A Classic Soiree That Will Bring a Smile to Your Lips
August 31, 2017
California
Classic WeddingsChurchAcademic Venue Settings
This classic soiree at The Stanford Faculty Club has absolutely made my day, because as Alex W Photography puts it, "Mina and Joe's love for one another is so real and palpable that it’s hard not to have a smile on your face when you’re around them." And it's absolutely clear, as each and every photo of their nearest and dearest features the most magnificent grins.
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From Alex W. Photography... I have been eagerly anticipating Mina and Joe getting married. When I initially spoke with Mina, and she told me that she would be having a timeless Stanford wedding, I could hardly contain myself! I knew that this was going to be a classic affair. What really touched me about these two is how truly in love they are and their focus of the day was on their family.

I spent the morning photographing Mina and her Bridesmaids in the Garden Court Hotel in Palo Alto. The bright and airy suite was the perfect backdrop for Mina’s accessories. We headed downstairs from the suite to the gorgeous lobby for some bridal party photos. Filled with natural sunlight that poured in from the expansive windows, this was the perfect complement for such a great looking group of people. We soon left the hotel and headed out to Stanford Memorial Court. Boasting classic architecture, warm stone columns, and cascading ivy, it set the scene for Mina  and Joe’s first look. Mina and Joe's love for one another is so real and palpable that it’s hard not to have a smile on your face when you’re around them. We spent the rest of our time there exploring the campus, taking advantage of the golden natural light.

Their ceremony was held at a local church that had the most beautiful window behind the altar that exposed the giant redwood trees outside. We took the bridal party there after the “I dos” for some nature portraits and then returned back to the Stanford Faculty Club for the reception. Mina was carried in Joe’s arms for the grand entrance, by far the best way for a Groom to introduce his Bride. During dinner, Joe and Mina gave heartfelt speeches to their friends and family and shared a song with their parents on the dance floor. Everyone danced the night away, and Mina even managed to surprise Joe with a dance performance of her own. I had the absolute best time with these two and can't wait to return up North for another Stanford wedding!

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