The thing about this shoot is I seriously don’t have words for just how freaking awesome it was. This was something the Alchemy dream team had cooked up and it just kept getting more and more awesome as we went. This is wedding photography inspiration at it’s best!  I hadn’t read the Griffin and Sabine books before Shannon came up with the idea, but the minute I cracked one open I was in love.  This is my kind of book!  Epic art mixed with a beautiful story.  It’s just fantastic!  I am so thrilled that we were able to put it all together.  I am also so grateful for my amazing team of vendors (who are also my amazing team of friends) who just KNOCKED THIS OUT OF THE PARK!  It was a joy photographing every bit of it.  It lit me on fire for this wedding season and I can’t wait to make SO MUCH pretty this year.  Have a peek at some of my favorite shots from this super inspiring shoot!fancypants__1414fancypants__1415fancypants__1419 fancypants__1416 fancypants__1417 fancypants__1422fancypants__1420 fancypants__1421 fancypants__1425 fancypants__1426 fancypants__1423 fancypants__1418 fancypants__1427

Also, a big thank you to Green Wedding Shoes for featuring this shoot!  It’s always a pleasure to have our work there!


photography: Sarah Maren Photography // planning + design: Kate Miller Events // venue: Beatnik Studios Sacramento, California // florals: Flourish // videography: Frontside Films // cake + desserts: Sweet Cakes by Rebecca // lighting + projection: BP Productions // hair + makeup: Hello Glam // stationery: KME Paperie // dress + veil: Always Elegant Bridal and Tuxedo // shoes: Prada // tux: Always Elegant Bridal and Tuxedo // rentals: Hartmann Studios Rentals // linens: La Tavola Linens // table number art + stamps: Nick Bantock


This is seriously stunning beyond words! So romantic, dark, and dreamy. LOVE!


Thanks Ashlee! You would LOVE the books – they are AMAZING! And, holy moly making pretty thinks makes me happy. Glad you like it!

WHAT THE WHAT. I have never heard of those books but daaaaaaaaaamn, girl. These. Are. Stunning. Bravo!

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