Just Friends and Family – an Intimate Malibu Wedding

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Intimate Malibu Wedding_2015_Vivian Lin Photo_028Eunice and David wanted their special day to be less about them, and more about a wonderful celebration of family and friends.  So they opted to rent out a house on the water in Malibu for a whole week of parties and sleepovers, starting out with their intimate and no-fuss wedding.  With the Pacific as the backdrop as the sun set beyond the horizon, Eunice and David tied the knot, surrounded by the people who mattered most in their lives.  Afterwards, everyone feasted on catering by Joan’s on Third, laughing and dining at one long table on the picturesque patio.  Friends and family had flown in from all over the country, and one came all the way from Switzerland to join in the week of festivities.

It was such a wonderful success, a new tradition has begun and the couple plans to hold a get together once a year.  What a meaningful way to celebrate future anniversaries!

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Dress: http://lagencefashion.com/

A Sweet Blush and Lace Wedding

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TPC Valencia Wedding_Vivian Lin Photo_001I’ve known Lori and Stacey (sisters) ever since I was in elementary school.  They are some of my oldest friends, the friends I could get silly with, the friends I turned to when things were rocky, the first friends who were practically family to me. We no longer went to the same schools after elementary, and as we grew up our lives took us in different directions, but we still managed to keep in touch here and there (not insignificant feat, since neither of them are on Facebook!).  Back in 2013, I was so touched to shoot Stacey’s wedding.  Here we are in 2015, and I was honored to shoot Lori’s wedding.  To shoot a childhood friend’s wedding is not only to be there and witness the behind the scenes of the day.  It’s to bear witness to the history of the past twenty-some years since we had last spent nearly every day of our lives together.  It’s to see how loved Lori and Spencer are by their community of cherished friends.  It’s to see what a considerate and kind soul she’s fallen in love with.  Lori is a practical woman.  She rarely reveals the depths of her emotions, usually keeping things light and witty.  But there was a moment during their first dance, when she clung to Spencer and the mixture of relief, gratefulness, and love was undeniable on her face, and I sighed with happiness that my dear friend had found her soul mate.

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What a great idea.  Bits of their vows are the decor for the wedding cake!TPC Valencia Wedding_Vivian Lin Photo_064 TPC Valencia Wedding_Vivian Lin Photo_065 TPC Valencia Wedding_Vivian Lin Photo_066 TPC Valencia Wedding_Vivian Lin Photo_067 TPC Valencia Wedding_Vivian Lin Photo_068 TPC Valencia Wedding_Vivian Lin Photo_069 TPC Valencia Wedding_Vivian Lin Photo_070 TPC Valencia Wedding_Vivian Lin Photo_071 TPC Valencia Wedding_Vivian Lin Photo_072 TPC Valencia Wedding_Vivian Lin Photo_073 TPC Valencia Wedding_Vivian Lin Photo_074 TPC Valencia Wedding_Vivian Lin Photo_075 TPC Valencia Wedding_Vivian Lin Photo_076 TPC Valencia Wedding_Vivian Lin Photo_077 TPC Valencia Wedding_Vivian Lin Photo_078 TPC Valencia Wedding_Vivian Lin Photo_079 TPC Valencia Wedding_Vivian Lin Photo_080 TPC Valencia Wedding_Vivian Lin Photo_081 TPC Valencia Wedding_Vivian Lin Photo_082 TPC Valencia Wedding_Vivian Lin Photo_083 TPC Valencia Wedding_Vivian Lin Photo_084 TPC Valencia Wedding_Vivian Lin Photo_085 TPC Valencia Wedding_Vivian Lin Photo_087 TPC Valencia Wedding_Vivian Lin Photo_088 TPC Valencia Wedding_Vivian Lin Photo_089 TPC Valencia Wedding_Vivian Lin Photo_090 TPC Valencia Wedding_Vivian Lin Photo_091 TPC Valencia Wedding_Vivian Lin Photo_092 TPC Valencia Wedding_Vivian Lin Photo_093 TPC Valencia Wedding_Vivian Lin Photo_094 TPC Valencia Wedding_Vivian Lin Photo_095 TPC Valencia Wedding_Vivian Lin Photo_096 TPC Valencia Wedding_Vivian Lin Photo_097Venue: TPC, Valencia

Wedding Gown: Vera Wang

Suit: Banana Republic

Makeup: Grace Lin Makeup

Silhouette Cutouts: Candice Colbert at Silhouettes by Candice

Florist: Renaissance Flowers

Cake: Final Touch Bakery

DJ/MC: Spotlight Groove

A Palos Verdes Engagement Session

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Palos Verdes Engagement_L&G_Vivian Lin Photo-1It wasn’t hard for Liza and Greg to figure out where to have their engagement session.  Greg’s parents were married at the stunning Wayfarer’s Chapel back when grooms wore ruffled shirts and long-sleeved wedding gowns were not unusual for brides.  Greg brought along a photo from his parents’ wedding, and we got to play detective as we tried to figure out where the original photo was taken and tried our best to recreate it.

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