Maya and Dave’s 4th of July wedding was beyond me. It was like stepping into a dream. With the talent of Simply Modern Weddings, styling of Dandelion and Grey and the whimsy from Honey and Poppies, this “whimsical, eclectic, flea market chic, fiesta” dream was brought to life. It was such a perfect way to showcase Maya and Dave’s love story. I’m so thrilled to finally share their day with you. It’s such a blessing to do what I love, but the real blessings are the like-minded, creative and incredibly beautiful people I get to hang with along the way.
Maya and Dave, I’m talking to you! xo Click here to see more of their wedding.
Maya and Dave dreamt up the concept and Dave designed the invitations. I have to say, they are incredibly fun and endearing. Just like them. Maya had not one but two pairs of shoes. Because she’s stylish like that. Oh, and you can never go wrong with a ring bowl by Paloma’s Nest. Steven hung out with Dave as he got ready. So excited to have him shooting with me.
Maya and Dave opted out of having a bridal party. But that doesn’t mean their best friends weren’t there for prep time. Such an amazing group! Their first look outside of the Pasadena Westin was colorful and full of loud laughs and big hugs. Because Maya and Dave are amazing/awesome/stylish/ALL OF THE ABOVE, they carved out almost 2 hours for photography time. We headed to the Gamble House. A stunning location, complete with props and their hot selves. As Rachel Zoe would say, it was MAJOR. We headed over to the garden at Happy Trails. I must point out that Steven and I were married in Pasadena, we hang out in Pasadena, shop in Pasadena, do everything but live in Pasadena, and neither of us had ever heard of this place. Our jaws literally dropped the second we walked in. Not even lying. Our eyes met and without words, we said HOLY CRAP!
The couple was married by Dave’s best friends father. Like for real, if you thought just the details were personal, you’re wrong. EVERYTHING was personal! One of my favorite ceremony shots ever. It wasn’t windy at all that day. But for some reason, it picked up at the perfect moment. The dessert table was colorfully fun. Pan dulce, donuts, cupcakes…I mean, come on! Lucky lucky guests. Also, I tried to steal the dresser but it didn’t fit in our car. 😉 The sweetheart table was so very endearing and intimate, beautifully adorned with Maya’s grandparents china.