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peek: dillingham ranch, oahu- jenn & paolo

This adorable culinary couple from Seattle took off to Oahu for their wedding celebration. Lucky for us they invited us along! We went for a beautiful stroll on an empty beach prior to their ceremony under the palms at Dillingham Ranch. It was our first time shooting at the ranch, we had heard so many good things and it completely lived up to the hype. We received a “wedding blessing” in the form of a downpour during dinner. Blessings seem to be abundant during receptions on Oahu. Jenn and Paolo are so natural and were so easy on their wedding day. They embraced the Aloha spirit in every sense of the word.

Columbia River Gorge, Oregon Wedding

In the Columbia River Gorge area, about 20 minutes from Portland, you’ll find the Edgefield Resort. The resort is operated by Mcmenamins and is a perfect blend of Oregon’s natural beauty with McMenamins’ signature style. We celebrated our anniversary at the Edgefield and I got the best hot stone massage ever at their spa. It’s a place that makes you slow down and breathe deep. I adore the garden areas surrounding the old farmhouse and the rocking chairs on the verandas. Add Kristen and Cody to this special spot and you have a picture perfect wedding.

Westchester, New York Wedding

This was our first Persian ceremony and we loved all the symbolism involved. The low table is called the “Sofreh Aghd”, translated “the marriage spread”, and was set with items that represent the couple’s relationship and their future. One of my favorite things on the table was a bowl filled with pomegranates that represented the gifts from heaven. I also loved the cup of honey that stood for the sweetness of life. During the ceremony the bridesmaids held a cloth over the couple while taking turns rubbing sugar cones over the cloth as if to “shower them with sweetness.” To end the ceremony, Dorna and Maulin dipped their fingers in the honey and fed one another. Such sweetness all around!

 

We started the day with photos at the historic Washington Irving’s Sunnyside Home overlooking the Hudson River. The ceremony and reception were at the lovely Tappan Hill Mansion in Tarrytown, New York.