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With less than a month to prepare the brilliant minds of Duncan Reyes of f. duncan reyes events by design and Jonathan Gomez and Linnae Asiel of Asiel Design turned an every day Walnut Creek suburban home into The Haunted Mansion, complete with a witches’ den, mad scientist lab, asylum, graveyard and gothic garden. It was a sight to see, and a photographers dream!

Lighting, creepy sounds, and dry ice by Enhanced Lighting, along with great music and talented actors hired by Gatsby Entertainment, helped create the mood.

Here are a few behind the scenes photos of the masterpiece in production, followed by the finished work. Enjoy!

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Event Vendors

Photography by Brian MacStay and Lisa Stone of Brian MacStay Photography

Planned and designed by f. duncan reyes events by design

Designed by Asiel Design

Catering by Fraiche Catering

Music and entertainment by Gatsby Entertainment

Lighting, sound, and visuals by Enhanced Lighting

Makeup by Sarah MacStay

Signage and invitations by Creative Designs by Mimi

Brian serves the greater San Francisco Bay Area, the Monterey and Carmel Peninsula, Wine Country including Sonoma County and the Napa Valley, the East Bay,  San Jose, Sacramento, Lake Tahoe and wedding destinations worldwide.

 

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The magic of Nestldown is a sight to behold, and this week for Stephanie and Dana’s wedding it delivered in spades! I have always admired the beauty of Nestdown, and it is high on my list for one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever photographed! This week the fall colors were OFF THE HOOK AMAZING! Add a super fun and gorgeous couple, a beautiful fall fairytale theme, designed and run by the wonderful ladies at Every Elegant Detail, and you have a recipe for this amazing eye candy below!

Nestldown is not only a beautiful place. It is also owned, run and staffed by some pretty amazing people. The hospitality was wonderful! And the team that Every Elegant Detail put together was awesome too! We especially loved working with Ric and Rose Grover of Grover Films! They were super fun and easy to work with!

Stephanie and Dana are self proclaimed “theater and video game nerds,” (as were much of their friends), so we hit it off great! I first met them when we traveled to Southern California for their engagement shoot (see photos from their engagement HERE). I loved hearing their story, and about their lives as theater lovers, and employees at Blizzard Entertainment!

Below are a handful of my favorite moments from Stephanie and Dana’s beautiful fairytale wedding. I loved photographing this wedding, and I hope you enjoy the images as much as I do!

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Wedding Vendors

Wedding photography by Brian MacStay, Michelle Davis, and Ashesh Stavedi of Brian MacStay Photography

Event Design and Planning – Every Elegant Detail

Wedding Cinematography – Grover Films

Catering – Thomas John Events

Wedding Venue – Nestldown

DJ and Emcee – Big Fun DJ

Florist – Second Nature

Wedding Cake – Studio Cake

Transportation – Corinthian

Stationary and Signage – Creative Designs by Mimi

Makeup – Nicole’s Vanity

Hair by Kristalyn

Brian serves the greater San Francisco Bay Area, the Monterey and Carmel Peninsula, Wine Country including Sonoma County and the Napa Valley, the East Bay,  San Jose, Sacramento, Lake Tahoe and wedding destinations worldwide.

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The Yosemite Valley in October is full of fall color, and made for an amazing backdrop for Shelby and Daniel’s wedding!

A small group of friends and family traveled up from Los Angeles to witness Shelby and Daniel tie the knot in the adorable little chapel located on the valley floor of Yosemite Valley a couple weeks ago. Michelle and I photographed the intimate wedding ceremony, then spent the rest of our time exploring the National Park with the couple, and taking portraits of them! It was not a difficult job, as beauty was at every turn.

Here are just a handful of beautiful moments captured on Shelby and Daniel’s big day. Enjoy!

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Parmida and Andrew’s beautiful Persian wedding at the Kohl Mansion in Burlingame was an amazing feast for the eyes! Their celebration was filled with beauty, joy, laughter, love, super friendly family and friends, and dancing. Lot’s and lots of dancing!

This was my fist time photographing the Kohl Mansion, and I have to say I think this is officially my new favorite venue! The European style mansion is over 100 years old, and is surrounded by magnificent gardens, ancient oak trees, and is full of beautiful architecture and elaborate wood carvings, making this is an unbelievably beautiful place for a wedding!

Below are a handful of my favorite moments from Parmida and Andrew’s stunning Persian Wedding Celebration. Enjoy!

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Wedding Vendors

Wedding Photography by Brian MacStay, Michelle Davis and Ashesh Satvedi of Brian MacStay Photography

Getting Ready Venue –Embassy Suites by Hilton San Francisco Airport Waterfront

Wedding Venue – The Kohl Mansion

Jewelry (Rings) – Topper Fine Jewelers

Shoes – Jimmy Choo

Hair – Maria Tachis from Avenue Salon

Makeup – Natali Sanchez

Videography – Onyx Pictures

Dress – Essence of Australia

Flowers – Divisadero Florist

DJ and MC – Dr. T

Lighting – Verducci Event Productions

Catering  – Continental Catering

Cake – The Cakery

Persian Ceremony Spread: Sherry and Shirin Fattahi

Brian serves the greater San Francisco Bay Area, the Monterey and Carmel Peninsula, Wine Country including Sonoma County and the Napa Valley, the East Bay,  San Jose, Sacramento, Lake Tahoe and wedding destinations worldwide.

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Jason and Laura, along with many of their family and friends, traveled into the Napa Valley from Texas and to enjoy a little time in wine country before their beautiful mid-week wedding at the magnificent Auberge du Soleil. It was a beautiful summer afternoon for Laura and Jason’s wedding as you will see. I photograph a lot of couples and their families from Texas at Auberge. For some reason the people from that region of the country are always so wonderfully welcoming, warm, and accommodating. This couple and their family and friends were no exception.  From the moment Michelle and I arrived at the bridal suite we felt like welcomed guests, not just vendors. I can’t tell you how much I enjoyed photographing this wedding. Not only was it visually beautiful, and full of wonderful moments of emotion, but also the couple and their guests were a heck of a lot of fun! As was the live music by The Apple Z Band who rocked the house that night!

Here are a handful of my favorite moments of their day! Enjoy!

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Wedding Vendors

Wedding Photography by Brian MacStay and Michelle Davis of Brian MacStay Photography 

Wedding Ceremony and Reception at Auberge du Soleil

Wedding Cinematography by Thomas Hughes Films

Ceremony and Cocktail Hour Music by Bellarosa String Quartet

Wedding Cake by Fleur De Lisa Cakes

Hair and Makeup by Beauty Box Makeup Arts

Live Music at Wedding Reception by The Apple Z Band

Brian serves the greater San Francisco Bay Area, the Monterey and Carmel Peninsula, Wine Country including Sonoma County and the Napa Valley, the East Bay,  San Jose, Sacramento, Lake Tahoe and wedding destinations worldwide.

 

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