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Posts tagged portrait design by shanti
A Winter Crystal Tree Themed Wedding in the Summer {with a waltz performance}

Today's real wedding is so gorgeously elegant - plus, it makes me think of the movie Frozen, yet their wedding was even before the movie came out. Maybe the movie took some ideas from their wedding? Probably not, but either way . . . the couple's idea of a winter crystal tree theme for a summer wedding is pretty great {and so unique}. I love it! By mixing the seasons together, it symbolized the couples love throughout the whole year, regardless of season. The couple also had a sand ceremony {this is where the vase they pour the sand into becomes a symbol of their joined life together}. The couple even did a waltz performance for their wedding guests - what a fun idea! {Love the dress the bride changed into for her dance}.

Photography by: Portrait Design by Shanti {full vendor list follows photos}
Wedding Vendors:
Photographer: Portrait Design by Shanti
Event Planner: Amazing Flowers and Events
DJ: DJ3W Productions
Bridesmaids Dresses: Jovani Designer Dresses
Reception Venue: Oceano Hotel and Spa
Cake Designer: Palo Alto Baking CO
Waltz Dress Designer: San Patrick
Wedding Shoes: Valentino
Bridal Gown: Vera Wang

Submitted via Two Bright Lights
A Purple Beach Wedding Along the Coast of Half Moon Bay, California

You know a wedding is going to be a good one when today's couple {Nicole and Danny} says the "main goal for our wedding was for everyone to have a great time". Even the wet gray skies and a pesky garden cat couldn't frazzle the bride on her wedding day. This is such a wonderful reminder as we kick off another week. You're marrying your love, with family and friends with you and as they always say, everything else is just the icing on the cake {whether planned or not}. One of the super sweet moments of the wedding was when Nicole surprised Danny with his father's 25th anniversary wedding band during the ring exchange. This was a very special gift as Danny's father had passed away 10 years earlier and his mom gave her blessing to give it to him. And, the purple color for the wedding? It's Nicole's favorite color.

Wedding Vendors:
Photographer: Portrait Design by Shanti
Caterer: Cheat a Little
Floral Designer: Alena's Designs
Wedding Dress: David's Bridal
DJ: Soundwave Mobile
Ceremony Location: Coastside Lutheran Church