November, 2012 Archives

Thanks to Posh Peony’s Cristina Barragan for inviting us on this themed shoot of the Great Gatsby. Credits: Kelli and Rick Serio modeled as the couple in this shoot and Lori McShane as the bridesmaid. Erin Grace Events provided the desert bar and hair accessories was from Sandra Nicole Designs. Hair and Makeup was by Tara Fontana of Fairytale Hair and Makeup. Jewelry provide by Christine at Paseo Jewelers. Uniquely Elegant Attire provided gowns and tux. TMMPRO provided the chiavari chairs. Shot at Noor in Pasadena.

Theresa Huang, whom I’ve worked with in so many weddings, asked me if I can photograph her girls of TH Makeup and Hair Design. So we set up a studio at our office and voilà, instant fashion photo shoot. Had a tremendous fun doing this and gorgeous images to boot! We love working with her and her girls because they make their brides look sooooo good.

On this lovely shoot, we ganged up with a few of our most admired collaborators. An introduction is at hand here. First, Lumiani Events were the force behind the coordination and planning of this marvelous shoot. Second, I’d like to thank our good friend, Theresa Huang of TH Makeup and Design for the makeup and hair.  Fleuretica was the set design and floral extraordinaire. Mary Me Bridal provided the gowns and jewerly, Friar Tux of Beverly Hills the mens attire. Archive Vintage Rentals and Dolphin Party Rentals provided the furniture, and place settings. And thanks to the Ambassador Campus for allowing us to shoot at one of the best backdrops in Southern California.

This long spread of food, while beautiful, seems almost excessive for just a party of two, nonetheless it’s a celebratory dinner for the deserving newlyweds. A presentation of morsels that lends to a sense of intimacy that would bring any couple together to celebrate their new beginning. This lavish spread has Mediterranean and Persian influences featuring grilled vegetables, fish, saffron basmati rice with pomegranate seeds, dried fruits, nuts, dishes of Sabzi khordan, lamb stew, salads and last but not least – a roasted turkey infused with spices.

Accenting the delectable goodies were vibrantly colored seasonal fruits such as figs, apricots, pomegranate seeds, and grapes to match the floral tones of peonies, ranunculus, scabiosa, jasmine vine, bearded iris, and clematis.  Simple dinnerware with patterns gilded in gold along with pewter and gold accents complete this seductive and elegant setting. Feast your eyes…

I can’t contain myself! I’m so privileged to say that Mary & Ryan’s wedding made it on Vera Wang’s blog, Check out Mary’s beautiful gown.