Here’s an afternoon spent chasing light at the amazing Mission Inn in Riverside. If you’re looking for a stunner of a venue for your wedding, you might want to consider this one.
There are certain jackpots of wedding photography; A lovely, well dressed bride and groom. A jolly extended family. Blue skies. Warm-cool weather, slight breeze. Lots of time. Beautiful details. Several locations. Manhattan. This was the case last October when we were invited to photograph Roseann, a vivacious wedding and lifestyle photographer, and Thomas, a thoughtful photojournalist for Verdens Gang. An afternoon traipsing around town taking photos, a moving ceremony, and finishing the evening off with dinner at Locanda Verde with their friends and family. What a day it was, and how lucky we are to share in such incredible experiences with wonderful people. This wedding was recently featured in Junebug Weddings.
Photography – Joel Bedford Weddings | Ceremony Venue – Church of the St. Paul of the Apostle | Reception Venue – Locanda Verde | Videography – Mint Wedding Cinematography | Hair & Makeup Artist – Cherry Le | Wedding Dress – Galina Signature | Bridal Shoes – LaDuca Shoes | Groom’s Apparel – Baldwin Formals | Rings – Blue Nile | Transportation – City Sightseeing Cruises
Today we’re sharing our first wedding of 2015 with you. These two madly in love birds were so fantastic to spend the day with – there was so much joy and celebration to be had! Kayla and Dillon actually eloped last year, but spent the year planning their big day so they could celebrate with their friends and families before jetting off to Japan. Even though it was an afternoon wedding, the party did not stop. I like to think that every wedding has a song – a tune that will always remind me of the day and the couple we photographed. Well. If Kayla and Dillon’s day had to have a theme song, dare I say it might be Harlem Shake. The second the beat dropped, the party/dancing/cheersing started and kept going (until the staff had to politely tell the DJ time was up). Every time I hear that song, I’ll forever remember Kayla taking the dance floor front and centre, and orchestrating the time of her life! So much love for these two in all their adventures. Enjoy the photos below. Photographer: Joel Bedford ; Groom’s Attire: Versace; Wedding Coordinator: Kim Hein, The Perfect Setting Events; Gown: Essence Of Australia; DJ: Monster Music; Florals: Blossoms Haute Couture; Reception Venue: Beachcomber Cafe;
A quick photo of Vivian and Frank, after their beautiful union Ace Hotel & Swim Club in Palm Springs, California. We so enjoyed spending the day with these two. Great taste, over-the-moon-happy, emotional as all get out, awesome partiers, partners, and very loving families. One of our faves for sure – we’ll be sharing their full wedding soon enough….
When Joel and I started planning our own wedding, my mom suggested we do it in a castle in Poland. My immediate knee-jerk reaction was my mother is crazy and there is no way we can afford that, plus who gets married in a castle in Poland??? Boy was my face red when we actually stopped by some of the castles we COULD have had our wedding in while on our honeymoon. You can actually get married in a castle in Poland (and do it very affordability). There are so many to choose from – we stopped by a few and below are some photos from our favourite ones. If you’re considering a destination wedding in Europe, and are intrigued by what Poland has to offer, drop us a line. We were completely blown away. I had to pick my jaw up off the ground, eat a slice of humble pie, look my dear mother in the eyes and say As usual, Mom, you were right and you know best. Mothers really do know best.
If you’re interested, check these castles here, that you can rent out for wedding ceremonies: Pałac Łomnica | Pałac w Wojanowie | Staniszów na wodzie. If you’re looking for a photographer, you know who to call.