One of the special things about living in the Santa Cruz area is the local seafood. Just past the town of Davenport, there is an abalone farm, American Abalone, that is open to the public on Saturday. It doesn’t get any fresher than picking out your own live abalone.Read More
Carolyn and Darby were surrounded by friends and family as they said their vows on June 24, 2017. A beautiful sunny day and a lovely setting in the redwoods made it a perfect day for a wedding. After the official ceremony one guest after another came up to tell the couple how much they meant to them and what a happy occasion it was.
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.
Jennifer and Paul were married at the Seascape Resort in Aptos on June 10, 2017. The ceremony took place on the bluff overlooking the ocean, on a perfect summer day. The bride’s father, a preacher, was the officiant for the ceremony and her two sons had the honor of carrying the rings and giving the bride away. A concert harpist added a touch of elegance to both the ceremony and cocktail hour. The groom is from Ireland and guests at the wedding included were friends and family from his homeland. The couple wanted the reception to be a relaxed, family affair, and the Seascape Resort was a perfect location for the celebration.
On a sunny day in June, Venus and David were married at the Chaminade Resort in Santa Cruz. The bride is a pilot, so there was a plane theme woven throughout the champagne and dusty rose florals at the reception. The bride and groom had been friends since they were children, so photos of them decorated the ceremony chairs and the reception hall. The bride’s relatives designed the decorations for the formal cake, and the cakes were topped with photo characters of the bride and groom as children.
Lisa and Paul were married in St. Lucy Catholic Parish on May 16, 2017. The lovely ceremony was attended by their family and friends. Afterward the couple left the church led by a bagpiper and held a reception in downtown Campbell to celebrate.
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
Karol and Mallur’s wedding was just featured on the cover of The Big Fat Indian Wedding online magazine.
Our new portfolio at Tony Fitzgerald Photography on “Style Me Pretty”.
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.
One of the photos from Gretchen and Eric’s wedding was featured in Bridal Guide Magazine in a feature on unique wedding rings “50 of the Most Unique Engagement Rings We’ve Ever Seen“.
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.
Julie and Keith were married on the beach in Santa Cruz on May 5, 2016, in a private ceremony, attended by their friends and family.
Photography: Tony Fitzgerald Photography | Ceremony Venue: Santa Cruz Beach
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 |
Gretchen and Eric’s wedding was just featured in an album on The Knot as:
Gretchen and Eric’s wedding was just featured on ModWedding as inspiration for other couples planning their wedding.
Aly and Christian’s beautiful blue wedding was just featured in an album on The Knot as:
We couldn’t be happier! For more photos and information check out our post of The Sea of Blue Wedding.
I just discovered Greenvelope, a company that lets you create wedding invitations that are entirely online. The electronic invitations lets you save a tree, and then environment (and some money), but best of all – they are really cute!! Gorgeous invitations! Loving this idea!