Rustic Santa Cruz Wedding in the Redwoods

Ryan and Megan's wedding is getting some love today on Style Me Pretty, my fave source for wedding inspiration! If you've seen the highlights check out more of the fun here on my blog today and see more wedding details! 
 
xo, 
Melissa




























































































































































































































































































Photography: Melissa Fuller Photography | Coordination: Nestldown Events | Event Design: Megan Klasila (Bride) | Floral Design: Huckleberry Karen Designs | Wedding Dress: Allure Bridal | Invitations: Bright Room Studio Design | Bride's Shoes: Kate Spade | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Nordstrom | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Macy's | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Rent The Runway | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Weddington Way | Makeup: Priscilla Francine Makeup | Hair: Salon Mona Lisa | DJ: Los Gatos DJ Company | Ties: J.Crew | Groom's Attire: J.Crew | Groomsmen's Attire: J.Crew | Officiant: Father Peter Pabst | Venue: Nestldown | Alterations: Novella Bridal | Bridal Boutique: Wine Country Bride | Bridesmaid's PJs: Forever 21 | Cake + Bundtinis: Nothing Bundt Cakes | Candy Bar: Suzi Tinsley | Catering + Rentals: Thomas John Events | Custom Beer Koozies: Rook Design Co | Custom Cornhole Game: Colorado Joes | Party Dress: Badgley Mischka At Rent The Runway | Photo Booth: DasBus | Robe: BHLDN | Signage: Megan Klasila (Bride)

Chloé and Shea | Gold Country Camp Style

It always suprises me that just the right people find their way to having me as their photographer. I often have to check myself on wedding days like Chloé and Shea's when I look around at the beautiful artful day they have assembled and think to myself.. what is it that I did so right to constantly be surrounded by people with an abundance of love, talent, and downright good vibes.  
 
See.. the most common question I get as a wedding photographer is. Oh do you have any crazy bridezilla stories?! I stop and think, "Nope." True Story. Somehow my portfolio draws in people that have the same passions for life as I do, people that love to be outside, to share a dinner family style, that think banquet halls are over rated and that seriously know how to let loose. Chloé and Shea are the perfect example of this phenomenon. Today their photos are featured on Style Me Pretty. And how pretty they are! Take a look at a few of my own faves from the day, and day after portrait shoot! 
 
Follow the link here to see all of their day on Style Me Pretty California! (Chloe & Shea- lots of love girls!)










































































































































































Venue: Rancho Cicada Retreat, Plymouth Ca 
Photog: Melissa Fuller Photography  
DJ: Heart of Gold DJ's 
Florals: Home Sweet Flowers  
Day of Coordinator: Lisa Blades, In Any Event 
Florals: Home Sweet FlowersChloe's Dress: Sarah Seven (San Francisco) 
Shea's suit: Kippier Clothiers  
Jewelry: Marissa Mason 
Jewelry: Marissa MasonRings: Esqueleto 
Jewelry: Marissa MasonRings: EsqueletoBridesmaid Dress: Reformation  
Gluten-Free Cake: Bacano Bakery 
Pies: Mission Pie 
Hair: Megan Wilson 
Make-up: Chloe's mom 
Invitations: Friend 
Design + Styling: Handmade and thrifted by shea + chloé + their moms 
 
Processional: Do you Realize - The Flaming Lips 
Recessional: You keep lifting me (Higher and Higher) - Jackie Wilson 
First Dance: Lovin' You, Baby - Charles Bradley

Freddie & Tan-Ya's Redwood Steam Train Wedding

Let's just whittle it down to what this whole wedding thing is all about. It's about slowing down and taking a day to reflect on where you've come with someone else and where you are headed to next. It's about appreciation and family and friends, and hosting them for a day to say, "You know what.. thanks! Thanks for coloring my life and this journey. Thanks for supporting my decisions and helping me navigate." It about looking at your partner and thanking them for being a witness to all of the small things that go unnoticed in life, the little things that fall in sequence and compose the bigger picture of life. 
 
As you will notice here Freddie and Tan-ya had a beautiful wedding day and pretty much nailed all of the things I just mentioned. The winding steam train ride up through the Santa Cruz mountains was nothing short of magic. When guests disembarked from the train they walked into a redwood grove where the ceremony took place under the sun filtered by sparkling dust and towering trees!




















































































































































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