s rose garden courtyard, was the perfect place. Susan is from Scotland, and brother, sister and close friend traveled all the way from Scotland for the wedding. She wore a long champagne gown with vintage lace and amazing flowery sleeves. A highland bagpiper played as she walked the corridor to the mission doors and entered, starting the ceremony with a regal entrance. After a short receiving line in the rose garden, the guests were led by the bagpiper to the reception at Casa Maria.
Janine and David met at a reunion a few years ago, and it was clear that they were meant to be together. They were wed at the lovely Nestldown wedding venue in Los Gatos on a beautiful July day. Both Janine and David love the redwoods and there was a redwood theme weaving it’s way through the wedding. The programs were DIY graphic on brown paper and miniature photos and wooden clothes pins. The guests signed a large wooden plank and received a parting gift in handcrafted wooden boxes. After the ceremony in the outdoor natural redwood “chapel” in front of the lake, the miniature train delivered the couple to the cocktail hour in the foxglove meadow. They had an area for playing bocci and a decorated stand with a blackboard for taking photos and writing well wishes for the couple. Photos were taken by the lake and in the redwood grove and in front of the fairytale cottage. Coming from an Italian family, Janine made special Italian cookies for the occasion. Farm tables were brought in to make the wedding a large family affair, and decorated with roses garlands and olive swags.
Photography: Tony Fitzgerald Photography | Venue: Nestldown | Party Rentals: Classic Party Rentals | Caterer: Toast Catering and Event Management | DJ: Los Gatos DJ | Hair and Makeup: DryWalk | Flowers: Kristine | Cake: The Buttery Bakery
Photos by Tony Fitzgerald Photography
Jennifer and Robert’s wedding at Union Hill Inn in Sonora was just featured in Borrowed and Blue online magazine.
Janine and David’s incredibly beautiful wedding at Nestldown in Los Gatos was just featured in Borrowed and Blue online magazine.
Jennifer Lisius and Robert Grijalva were married at Union Hill Inn in Sonora in March, 2015. The ceremony took place in the chapel, with the couple wisked away by horse drawn carriage to the reception and dancing in the barn. The wedding was attended by their family and friends.
Karol Enoki and Shreyas Mallur were married at their home in Los Gatos in May, 2015. The ceremony took place in front of the pool, with the reception on the patio and dancing in the turn-of-the-century barn. The wedding was attended by their family and friends. Photography: Tony Fitzgerald Photography | Wedding Planner/Florist/Officiant: Jaimee Leigh Events | Caterer: Turmeric Restaurant | DJ: California Disc Jockey | Hair and Makeup:A-list makeup.
Nati Leong and Feleti Livai were married in the rotunda at the spectacular City Hall in San Francisco in March 2015. The wedding was attended by their family and friends. Photography: Tony Fitzgerald Photography | Ceremony: San Francisco City Hall | Reception Dinner: BBQ at Greenwood Park | Flowers: Traditional handmade lei by the groom’s family.
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 |
Dana Rodriguez and Kristopher Chelini were married at Creekside of Los Gatos in September 2013. The wedding was attended by their family and friends. Photography: Tony Fitzgerald Photography | Ceremony and Reception Venue: Creekside of Los Gatos | Rehearsal Dinner: Testarossa Winery| After Party: The Cats Restaurant and Tavern | Florist: The Wild Geranium | Cake: A Piece of Cake | Caterer: Panetta’s Elite Events | Dress: Allure Couture | Shoes: Jimmy Choo
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