25
Apr 2014

Carolyn + David

Delicate Wedding in the Californian Vineyards

Marius Barbulescu is a great photographer from Romania. I already had the pleasure to display a picture of his for our last themed post on unusual and unexpected situations, and today, I can show you a bit more of his work through the series of pictures he took at this beautiful wedding in the Californian vineyards. You should read the story of how one of their luggage got stolen during the trip, the one containing all the contracts and the bride’s accessories!… I don’t know how I would have reacted! Carolyn and David still had a perfect day, and I just love those pictures by the swimming pool of what seemed like a very peaceful moment that day.

•••

 

The wedding took place in Santa Rosa, CA, USA on October 26, 2014. Here’s a fun (I guess!) story about that wedding from the bride.

We actually were well into planning a small wedding in Paris, France when it all just fell apart and we had to start over.  So, we went back to the drawing board, exploring options and decided to take a trip to Sonoma County to look at venue options.  While there we fell in love with the area, the atmosphere and the wine, all of which reminded us so much of Burgundy.  All together, though, this meant that we ended up planning two weddings in two countries over 18 months. Also, we did not have terribly good luck while traveling…one of our suitcases was stolen from the baggage claim after landing in San Francisco.  Of course that bag was the most important one, containing everything from medications to a folder of contracts with vendors to table place cards and, naturally, all of Carolyn’s bridal accessories!

 

Wineyard-Wedding-Sofa-Swimmingpool-Marius-Barbulescu-01Wineyard-Wedding-Sofa-Swimmingpool-Marius-Barbulescu-02Wineyard-Wedding-Sofa-Swimmingpool-Marius-Barbulescu-03Wineyard-Wedding-Sofa-Swimmingpool-Marius-Barbulescu-04Wineyard-Wedding-Sofa-Swimmingpool-Marius-Barbulescu-05Wineyard-Wedding-Sofa-Swimmingpool-Marius-Barbulescu-06Wineyard-Wedding-Sofa-Swimmingpool-Marius-Barbulescu-07Wineyard-Wedding-Sofa-Swimmingpool-Marius-Barbulescu-08

Name one thing you regret…

We regret that David’s sister and her husband were unable to join us as she was pregnant at the time and travel was not possible. Our niece Quinn was born the day after our wedding took place.  They were both missed a great deal but by the time we returned home our family had grown!

 

Wineyard-Wedding-Sofa-Swimmingpool-Marius-Barbulescu-09Wineyard-Wedding-Sofa-Swimmingpool-Marius-Barbulescu-10Wineyard-Wedding-Sofa-Swimmingpool-Marius-Barbulescu-11Wineyard-Wedding-Sofa-Swimmingpool-Marius-Barbulescu-12Wineyard-Wedding-Sofa-Swimmingpool-Marius-Barbulescu-13Wineyard-Wedding-Sofa-Swimmingpool-Marius-Barbulescu-14Wineyard-Wedding-Sofa-Swimmingpool-Marius-Barbulescu-15Wineyard-Wedding-Sofa-Swimmingpool-Marius-Barbulescu-16Wineyard-Wedding-Sofa-Swimmingpool-Marius-Barbulescu-17

… And one thing you’re really happy about/ proud of. 

We are so happy to have had many of our close friends and family with us for such a long-awaited and memorable event in our lives. We are proud to have overcome many hurdles in life and throughout the wedding planning process and ended up in the perfect location to celebrate our wedding, marriage and the start of our lives together as husband and wife.

 

Wineyard-Wedding-Sofa-Swimmingpool-Marius-Barbulescu-18Wineyard-Wedding-Sofa-Swimmingpool-Marius-Barbulescu-19Wineyard-Wedding-Sofa-Swimmingpool-Marius-Barbulescu-20Wineyard-Wedding-Sofa-Swimmingpool-Marius-Barbulescu-21Wineyard-Wedding-Sofa-Swimmingpool-Marius-Barbulescu-22Wineyard-Wedding-Sofa-Swimmingpool-Marius-Barbulescu-23Wineyard-Wedding-Sofa-Swimmingpool-Marius-Barbulescu-24Wineyard-Wedding-Sofa-Swimmingpool-Marius-Barbulescu-25

The word of the photographer.

Writing about this is not easy. My trip to the States still feels like a dream I woke up to suddenly. 8 days there feel like 60 intense seconds of my life. I can barely gather my memories in one place. This is such a long and personal story I will share only with my friends and family, all I’ll say is that absolutely nothing feels like a coincidence for me now. The people I met, the places I’ve seen, all my adventures… my journey was life changing. And all happened because Carolyn and David trusted me. And finding out that Carolyn is also a photographer (and a very talented one, trust me!) and listening about their “out of this world” love story made me feel even more excited about their wedding.
Right from the very first moment I met them, I felt like home. All their family and friends welcomed me in a way I could not believe was possible. I was so immersed into what was happening in front of me and absolutely nothing stood between me and my camera. It was my chance to do my best without any restrictions from anything else but myself and my own limitations. That’s a one in a million situation and I never thought of the outcome until I’ve started editing my pictures. I’m not proud, just genuinely grateful, happy and lucky I was among them at their beautiful, soulful and intimate wedding. Words are just not enough to express what I felt back then (and even now).
Carolyn and David, I will never be able to thank you enough for everything. Watching you pictures (and especially the slideshow) brings me back there like nothing else. I do hope you feel the same. That would be “our perfect circle”. You are amazing! :)
24
Jun 2013

Justine + Brendon

Epic Ace Hotel Wedding with a Late Swimming Pool Party

I know I have blogged quite a few weddings and couples ending up in water lately, and no suspense here, this is one more… but isn’t a swimming pool wedding party kind of the perfect way to end the night? And wait, that’s not all – I am actually so in love with Justine and Brendon’s wedding: not only did they have so much fun partying in the swimming pool, but this couple also had a perfect venue for their wedding and an amazing setting, everything so well photographed by Nick Radford, out of the USA.

•••

 

Justine and Brendon’s wedding took place in November 2012 at the Ace Hotel in Palm Springs. Both have a design background—he is an interior designer and she’s in the event industry—so they mostly organized their wedding themselves.

We wanted it to be different, yet fun that reflected our personalities. We had a handful of DIY projects that we incorporated into the wedding such as our ceremony backdrop and geometric card holders. I ended up designing all of our paper goods such as our save the dates, invitations and all of the signage throughout the wedding. It was a huge undertaking, but it was something I was determined to do! There were many times I wanted to give up and just hire a designer, but I knew it would be so worth it in the end. And it was!

 

epic-ace-hotel-wedding-swimming-pool-party-01 epic-ace-hotel-wedding-swimming-pool-party-02epic-ace-hotel-wedding-swimming-pool-party-04epic-ace-hotel-wedding-swimming-pool-party-03epic-ace-hotel-wedding-swimming-pool-party-05pepic-ace-hotel-wedding-swimming-pool-party-04pepic-ace-hotel-wedding-swimming-pool-party-05ppepic-ace-hotel-wedding-swimming-pool-party-06pepic-ace-hotel-wedding-swimming-pool-party-07 epic-ace-hotel-wedding-swimming-pool-party-08 epic-ace-hotel-wedding-swimming-pool-party-09 epic-ace-hotel-wedding-swimming-pool-party-10epic-ace-hotel-wedding-swimming-pool-party-12epic-ace-hotel-wedding-swimming-pool-party-12pepic-ace-hotel-wedding-swimming-pool-party-14 epic-ace-hotel-wedding-swimming-pool-party-15 epic-ace-hotel-wedding-swimming-pool-party-16

 

Name one thing you regret…

Overall it was an amazing wedding – however, if I had to rewind back to the day, I wish I had more moments to just sit and talk with all of our friends and family, especially our family who traveled from afar. The day goes by so fast and you are definitely running on adrenaline the entire evening, so I just wish we had taken a step back and really braced the moment and graciously thanked everyone who made it out that day.

 

epic-ace-hotel-wedding-swimming-pool-party-17 epic-ace-hotel-wedding-swimming-pool-party-13epic-ace-hotel-wedding-swimming-pool-party-17pepic-ace-hotel-wedding-swimming-pool-party-19epic-ace-hotel-wedding-swimming-pool-party-21 epic-ace-hotel-wedding-swimming-pool-party-22

 

And one thing you’re really happy about/ proud of.

I am extremely happy that I was a stress-free bride the entire day! I did not worry about one thing. I felt so prepared, and so ready to marry my husband that everything else was just a big ol’ bonus to me. Oh, and I’m stoked that Nick & Jeff (photographer & videographer) suggested we jump in the pool to close out the festivities. It was never my intention to do this – but it just happened and it was SO perfect. The best way to end the night by far! Trashed dress and all!

 

epic-ace-hotel-wedding-swimming-pool-party-23 epic-ace-hotel-wedding-swimming-pool-party-24 epic-ace-hotel-wedding-swimming-pool-party-25 epic-ace-hotel-wedding-swimming-pool-party-26 epic-ace-hotel-wedding-swimming-pool-party-27epic-ace-hotel-wedding-swimming-pool-party-29 epic-ace-hotel-wedding-swimming-pool-party-30 epic-ace-hotel-wedding-swimming-pool-party-31

24
Dec 2012

Letitia + Kristian

Red Themed Wedding and Photos at the Swimming Pool

Yes, I am kind of a sportswoman, and some might say I have a love affair with water. So when I first saw Letitia and Kristian’s wedding pictures at a swimming pool, my heart started beating faster. It came out, their whole wedding was a lot of fun, and I really love the contrast between red and white! Photography credit: Feather and Stone, from Australia.

•••

 

Letitia and Kristian had a 50s inspired wedding, with a lot of DIY touches and this story about the dress says it all:

I’ve always loved vintage and my entire wardrobe is full of plenty of 2nd hand and vintage bits and pieces sourced through my travels, as well as many ebay/etsy purchases. So I knew that I wanted my weddings dress to represent my love for Vintage things, however I wanted it to be handmade. The Design and ideas were conveyed by means of many words, hand gestures and picture samples to a friend/local dressmaker who brought it all together faultlessly from imagination to reality.

The wedding took place in Brisbane, Australia.

 

 

Name one thing you’re really happy about / proud of.

The photography was an easy decision with our dear friends Seth and Tenielle from Feather and Stone; we have always loved and admired their unique creativity and couldn’t wait for them to be a part of our day. They were thrilled to do the photos for us. We had such a blast driving around to the different locations with them, it really made a difference knowing them and feeling at ease and relaxed.

 

Follow Us on Facebook

You May French Kiss the Bride

You May French Kiss the Bride is a creativity-stimulating website for crazy-in-a-good-way photographers and couples. We are Joana and Marcio and we think you’re the best. Be in love. Be yourself—and let it spill over the web!

•••

Wedding blog • Blog de mariages • Blog de casamentos

What’s on our mind these days?

• Have a cool idea for the next theme? Email us!

 Next themed post: (French) kiss.