January 9, 2014

Hearst Castle Wedding - December 2013


I have always wanted to shoot a wedding at the magical Hearst Castle in San Simeon, CA and was excited when Mallary and Allan hired us for their special day. Allen is British and Mallary is from Mississippi so the mix of cultures and accents made it even more fun. To top it off, their families created all of the amazing decorations, made the cakes, and draped the entire reception hall with fabric, lights and lace. Check out this dream wedding in the video and still photos below.



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The music was by guitarist Jeffery Peters
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The bride and her attendants waiting in Hearst's guest house A. Gold is everywhere.
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The view of the San Simeon coast was truly amazing.
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The beauty and scale of all the marble and gold has to be seen to truly appreciate.
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The Neptune Pool is said to be one of most famous pools in the world.
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Studio 101 West San Simeon Wedding Photographer

Studio 101 West San Simeon Wedding Photographer

Studio 101 West San Simeon Wedding Photographer

Studio 101 West San Simeon Wedding Photographer
The brides bouquet wrap was made from her grandmother's wedding dress.
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One of the biggest challenges was working around all the tourists that wanted to take a photo or be in them. Just smile and wave them on.
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Wedding Wishes, write them on a piece of paper and put them in the wire of the frame.
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Studio 101 West Cambria Pines Lodge Wedding Photographer

Studio 101 West Cambria Pines Lodge Wedding Photographer
Traditional British cake made by the groom's mother featured British and American flags created out of fondant. The groom's table also featured old family wedding photos and a map of his home town.
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The bride's cake table featured a topper that has been used in her family for over 50 years, a sword that has been used in the groom's family to cut the cake for over 75 years, old family wedding photos and a map of the brides home town.
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The family was up half the night before the wedding draping and decorating the reception hall. It was breathtakingly beautiful and full of Southern and British influences.
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Studio 101 West Cambria Pines Lodge Wedding Photographer

Studio 101 West Cambria Pines Lodge Wedding Photographer

Studio 101 West Cambria Pines Lodge Wedding Photographer

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Cutting the cake with the family sword.
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The Brits! The groom and his siblings in their home-made "photo booth"