Since June, I’ve had the pleasure of working with Gülden and Craig, a truly romantic and passionate pair of professors at rivaling universities. Being spontaneous in nature, this couple wasted no time planning their big day after their engagement in May. Nor, did they allow a short planning process stop them from making every detail their own. In the end, they went with a ceremony that was Jewish in faith to reflect the groom while also acknowledging the bride’s Turkish origin in everything from the food to even the smallest of details. From the lovely cumin chickpea sauce on the salmon provided by the amazing Food Art, to the exquisite handmade Turkish fabric that served as the tallit for the ceremony and the evil eye beads that each guest took home at the end of the night, the night was unmistakenably Gülden and Craig. In the end, the event was a perfect blend of formality while still remaining approachable. And even with close to 200 guests, the event felt very intimate with guests coming from all over the world to be part of the day. It is truly a testament to what type of couple you are when your guests are willing to travel thousands of miles to celebrate your union!!
Now, onto the pictures. Check out the eye candy that is the work of Chenin Boutwell and I beg you not to stop here. You have to visit her website www.boutwellstudios.com or www.cheninboutwell.com immediately to see one of the most creative wedding photographers out there today.
I don’t have all of the detail shots just yet, but I just couldn’t wait to give you a teaser of this event. I’ll be sure to share more very soon. Enjoy!!
I can’t go without recognizing the amazing team that pulled this day together:
Venue: Rancho Sol Del Pacifico
Catering: The one and only Food Art. My new favorite caterer in Southern California
Florals: The very talented Kate Sapienza of FlowerWild.
Linens: Creative Coverings
Rentals: A Rental Connection
Photography: Chenin Boutwell
Videography: Lansing Switch Productions