Ever wondered what it would be like to attend a wedding in a sauna? I hadn't. But I now know nonetheless.
Despite high temperatures and humidity unfamiliar to most California natives, Cesar and Carly threw the fanciest party her parents' backyard will ever see.
I knew going into Rahul & Alexia's wedding that I was in for some serious feels. You see, the day after I met up with them for their engagement shoot, Alexia's family suffered the unexpected, tragic, and life-altering loss of her sister. I had connected with these two on a really incredible level, so this news hit me hard (as my family has been through a similar hell in the last couple years). Fast forward 4 months to their wedding day, where emotion and family ties ran thick and Natalia's spirit roamed free. She flaunted her style through the bridesmaids, who wore her headbands. She clearly touched a great many lives, as proven through Alexia's vows which didn't leave a dry eye in the place (including my own).
Marriage is a great many things. You don't know what "for better or worse" means until you've held each other through the "worse". And witnessing the intense and divine love these two have for one another reminded me what true marriage looks like -- all while they had been married for less than 24 hours.
Rahul & Alexia partook of two different wedding ceremonies - complete with wardrobe changes, sacred Indian rituals, and a 1st timer who nailed her officiant debut. I could probably write a novel on how inspired I am by this couple. But I will stop and let the pictures do the talking.
Geoff & Linden kicked off my 9th wedding season. NINE. That kind of blows my mind.
And with the dream team that they assembled to bring their wedding to life, I'm not at all surprised that it was the PERFECT day.
I have this friend, her name is Rhyan.
Her work is no stranger to this blog of mine, because she is the artist behind every mythological goddess in my Creatures Series.
She is currently in the throes of rebranding and redesigning her website, so we decided to get some babes together and play dress up. Rhyan is truly a wizard when it comes to hair and makeup. She creates the boldest, most stunning looks -- and it seems so effortless. She is creative through and through, and I am honored to count her among my friends.
Do yourself a favor and follow her on Instagram and Facebook so you can be the first to know when her new website launches, featuring even more photos from this gorgeous shoot!!!