Exquisite Napa & Sonoma Wedding VenuesJanuary 21, 2015

Since the time we first visited California Wine Country, my husband and I have dreamed of living here. If you are planning a wedding/honeymoon here, you will have the opportunity to discover new places and soak in the amazing scenery, sip the wonderful wine and get to know the friendly people in the area. 

I blogged about some ideas for wedding venues a couple of months ago. But as time goes on and I discover even more, I thought it would be great to share some of the other gorgeous venues that I have come across in my research. These are some suggestions that I have compiled to help couples find a a stunning Napa Valley or Sonoma wedding venue that will appeal to their sense of style. 

The images you see are from weddings that I have photographed at these venues and some from my personal travel photos. Get inspired! It’s not an easy decision to make as there are so many beautiful places in California Wine Country.

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Al fresco Inspiration at Mission San Juan CapistranoJanuary 20, 2015

I was enjoying a beautiful day in sunny Southern California, with my handy little Fuji XE-1 in tow. So I stopped in at the Mission San Juan Capistrano in Orange County. I had heard it is an awesome place to visit because of it’s history and architecture. It is home to THE oldest building in California. Pretty impressive!

As I wandered around the grounds, I was amazed by the sense of warmth for such an old structure. This is a great place to have your engagement photos taken and/or host your private event. Weddings are also performed at the Mission Basilica. Every inch of the grounds is picturesque.

Visit two hundred year old monuments on your own or if you are a history buff, they also offer tours. Meander through its 10 acres of gardens, fountains, and structures. A must see if you are in the area. Make an afternoon of it.

Here are a few of my favorite images from my visit! What do you think of the Mission? Leave your comment below!

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Fine Art and Love | San Francisco City Hall WeddingsJanuary 12, 2015

I recently popped into San Francisco City Hall for a visit and was really taken aback by its strikingly beautiful architecture. By day, the sun permeates the grand hall and lights its surroundings so softly and romantically. The grand staircases can be said to rival even that of the Paris Opera House. 

With so many wonderful characteristics and ornate details, it really does make for a unique place to get married. If you are looking to have an intimate San Francisco wedding, this might be the place for you. There are photographic opportunities everywhere. Each nook is like a canvas waiting to be painted with the romanticism of a couple in love. 

Here are some of the images that I took during my visit. Just enough to peak your interest! You can also ask me about wedding elopement packages that I offer.

For more information on their civil ceremonies, you can visit the county’s website here.They also offer a wedding package if you desire something a little bit more elaborate. 

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A Pink and Green Luxe Sonoma WeddingJanuary 4, 2015

Rich fall colors with bright pops of pink with elegant and classical glass centerpieces describe this beautifully appointed Sonoma county wedding. Melissa and Derrick wed at her parents’ private estate in Santa Rosa. The affair was romantic and extremely heartfelt showcasing the sweet love between this pair. They wowed everyone after their first dance by performing the immensely famous final dance of “Dirty Dancing”. What a night!

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Romantic Round-Up of 2014December 31, 2014

I can’t believe we are in the final hours of 2014. It has been a great year, filled with so many wonderful people and events. I can’t express the gratitude I feel every day doing what I do as a career. It brings me so much joy to work with such loving couples. I get to see your families grow and feel privileged to do so.

It was a busy year for White Ivory Photography, which started off with a personal project, the birth of our little baby girl Larissa. I cannot believe that she is already 8 months old. This past year has given me the opportunity to be a mom for the second time and I could not be happier or more lucky to have such an amazing family! 

I started blogging the romantic roundup about two years ago, so this is my little tradition. I love sharing my personal favorites and showing off gorgeous couples and beautiful brides! Here’s are some of my favorite images from 2014.

Here’s to an amazing 2015. May yours be filled with health, happiness and success! 

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