NFL Football Theme Wedding from Silver Gecko Photography

Today is the day that most people get together to watch the big game. Yep, it is all about eating some delicious food, enjoying the new commercials, and cheering on their favorite football team.  (Or cheering on football in general, if there teams are not playing today). All in all, it is all about the parties, and having a good time with friends and family. That is exactly what this gorgeous couple did on their wedding day! Well, not exactly. (Minus the commercials. Smile). Their wedding consisted of good food, cheers from their guests, and their love for football all enjoyed by all who were at attendance. What I really love is the groom’s cake! Totally awesome! So before you head off to a party, or start the cooking, take a moment to view the fun-filled images from Silver Gecko Photography.

Oh and Happy Super Bowl Day!










From Silver Gecko Photography …

It was an absolute honor to photograph Liz & Dave’s wedding at Calamigos Ranch in Malibu. I’ve known these two for about 10 years, before they even started dating. Dave is one of my fraternity brothers from Sigma Phi Epsilon and Liz, a Tri-Delt, was always a big supporter of our chapter. I also knew most of the bridal party as many of them were fraternity brothers and sorority sisters of Liz, including her Matron of Honor, Kristin, whose wedding I photographed last year.

It was great seeing so many familiar faces and it made photographing that much easier. I made sure we spent time photographing the bridal party and getting some really dynamic photos. I also wanted to make sure to capture a few “signature images” with only Liz & Dave, something I’m trying to do with every couple I photograph. Calamigos Ranch is an amazing property and we found this great tree that had a large branch that was perfect for wrapping around the new Mr. & Mrs. Hames. The results are outstanding!

Malibu, California Engagement Session from Defining Moments by Sheri Marie

The best way to end the weekend is by treating yourself to the most romantic, sweet, and adorable engagement session from Defining Moments by Sheri Marie. As you are settling at your desk with your morning coffee, just prepare yourselves for the simple elegance that surrounds this soiree.  I absolutely adore a couple who gets a little creative with their engagement session. I have a “thing” for picnics, and when you throw in a couple of love birds, and an amazing photographer to capture it all, I am just in love. This sweet combo is the perfect engagement session. What can be better?  I am head over heels with this couple’s style, the romantic California setting, and their cute picnic. Ready to take a look in at this couple’s lovely picnic?























From Defining Moments by Sheri Marie…

Meet Vanessa Fontana & Ben Hanley. Vanessa is from Alaska and Ben is from Washington State. They met in High School when Vanessa moved to Washington State. This couple is very hip, elegant, and loves everything vintage. So they wanted their engagement session to represent every aspect of their personalities and what their wedding will be like.  Vanessa and Ben wanted two different scenes. One for a vintage picnic and the other one for some fun sunset shots. Vanessa loves everything vintage, but yet she has this elegant side to her as well. So she wanted her picnic theme to reflect all the inspiration photos that she had been searching for on Pinterest. They also wanted a nice location that was close to the beach.  We chose the Malibu State Park and El Matador Beach as the perfect locations.

 From the moment Vanessa emailed me wanting me to do her engagement photos, we had an instant connection. She was very excited that I was available to do her photos and excited that we had the same style and vision for her session. So that made me even more excited to work with her and Ben because we were all on the same page. Spending the afternoon with these two was a ton of fun! You can definitely see the love these two share between the two of them, as it just radiates off. Their love is contagious! The whole shoot I was wishing my husband was there so I could just give him a big kiss, haha.  Ben and Vanessa are very down to earth, chill and fun! We were all laughing and joking around all day, which made for a great time together!

They will be tying the knot on July 27, 2013 in Washington State. 



Malibu Wedding at Calamigos Ranch from Michael Segal Weddings

With Valentine’s day just a few days away, we’re getting a little giddy here at BHL. So we are dedicating a whole week to LOVE! Every day we are immersed with all things inspiring, pretty, and lovely. But this week we wanted to really  jump into a bucket of pure love and start things right. There is nothing more romantic than a sweet and simple vintage chic meets rustic DIY wedding. Get ready to not only meet a couple of adroable sweethearts, but to fall utterly in love with all the charming details that decorated their big day. Our DIY, rustic loving hearts can not get enough of it.  This wedding is absolutely gorgeous and has so many sweet and simple details that it is nothing short of perfection. We are in love with the hand-made invitations to the beautifully decorated table settings. We absolutely adore the bride and groom. The bride is so stunning showing off her cute pink bow heels, and the groom totally rocking the pink bow tie. Michael Segal Weddings was on hand to capture each and every detail.
















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From the bride…

March 23rd, 2012 was the day I married my soul companion.  March 23rd, 2012 was the day we bound our souls to one another, to soar through our lives together, palms embraced, hearts entwined, eyes as one unto the same vision.  Sitting next to one another on that morning, with toast in our mouths and smiles on our lips, we were calmer than we had been and waited with bated breath for the day to unfurl itself into the manifestation of our conjoined love.  We couldn’t have been happier as we embraced the intimacy of the day.  We carefully selected those that were dear to us to share in the sacredness of the day in a ceremony of just short of 65 people.  The venue spoke to me when Bobby took me there on a date 6 months earlier, from the hanging bee baskets laced with fairy lights to the majestic nature of the grounds. We moved away from “tradition” and felt incredibly honoured that our sister-in-law, Lindsay, made a series of organic vegan gluten-free cheesecakes for us and our guests which was nothing short of utterly divine, a slice of heaven on such a special day!  We felt blessed that she and our brother Kia put so much hard effort into baking, which kept them up until the wee hours of the wedding day, putting on the finishing touches.  Hand-making all the details, from the carefully drawn and sewn wedding invites to the specially selected blend of tea we encased in bird love burlap for each of our guests, we put nothing short of complete love into a day that will remain in our hearts forever.  It made both Bobby and I proud to stand before our parents and show them that we were ready to walk this next journey of life together, united and secure in our belief in one another . 

Vendor Information:
Venue:  Calamigos Ranch, Malibu
Photographer: Michael Segal Weddings
Florist:  Sea Lily, Malibu
DJ:  Sam Zamir
Bride’s dress:  Carla Zampatti
Groom’s Attire: JCrew