Jamie & Joshua Russell |The Merlot Lodi, CA

Jamie & Joshua Russell |The Merlot Lodi, CA

Ohh my. I am so happy i finally got through editing these images. I have been dying trying to use them for this my new bog.
The day was perfect, the venue was breath taking and the bride…what can I say? She looked like she came straight out of a bridal magazine..just gorgeous!!
Jamie & Joshua said their I Do’s in a beautiful venue, The Merlot Banquet in Lodi, Ca. That place was totally transformed by the creative gifts of the bride. She’s one of those woman that when they want something, they get it done. And she did!! The dramatic lighting, the food, the music all customized by the couple. I was floored by how smooth everything went.
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The couple decided to see eachother before the wedding. On our quest to find the right location for their first look, we decided on Michael David Winery in Lodi. It was the perfect setting for their first look, under a beautiful Willow tree.

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after doing their official portraits at the winery, we set off to get them married….

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immediately after the ceremony, the couple had a little treat planned for the wedding party…so we took off to the local bar for some “refreshments” 😀

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I always have my camera ready for pictures after a liquor shot. Haha see why!!!

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on our way back, the bride and groom had some fun taking some creative/silly photos!!!

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Jason from www.legend cinematography.com was working the shots too..his video came out amazing…so much creativity!!

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…with the sunset almost ready to set, i was lucky to have found the perfect backdrop and light for Jamie’s beautiful mini bridal session..

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Thank you Jamie and Joshua for giving me the honor to document your beautiful wedding day! May all these memories be treasure for ever!

-Ruby

Vendors List

Dress Maker: The Elizabeth Bridal Salon in Lodi. Dress designer Jasmine.
Tuxedos: Tuxedo Sen Sacramento.
Flowers: purchased at San Francisco flower market. Made by bride.
Music: Behind The Scenes Elk Grove
Lights: Behind The Scenes Elk Grove
Video: Legend Cinematography
Food\catering: done by family
Bride’s Makeup: Bride
Bride’s Hair: Kristen Patterson at Renaissance Salon. Lodi, Ca
Venue: The Merlot. Lodi
Photo booth: Express Yourself Photo Booth. Stockton, CA