A Magical Backyard Novato Wedding // Roland & Elizabeth

Roland & Elizabeth....just their names sound so romantic & poetic together, am I right?! We met Roland & Liz at another wedding actually (thanks Taylor & Jenn!) & we instantly bonded on the dance floor. They are currently living in Denver, but Liz's dream was always to get married at her Grandma's Novato property which held so many special memories for her & her family. We knew it would be beautiful from Liz's descriptions of the property, but nothing could have prepared us for how truly magical it was when we walked up. You could tell it was truly such a labor of love & that countless hours had been poured into every square foot preparing it for that day. The gorgeous details, florals & tablescapes definitely made the day a beautiful one to capture, but what we loved most was how every person there felt like family, and Roland & Liz truly wanted everyone to feel special & loved. Not to mention the bridal party was SO FUN. One of those weddings where on the drive home, you friend request a few bridesmaids...#notashamed.

Roland & Liz, thank you for allowing us to be a part of your wedding day! We loved every minute of the day & thank you for being such a sweet, caring and trusting Bride & Groom. Congratulations on 2 months of marriage, Shaw's! Love you guys!

St. Vincent School for Boys Wedding in San Rafael // James & Brynna

St. Vincent School for Boys is one of those venues where you walk up & it takes your breath away. It is placed on one of the most gorgeous, sprawling grounds, surrounded by eucalyptus groves & beautiful Italian-looking pathways & stonework. Chad & I had actually just returned from Italy before this wedding (a trip we took celebrating our 5 year anniversary!) It was wonderful to be reminded of the architecture & masonry that we fell in love with while we were abroad. St. Vincent's also has one of the most beautiful Catholic churches in the East Bay...high, beamed ceilings & incredible, stained glass windows surround you when you enter the church. It's impossible to not be affected by the immediate reverence that washes over you. It's a very special place & we get really excited whenever we get the chance to shoot there! 

James & Brynna are such a sweet couple. We loved being a part of their day from beginning to end. They have a beautiful love story that's been built over many years & such a great community of friends & family that came together to witness them committing their lives together. We felt like part of the family by the end of the day & that's a huge compliment to the lovely couple & everyone involved! We worked with a great team of vendors:  Cinthy with A Touch of Grace / Coordinator  - Branching Out Cakes / Wedding Cake - Not Just Flowers / Florals. Thanks to everyone who made this day happen, but thanks most of all to James & Brynn! Thank you for allowing us to be a part of this amazing day - love you guys & cheers to the Daly's!