Vitaliy and I fell in love with Gabe and Nikki on a chilly winter day last November.
We were so head over heels that we rendezvoused in Utah. We played in the snow, laughed until our tummies hurt, and took a lot of pictures. Then they invited us to their engagement party and we realized that we loved their friends and family just as much. That first meeting last November started a business relationship, but what we have now is nothing less than a true friendship. And for this, we are very thankful.
We’d like to think we are unique, but after getting to know Nikki and Gabe and hearing the stories told at their wedding, they are just the kind of people that love others well. Nikki is passionate, she smiles big, and though she’s petite, she hugs like a giant. Gabe is a gentleman through and through. He’s the kind of guy who will hold the door open no matter who you are. And I admire the way he’s not afraid to love Nikki out loud for the world to see.
Gabe and Nikki had their fairytale wedding at Nestldown in Los Gatos. Their ceremony was so sweet I had to hold back the tears. And their reception was so fun I had to hold back my dance moves. The entire day was perfect in every way. A big thank you to Caitlin Arnold and her team for working so hard and for making sure that no detail was missed. We also want to thank Monika Greenaway for joining us in making sure every detail and moment was captured.
Gabe and Nikki, thank you for giving us the pleasure of being your photographers, and now your friends. You are a one of a kind couple and we are so thankful to know you both. Your wedding day was magical and we are so happy to have been a part of it all. Congratulations! We wish you a marriage filled with love and laughter.
You can read Gabe and Nikki’s love story. And you can also view our favorite memories from their day here: GABE AND NIKKI: THE HIGHLIGHTS.
Below is the team of vendors that helped make the day so perfect.
Ceremony and Reception: Nestldown
Hotel: Toll House Hotel
Coordinator: Caitlin Arnold Weddings and Events
Floral Design: Sweetness and Light
Videography: OneDay Pictures
Dessert Table and Design: Honeycomb Events and Design
Wedding Dress: Vera Wang
Shoes: Manolo Blahnik
Men’s Tuxedo’s: Vera Wang
DJ: Ron Grandia
Officiant: Rev. Irene Pak
Linens: Napa Valley Linens
Catering: Cafe Primavera
Stationery: DIY from the Bride and Groom
Hair: Colleen Moore Wright
Makeup: Grace Colindres
Remarkable! So many great memories captured!
Thank you both!!! These next 4-6 weeks will be sooo hard to focus!!! hahaa Can’t wait to see the rest – thank you for the fabulous write up too!! xoxo
Gorgeous!! They look so happy :)
Amazing! Very happy for my friends – so gorgeous!!
OH!!! Gorgeous!!!! You write so lovely, and you cover every detail so beautifully.
I appreciate the shout out! It was such an honor to spend the day shooting with you. Truly! Gabe & Nikki were such an incredible couple, all that you said is so true and I just met them once! The photo of Nikki by the car is truly stunning…her dress…oh…so gorgeous.
Love love love! Her dress is gorgeous and that ride is super sweet! Love everything about it.
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