I always knew that Chez and Craig’s wedding would be fabulous. From the moment they sat down on the couch in my studio, it was apparent that they had an incredible connection and boundless energy. Then I found myself shooting their engagement session at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. Turned out that the sun-drenched day on the pier was a perfect preview of how their wedding would unfold. Chez was so fabulous on her wedding day that I literally had to go and look up the word “fabulous” in a thesaurus because I didn’t want to overuse it in this post, but alas, I couldn’t find any good synonyms. The decor was big on peacock feathers, which looked awesome no matter where they were applied. The boys brought the heavy artillery in what appeared to be 64oz. stainless steel flasks. Available on Amazon, said Craig. Anyways, Martinelli Event Center is a lovely venue, perfectly secluded with an intimate courtyard, a lovely gazebo for the ceremony, and a spacious building for the reception. In the late afternoon the courtyard was flooded with sunlight, which bounced off the walls and created some awesome photographic moments. Guests successfully dealt with the heat by downing delicious, ice-cold beers. Before I knew it, the reception was in full swing…and, no surprise, it was a fabulous party. Btw, Chez and Craig also asked me to create a video for their wedding, which will be appearing here soon! It’s been a crazy busy couple of months, so bear with me, blog readers. Thank you, Chez and Craig!