Archive for July, 2009

MODERN DESIGN-INSPIRED WEDDING AT CORNERSTONE GARDENS, SONOMA

Jen & Paxton were married this spring at Cornerstone Gardens in Sonoma.

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Cornerstone is a unique location, full of endless scenes for a design-inspired wedding shoot.  I was so excited to shoot here.  The clean lines and perfect blend of aged metals set amongst vibrant tones and layered textures found in the natural elements pretty much sum up the duality of my personal and artistic compositions; the organic and the industrial, in an active balance.

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The photo above was taken in one of my favorite sites there: Garden Play, by Topher Delaney.  Love it!

OK, here are the talents involved in this great wedding…

Coordination:  Celeste Nicholas Events
Floral: Kathy Hoffman Flowers
Catering: Sage
Music: Josh Dukes

Bride’s Dress: Monique Lhuillier
Her Shoes: Jimmy Choo
Groom’s Suit: Paul Smith
Shirt & Tie: Hugo Boss
His Shoes: John Varvatos

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From  Jen and Paxton:

“It was important for us to move away from tradition and just have a great time with friends and family– having a more casual event with a certain level of sophistication.”

Overall, this wedding did angle much less towards tradition, focusing more about the ease, flow and enjoyment of the day, paired with the couple’s love of modern art and the outdoors.  A few design elements were consistent throughout, such as the use of the color orange– most notably to me, in Jen’s amazing Jimmy Choo Birdcage shoes (I was just a little obsessed with them).

Jen and I originally met in my early days in SF, when we worked in the photo department at WIRED magazine.  It was an honor to be her photographer and so great to reconnect for such an inspiring day.  She and Paxton are a great couple and I had so much fun working with them!

You can see more of this wedding on the new wedding website in the current portfolio for Sonoma.