Rebecca and Ben | Santa Cruz County Wedding Photographer

“How do you feel, Rebecca?” one of her best friends asked.  “I look exactly as I dreamed I would look on my wedding day,” Rebecca whispered as she glanced in the mirror at her reflection.  They had been planning this day, these moments, for months…and here it was.  Surrounded by rustic elegance in the Santa Cruz mountains at Roaring Camp Railroads, Rebecca and Ben were united as one.  Their wedding day was a pure testimony of God’s faithfulness to them and their devotion to His will.

Rebecca and Ben, we are truly thankful that you invited us to share in your joy.  May God bless your journey through life together!

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Roaring Camp is a a re-creation of an 1880′s logging town with a heritage railway and authentic 1880’s steam locomotives.  It’s also a really gorgeous place to get married!

We started off the day helping the handsome groom look his best.  He didn’t really need our help, though.

Then we met up with the bride who was enjoying the glorious morning surrounded by her best friends.

Rebecca got dressed at the old school house at Roaring Camp.  We could have easily spent hours just photographing all the historic details!

Sseko Designs, founded by a friend of one of Rebecca’s bridesmaids, is a sandal company based in Uganda that began as a way to generate income for education for Ugandan women.  Each of the bridesmaids wore a pair of Sseko sandals.  Read more about the non-profit at www.sseko.com!

Rebecca’s something old and borrowed was a gorgeous bracelet given to her great grandmother by the Maharaja of India.  Yes, you read that correctly.  The bracelet has been worn by many women in her family on their wedding days.

After everyone was ready, it was time to go out and have some picture-taking fun!

Rebecca had a DIY bouquet – it started out small, but as she walked down the aisle during the ceremony, special guests handed her flowers helping her build the full bouquet. 

With large families on both sides, Rebecca and Ben had several “flower girls” and “ring bearers”.  The kids were ADORABLE!

After the ceremony, we took the bride and groom away from their guests for a short while.  During the photos, they had a fabulous appetizer area set up complete with lawn games for guest entertainment!

A friend of the groom’s mother, Judi Peet, did an amazing job with the reception décor.  Her vintage rentals are available through April Flowers in San Luis Obispo.   Ancestor table, lanterns, antique books, and homemade jam made it absolutely incredible on the eyes!

The favors of jam were lovingly homemade by the groom’s mother!

The dessert table, also designed by Judi and contributed to by friends of the bride and groom, finished off a delicious meal with a variety of homemade goodness and a s’more bar!

 

Rebecca & Ben’s Wedding was made possible with the support of an amazing creative team:

Venue/Caterer: Roaring Camp

Make-up Artist: Erin Ayanian Monroe

Vintage Rentals: available through April Flowers

Appetizers: Bride’s Mother, Aunt Marilyn, Kalen Lee

Favors: Groom’s Mother

Dessert Table: Staci Circaulo, Jill Bigelow, LeeLee Jackson

Head Decoration Coordinator: Judi Peet

Wedding Coordinator: Kalen Lee

Florist: Nancy from Nancy’s Florist

Pastor/Officiant: Gary Gaddini (Peninsula Covenant Church)

DJ: Phillip with PLM Productions

Videographers: Ross and Logan from CTA Productions

 

Interested in having us at your wedding?  Click here to contact us!

 

Reece + Katrina are a husband and wife photography duo who specialize in weddings and high school seniors.

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  • May 29, 2012 - 7:48 am

    caitlin elizabeth - what a beautiful wedding! and i love the shoes!!ReplyCancel

  • June 6, 2012 - 7:19 pm

    Robert - great job you guys!! photos rock… can’t wait to see moreReplyCancel

  • June 26, 2012 - 12:28 am

    Amy-Lynne - KATRINA and REECE ~ I L♥VE your art from the wedding of BEN & REBECCA. The agape L♥VE of JESUS shined brightly that day! Your photographic skill captured it with your relational grace and a sweet joy as you tirelessly worked! You and your whole team were a special part of this spiritual day. I was going to pick a favorite, but I enjoyed every one of your photographs. The one of BEN before the wedding, the one of REBECCA in the daisy field, the one of the groomsmen jumping, the bridesmaids with Rebecca are a few favorites, but I love them all! Even if I did not love this couple, your art work would be a joy to behold! Also, I was also touched by your words:
    . . . : “Their wedding day was a pure testimony of
    . . . : God’s faithfulness to them and their devotion to His will.”
    AMEN! May GOD bless your business, I would heartily recommend you to everyone! With deep gratitude for your art, your new fan, Amy-Lynne of SLO. <ReplyCancel