When Katie, Michael and I Skyped for the first time, we bonded because my cat kept wandering across the Skype screen. I apologized for my furry roommate, and they said not to worry because they were cat people too. 🙂 We clicked after that, and my eyes grew wider as they explained the details of their soon to be retro vintage wedding in Pasadena. Even though they explained it over skype, I couldn’t have possibly imagined how wonderful it would turn out to be. The highlight of the wedding was the Blue Note Band from Citrus College that played throughout the night. Louise and I felt like we were photographing a concert, and loved having their beautiful music echoing in the background. There’s nothing like live music at a wedding reception, and it was a treat for everyone to have them play. Katie and Michael were gracious enough to gift us one of their wedding favors, a CD of the reception music from the Blue Note Band. Now it has become one of my favorite DVD’s. If you’d like to hear a sample of their beautiful reception music, play their wedding day slideshow at the end of this blog post. I promise, you will be blown away!
A late night snack was gifted to the couple. It included wine and their favorite eco friendly treats:
A Rolls Royce greeted Katie at the hotel, and escorted her to the Ceremony and Reception.
A string quartet played as Katie walked down the aisle.
The bridesmaids wore mint green.
Isn’t Katie gorgeous?
We had a short time to take couple photos before we drove to the Masonic Temple in Pasadena, but the lighting couldn’t have been better.
Another special moment during the night, was when Katie’s father played the music for Katie and Michael’s first dance.
It couldn’t have been a more magical night. 🙂 For more of Katie and Michael’s wedding, or to hear the music that played during their reception, click the link below:
Photography: White Rabbit Photo Boutique
Coordinator: Debbie the Wedding Fairy
Ceremony: St. Edmunds Episcopal Church
Band: Blue Note Band
Reception: Pasadena Masonic Temple
Videographer: Richard Garippo