Briana Calderon Photography

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Briana Calderon Photography is a based in the Seattle-Tacoma area and specializes in wedding and lifestyle portrait photography.  

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"Mint to Be" Bridal Shower in Milpitas, CA

What a wonderful season it has been.  Not only have I been able to celebrate my sister's wedding and all the fun events that came along with it, but I get to enjoy a wedding and all the festivities of my own!  I feel so amazingly blessed to have the friends and family that I do and also, I couldn't ask God for a better fiancé!  It was a "Stock the Kitchen" bridal shower and it was just perfect.  My sister (yes the same one that just got married 3 weeks prior!) actually had the energy, the creativity, the organization and somehow found the time to pull this lovely shower together!  I was blown away at her attention to detail and all the fun things she personally designed, including a brilliant custom  crossword puzzle and advice cards on how to keep the marriage "sweet." My mom and bridesmaids all had a part in helping pull this together and I was just so grateful.  Big shout out and thank you to my beautiful friend Lupe who helped take all the pictures when I couldn't.  You can tell how much I enjoyed the party by the huge smile on my face in every picture! All the gifts people brought astounded me and made me feel beyond special.  Let's just say our kitchen is definitely WELL stocked now!  I can't thank you all enough for being by my side through this crazy/exciting time and I know I couldn't do it without you ladies!   THE DETAILS Mint bridal shower in MIlpitas, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Mint bridal shower in MIlpitas, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Mint bridal shower in MIlpitas, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Mint bridal shower in MIlpitas, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Mint bridal shower in MIlpitas, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Mint bridal shower in MIlpitas, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Mint bridal shower in MIlpitas, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Mint bridal shower in MIlpitas, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.   Mint bridal shower in MIlpitas, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.     Mint bridal shower in MIlpitas, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.   THE DESIGNS Mint bridal shower in MIlpitas, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Mint bridal shower in MIlpitas, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.     THE GIFTS Mint bridal shower in MIlpitas, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Mint bridal shower in MIlpitas, CA. Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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Future mother-in-law (far left) and grandma!

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 Bridesmaids!  

Mint bridal shower in MIlpitas, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Mint bridal shower in MIlpitas, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

 My mom and sisters!

Handmade Wedding Details

DIY weddings are so popular these days and I for one am a huge fan!  Nothing puts a unique spin on your wedding day like handmade details spread throughout your venue.  It not only makes your wedding stand out from the rest, it also gives the bride and groom an opportunity to showcase their personalities and interests in one of the most meaningful days in their lives!  Plus, weddings are not a cheap event and anything you find where you do-it-yourself will save you lots of money.

For instance, at this Stern Grove wedding in San Francisco, the bride chose simple flower arrangements and was able to pull together an array of various wildflowers with some baby's breath in a mason jar and make a lovely centerpiece.  Next, save some money and combine some elements such as the wedding favors and seating cards.  All the wedding favors were homemade vanilla extract and also served as the escort card telling each guest where they were seated.  For a fun spin, the bride gave each child a beautiful paper crown as their favor and also added a tag with their table number as well.  One of the most clever crafts of the day were the adorable felt flags waiting on each chair at the ceremony.  There was a variety of sayings scattered throughout, including the couple's wedding date, and the guests waved them as the newlyweds walked down the aisle.  Lots of cute details and some simple ways to save money.  That combination is always a win in my book.  Please feel free to Pin this image if you like what you see!

Handmade, DIY wedding details from Stern Grove wedding in San Francisco, CA.  Photos by Briana Calderon Photography based in SF Bay Area.(Click image for larger view)

 

Bridesmaid Gift Idea!

My super creative, talented and loving sister is getting married in February and what better way to ask her bridesmaids to be in her wedding, than to make an amazingly cute and helpful gift box! She is a graphic designer and is an artist at heart, so I'm not surprised she went all out on these trinket boxes.  From painting the box, creating personalized name tags, constructing a 3D landscape, adding little presents and even creating a 12-page "Look Book" all from scratch; nothing was left to be desired! The little booklet was complete with wedding details, short bios of all her bridesmaids (to help us get to know everyone better), her wedding inspiration, her favorite bridesmaids dresses we could choose from and even a swatch.  We even got matching Essie nail polish and thread for emergency stitches.  She literally left no detail untouched and it all came together so well!  Check out the pictures and feel free to pin to your Pinterest board to inspire other brides!  

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