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Joyful California Wedding from IQphoto Studio

So many wonderful details  are poured into this sweet little gem from IQphoto Studio– it is just filled to the brim with the joy of celebration! On top of the hilarious ceremony snafu, the adorable dance numbers and gorgeous photo session with a couple who clearly know how to have fun, there’s the bride’s fabulous style in her jaw-dropping Reem Acra tulle dress and sparkly Jimmy Choos!!  Clearly this is one for the books!

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From the groom: It was such a perfect day in every sense. In the prior weekend, the temperatures up in Rutherford were over 100F. For our wedding, it was a comfortable 80F with a slight breeze at the time of the ceremony and cooled to about 70F in the later evening.

When I first saw Gloria that afternoon, I was awestruck by how revealing, yet beautiful her dress was! I felt like the luckiest guy in the world, yet wanted to cover her up at the same time because there was a lot of skin showing ;). She looked amazing!

As we exchanged vows and then rings, Gloria had a hard time getting the ring onto my finger! I had sprained my fingers playing basketball in the prior week, and the ring finger in particular was bit swollen. Luckily, after greasing it up and struggling a bit, she was finally able to get it on! That ring certainly was not about to come off anytime soon!

For our first dance, Gloria wanted to do something different, as she thought a typical slow dance would be boring. Thus, we practiced doing “The Hustle” and surprised everyone with a few Hustle moves ;). The song started out slow, and then Gloria pushed me out into the middle of the dance floor for me to Hustle. She then copied my moves and we did them in sync a couple of times before bringing some of the guests onto the dance floor with us. Soon, there were Hustlers all over the dance floor!

The dinner at the Auberge was incredible and everyone enjoyed their meals.

Later on after dinner, my family surprised us by doing some dance performances. First, my cousins did a dance routine to “Cool It Now”, one of my favorite songs from one of my favorite groups: New Edition. Then, to our surprise, my parents, aunts and uncle did a routine to another New Edition classic: “If It Isn’t Love”. They followed that up with some toe tapping to the Tavares song: “Heaven”. For their encore, they brought out my 9-year old son Tyler, who lead them through an energized and hilarious “Gangnam Style”! We couldn’t stop laughing, as the older folks were trying to keep up with the moves of this 9-year old who didn’t stop moving! It was such a treat for all of us to see these dances, and the video footage we have will be part of our family treasure forever :).

We continued dancing into the night with our friends and family, and the evening for Gloria and I ended with rose petals in the shape of a heart outside of our room at the Auberge.

A perfect wedding day!

Joseph and Mark from IQ Photo were fantastic photographers to work with the whole night! They were cool, personable, made us feel at ease during the event and took some very artistic shots!

Photography:  IQphoto Studio | Reception Venue: Auberge du Soleil | Musicians: Eloquence Strings | Floral Designer: Tesoro Flowers | Wedding Dress: Reem Acra | Bride’s Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Submitted via Two Bright Lights


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