Real Wedding: Shenna & Owen

It’s been awhile since I had the pleasure of featuring photography by the talented ladies at Belathée, and I’m so happy to have them here on Snippet & Ink today. If it’s starting to cool down in your part of the world, this July wedding might be just the thing to brighten your day.

Shenna, the lovely bride, was kind enough to share some details about the day: I’ve always wanted an outdoor wedding, but since we are Catholic our ceremony was held in a church. However, by choosing a different location for the reception, we were able to spend time outdoors. and extremely lucky to have beautiful 80 degree weather.

I had a hard time focusing on a certain color scheme and look for the wedding, but the one thing I wanted to be sure of was that I kept it classic – I wanted to be able to look back at our wedding years from now and still find it timeless. Throughout the decor, we accented gray with pops of yellow and cream. I didn’t want everything to be too matchy, but I also wanted the look to be cohesive with a blend of rustic, vintage and classic elegance.

These last photos capture one of Shenna’s favorite parts of the day: Our favorite moment was when our photographers, Dorothee and Annabel, asked us to step away from the reception area for a minute to capture photos of just the two of us in the field during sunset. Although we were being photographed, we felt like we finally had a moment to ourselves and in such a romantic setting.

Photography: Belathée

Event coordinator: Va de Vie Events

Ceremony venue: St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church in San Ramon, California

Reception venue: Martinelli Event Center in Livermore, California

Bride’s dress / veil: Amy Kuschel / Sara Gabriel

Groom’s suit / shoes: J.Crew / Adidas

Hair / makeup: Sherrie Long

Flowers: Chestnut & Vine

Program: Heroes & Criminals Press

Ring pillow: giggle room

Croquembouche: Gerhard Michler

Thank you to Dorothée and Annabel from Belathée for sending over these beautiful photos. Congratulations Shenna and Owen!

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  • Corinne says:

    I was lucky enough to be part of Shenna and Owen’s wedding. Okay, Owen is my brother, but I was still blessed that Shenna asked me to be one of her bridesmaids. After the wedding, as my husband and I were walking in the parking lot we said “that was the funnest wedding we’ve been to…including our own!” It was an amazing day for sure for obvious reasons. But even from an objective perspective, this wedding was truly flawless. Belathee was truly a pleasure to work with. They were not intrusive, creative and fun. I can fairly say we all had a lot of fun taking the photos. Sometimes the wedding photo sessions can be a drag, but Belathee really made it part of the party for us. Perhaps it helped that we all had aleady started drinking champagne. In addition, the event coordinator was fantastic. Everything moved seamlessly and a great time was had by all. Finally, I really believe that Shenna should be a party planner. She really made her vision come to life and this will really be a wedding to remember. :)

  • Oh, I love everything about this wedding. Beautiful, beautiful details and such amazing photography. Belathee are one of my favourites ever. Simply gorgeous images.

  • Eileen says:

    There is nothing in this world I would not give to see my daughter so happy on her wedding day marrying the man she loves! God had showered us with HIS blessings once again on us! Shenna (of course with the help of Owen) did a beautiful job creating the wedding of her dreams. I was quite surprised my level of involvement was at a minimal. Shenna’s plans/timeline was on target and she would only contact me for suggestions/opinions. Further, I can’t believe what a great negotiator she is! Who could say no to a sweet girl! Everyone had a great time and the wedding was so unique and refreshing! The Croquembouche was excellent! Congratulations Shen and Owen – Love you!

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