1. Dark Wood, Bright Colors & Shining Gold In This Colors, Flavors, and Spices of India Styled Shoot

    I have such a big crush on this insanely lovely styled Indian shoot! From the bright elegant colors to the phenomenal clothing all beautifully captured by Brian MacStay Photography! When the team got together to craft this styled shoot, they took cues from the colors and flavors of India, saffron, curry, cardamom and indigo as well as the location for the shoot, one of San Francisco’s most iconic locations, the historic Julia Morgan Ballroom. The Julia Morgan Ballroom is rich in texture and history with its deep Mahogany paneled wood walls, glamorous marble foyer, coffered ceilings and beveled mirrors. Their goal was to highlight the deep, beautiful colors that are so entrenched in Indian culture. Taking the opportunity to play with everything from the jewelry by Reveti Jewelry Inc, to the bright florals. The beautiful beaded dress, which was designed by Swati Couture was custom designed and intricately beaded. Every piece to this well styled shoot is an explosion of color, texture and brilliance!

  2. Farm To Table Influences For Small Metropolitan Weddings With Low Fuss Modern Couples

    The simple modern couple with great taste. What do they look like & what would their wedding be? All too often we get swept up in images of weddings with vintage flavor, grandeur, & so on. What about those couples looking to keep things modern, keep things small, all the way not skimping on style & design? I'd like to think that this styled shoot is a great barometer of what could be brewing in the modern small wedding forum. For me, this wedding has the feel that very much emulates the farm to table movement. There is a strong earthy richness going on that pays homage to organic life, all the while celebrating a young, low fuss couple. While our bride is happy to play the white wedding part, she is more comfortable slipping into a chic low back dress for their reception. There are many couples looking to keep their weddings small, focusing more on good food, great friends & beautiful surroundings, and this styled shoot definitely hits that mark!

  3. Modern Manhattan Wedding Featuring A Michelin Star Restaurant & A Touch of Serendipity

    I had been dogging Casey for sometime to submit a damn wedding to me already!! Finally, I was greeted in my inbox with a submission from Casey and oh how funny can life be... Not only did I love the super Manhattan featured wedding, but the reception took place at.... PUBLIC! Now allow me a small digression for a moment. Hubby & I did finally have our VIP experience at PUBLIC that we had won. With not the slightest bit of embellishment, it was by far one of the nights of our lives. It was....perfection. From Chef Brad, to various staff members there (PS-our waitress was amazing, she really really needs to write a food blog, like now!), to the mega delicious food, to all the wonderful things we got to experience while there, it was beyond a home run. When I saw Casey's submission of a wedding at PUBLIC all those lovely feelings came floating back. Having a close connection with PUBLIC, I thought it would be a rare great opportunity to actually hear a bit from the vendor side of things too. I reached out to the fine ladies and asked for a bit of commentary from their side as well, and they were all to happy to volley up some great stuff about Randi Anderson & Karlo Pastrovic's wedding! So now that I have written a mega intro, allow me to STFU and let you guys get to strolling through this absolutely lovely New York City wedding!!