i've known Dominique and his family for a long time now but didn't get a chance to meet Alicia until i arrived in los angeles to shoot their engagement session - though it turns out we went to the same synagogue as kids in Corvallis, it is the smallest world - and i adored her right away!! they are such a beautiful couple and so much fun to hang out with and i just knew their wedding would be all kinds of amazing. Dom's family's gorgeous vineyard, Lumos Wine Company, was the most perfect setting. stunning florals, ice pops for the ceremony, tearful and heartfelt vows, a camper van photo booth, and of course, unbelievable food - Dominique is an *awesome* chef (if you are in LA, go visit him at L&E Oyster Bar) and i would have expected nothing less! also also check out the exquisite confection of a cake that Leslie (the groom's mom) made, complete with sugared flowers.
"heartbeats" played when Ali walked down the aisle... it happens to be one of my favorite songs, and it really speaks for the day better than i can.