destination wedding

Monica + Ramez {Los Angeles, California || 10.14.18}

Mr. + Mrs. Ibrahim

If you've ever met Monica + Ramez {and all their sweet family and friends}, you'd know exactly how special and loving their big day was. I don't know if I've ever been to a wedding before where the groom and bride were showered with so much love and selfless attention on them {throughout the ENTIRE day}. My heart truly melted watching the amount of love between these newlyweds, their family, and their friends. That is what a wedding is truly about .... a celebration of love, family, and friendship.

{Oh, and if you've never been to an Egyptian reception ... you're missing out! From the food, to {ALL}the dancing, to the music ... they know how to throw the perfect celebration! So much fun!}

Monica and Ramez, thank you so much for trusting me to capture your engagement session and big day. You're both so special to me! Have the BEST time ever in Hawaii!

xoxo,

Mel
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Reception Venue: Brandview Ballroom and Patio - L.A. Banquets
Bridal Gown: The Blush Couture
Florals: L'Etoile Design
Cake: L'Etoile Design
Hair Dresser: Rania Ibrahim 
Makeup: Makeup by Ellyn
Groom's Tuxedo: Calvin Klein
Second Shooter: Melissa Stevens
Videographer: Kale York
Videographer Second Shooter: Jenna Wagner


Heather + Cecil {Breckenridge, Colorado || 01.13.18}

Mr + Mrs. Haley

The mountains, {all} the snow, the fur, the perfect tuxes .... I could go on forever about just how much this Colorado destination wedding stole my heart .... perfection is an understatement! But ..... more than anything, it was the vows! {Talking about ripping my heart out of my chest!}

Cecil + Heather wrote their own vows and shared their hearts with each other and promises to one another in the Colorado mountains, all witnessed by an intimate group of family + friends. I'm confident there wasn't a dry eye at the ceremony.

Heather, Cecil, + Liza, I absolutely could not {no way, no how} be any happier for the three of you! Here's to a marriage more beautiful than your wedding!

xoxo,

Mel

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Ceremony and Reception Venue: The Lodge at Breckenridge
Bride's Hair:  Bloom Salon ( Haley Burger )
Florals:  Petal and Bean
Wedding Cake: Feather Cakes
Dresses: The Ultimate Bride
Tuxes: Men's Wearhouse