What is it that you want to remember from your wedding day? For Eric and Mandy, they wanted to remember that they had fun, and that they enjoyed a fun brunch with the people that mean everything to them. They wanted a day that was simply filled with love from their village. The foundation they wanted to create with each other was one founded in love from their family and friends. I have not seen two people be so goofy at their own wedding, but that says a lot for someone that on the first day of their honeymoon is at a cat cafe in South Korea. Eric and Mandy steal our hearts when it comes to goofy sweethearts. They had decided that a Sunday brunch was perfect. Who doesn’t love unlimited mimosas and lots of sweet and savory. Sure there was cake, but the dessert bar opened during brunch…it was heaven! Would you like some bread pudding or a slice or cake with your prime rib and eggs benedict…why not? Their wedding at Grand Island Mansion was perfect for them. It ended it laughs and hugs…which is exactly how it started. Thank you so much for inviting us to capture your love story and sharing yourselves with us. Your friends and family are amazing and your brunch wedding at Grand Island Mansion was PERFECT!
Welcome to 2011 everybody! We are eager to make plenty more photo-magic with all of our amazing 2011 couples. But first, I still have some lovely 2010 weddings and engagement sessions to share. First up, Josh and Kelly! Josh and Kelly are soooo wonderfully easygoing, I absolutely adore them. The wedding was such a blast, it was easy to see that everyone had an amazing time! The ceremony and reception held at the Grand Island Mansion in Walnut Grove, CA, which is a pretty divine place. Lots of places to take photos!
Kelly really is just about the cutest girl you will ever meet.
The guys were having a pre-tty good time too!
Josh and Kelly’s first look was one of my favorites!
I love how their emotions mimicked one another…they truly are meant to be!
You have no idea how happy I was to discover a pear orchard behind the mansion! I LOVE orchards!
One big bridal party photo, then off to the ceremony!
Such a sweet moment between Kelly and her Dad during the family formals.
This was so me when I was a kid.
Josh’s boss gifted them plane tickets to Ireland. This was a moment definitely worthy of an animated gif.
Josh’s band took the stage and played a couple songs. They really brought the party to life!
My favorite garter retrieving photo.
Josh and his groomsmen broke out into choreographed dance! Love it!
Even Kelly jumped in for a bit!
We called it a night after taking the newlyweds out the the front of the mansion for an awesome goodbye shot.
Josh and Kelly, we cannot thank you enough for choosing us to be part of your wedding. There was so much awesome happening, you two know how to throw a party! You are the perfect couple and I know you will have an amazing life together!
Ceremony and Reception Venue | Grand Island Mansion
Wedding Coordinator | Pleasant Events
Florist | Party Petals
Catering | Grand Island Mansion
Cupcakes | Nugget Markets
DJ/Entertainment | Tim Kennedy
Officiant | Roger Morgan of Starlen Weddings
Bridal Hair | Kaitlyn Murray of All About You Salon
Bridal Makeup | Heather Azevedo
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