Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Summer is coming



We've gotten our first spell of 100 F weather in California this past week. School is winding down. Summer! is! coming!

(Also, who's exciting about the Game of Thrones premiere this weekend, raise your hands!)

Monday, April 4, 2016

My best friend's wedding



My best friend got married a few weeks ago! The entire day, I had this opening scene from My Best Friend's Wedding running through my head.

My friend had a pro photographer and cake maker and florist for her wedding, but of course, she knows me well enough to have known that I would absolutely not sit idly on the sidelines. So she asked me to contribute on the fun parts for the wedding. Because how could I not when weddings incorporate some of my favorite things: flowers, photography, cake, music, and friends. :D

So here are some shots from her wedding from my point of view. I made the bouquet and decorated the cake (which was ordered plain from BiRite Creamery). My friend really wanted peonies, which are a wee bit out of season, so we woke up at 4am the morning before the wedding and hiked over to the SF Wholesale Flower Mart (an amazing place, if you haven't been) to track down fresh peonies for the cake and bouquet. I also love that it's lilac and dogwood season, so insisted on incorporated some of those into the bouquet and cake. I'm so, so pleased with how they both turned out! My cake skillz haven't completely atrophied, it seems!


As the maid of honor, I also got to tag along on the photoshoots, so naturally, I brought my own camera (You can take the girl out of the studio, but you can't take the camera from the girl? Or something). :) My friend picked these gorgeous spots around SF, including Lover's Lane, which is this beautiful trail on the southern edge of the Presidio, with tall, whispering eucalyptus and a thick, verdant blanket of wildflowers this time of year. It was such a smart choice, because the tall trees provided the perfect antidote to the high noontime sun, creating some awesomely dramatic shadows and stabs of light to photograph in. Seriously, this makes me almost want to become a wedding photographer. *almost*

(For more shots from the day, see instagram.)


Super congratulations here to my bff and her new hubby! I'm so thankful to have been a part of your guys's wonderful, wonderful celebration.


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