It was an overcast day in usually sunny Pasadena, California but nothing stopped Rachel and Greg from having their most perfect outdoor wedding. Friends and family flew in literally from all over the world……from the east coast, Hawaii, Bali, Japan……and the list goes on… As we mentioned on Rachel and Greg’s blog post last year, they met through one of their many travels as mileage runners. Until last year, Greg was a Los Angeles native for more than a decade and now he is a full-fledged New Yorker! But they celebrated back in Greg’s old stomping grounds….
We started their day at the Westin Hotel in Pasadena and continued on to do their portraits at the historic Gamble House which was next to their wedding ceremony and reception site. We loved the simplicity of their wedding that really represented who they really are. Rachel and Greg, we are so touched and honored to have documented your story. We appreciated all the times you took to meet with us while you were in town and also for the great time in NYC during your engagement session. You both are remarkable and we wish you all the best in your future travels! With love and Aloha, Tracy&Cam
Wedding Ceremony + Reception Site | Neighborhood Unitarian Universalist Church of Pasadena
Caterer | Simply Elegant Catering
Florals | Flowers by Leah
Make Up & Hair | Evelyn Lui of Serene Bridal Beauty
Cake | Cake Sensations
Ice Cream Cart | Carmela Ice Cream
Wedding Dress | Bimbaum & Bullock NYC
Rings | Iannelli Diamonds NYC
Leis | Cindy’s Lei Shoppe, Honolulu
And there was no way that Froggie wasn’t going to be a part of this celebration! For those who missed our NYC post of their engagement session, Froggie was a special gift from Rachel and Greg’s travel friends and flew back and forth from NYC to Los Angeles during their long distance relationship. He has racked up about 150,000 miles and continues to go on travels with Rachel and Greg all over the world.
These were one of the best strawberries we’ve tasted. If you are local to Los Angeles, you have got to stop by the Ramierz Strawberry Ranch in Long Beach. AMAZING!
After their reception, Rachel had a special request to stop by her favorite cafe in Pasadena, Intelligentisa. So we hung out with them, warmed up with a nice cup of espresso and walked throughout Old Town Pasadena.