A Married Adventure
May 8, 2017

 With the blink of an eye, the weekend has managed to come and go once again. I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! Mine was fun and filled with friends, tacos, and themed cocktails. I consumed a few tasty margaritas for Cinco De Mayo and on Saturday I did the same but with Mint Juleps out of respect to the Kentucky Derby. So, naturally, my Sunday was spent being lazy and sans booze. During my lazy Sunday, I decided to take the time to clean up my computer and stumbled upon my engagement pictures.

Our Engagement Pictures | AMarriedAdventure.com

It kind of blows my mind how fast time goes because these pictures are now 3.5 years old. It doesn’t feel like it’s been that long but at the same time it does. SO much has changed and happened to us in those 3.5 years that when I look at these pictures I feel like they could have occurred a whole lifetime ago. It was definitely fun taking a stroll down memory lane going through all of these photos.

These engagement pictures are a snapshot of San Francisco’s summer at its finest. And by finest I mean, foggy, windy, and extremely cold! If we look like we’re cold… it’s because we were, haha! I knew it was going to be a crap shoot and that we’d either have amazing weather or it’d be cold and foggy. Spoiler alert, the weather wasn’t amazing!

There was no hair product that was going to save my perfectly curled hair from falling straight as soon as it was touched by the wet fog. That balloon that I had such grand plans for?…total nightmare in the wind. I lost half my tassel string somewhere on the beach. Oh yes, these pictures are surrounded by the Pacific Ocean. Couldn’t you tell?! It’s okay, neither could I thanks to the fog. Oh, San Francisco! Nevertheless, these pictures will always hold a special place in my heart!

Our Engagement Pictures | AMarriedAdventure.com

Our Engagement Pictures | AMarriedAdventure.com

Our Engagement Pictures | AMarriedAdventure.com

Our Engagement Pictures | AMarriedAdventure.com

Our Engagement Pictures | AMarriedAdventure.com

Our Engagement Pictures | AMarriedAdventure.com

Our Engagement Pictures | AMarriedAdventure.com

Our Engagement Pictures | AMarriedAdventure.com

Our Engagement Pictures | AMarriedAdventure.com

After going through these pictures I kind of want to cut my bangs back. I think they are so cute in these pictures! What do you guys think? Bangs or no bangs?

Xoxo,

AP

October 25, 2016

Wedding Part 4: Lake Chalet Oakland, Ca: Hannah Suh Photography

Wedding Part 4: Lake Chalet Oakland, Ca: Hannah Suh Photography

Wedding Part 4: Lake Chalet Oakland, Ca: Hannah Suh Photography

Wedding Part 3: Lake Chalet Oakland, Ca: Hannah Suh Photography

Wedding Part 4: Lake Chalet Oakland, Ca: Hannah Suh Photography

Wedding Part 4: Lake Chalet Oakland, Ca: Hannah Suh Photography

Wedding Part 4: Lake Chalet Oakland, Ca: Hannah Suh Photography

Wedding Part 4: Lake Chalet Oakland, Ca: Hannah Suh Photography

Wedding Part 4: Lake Chalet Oakland, Ca: Hannah Suh Photography

Wedding Part 4: Lake Chalet Oakland, Ca: Hannah Suh Photography

Wedding Part 4: Lake Chalet Oakland, Ca: Hannah Suh Photography

Wedding Part 4: Lake Chalet Oakland, Ca: Hannah Suh Photography

Photography: Hannah Suh Photography | Florals: Floral Theory | Month of Coordination : Dream a Little Dream Events | Venue: Lake Chalet | Printed Goods: Chelsey Emery | French Bulldog Escort Cards: JonNi Paper Goods

October 23, 2016

Wedding Part 3: Lake Chalet Oakland, Ca: Hannah Suh Photography

Wedding Part 3: Lake Chalet, Ca: Hannah Suh Photography

Wedding Part 3: Lake Chalet Oakland, Ca: Hannah Suh Photography

Wedding Part 3: Lake Chalet Oakland, Ca: Hannah Suh Photography

Wedding Part 3: Lake Chalet Oakland, Ca: Hannah Suh Photography

Wedding Part 3: Lake Chalet Oakland, Ca: Hannah Suh Photography

Wedding Part 3: Lake Chalet Oakland, Ca: Hannah Suh Photography

Wedding Part 3: Lake Chalet Oakland, Ca: Hannah Suh Photography

Wedding Part 3: Lake Chalet Oakland, Ca: Hannah Suh Photography

Wedding Part 3: Lake Chalet Oakland, Ca: Hannah Suh Photography

Wedding Part 3: Lake Chalet Oakland, Ca: Hannah Suh Photography

Wedding Part 3: Lake Chalet Oakland, Ca: Hannah Suh Photography

Wedding Part 3: Lake Chalet Oakland, Ca: Hannah Suh Photography

Wedding Part 3: Lake Chalet Oakland, Ca: Hannah Suh Photography

Wedding Part 3: Lake Chalet Oakland, Ca: Hannah Suh Photography

Wedding Part 3: Lake Chalet Oakland, Ca: Hannah Suh Photography

Wedding Part 3: Lake Chalet Oakland, Ca: Hannah Suh Photography

Wedding Part 3: Lake Chalet Oakland, Ca: Hannah Suh Photography

Wedding Part 3: Lake Chalet Oakland, Ca: Hannah Suh Photography: Sparkler Wedding Photo

Photography: Hannah Suh Photography | Florals: Floral Theory | Hair & Make-Up: The Makeup Dolls | Month of Coordination : Dream a Little Dream Events | Wedding Dress: Alfred Angelo | Bridesmaid Dresses: Gesinee’s Bridal | Venue: Lake Chalet

October 19, 2016

Wedding Part 2. Lake Chalet Oakland, CA: Hannah Suh Photography : AMarriedAdventure.com

The Wedding Ceremony

We could not have asked for a more gorgeous day to get married, 80 degrees and not a cloud in the sky. October in the Bay Area is one of the most gorgeous months of the entire year and our wedding day weather surely did not disappoint.  The indian summer, reflection of the lake, the gondolas and dock, along with the trees turning into fall made Lake Chalet the perfect wedding location for us.

Wedding Part 2. Wedding Ceremony: Lake Chalet Oakland, CA: Hannah Suh Photography : AMarriedAdventure.com

One of my favorite moments from the wedding was my dad walking me down the aisle to the Kelly Clarkson song, “A Moment Like This.” He also did a really good job at making sure my heels didn’t slip into the cracks of the dock.

Wedding Part 2: Lake Chalet Oakland, Ca: Hannah Suh Photography

Wedding Part 2. Wedding Ceremony: Lake Chalet Oakland, CA: Hannah Suh Photography : AMarriedAdventure.com

When we got to the stage in the wedding planning process of where we needed to pick someone to marry us , we found ourselves a little stumped. We aren’t religious so having a minister marry us didn’t seem right, and having someone that we really didn’t know marry us seemed strange too. We really couldn’t figure out what we were going to do until we had the idea to ask Ryan’s dad to marry us. It was the perfect meaningful touch to our day!

Wedding Part 2: Lake Chalet Oakland, Ca: Hannah Suh Photography

Wedding Part 2. Wedding Ceremony: Lake Chalet Oakland, CA: Hannah Suh Photography : AMarriedAdventure.com

Wedding Part 2. Wedding Ceremony: Lake Chalet Oakland, CA: Hannah Suh Photography : AMarriedAdventure.com

Isn’t she the cutest little ball of fluff that you ever did see?!

Wedding Part 2. Wedding Ceremony: Lake Chalet Oakland, CA: Hannah Suh Photography : AMarriedAdventure.com

Wedding Part 2. Lake Chalet Oakland, CA: Hannah Suh Photography : AMarriedAdventure.com

Wedding Part 2. Wedding Ceremony: Lake Chalet Oakland, CA: Hannah Suh Photography : AMarriedAdventure.com

Photography: Hannah Suh Photography | Florals: Floral Theory | Hair & Make-Up: The Makeup Dolls | Month of Coordination : Dream a Little Dream Events | Wedding Dress: Alfred Angelo | Bridesmaid Dresses: Gesinee’s Bridal | Venue: Lake Chalet

October 17, 2016

Wedding Part 1. Lake Chalet Oakland, CA: Hannah Suh Photography : AMarriedAdventure.com

Our wedding day was seriously the best day ever! There aren’t too many occasions in your life when you are able to have all your closest friends and family members in one place to celebrate you and your love. The love and warmth that encompassed our entire wedding day is something that I almost can’t even describe because there doesn’t seem to be a perfect enough word. I hope you enjoy the pictures as much as I’m enjoy sharing them with you.

 Can we talk about my shoes….I’ve been in love with these sparkling beauties since the day Kate Spade came out with them. I’m not even joking! I thought about buying them years ago to save for my wedding day because I was convinced they’d be long gone by the time I ever got married. I was half way right, the shoes were sold out when we first got engaged but ended up being back in stock around Christmastime. I like to think it’s all the letters I wrote to Kate Spade about bringing them back…. and yes, I really did do that (insert eye covering monkey emoji here).

Getting Ready for The Wedding

Wedding Part 1. Lake Chalet Oakland, CA: Hannah Suh Photography : AMarriedAdventure.com

I didn’t really want a ton of pictures of us getting ready so I had the photographer come about an hour before we had to leave the hotel. This gave us the chance to have our hair and make-up done by the time she arrived so that we could get a few good detail shots.

Wedding Part 1. Lake Chalet Oakland, CA: Hannah Suh Photography : AMarriedAdventure.com

Wedding Part 1. Lake Chalet Oakland, CA: Hannah Suh Photography : AMarriedAdventure.com

Wedding Part 1. Lake Chalet Oakland, CA: Hannah Suh Photography : AMarriedAdventure.com

Wedding Part 1. Lake Chalet Oakland, CA: Hannah Suh Photography : AMarriedAdventure.com

You know you’re marrying the right guy when he knows you’d much prefer a handbag as a wedding present instead of a piece of jewelry. He even thought it could be my “something blue” and picked out a beautiful turquoise bag from Coach.

Wedding Part 1. Lake Chalet Oakland, CA: Hannah Suh Photography : AMarriedAdventure.com

Wedding Part 1. Lake Chalet Oakland, CA: Hannah Suh Photography : AMarriedAdventure.com

Wedding Part 1. Lake Chalet Oakland, CA: Hannah Suh Photography : AMarriedAdventure.com

The wallpaper of boat paddles….I would 100% be lying if I told you I hadn’t thought about booking a different hotel because of that wall. I envisioned all the getting ready photos in a white and airy room. Needless to say, this wall was just not tickling my fancy. Buttttt, because it was only about a mile away from the venue and a nice hotel it was the best option for our day.

Wedding Part 1. Lake Chalet Oakland, CA: Hannah Suh Photography : AMarriedAdventure.com

The First Look

First look pictures…I feel like people either love the idea or hate it.  We knew that we wanted to have first look pictures done because we loved the idea of having an extra opportunity for more pictures. Neither one of us had any idea how emotional and wonderful those pictures were going to end up being. They allowed for both Ryan and I to experience all the emotions of seeing each other for the first time on our wedding day with just the two of us (and our wedding party as paparazzi that also ended up being there to see the first look). So if you’re torn on whether or not you should do them, I say do it! Fun fact, we now live up the street from where we took these pictures and it makes me so happy every time I walk by.

Wedding Part 1. Lake Chalet Oakland, CA: Hannah Suh Photography : AMarriedAdventure.com

Wedding Part 1. Lake Chalet Oakland, CA: Hannah Suh Photography : AMarriedAdventure.com

Wedding Part 1. Lake Chalet Oakland, CA: Hannah Suh Photography : AMarriedAdventure.com

Wedding Part 1. Lake Chalet Oakland, CA: Hannah Suh Photography : AMarriedAdventure.com

Wedding Part 1. Lake Chalet Oakland, CA: Hannah Suh Photography : AMarriedAdventure.com

Wedding Part 1. Lake Chalet Oakland, CA: Hannah Suh Photography : AMarriedAdventure.com

Wedding Part 1. Lake Chalet Oakland, CA: Hannah Suh Photography : AMarriedAdventure.com

Wedding Part 1. Lake Chalet Oakland, CA: Hannah Suh Photography : AMarriedAdventure.com

Wedding Part 1. Lake Chalet Oakland, CA: Hannah Suh Photography : AMarriedAdventure.com

Wedding Part 1. Lake Chalet Oakland, CA: Hannah Suh Photography : AMarriedAdventure.com

Photography: Hannah Suh Photography | Florals: Floral Theory | Hair & Make-Up: The Makeup Dolls | Month of Coordination : Dream a Little Dream Events | Wedding Dress: Alfred Angelo | Bridesmaid Dresses: Gesinee’s Bridal