Doin’ it Darby Style

Alex and Joe had the sweetest and cutest wedding. As the season changes to colder I was honored to head out to Asheville and capture their wedding. I was able to work with Our Labor of Love photographer Heidi who was a flowing elegant photo ninja through out the night! Alex and Joe’s wedding took place at Hidden River Events which was gorgeous:

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Lovely little farm set in the mountains. With a hidden river (get it its called hidden river events!) and beatuiful wild flowers!  We have yet to post the video but here are some sneak peek shots from behind the scenes!

She had some gorgeous red velvet shoes to go with her wedding color theme:

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The flowers for her and her bridesmaids where all gathered from the land itself which was such a lovely personalized touch!

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I mean how adorable are they:

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They had a lovely and personalized ceremony next to the river

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Loving the red wine color scheme of her bridal party!

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Joe and Alex actually went to highschool together and have known of each other for years! they reconnected after college and have been a pair ever since!

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*Swoon* on her Mantilla which was passed down from her great grandmother!It was a lovely addition to her already fantastic dress that she was wearing!

Once again Thank you Alex and Joe Congratulations and stay tuned for the Video! *Special Thanks* to my trusty assistant 😉 Kath, who carried my stuff around and enjoyed this Darby style wedding.

Stay tuned for the video! I’ll post about it here and on our website.

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Cynthia & Dyami’s intimate civil wedding

Cynthia and Dyami had a super intimate family only little civil wedding and asked me to shoot it for them. This video is different from other wedding videos I have shot mostly because it was so unplanned and unique. I am thrilled to be able to share some of my behind the scenes here!
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Check out their video on our website as well and get a feel of this civil wedding adorableness.

Color! Lauren & Charlie get hitched

As San Miguel always proves to be a colorful hit for destination weddings, Lauren and Charlie’s wedding was hard to be on the color spectrum. Planned by Eventia events with wedding planner Dahlia Bastien, this wedding was a huge success of color. From the welcome cocktails to the rehearsal dinner to the wedding, we had the best time capturing every moment filled with color and grand entrances! Check out our behind the scenes pics below.

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Screen Shot 2017-09-13 at 4.28.32 PMThis lovely pic is from their engagement photo shoot with Marcus Jolly who also shot their wedding. Check out his work here.

Their welcome cocktails where filled with color, food, music and killer views to match the sunset. Lauren’s signature drink clearly had a spot light cause it was so damn good!

The rehearsal dinner didn’t disappoint either! Lauren wore a traditional hand embroidered dress to go with her flower crown and Charlie and his groomsmen wore a collection of matching Abrazos shirts. I couldn’t get enough of the Otomi table runners and was just smitten by the sunset.

Their wedding day was just as magical – here are my highlights of the day:
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Check out our website to see their final video!

Clarizza & Victor

YES! Im here to share yet another video of ours!
Clari & Vic this wedding was brought to you by Mariana Tellez who is from Solei Weddings, such an honor to work with them! We look forward in seeing the pictures from the photographer Alejandro Rivera as well so stay tuned!
Lets talk about how they included their adorable pup Mica! I LOVE it when couples include their furry friends! ❤
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These two where so in love and funny! I spent most of my time laughing and just smiling at their joy that they had for each other. Both of them had such big hearts and we just walked away smiling cause they are those contagious happy couples!
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Now lets take a moment to oggle on their cake! Three layers of good yummy chocolate
cake! You can’t see it in this pic but their cupcake topper was adorable. Check out the
video to view it more closely!

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I had to include this pic that I shared on instagram in action pic of their callejoneada
boy they had fun fun fun in the streets of San Miguel de Allende.

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Clari putting on her wedding dress. She looked gorgeous!

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Check out their love story that we captured on film below

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After their video stay tuned for Romina & Pablo’s wedding also held at Sierra Nevada.

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Dianna & Juan

Dianna and Juan booked us almost a year in advance, so I had been anticipating their wedding for months and months. Again, Nick and I had the pleasure of skyping with them and then having breakfast with them at Lavanda previous to their wedding to meet and greet. It was great since we where able to hang out, feel their vibe, hear more about their story and what they wanted from their video.

When the day came Dianna was so ready and Juan was so ready he was already dressed and prepped for the big day before we even got there!
Set in the beautiful Casa Cariño with a ceremony at La Parroquia church with a very large callejoneada back to the reception their night was filled with Banda Music, Mariachis, stopping and clapping. Of course our session with Dianna and Juan on the amazing rooftop was also stunning with those too so in love. I will share the pictures of Erik Zavala if I get a link and stay tuned for the next wedding video Clarizza and Victor in our next blog post!
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Romina & Pablo

I met up with Romina 4 months before her wedding and was delighted to be able to get to know her and her mother. I gotta say meeting our clients before hand really makes our weddings run smoother, I also find that it relaxes the bride and groom more since we are now their friends and not some random people pointing cameras in their faces if that makes sense. We try and meet our clients on skype or on the phone at least so we have a better idea of their vibe.
Romina & Pablo also requested to meet me  a day before and boy where these two in love and so excited to have their special day!
They had such an interesting ceremony, very non traditional and personal.
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Romina and Pablo wrote their own ceremony and had Romina’s aunt read it. They included activities such as a flower mandala that every bridesmaid added an element to it to create a circle of love. Selected guests (parents and friends) added seeds to the mandala to seed their love and their new lives and to grow together.
They did try to have a light ceremony but the wind picked up and they weren’t able to. They still smiled and overjoyed with sharing their vows to each other.
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This one included Chachi the pregnant Donkey who was due that day! (no baby donkeys but boy did she look pregnant!)
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Had to snap a selfie of myself, my husband (second camera man), and Micheal Amici (friend and their wedding photographer)
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Their reception was held at Casa del Parque Sierra Nevada Hotel by Belmond at their beautiful gardens with a very large sweets table:
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Their center piece above the dance floor was spectacular! (above pic)
They bride and groom had a very sweet entrance, which I found was a great idea however it was done during the day so the firworks were not appreciated as much as it would have at night:
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Their first Dance
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And here are some of their amazing deserts catered by the Hotel Sierra Nevada
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I can’t wait to share the final video!
Stay tuned!

1 year anniversary

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We got tagged today in Pierce Lifestyle Photography photo album and I just swooned all over again! The pictures from them are just to die for I had to share!

Check out the album and don’t forget to like their page! here
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Melisa had given us the news a couple weeks back, not only did these two have their 1 year anniversary they also welcomed this love bug!
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Now that little one is what we call a happy ending! She is precious!