In the beautiful wine cellar of Viansa Winery, Ed looked at Kiani with so much love that could make anyone’s heart melt.

The day started out with a drizzle that ended up pouring, but nothing could damper the atmosphere for this wonderful celebration. Family and friends smiled and sighed with delight as Kiani and Ed made their promise to be together forever.

It was really nice to see Kiani and Ed again after the engagement session last year. Kiani is already gorgeous, but on her wedding day she was absolutely radiant! Her warm smile and charming personality brighten up the room. When she spoke of Ed, her face lit up with joy that nothing can compare to. In the other room, Ed was nervous in such a sweet way. He could not wait for the day to be over and officially say Kiani is his girl.

We love that Kiani and Ed are so happy and comfortable together and we could not think of two people more perfect for each other. Thank you for having us there on your special day.

much love,
Tammy, Mark and little Maddy

Hair & Makeup: Joli de Jackie
Dress: Essense of Australia from Bolee Bridal
Shoes: Enzo Angiolini
Ceremony & Reception: Viansa Winery
Videographer: Weddings on Film
DJ: Janelle

Olivia and Chris live in New Jersey and booked us after exchanging a few emails. When we finally got to meet them in person during the Bay Area trip, we fell in love with them immediately! They are so sweet and down to earth. And Olivia has a wonder smile that can brighten up anyone’s day!

They are also very special because they had spend some time apart during their relationship. Long distance love has a special place in our heart. Going through that is hard but it also makes a couple stronger in their determination to be together.

Our California girl met her New Jersey boy during a company training event in Chicago. They parted with good impressions of each other, and kept in touch via emails, instant messages and online social media after they went back to their respective states. Fate intervened when Olivia was sent to temporarily support the New York office. Chris jumped to the chance to show her around and impress her, and soon they developed something very special. After two years of long distance, Chris popped the question and Olivia happily said yes. Now they both happily reside in New Jersey. Hurray for no more long distance!

Olivia and Chris’s wedding in Santa Rosa was really perfect. The happy couple, gorgeous bridesmaids, hilarious groomsmen, delightful family and friends made this day so enjoyable.

Congratulations again! Thanks for having us there. We wish you a lifetime of happiness together!

much love,
Tammy, Mark and little Maddy

Getting ready: Hyatt Vineyard Creek Hotel and Spa and Marriott Santa Rosa
Ceremony: St. Rose Catholic Church
Videographer: OneDay Pictures
Reception: Hyatt Vineyard Creek Hotel and Spa
Makeup: Audrey Crandell
Hair: Stella Stevens Hair Designs
Transportation: Style ‘n Comfort
Flowers: Wine Country Flowers
DJ: DJ/MC Eugene Macala

Here is a sweet love story we are excited to share. It’s about a San Francisco girl that traveled the world, only to meet her love, a Peruvian, back where she started from.

The story happened in Oakland. Hillary was Luis’s client. Quit frequently, a very stressed out Hillary would run to the print shop where Luis worked at with last minute orders. A very gracious Luis would complete these rush jobs with a smile, thus helping Hillary calm down and leave with a smile. After a few months of this, Luis asked Hillary out so they can get to know each other better. The dinner date lead to many more dates, where they realized they found true love & realized they are soul mates.

Family and friends from California, Wyoming, Virginia and as far as Peru came to celebrate this wonderful couple. Their ceremony was at the St. Rose Catholic Church in Santa Rosa with a bilingual ceremony in English and Spanish. Their beautiful reception was at Tra Vigne in St. Helena. The decor was cute and the food was divine! The reception ended with many wonderful dances, with everyone showing us their passion for dancing and hardcore salsa skills.

La manera de la cual se iluminan sus rostros al mirarse el uno al otro, es simplemente maravillosa. Con cada movimiento y cada toque que se dan, irradian la felicidad que sienten al estar juntos. Gracias por permitirnos ser parte de este día y poder documentar tan bellos momentos. ¡Muchísimas felicidades!
Ahora, relájense y disfruten de toda la alegría que llenará cada una de sus vidas al haberlas unido.

Much love,
Tammy, Mark and little Maddy

Getting ready: Napa Embassy Suites
Ceremony: St. Rose Catholic Church
Reception: Tra Vigne
Makeup: Leilani Miladi
Hair: Chelsea Lamay
Wedding Coordinator: Cherish Teters
Flowers: Gindgerleaf Floral
Harpist: Susan Weinstein
DJ: Fog City Entertainment
Cake: Two for Two Cakes

The day of Napbug finally arrived! We have been looking forward to this happy day since we did Lisa and Nelson’s engagement session back in May.

Lisa and Nelson are so perfect for each other. Lisa’s smart cousins and cousin-in-law saw this before they did. The first time Lisa and Nelson met at her cousin’s BBQ but they did not talk. The second time they met at her other cousin’s wedding. They had fun that night and left a good impression with each other but they still did not act on it. Over the next few months, with the clever plotting from Lisa’s cousins and cousin-in-law, the two finally realized what everyone else already did and soon become a duo. And in September 2011, Lisa and Nelson promised their lives to each other where it all began: At a wedding.

Lisa and Nelson’s wedding was a labor of love and DIY. Their talented friends and family put together everything – the jumping logo, centerpieces, music, decorations, favor tags and bouquets. Especially Lisa’s bouquet – it included the flowers her dad planted in the yard several years ago before he passed away. It was emotional and touching to see so much love, and even more humbling to be blessed to document this wedding.

Dear Napbug, thank you for being so much fun! We wish you a lifetime of joy and happiness together. From the first time we met, we felt an instant connection. :) Lets definitely meet up after you return from New Zealand. Enjoy your honeymoon!

Much love,
Tammy, Mark and little Maddy

Getting ready: Hyatt Summerfield Suites
Ceremony & Reception: Brazil Room at Tilden Park in Berkeley
Hair & Makeup: Ann from A-List Makeup team
Cake: Sweet Adeline Bakeshop
Catering: Carrie Dove Catering

We have a thing for numbers. So we were especially excited about our 9/10/11 couple. Plus Cynthia and Steve are just so much fun. We laughed so much during their engagement session and Steve had forewarned us his boys are even funnier. We knew their wedding day would be a blast. The day was filled was nonstop laughing indeed.

It was a beautiful day to celebrate their love. Cynthia and Steve are so different yet they complement each other so well like a perfectly proportioned peanut butter and jelly sandwich.

Cynthia is very organized. Steve is spontaneous. Cynthia can eat peanut butter with every meal. Steve is adventurous with food. Cynthia rides her bike to work. Steve loves to drive.. a lot. Yet they do share many similarities – great passion for shoes and dance, love for their family and friends, and of course, unconditional love for each other. They are two lovebirds perfect for each other.

A lot of thought and planning went into this wedding. Steve’s last name starts with the letter H, so Hermes fit perfectly well with their orange lovebird wedding theme. From the menu design to the beautiful centerpieces, everyone was continuously wowed by their personal touches. Did we mention Cindy is super organized? :)

Cindy & Steve – thank you for being absolutely amazing. We wish you much love, joy and happiness. Have a great time in Europe!

Much love,
Tammy, Mark and little Maddy

Getting ready: Hotel Valencia Santana Row
Ceremony & Reception: Silver Creek Valley Country Club
Hair & Makeup (bride): Cindy Vo
Hair & Makeup (bridesmaids): Lily and Nina from A-List Makeup team
Flowers: De Young FLowers
Dove Releases: Doves Aflight
Catering: Flourishing Garden
Cake: Margaret’s French Bakery
Linens & Lighting: First Class Linen Productions
Videographer: Eclipes Productions
DJ: Fog City Entertainment
Shoes: Jimmy Choo for her and John Lobb for him