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Rade & David’s French Riviera WeddingGrand Hôtel du Cap-Ferrat, Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, France

Grand-Hôtel du Cap-Ferrat Wedding Photographer Ashley Ludaescher

Rade and David and their guests came all the way from Los Angeles to celebrate their marriage on the French Riviera, one of their favorite places in the world, and it was definitely one for the books! Their Grand Hôtel du Cap-Ferrat Wedding was held at one of the world’s most fabulous hotels, located at the southern tip of the Saint Jean Cap Ferrat peninsula. They chose an all-white theme for the day, from the flowers to the guest’s attire. For their ceremony, they chose location that offered stunning views of the sea and the dinner celebration was held next to the seaside infinity pool. Before exchanging vows, David’s aunt read the supreme court opinion authored by Justice Kennedy and the words had almost everyone crying happy tears.

“No union is more profound than marriage, for it embodies the highest ideals of love, fidelity, devotion, sacrifice, and family. In forming a marital union, two people become something greater than once they were. As some of the petitioners in these cases demonstrate, marriage embodies a love that may endure even past death. It would misunderstand these men and women to say they disrespect the idea of marriage. Their plea is that they do respect it, respect it so deeply that they seek to find its fulfillment for themselves. Their hope is not to be condemned to live in loneliness, excluded from one of civilization’s oldest institutions. They ask for equal dignity in the eyes of the law. The Constitution grants them that right.  It is so ordered.”

As the sun set over the sea, guests were ushered down to the pool in the bubble funicular and were greeted by synchronized swimmers and serenaded by a violinist playing while floating in a bubble in the pool. The incredible dinner was highlighted with speeches from those closest to Rade & David and the overwhelming love surrounding the couple was incredible to witness. The night ended with a pool party & dance party lasting into the wee hours of the morning. More weddings should end the party in the pool!!

Check out the feature on Style me Pretty’s Front Page!


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Photography: Ashley Ludaescher Photography  |  Event Planning: Wedding Angels  |  Floral Design: L’art des Fleurs  |  Reception Venue: Grand Hotel du Cap Ferrat a Four Seasons Hotel  |  Singer: Molly Pope  |  DJ: DJ Nick Boot | Groom’s Attire: Brioni  |  Groom’s Shoes: Sperry  |  Lighting + Audio: Succes Event  |  Rehearsal Dinner Venue: Chateau Chevre D’Or  |  Synchronized Swimmers: Apsara Events

Saint Tropez Honeymoon SessionFrench Riviera

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As seen on Utterly Engaged, check out the feature here.

Photography: Ashley Ludaescher Photography  |   Hair & Makeup: Lena Schleweis  |  Wedding Planning: Beautiful Occasions   |   Wedding Dress: Rue de Seine from Hey Love Munich  |   Strapless Dress: BCBG      |   Groom’s Attire: Rooks & Rocks   |   Sunglasses: Mykita   |   Jewelry: Ariane Ernst   |   Hat: Whistles   |   Videographer: Onn Halpern

Lauren & Stephen | Central Coast Beach EngagementCentral Coast, California

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Florals by Wilder Floral Co.   |   Portra 400 scanned and developed by the FIND lab

Klaus & Theresa’s Belvedere on the Pfingstberg WeddingPotsdam, Germany

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Theresa & Klaus’s wedding day was simple, sweet and relaxed. I absolutely love intimate weddings and their celebration focused on their love for one another and their love for their families. I love when my couples really think about what is truly important to them on their wedding day and stay true to that vision, skipping any traditions that don’t reflect who they are as a couple and focusing on what is really important to them and creating a wedding that is meaningful and memorable. After the beautiful ceremony at Belvedere on the Pfingstberg, we enjoyed wedding cake on a boat ride around the Wannsee, which was the perfect way to escape the heat on what happened to be one of the hottest days of the summer. Afterwards, the guests were treated to a dinner under the stars in the lakeside garden of Kleines Schloss Babelsberg. Check out the post on Style Me Pretty for more!

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Ceremony Venue: Belvedere auf dem Pfingstberg in Potsdam, Germany   |   Reception Venue: Kleines Schloss in Park Babelsberg    |   Hair & Makeup: Lena Schleweis   |   Floral and Event Design: Botanic Art

Heartbeats SessionSummer Engagement Session in the French RivieraSaint Tropez, France

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I am still so in love with Maria & Alon’s French Riviera engagement session photographed in Saint Tropez last summer. I love when couple’s bring their own personal style to sessions and how amazing is the two piece pantsuit from ambacherVIDIC that Maria wore?!? I love it so much and think it would also be the perfect city hall wedding outfit! We are heading back to the South of France for a wedding this weekend and I cannot wait!

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Wedding Planning: Beautiful Occasions   |   White Pantsuit: ambacherVIDIC   |   Dress: BCBG   |   Hair & Makeup: Lena Schleweis   |   Groom’s Attire: Rooks & Rocks   |   Sunglasses: Mykita   |   Jewelry: Ariane Ernst   |   Hat: Whistles   |   Videographer: Onn Halpern

Russell & Greg’s El Encanto ElopementSanta Barbara, California

Russell & Greg were traveling along the West Coast from Australia when they had the idea eloping during their time in California. Elopements hold a very special place in my heart and I was thrilled when they contacted me to photograph their intimate El Encanto Santa Barbara wedding.  The hotel has gorgeous lush landscaping and offers stunning views of the city and Pacific coastline. Thank you again to Russell & Greg for inviting me to spend your wedding day with you and to be a witness to your love and marriage!

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Wedding Venue: Belmond El Encanto in Santa Barbara, California  |  Officiant: Nanette McIntyre  |  Fuji 400h & Ilford 3200 scanned and developed by Photovision Prints