I am enamored with weddings because they are one of the happiest days in a person’s life. I love everything from seeing families coming together to the small details that go into making each wedding unique. But nothing beats being able to capture portraits of a newly married couple sharing their first blissful moments.
Tedy and Daniel’s love story is one of serendipity and shared dreams. Their journey began at UCLA, where both were pursuing their Masters in Architecture. Fate played its part when Daniel, a year ahead of Tedy, became her teaching assistant during his second year. Little did they know that this initial connection would be the start of a beautiful love story, leading them to their wedding day.
How Did You Both Meet?
The beautiful love story of Tedy and Daniel had its origins at UCLA, where they were both dedicated students pursuing their Masters in Architecture. Fate intervened in their lives when Daniel, one year ahead of Tedy, became her teaching assistant during his second year. As their paths crossed within the academic world, a connection was kindled.
Their love story didn’t stop at the university. It continued to evolve as they embarked on internships in Downtown LA, sharing train rides from Westwood to downtown. This shared journey sparked a deep connection that eventually led to them dating, sealing their fate as a couple.
Favorite Part of the Wedding
For Tedy and Daniel, the most cherished moment of their wedding was the heartwarming ceremony and the exchange of vows. Each had written their vows in secret, and the beautiful surprise was that their words perfectly complemented each other. Their vows mirrored the same structure and beautifully captured what makes them a perfect couple.
Why Did You Pick Your Wedding Dress?
Tedy’s quest for the perfect wedding dress took her on a journey to three different stores, trying on multiple dresses at each. However, it was the second-to-last dress she tried on that captured her heart. After briefly considering another dress, she knew that the second choice was the one. The emotional reactions from her family and even the store owner confirmed that it was the perfect match for her, the wedding venue, and their Italian-themed celebration.
What Made You Pick the Colors for Your Wedding?
With their Italian countryside theme in mind, Tedy and Daniel carefully selected a color palette that reflected the subtle and organic beauty of the landscape. Their chosen colors included sage green, blush, ivory, gold, and deeper rust as accents. These colors beautifully evoked the romance and warmth of the Italian countryside, setting the perfect tone for their special day.
What Made You Pick the Ceremony/Reception Location?
The search for the ideal venue was a meaningful journey for Tedy and Daniel. They were not only seeking a location that matched their vision but also one that resonated with their personalities. When they discovered their wedding venue, it felt like a slice of Italy’s Tuscan region, paying homage to where their parents first met and where they embarked on their first significant journey together.
The outdoor ceremony location offered breathtaking views of Sonoma’s vineyards at Viansa, setting the stage for an unforgettable celebration
Anything Else You Want to Add About Your Wedding?
Despite the minor hiccups that inevitably occur at every wedding, Tedy and Daniel’s guests were overwhelmed by the love that permeated every moment of their special day. Their primary goal was to honor their families and emphasize the unity of their newly combined families. It was evident that they succeeded, making their wedding a true celebration of love, unity, and cherished memories.
Wedding Coordinator: @ar.weddings.n.events
Make-up and hair: @sheisartbeauty – Katya Rich and Anna Diordytsia
Groom’s tux: @desizomonnimilano (Custom tailored tux from Bulgaria)
Wedding dress (store & brand)
Bridal Breeze Odette by @enzoani
Bridesmaids dresses: @jennyyoonyc
Brides Shoes: @manoloblahnik
Invitation printed by @minted / Invitation suite custom made and printed by bride and groom