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Intimate destination wedding in Bordeaux, France

José and Julie came from California to celebrate their intimate wedding in a village near Bordeaux,  St Loubès. Their family and friends in a beautiful place: La Villa d’O, on the top of a hill, in the middle of St Emilion vineyard, so amazing and romantic place…A very special day: too warm to walk, some guys in the swimming pool and finally the ceremony has been postponed until the sun becomes our friend.  As a sign of destiny to protect and to celebrate their union, a huge tree was above them with a bit of shade.
An amazing venue, an “hotel de charme”, a team giving to the guest the feelingyou are on vacation, always relaxed but always efficient. The surprise: the “Champagne soupe” to enjoy the sunset during the evening and to start the dinner with a lot of smile and laugh, my advise: be careful because it’s a trap!. It was a really unique wedding in a so unique venue, thank you for sharing emotion and happyness… i will never forget these moments, never!

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By french photographer Jacques Mateos from Magic Flight Studio.

Portland & San Francisco Wedding Photographer | Daniel Stark Photography

Portland and San Francisco wedding photographer Daniel Stark Photography

The moment Allison put on her dress was a magical moment for everyone in the room. Immediately the bridesmaids’ mouths hit the floor in awe of her pure beauty and after a few quiet moments, there was an eruption of the loudest screaming of excitement ever. It was one of the best reactions we have ever seen and right then, we knew this was going to be an amazing day.

Allison and Shane held their wedding ceremony in a beautiful old church in North Portland.  One of our favorite moments was being able to capture Allison having a quiet moment with her dad before walking down the aisle. He was an emotional father and when he saw Allison in her dress, he fondly credited Allison’s mom for raising his beautiful daughter.

Following their touching wedding ceremony we headed out to their wedding reception at The Arista Ballroom on one of Portland’s hippest streets, Hawthorne Blvd.  Allison’s family is originally from the south and have that classic southern charm that we love being around. Given that and the fact that their wedding was so close to Mardi Gras, it was only natural to thrown in a little New Orleans style, complete with bright colored umbrellas and beaded necklaces. It was an electric night that we will remember for a long time. Cheers Allison and Shane!

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Wedding Team:
Photographers: Daniel Stark Photography
Church: Grace Memorial Episcopal/Officiants: Rev. Stephen Schneider, Rev. Esme Culver
Reception: The Arista Ballroom (All inclusive:  Caterer, Music, Linens)
Decor: Barclay Event Rentals
Florist: Bohemian Bouquet
Bridal Brooch Bouquet: Jessica Picken (bridesmaid; brooches added by friends and family)
Host Hotel: Hotel Monaco
Bridesmaid Dresses: Nordstrom- Xscape
Wedding Gown: Charlottes Weddings and More
Hair/Make Up: Melissa Millikan from Richard Herrera

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Desert Wedding – Wolwedans, Namibia

Wolwedans Wedding Namibrand Nature Reserve

When Cheuk and Mary googled desert weddings from their home in Hong Kong, they didn’t even know a place like Namibia existed!  (For those who are unsure, it’s here in Africa!), They surely know about it now … and the rest is history.

Follow me to the amazing Wolwedans on the edge of the Namibrand Nature Reserve for a wedding as vast as the sanddunes, stylish as the lodge and magical as the fairy circles.

I’ve added a few landscape shots taken after the wedding.  What a place!