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Monica + Garrett | Married! – Casa Real Wedding

Monica + Garrett recently got married at one of our favorite venues, Casa Real.  You might remember them from their awesome engagement session a few months back if you’ve been following along.  It was a fabulous day!

Mom doing the final adjustments on the dress.

First Sight!

After the first sight we started things off with some portraits around the property.  There’s always such great light to play with here!

I think this is my favorite of the day.

Sneaking a peek before the ceremony.

The smallest glint of a tear in Garrett’s eye as Monica walks down the aisle.

Garrett is in the military, so they were able to have a sabre arch for them to walk through at the end of the ceremony.

We had a few minutes to spend in the vines post ceremony, always time well spent!

Meet Stinson.  He was absolutely dying to see Monica, and immediately went for the sneak lick attack when he reached her after the ceremony. This is tied for my favorite of the day!

The deets of the day:

Hair/Makeup: Exquisite Faces

Florals: Floral Design Studio

Wedding Dress: Amsale, by Clarissa Bridal

DJ: Sound In Motion – Raffi Nalvarian (Excellent DJ!)

Cake: Not Just Cheesecakes

A quick shout out to Alyssia Jones at Casa Real and the rest of their team.  I’ve said it before, but it’s always a pleasure to work at Casa Real because of the people involved in the day that assure everything runs like clockwork.  You all make it look easy!

First Dance

A touching moment between Monica and her father….

….and a joyful one between Garrett and his Mom.

Love this one.

They did a Romanian Hora, which was a blast!


Reelin’ him in on the dancefloor.

Thanks so much for having us document your day we had a great time!

  • Anca Voicu/ Mother of the Bride - I knew how good you are from the engagement pictures, but these ones are proving one more time or even more I could say that you are a true ARTIST! You captured so very well all the moments of the day and especially how much love, joy and happiness was in the air on that unique day for all of us. Each one of the photos you share today is my favorite! You made me cry to the one with Monica and Dad having their F/D dance, you made me laugh at the one with Monica and Stinson sharing an intimate moment and with every and each new image you made me feel so proud and happy for being able to give Monica and Garrett the “Best day of their lives”. They truely deserve it.
    You captured the essence of each shot and the right color or B/W. Looking forward to the ones you did not post yet…

  • Monica & Garrett - Cliff: WOW!!! These photos are amazing. You are such a great storyteller in the way you take your pictures, we truly feel like we’re re-living the day looking through these. We love them all, especially your 2 favorites, the one with my reflection in the big mirror, the vineyard shots, and the awesome dancing candids. Oh and we LOVE the ring shot!! You’re so creative. Can’t wait to see the rest of them. You and Malarie are the best!!

  • Cliff - Thank you SO much Anca, Monica, and Garrett for your comments! It’s reactions like this that makes all the hard work and long hours worthwhile! I’m thrilled you’ve found such meaning in them.

  • Mai - These are beautiful pictures Cliff!
    and beautiful bride!

  • Hannalee Photography - Really inspirational photography. The story is told vividly and creatively. Beautiful!

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