Tanya and Levigh are the sweetest couple. When they contacted me about photographing their wedding in the Bay Area, I was beyond thrilled since I always love traveling to new and unique venues. From beginning to end, their wedding day was filled with amazing new photo opportunities and I loved every second of it.
A little bit about the couple: Tanya and Levigh met in Reno, NV, while Tanya was attending nursing school. From the first time she saw Levigh she thought he was super cute, but getting the courage to talk to him was the hard part. A couple of years later, they happened to be at the same party when a truck was being broken into. Levigh heroically jumped into his truck and chased down the thief. Once he was back from his conquest, Tanya was totally smitten and got up the courage to talk to him. From that day forward, they talked every day. Three and half years later, on a beach in Oahu, Levigh asked Tanya to marry him.
Next came the wedding planning and finding the perfect church for them to get married in was absolutely the most important thing on their list. Before Tanya’s grandmother passed away, she requested they marry in a church. She was one of the most important people in their lives so they wanted to honor this request in the best way they could. After Tanya came across Valley Presbyterian Church online, she knew this was the church. The large windows overlooking the redwoods made it feel as if you were literally right in the middle of a redwood forest. It was a gorgeous ceremony as Tanya and Levigh became Mr. and Mrs.
For their reception, they went with a recommendation from a close friend of Tanya’s mom: the University Club Palo Alto. Once they saw it, they immediately fell in love. It, too, had amazing large windows allowing so much natural light to pour inside. The handmade flowers by Tanya’s aunt and mother were the perfect touch to their reception. The pops of blue from the Delphiniums tied the entire room together.
The entire day was picture-perfect and the love from all the family and friends that came to celebrate with these two was such an honor to capture. Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. Shively!
Niki Ross is the owner of Niki Ross Photography, a wedding, lifestyle and special event photographer covering Northern California and Nevada.
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