The magnificent Bernardus Lodge & Spa recently went through a major renovation and hosted their re-grand opening event for all of their property VIP’s!  Part of their renovation was in the ballroom where they host their wedding receptions. For the event Sarah Villa of La Bella Weddings designed and decorated the ballroom to showcase it.  Here are a few of my favorite pics from her gorgeous design!

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Venue – Bernardus Lodge & Spa

Wedding and Event Designer – La Bella Weddings

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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I was so very privileged to be asked by my good friend and wedding industry partner, David Ethridge of AVR Films, to photograph his sons wedding! His son Mitchell and his now wife Carlee are two very special people, both with wonderful friends and families!

I spent an afternoon with this beautiful couple at Morgan Creek Golf Club in Roseville recently. I was also excited that many of my good fiends, some of the top event professionals in the industry, were there to celebrate with us!

The ceremony was beautiful, funny and God honoring, and the reception toasts were full of laughter, joy and many tears. AND…. Of course the dance floor was off the hook!!!

I was thrilled to be a part of this special occasion of these two magnificent families becoming one!  Here are a few of my favorite moments from Carlee and Mitchell’s special day!

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Wedding Vendors

Wedding Venue – Morgan Creek Country Club 

Wedding Coordination and Planning by Crystal Lequang of Amazáe Special Events

Linnae Asiel & Jonathan Gomez of Asiel Design for Event Design 

Special thank you to Jon Gomez for the amazing florals

Photography by Brian MacStay Photography

Second Photographer Michelle Greenlee Davis

Third Photographer Rachel Capil

Cinamatography by Jim Snow and  Phill Sheffield of  Phillip Alan Films

Music and Ceremony Sound by DJ Jason Mitchell of Gatsby Entertainment Group

Erin Prescott of Archival Photo Booth

Monina N. Wright of Modern Beauty Hair and Makeup 

Edgar Martinez of Flowers by Edgar & Argie for Linens

Tyler Schmidt Minister

Cristine Traub Thomas of Today’s Bride Magazine (Guest)

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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Kira and Alex’s wedding was a wonderful reminder of why I LOVE photographing weddings! It was my pleasure sharing a gorgeous Saturday with this beautiful couple and their loving family and friends! Their ceremony at Sharon Heights Golf & Country Club was beautiful, romantic, and down right funny! And the wedding reception was full of all the joy, humor and laughter you would expect during a celebration of two amazingly loving families becoming one!

I was so very privileged to be there to capture these wonderful movements an preserve these precious memories!

Congratulations Kira and Alex! Love you guys! – Brian

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Wedding Coordinator – Jean Marks

Couple Getting Ready and Lodging – Stanford Park Hotel

Ceremony & Reception Venue – Sharon Heights Golf & Country Club

Florist – Erica Rose Design

Catering and Cake – Sharon Heights Golf & Country Club

Photographers – Brian MacStay, Michelle Davis and Ashesh Satvedi

DJ and Reception Lighting – Jason Mitchell of Gatsby Entertainment

Transportation – Lone Star Limo

Hair and Makeup – Wow Pretty

Wedding Gown – Jinza Couture Bridal

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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Sutro Baths in San Francisco is an amazing place to photograph! The old ruins make for a beautiful foreground of reflections out to the Pacific Ocean.  We could not have chosen a more beautiful day to shoot! The weather was amazing, and the skies were beautiful and full of drama!

We were joined on the shoot by David Ethridge of AVR Films and Armando Sarabia of Get Your Do Up. David produced a film for them, and Armando did hair and makeup throughout the shoot, and helped style Ivy from start to finish! We all had an amazing time! Here are just a handful of my favorites.

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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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If you are still deciding on weather or not to upgrade to one of our wedding collections that include a second professional photographer I think these two images below say it all.

Taken at Kira and Alex’s Wedding during their first look. One moment. Two memories captured.

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Second photo by Michelle Davis

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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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