Apr 11, 2011

The Christina Diane Weddings Blog has MOVED!

It's a new year and time for a new site! Come on over to the blog and website! Thank you so much for the continuous support! I'll see you over here.


Oct 1, 2010

Staci and Andrew Part Deux

Happy weekend everyone! As promised, here is the second part of Staci and Andrew's beautiful DIY inspired wedding. I know a friend of mine who is recently engaged was really inspired by how Staci made her day top-notch with a little ingenuity and a lot of creativity. She has such an eye for art, I mean check out Andrew's boutonniere and the hairpiece in the bride's hair! It's these little details that make things seem really special and personal...but mostly just FUN!

Staci used Etsy.com as a resource for both inspiration and execution. It's a great site with tons of handmade items from artisans both local and all over the world. I, for one, love it.

Congratulations Staci and Andrew! Enjoy the photographs guys!

Sep 27, 2010

Staci and Andrew

Hi guys! Staci and Andrew's wedding was ah-may-zing. So fantastic that I can't fit it all in one post, but here is Part One.

Staci's attention to detail is really unparalleled, she just didn't skip a beat! Beautiful little butterflies were everywhere and this very creative bride even made accessories for herself and bridesmaids. Seriously, look at the gorgeous necklace she wears. Staci made it herself!

I loved that Andrew's grandmother got into the fun and placed a butterfly on her blouse pocket. Lovely!

This couple really showed me that "DIY" can be super elegant, even the flowers arrangements were home-made after purchasing the stems from the San Francisco Flower Mart. Just goes to show that if a bride is crafty and resourceful with a great eye, a wedding on a budget can easily look like a million bucks. Serious wow-factor here. Congratulations guys! Stay tuned for Part Two!

Sep 3, 2010

Christina Diane on Here Comes the Guide!

I just wanted to share some excited news with you all. I'm excited to announce that Weddings by Christina Diane is officially on the amazing guide for brides & grooms; Here Comes the Guide! It was quite the process, but so worth it.

Here Comes The Guide is extremely thorough with their interview process and they don't allow just anyone to advertise with them. It's actually one of biggest reasons why I love them so much— that they really want their clients to find the best vendors possible. I ended up providing them with fifteen vendor referrals as well as an additional fifteen referrals from my past clients. It's such a great tool and so nice for my clients to know that they are taken care of. It's not just my word, by HCTG's as well and believe me you, it means so much.

Here Comes the Guide is an amazing resource for anyone to find local vendors. I often refer friends and clients to HCTG because now knowing their process of selection— I know that these vendors are just THAT amazing. If you haven't ventured over there, check them out. And be sure to check out my vendor page! Say hi, comments are always welcome!

Sep 1, 2010

Storybook at the Shadowbrook

Excited to show you a few shots from Eliina and Maksim's small and very intimate wedding. Everything was so romantic, kind-of like a woodsy fairytale. The ceremony was held at the historic Sand Rock Farm, a beautiful B&B just outside of Santa Cruz and the reception was at a cool place called Shadowbrook.

I'm telling you, the spot is magic. It used to be a log cabin summer home and was built in the 20s. The restaurant is cut right into the sloping hillside, so there's a cable car to take you from the parking lot into the lush dining areas. There's even a waterfall! It's definitely one of the most romantic places I've seen.

Aug 30, 2010

Country Sunshine

Happy Monday everyone! Everyone likes to start the week with a little cheer, so I'm happy to share with you a few photographs from this summer's beautiful backyard and country wedding of Sarah and Kristian. The day was full of sunshine, sunflowers and smiles at the Deer Crossing Inn in Castro Valley. I really loved that they included the sweet touch of Coca-Cola, there is something so nostalgic about Coca-cola in a bottle. A sweet classic, of course!

Sarah's J. Crew gown and her pearls fit perfectly with her theme: simple yet elegant, fresh and young. And, the best touch? Her awesome brown cowboy boots really helped to set the mood of her day. Sarah definitely spent some time planning all her amazing details: from a custom carved wood sign, to a clever "sarah-mony" sign, to sunflowers galore and candied apples— she really out did herself

One of the things I love most about being a photographer is getting to capture the unexpected and all the little moments that can't be planned. While Sarah and Kristian were lying happily in the grass, a ladybug landed right on her nose— that's good-luck if you ask me :) Sarah & Kristian's wedding was so much fun to shoot; their families blended so well together and I felt so lucky to be a part of such an amazing celebration!

Congratulations to the newlyweds and lots of sunshine in their lives to come!