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  • This is our story . . .

    FUN. PASSIONATE. REAL . . . these are not just words but who we are.

    The philosophy behind the brand is simple; we believe if you're not having FUN, then we’re not doing it right. Our PASSION for photography inspires us to capture fleeting moments of your wedding day candidly and creatively as they unfold. REAL, is our down to earth philosophy that connects us to you. We want to be right there with you every step of the way to capture the fun, passionate, and real you.

    That is who we are and that is our story.

Hakone Gardens Wedding | Emi + Jack Silicon Valley Wedding

Emi and Jack had a beautiful and quaint private ceremony and wedding this past weekend at the Hakone Estates and Garden, one of the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s premier sites. Nearly a century old, Hakone is the oldest Japanese and Asian estate, retreat and gardens in the Western Hemisphere: 18 acres of magnificent beauty nestled in the verdant hills of Saratoga overlooking Silicon Valley. We just loved how the beautiful purple and lavender decor themes really compliment Hakone Garden’s natural beauty.

Kimmel Center wedding | Theresa + Chirag // multicultural Indian/Vietnamese Courtyard Marriot wedding

Theresa and Chirag first met in the summer of 2003 at Theresa’s college graduation party. Chirag is actually friends with Theresa’s older brother Augustine – they attended college together and were roommates for a year. They didn’t really get to know each other until 2005 when they were both students at Jefferson Medical College together. Over the years, their friendship developed into a more serious relationship and they were finally engaged in September 2012.

They have overcome many challenges over the years – from breaking down cultural and religious barriers and a long distance relationship, to finally learn how to truly live, laugh, and love with each other.

Key Vendors:
Elegant Events
Kimmel Center
Garces Catering
Courtyard Marriott
John Kevin Gallagher Floral Decorator
Entertainment: DJ Ravi Jackson

The Regal Ballroom wedding // Tiffany + Vinh | Glamourous Hollywood Style Vintage Wedding

Tiffany and Vinh love films almost as much as they love each other, and so they had a vision of a glamorous Old Hollywood wedding complete with framed movie posters and menu fortune tellers made of vintage-designed paper. Their magical day started off at the Hotel Palomar in Rittenhouse Square and ended with a red carpet entrance to The Regal Ballroom, a once Vaudeville and then neighborhood theater known as The Regal Theatre. But all the pomp and circumstance would not be complete without some choice glitzy details from Louis Vuitton to stunning turquoise heels from Christian Louboutin that were Tiffany’s and Vinh’s wedding gifts to each other. With touches of Tiffany’s namesake scattered throughout, Tiffany and Vinh’s wedding was one made amongst stars.
Venue: The Regal Ballroom, Hotel Palomar

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