Lisa & Dali's wedding last weekend was absolutely gorgeous! They have known each other for 10 years (from their days at Harvard) and the comfort and excitement of a foundation like that was definitely evident in everything they did. So many of their details were well thought through and intentional and it really showed. For example, Lisa & Dali had their fathers light the small candles and pass that light to the back of the congregation of supporters in the church, who then passed it, one by one, all the way back to the front to their mothers, who passed the flame to them, where they lit the unity candle together in the front. It was beautiful and symbolic and definitely personal. They also chose to face their guests during their vows, rather than away. Truly, their whole day was packed with personal details like that - it was beautiful! Speaking of details, here we go:
Loved this shoe shot. :) I was totally inspired by shooting with Melissa Jill last February...
The blue box says it all.
More of the getting ready details
Isn't Lisa absolutely stunningly gorgeous?
All her ladies were pretty gorgeous too. :) I loved the gowns.
Ceremony time! I brought two assistants with me for their wedding and let Nate take the front of the isle for this one - I love being at the back, so I was definitely enjoying myself. Brandon (who I would like to if you had a blog, dude...) chilled up in the Indian Jones-like balcony. Visit Nate's blog to see shots of the seriously freaky balcony. :)
Newlyweds leaving in style!!! Lisa's father and her sister built this beauty.
We headed over to downtown Pasadena for some quick photos NEAR City Hall. Technically, we weren't permitted to set foot on City Hall property because other wedding was going on there (you can almost see the other bride in the background of the shot), so we chilled across the street for a few shots. We even got clever about how to get some wedding party shots in the street in front of the Hall without breaking the rules. :) Don't worry, we didn't disturb the other wedding - the reception hadn't even started when we were over NEAR there. :)
Aren't they so adorable?
Dali is apparently known for his uncanny (and funny) ability to sneak into the back of very serious photos. Wedding days are no different. :)
I love this shot. Cal Tech's campus is gorgeous and choc full of locations. Their reception was at the Athenaeum (built for Sir Isaac Newton himself...).
Ok, before this blog gets too long, I'll wrap it up. Their full slideshow will be up soon and I'll be sure to post it. :) Congrats again Lisa & Dali!!