Leanne and Joe's Yosemite Valley Wedding

When Joe proposed to Leanne in Yosemite Valley two years ago, it was almost a guarantee they’d be back to say “I Do” in this beautiful location. They opted for a very simple stand-up ceremony at Cathedral Beach and a formal reception at Yosemite Valley Lodge. Of course, we LOVED that they had an extended cocktail hour to allow for plenty of time for us to drive around the Valley loop, stopping at our favorite spots for their portraits. We hope you enjoy these sneaks peeks as much as we do!

xo,

Lo



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Jessica and Luke's Wedding at The Old Sugar Mill | Sacramento, CA

Jessica and Luke opted for bright colors and a fun vibe for their nuptials. It was fitting since they met in none other than Las Vegas! The Old Sugar Mill’s historic brick buildings are out-of-this-world gorgeous, so we spent most of our photo time there, but were able to get in a quick sunset sash out in the vineyards across the street too! Enjoy these sneak peeks from this fun-loving, laid-back couple’s special day.


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Shelby and Randy's Boho Country Wedding | Dixon, California

When Shelby and I first met for coffee before she hired me, she said “look, Randy and I have both been married before so what we really want is a party…a really fun party”. She went on to share she didn’t intend on wearing a wedding dress and didn’t want most of the traditional aspects of a wedding like a bouquet toss, cake cutting, etc. I was SOLD. While I love traditional weddings, what I love more is when couples make the day their own. And Shelby and Randy did just that. They transformed her parents cattle ranch into #bohocountryweddingdreams. Dixon Florist really outdid themselves with the stunning floral arrangements and bouquet. I mean look at it, it’s GORGEOUS! Everything was so thought out to insure they and their guests had a relaxing, fun time at their “party-wedding”.

I really loved photographing this wedding, because a non-traditional wedding is something I’ve been thinking about for myself. No, Craig and I are nowhere near engaged or wedding-planning, but because I’m in this industry, I can’t help but think about what I’d want for my own wedding one day. While I don’t quite have that one figured out (and I don’t need to just yet), I’m pretty sure it’s going to have some non-traditional components to it. So thanks for inspiring me, Shelby and Randy. And what an awesome party you threw last night!

xo,

Lauren

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Kirsten and Justin's Sonoma Wedding | Sweet Lane Gardens

Kirsten and Justin were married at Sweet Lane Gardens in Sonoma, California. They said their “I Do’s” in front of close family and friends and then had one heck of a celebration after. My favorite part might very well have been the epic dance party with allll the early 2000’s best hits. My BSB-loving, Spice Girl-dancing self was secretly jumping up and down with everyone on the dance floor. Enjoy these sneak peek photos of their sweet garden wedding.

xo,

Lauren

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Rochester New York Wedding at Arbor Loft Downtown | Mallory and Aaron | Married

Mallory and Aaron met in Rochester, New York, but would only become friends for the first several years. Eventually life took both Mallory and Aaron to Sacramento, California, although neither of them knew it at the time. These two ran into on another at work and through a couple “awkward encounters” (their words), they got to talking about their interests, goals, and passions. It was shortly after that when Aaron blurted out in front of co-workers, “Mallory, I need your number”. They talked for hours. A friendship began to brew and eventually something more bubbled up. When Mallory and Aaron finally started dating, yet again life caused another move - this time far apart from one another. During one of their visits, Aaron brought Mallory a cinnamon roll from his favorite coffee shop in Sacramento - Temple Coffee and she fell in love…with the cinnamon roll that is (and of course with Aaron shortly thereafter). From that day forward, Aaron promised to let Mallory finish the middle of the cinnamon roll every time, even it if meant him missing out on his favorite part.

Their love is as sweet as that cinnamon-y goodness center and we were thrilled to join them in New York to photograph their special day. A huge shout out to the amazing vendor team below. They were all a dream to work with and I think we can officially say we LOVE Rochester, the Rochester wedding vendor tribe, and all the amazing family and friends of Aaron and Mallory that we had the privilege of meeting this past weekend!

Photography | Lauren Alisse Photography

Venue | Arbor Loft

Florist | Pistil & Pollen

Wedding Planner and Owner of Arbor Loft | Agathi Georgiou

Caterer | Hogan’s Hideaway

Hair and Makeup | Blush Beauty Bar

Cake | Scratch Bakery

DJ | Encore Events

Quartet | quartet442

Dress | Lovely Bride Rochester

Invitation Suite | Gina Tyler Creations

Officiant | Bri DeLorenzo

Vintage Furniture Rentals | Revival Rental

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Summer & Andrew | Married

Summer and Andrew met while at a mutual friend’s wedding. From that evening on, they were pretty much inseparable. Even though Andrew lived a few hours away, they made the long distance relationship work and eventually moved closer together. Andrew loves Summer’s tender heart and kindness towards everyone she meets. Summer loves how funny Andrew is, even when no one else gets his jokes.

Their wedding wouldn’t have been possible without the love and support from their parents, additional family, and friends…and of course the great vendor team below.

Photography: Lauren Alisse Photography

Wedding Coordinator: Cain Event Planning

Videographer: Fleeting Moments Cinema

Venue: Wolfe Heights

Florist: Visual Impact Design

Boutique Bar: The Horseshoe Bar

Rentals: Celebrations

Caterer: Beth Sogaard Catering

Lighting and LOVE sign: Eclipse Event Lighting & Rentals

DJ: Function 45

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Summerland at Park Winters

Craig and I were lucky enough to be invited to Park Winter’s Summerland and my-oh-my what a special event it was!

This magical, one-of-a-kind influencer event was hosted on the Park Winter’s whimsical country estate, surrounded by rich farmland and idyllic views.


The day was filled with poolside relaxation, offerings from a curated collection of food & drink vendors from Northern California, shopping pop-ups, beauty experiences, a panel discussion, and dreamy photo ops. We roamed the enchanting gardens , enjoyed a picnic lunch by Nugget Market, were wined and dined with an elegant dinner, and took advantage of Golden Hour for glory images.

Craig got to be a real “Instagram Boyfriend” at this event, taking the bulk of the images in this gallery. We were able to hand my camera off to Ryan Greenleaf for a photo of us and I snagged a few details as well.

All the vendors who participated in making this event a success can be found at the end of this blog, so be sure to look through to the last photo so you know who to reach out to if you need an epic balloon installation, custom stage, gorgeous florals, yummy treats, and more!

Thank you Rafael, John, Callista, Kim, and the entire Park Winters team for hosting this memorable event!


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Sarah & John | Married

After nine years of evening porch sitting, doggie cuddles in bed, inside jokes, and a ton of love, Sarah and John said “I do” in an intimate backyard ceremony and celebration.

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Allison & Wesley | Married

Allison and Wesley were married at The Maples in Woodland, California. Their grand affair included over 100 potted plants brought in for their wedding, two tuxes for the groom, twenty-two people in the wedding party, and a ton of love.

The vendor team:

Photography: Lauren Alisse Photography

Coordinator: With Grace and Love Events

Venue: The Maples Woodland

Catering: Jackson Catering

Makeup: Taryn Passifione Make Up Artistry

Band: Cover Me Badd

Rentals: Celebrations

Videography: byDesign Films

Linens: La Tavola

Transportation: Amazing Limousines 

Dessert: Ettores