These two just put a smile on my face. This was a nice one to piece together right after coming home from family time over the Thanksgiving holiday.
In my few years of shooting weddings and traveling around doing this, they were the very first couple to offer me a ride to the airport after our fun engagement session in San Francisco early this fall.
I'll never forget the glow Merima had when I walked into the bridal suite the morning of her wedding. She was beaming ear to ear with anticipation of the day. It was like seeing an old friend.
Merima and Erik gathered their dear ones out in the desert at the Miramonte Indian Wells Resort. The vibe was a great mix of Tuscan and Mediterranean opulence.
Their beautiful ceremony was out in the back lawn under a tree followed by a grand cocktail hour and dinner under the cutest Chinese lanterns and California palm trees. There was a fun mix of Bosnian and Western tradition including an assortment of sweets, little language lessons and a guest gift of the famous liquor, Rakija.
My favorite shots were up on the terrace during sunset and later when I snuck them away from their dinner for a magical twilight stroll through the property.
Here are a few more of my favorites from this most lovely day in the desert:
Venue: Miramonte Resort and Spa
Planning/ Coordination: Dana + Kristen at Josefina Events