The Ruby Street Wedding Inspiration

Earlier this year I had the pleasure of teaming up with an amazing group of vendors for a colorful styled wedding shoot! We drew inspiration from our surroundings, namely Los Angeles' awesome new venue, The Ruby Street. It was built back in 1895 and has been renovated to include a number of the charming original elements! You can see the whole shoot today on Green Wedding Shoes. Events by Holly Gray coordinated everything, and our real-life married couple (Miss Rockabilly Ruby & Charles) couldn't be any cuter! Here are some of my favorite shots! www-marycostaphotography-com-ruby-street-wedding-inspiration-0001 www-marycostaphotography-com-ruby-street-wedding-inspiration-0002 www-marycostaphotography-com-ruby-street-wedding-inspiration-0003

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Engaged // Monica & Albertine // Angeles National Forest

I first met Monica when she was in Sarah & Eddie's wedding and rocked an amazing gold blazer. She happened to get engaged that very weekend to her girlfriend, Albertine! They're getting married in Colorado next year and wanted to do a local engagement session that included a similar forest/mountain vibe. I had the best time wandering in the Angeles National Forest with these two. Here are some favorites from our session! www-marycostaphotography-com-angeles-national-forest-engagement-0001 www-marycostaphotography-com-angeles-national-forest-engagement-0002 www-marycostaphotography-com-angeles-national-forest-engagement-0003

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Ellen & Aaron // Married // Buffalo, New York

My wonderful friends Ellen & Aaron celebrated their wedding at Kloc's Grove in Buffalo, NY - which meant that dozens of our Los Angeles family flew out to the east coast and had an adventure together! It was so fun getting on a plane (albeit a redeye) with several of my good friends and exploring a new city as a group. We had an early morning breakfast, tried a brewery in Buffalo, and certainly took advantage of Applebee's late-night hours. Mike and I even had a chance to drive up to Canada! We picked up our BFFs Jess and Steve who arrived a few days earlier, and the four of us visited Niagara Falls on a perfect summer day. It was such a great weekend!

Ellen and Aaron (who you might remember from their epic engagement session) had incredible weather on their day. It rained all morning, stopped in time for their first look, turned into perfect light during family portraits, poured during their ceremony, and then cleared up again briefly for more photos outside before raining the rest of the night while we partied inside. What?! These two are such kind, kindred spirits, and there isn't anymore more deserving of a beautiful wedding day and a lifetime of joy. They're both writers who share a love for traveling, new recipes, theme parties, their cat, Costello, and sci-fi. They both come from incredibly sweet families, and I love how they included several of their loved ones in their wedding. It was truly an honor photographing their day - and now for an abundance of photos!

www-marycostaphotography-com-buffalo-ny-wedding-001 Aaron designed Ellen's engagement ring himself! It's inspired by Napoleon's diamond and sapphire engagement ring, and I just love how unique and delicate it is. Aaron's dad, a dentist-by-day and jeweler-by-hobby, created it. Stunning!! www-marycostaphotography-com-buffalo-ny-wedding-002 The aforementioned Jessica Kucinskas designed Ellen & Aaron's invitations! www-marycostaphotography-com-buffalo-ny-wedding-003

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