Kaela & Patrick | Julieanna's Patio Cafe

Oh, you guys. New favorite wedding of the year. 

First, the getting ready room at Julieanna's Patio Cafe is bizarre and wonderful. There is an incredible mural on the walls, including a cat in high heels (???), these fabulous mirrors with ornate frames, and lots of great, unique little details. Add a bride, loving friends, and a first look with her father.

The unique, colorful and wonderful little bridal "getting ready room" at Julieanna's Patio Cafe made what is normally my favorite part of the day even more fun. 

"You may kiss the bride!" the officiant said. So, they kissed. Then kissed again. He lifts her up off her feet in exuberance. Someone in the crowd jokingly shouts, "Oh come on, guys. Cut it out!" And the bride, bless her heart, snaps, "No!" and kisses him again.

"You may kiss the bride!" the officiant said. So, they kissed. Then kissed again. He lifts her up off her feet in exuberance. Someone in the crowd jokingly shouts, "Oh come on, guys. Cut it out!" And the bride, bless her heart, snaps, "No!" and kisses him again.

There were little challenges. The whole wedding took place after dark, and there was no lighting for the ceremony. None. If you know photography, then you know that it is, in essence, just light hitting a sensor. So when there's no light, it can get difficult. Luckily, I bring some sunshine with me, and I think we still got it. 

 

 

And then we had some fun with night portraits. 

A wee sample of the bride and groom portraits, taken all after dark, as we walked around the perimeter of Julieanna's. All taken using natural/found/"guerilla" lighting. 

A wee sample of the bride and groom portraits, taken all after dark, as we walked around the perimeter of Julieanna's. All taken using natural/found/"guerilla" lighting. 

Oh, and the reception ... Julieanna's, you are my new favorite venue. They had a gorgeous white tent, with chandeliers and twinkle lights that were lovely. The DJs kept the music going, and everyone had a blast when they weren't crying their eyes out. 

I asked the groomsman's name. "Sexy beast," he told me. Or was it sexy bitch? I can't remember. Man, kindergarten must have been rough for him. Poor kid. 

I asked the groomsman's name. "Sexy beast," he told me. Or was it sexy bitch? I can't remember. Man, kindergarten must have been rough for him. Poor kid. 

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All around, a wonderful wedding, and something to really look back upon and treasure. 

Purple has been huge this year. I'm not complaining. 

Purple has been huge this year. I'm not complaining. 

And I must apologize. Every time I get ready to post a blog, I tell myself WILL NOT SPAM THEM. Just choose 15. Just choose fifteen great ones and leave the rest for the gallery, and then all this happens ... Brace yourself for too many images. 

 

Venue & Catering | Julieanna's Patio Cafe

Dress | Custom Designed 

DJ | Rudy Rumbo with Dune Sea Crew