As seen on Green Wedding Shoes.
I’ve known Andria for almost ten years now; we met through Vanessa just after graduating from UC Irvine, and I was giddy with excitement when she asked me to photograph her Santa Cruz wedding!
Vanessa designed the floral arrangements (including the AMAZING bridal bouquet), the bride walked down the aisle to Lana Del Rey’s rendition of “Once Upon a Dream,” and the groom, Kevin, made a special request for portraits on his motorcycle (especially since that’s how he and Andria spend many a weekend exploring the great outdoors).
Andria is an aerospace engineer and deliberately chose their wedding date (May 21) because it was a blue moon! The couple incorporated this “theme” into their wedding decor; they also favored elements inspired by nature, as Kevin and Andria’s fondness for the outdoors was important to them when it came to planning their wedding day. Andria even handmade each invitation with a sprig of greenery under a wax seal (a lot of work, but it meant that each guest received a meticulously-crafted, one-of-a-kind invitation!).
Andria and Kevin’s wedding was a dream come true. They climbed trees to take epic portraits and didn’t let the rainy weather interfere with their joy.
It was so difficult to narrow down my favorites, but here we go. And for more Santa Cruz wedding magic, check out Amanda and Chase’s big day!