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Grace Vineyards Wedding: Jaime + David

07.07.2010

Running.

That’s how they met.

Jaime was the President of the Running Club at UCLA and David was a grad student earning his Ph.D. Going on runs, talking about running, discussing future runs, that’s how they got to talking. A short time later, David e-mailed Jaime about going to a movie. Jaime wasn’t sure if it was a “real” date. They went to see a French film (good choice David!) and he brought her some Belgian chocolates. I’m pretty sure chocolate made it a date. And well, they’ve been together since.

While preparing for the ceremony, I listened as Jaime recounted the tale of how David proposed. For the last two years, Jaime and David have been rocking out the long-distance relationship, as Jaime was attending grad school at Duke University, and David was working full-time at MIT. David had a plane ticket booked for the weekend after their five-year anniversary, and Jaime was kind of bummed that they wouldn’t be spending it together. Jaime had planned a run (see she really loves running!) with a friend on the day of their anniversary. She had designated a spot to meet her friend, and upon arrival waited for her running mate. When her friend didn’t show up, she wondered what was taking so long.

Then, through the trees came someone running. But, it wasn’t her friend. It was David. (Apparently there had also been some mix-up on the rendez-vous location, and reason for tardiness.)

Jaime was totally surprised, and the next thing she knew, David was down on one knee proposing. (My heart melts!)

I arrived on Sunday for their wedding at Grace Vineyards in Galt, California, and the joy and happiness in the air was palpable. Both Jaime and David were so excited. So excited to seal their relationship for life. To spend all of their days ahead together, running. Jaime and David, thank you for inviting to be a part of your special day, both as your photographer and guest. I had a blast!

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This is a Blushing Bride Bouquet, a flower with origins in South Africa, where David’s family is from.

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Blushing Bride Flower Bouquet, Wedding Cake with Blushing Bride flowers

Alfred Angelo Wedding Dress, corset back

I remember this one time, during our year abroad, where we asked Jaime to look hot. And she said she didn’t know how. Well Jaime, you certainly figured it out!

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Outdoor Sacramento Wedding

In preparation for their wedding, David was on a quest to find the perfect tie. It took FOURTEEN purchases to find “the one”.

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From serious to silly in 2.5 seconds.

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I remember before booking me, David had some concerns about being photographed. No worries here, sir!

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Love and joy. Times infinity.

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Grace Vineyards has a beautiful ceremony site, tucked to the side of the property, perfect for a late afternoon wedding ceremony.

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When David spied the barn door, he got excited and proceeded to jump in. After he was in, he said, “I’m glad there were no animals in here.”

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Outdoor Grace Vineyards Wedding

Adorable. Seriously.

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See Jaime & David, there you go again with your hot selves!

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Love these next too. I can see in David’s face that my friend is in excellent hands.

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Outdoor Sacramento Wedding

Jaime and David, thank you for a wonderful afternoon wedding! I had a great time and I hope you enjoy your honeymoon in the Southern Hemisphere this Winter! Hope it’s not too sweaty and hot in Boston, like it is here in Dallas.

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