We've had an amazing year! We had 30 amazing couples tie the knot this season, we won the Knots' Best of Weddings award, celebrated our own 1st wedding anniversary, and Alec won his first solo award. We owe the Best of Weddings honor to our awesome couples and the wonderful reviews we've received from them! So a BIG thank you to our wonderful couples. We've compiled some of our favorite highlights from the year, and hope you enjoy!
This old mission wall made a great divider so we could take the groom's shots on the other side without him seeing his bride.
A bride pauses to remember all the family members that attended in spirit.
The city lights and architecture blended perfectly with the couple's elegant look.
Caught this candid newly-wed smooch on the dance floor at Sequoyah Country Club.
We met them first as guests at her brother's wedding, then got to shoot their own wedding eight months later!
It was really sweet that they took some quiet time alone right after their ceremony to take everything in.
Exiting to bubbles rather than rice is better for so many reasons.
Cutting-in to kiss his new wife on the dance floor.
A beautiful representation of a couple from two different cultures joining together as one.
This spur-of-the-moment shot ended up being one of my favorites.
Nothing like a little country line dancing to get the party started!
Taking a break after their elopement at city hall in Redwood City.
Sparklers made for a great send-off that night at Saratoga Mountain Winery.
Taking advantage of a windy day in San Francisco.
The couple makes their getaway just after being pronounced husband and wife.
San Francisco City Hall is a stunning location for an elopement.
Plenty of room to dance at Sequoyah Country Club.
The staff at Rancho Canada Golf Club were kind enough to lend the couple a golf cart for this shot.
The Seasons Bed & Breakfast was a perfect place to shoot this beautiful bride getting ready.
Taking advantage of the Grape vines in the spring at Casa Real Ruby Hill Winery.
Someone is always guaranteed to cry during the speeches.
An endearing use of duckface at The Pavilion at Redwood Estates.
Tightening the true-lover's knot at their nautical-themed wedding at The Old Whaling Station Adobe.
This little sweetie was so well-behaved during this ceremony at The Riverhouse in Ben Lomond.
Love the look of surprise on her dad's face.
Oceanside ceremony at Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa.
Cute moment as dad gives away his daughter.
Outdoor reception on the hottest day of the year in Napa.
The groomsmen hit up the gift shop before taking photos at Curiodyssey.
Always good to take a few silly shots to loosen everyone up!
Party time at Hazlwood in Los Gatos.
Our first horah. We had no idea how lively it gets!
Groomsman fueling up before the ceremony.
Groomsmen showing the softer side.
A guests cell phone went off mid-ceremony. Their ringtone: "Sexy and I Know It".
Groomsmen showing off their spiffy socks.
Little guy was full of smiles and a great sport all day long.
The dancing never stopped at The Club at Crazy Horse Ranch.
Pre-game huddle before the ceremony.
You can already tell who caught the bouquet.
The bridesmaids get their first look at the bride.
Caught a rare candid moment between these two.
Perfect weather for a beach wedding in Monterey.
Little one comes up to bride for a congratulatory hug.
Getting ready at St. Claire hotel in San Jose.
Cheering the newlyweds at Pulgas Water Temple.
Celebrating in the street on Cannery Row in Monterey.
Putting Cupid's Span to good use.
Girl-time right before the ceremony.
Last minute makeup check.
Pre-wedding giddiness getting the best of this group of ladies.
A ceremony full of laughter.