This is a beautiful wedding with beautiful people. Seriously, they’re models and hot damn are they good looking! But, beyond the aesthetics, the décor and our stunning B+G, these two absolutely get it. They get each other! In one little paragraph, Amanda, the bride sums it all up when she says that, “…I was so excited to plan our wedding, but I also in a sense didn’t even care if anything went wrong, I just knew I wanted to marry him. All I cared about was taking those vows and enjoying our special day with the people we love. And, that’s exactly what happened. The night was perfect and beautiful, and everyone we loved was there to celebrate with us.” Applause!!! Applause!!! Applause!!!
There is no doubt that there is a ton of inspiration in this gorgeous wedding. You’ll see lush gardens, gold sequined linens, cathedral ceilings, etc. But, the most inspiration should come from the story Amanda and Victor are going to tell as you become intoxicated with the details.
Take it away Amanda and Victor!
Victor: I met the love of my life while venturing into the modeling world, I am just a lucky dog to be chosen by a local photographer with a concept to recreate an old music video trough images. This is how our paths crossed and I fell in love the moments I saw her but even I wasn’t aware of how in love I was with her. Our shoot took place on the beaches of San Francisco and just like my wife that city now holds a very special place in my heart for making that moment so special….
Amanda: I first talked to Victor on Facebook; he contacted me to ask me advice about the modeling world because it was all new to him. He had shot photos with a photographer I had worked with before, and this photographer friend asked if I’d be able to do a couple’s shoot on the beach, so I said yes! The shoot was going to be a recreation of the music video “Wicked Games.” So, come to find out, the other model she set me up with for the shoot was Victor! The city of San Francisco, especially the beach, is a weakness for me… and so is a handsome man… so that day couldn’t have been any more perfect. Without even knowing it, we had this natural attraction towards one another. He made me feel so beautiful and confident; he was such a sweet gentleman. I was so nervous and yet he made me feel so calm and collected. I will never forget that day, the whole ride home, I was in the front seat and he was in the back, and he reached around and touched my arm and flirted with me the whole ride home. I felt like a little girl falling in love!
Amanda: After that (the shoot), we had our first date, and we just hit it off. He was perfect in every way. I had finally found the man I knew I wanted to spend the rest of my life with. This was a new feeling for us both, we were both so in love and that’s all we knew. Victor: A year after we met (Valentine’s week) I decided to take her back where it all began… on the beaches of San Francisco, and it took all of me to finally calm down and pop the question. I reached into my pocket with my trembling hand and asked her if she wanted to spend the rest of her life with me …to my surprise she said yes!!! At that moment I felt my nervousness replaced by so much joy and happiness and excitement for the wedding planning months ahead…Victor: My personal favorite part of the wedding was seeing her walk down the aisle glowing like I’ve never seen her before, in her beautiful wedding dress thinking to myself how surreal this moment was and how incredibly lucky I was to be able to soon call this beautiful woman my wife ….OMG. These are probably my favorite linens ever! I love using these!
Know what caught my eye about this stunning wedding, bridey? The simplicity. The sense of weightlessness. The intimacy. Oh! And the amazing details! Considering that I am a seriously detailed individual, this wedding definitely made me stop and study the gorgeousness (shit, is that a word?!). And even before I read the blurb from Greta with FROM THE HIP, I could totally tell that Nicole and Eric were the kind of couple I would have loved to have worked with, based on how I felt from just looking at their stunning pictures! Greta mentioned that “this wedding was a happy, intimate and stress-free affair”. LOVE IT!
The most important thing to Nicole and Eric was enjoying their wedding day and appreciating their friends and family. If you scroll down, you will see long, beautiful tables with mismatched chairs (the bright blue ones are my fave!). The guests were served family style as if they were sitting around their kitchen table enjoying the company of those around them. Love and laughter filled the air, and then as the sun set the celebration continued with dancing in the dark and festivities. And THAT my friends, is what it’s all about… Enjoy!!
Nicole & Eric you are such a HOT couple!OMG. I seriously love everything about this pic. The headpiece, the dress, the bouquet! Oh my!!!What a romantically fabulous kiss!!! I'm a sucker for how Eric is holding Nicole's head...Time to mix it up, baby!!Holy shit. Gorgeous. Sexy. Perfect.I cannot get enough of this! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the bright blue chairs, and the centerpieces!
Rachel and Jaden, all I gotta say... WHAT A KICKASS WEDDING!!! Seriously! I love everything about everything! The location, the dress... OMG, the dress! I am super obsessed with Jim Hjelm, and when you see Rachel's dress, you'll see why. Anyway, as I was saying, they chose an incredible location, incredible decor and an insanely AWESOME cake! But, the best part? It's clear by the photographs that everybody was having an incredible time. I wish I was there...
From the very talented David Walters Photography: "The Please Touch Museum in Philadelphia was an impressive venue choice by our bride and groom, Rachel & Jaden. This locale boasts both beautiful grounds surrounding the museum, as well as dramatic and elegant spaces within for the ceremony and reception, not to mention a carousel for the cocktail hour! The grand staircases and architecture of the Please Touch Museum posed as stately backdrops for our couple, including a unique spot for our first look. The greenery behind the museum was a charming, clean backdrop for our family and wedding party photographs."
OMG. OMG. OMG. The dress!!!!Such a cute first look series!Jaden... NICE SOCKS!!!Holy bridal party... Love all of the colors, and styles.Look at these ceilings!Seriously, I'm gonna bust! A MAZ ING!!!