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Palo Alto Garden Court Hotel Wedding : Nicole and Brandon

Nicole and Brandon had a beautiful May wedding and reception at the Garden Court Hotel in Palo Alto, California. Their black-and-red-themed wedding gave an elegant feel while the joyful personalities of their family and friends kept it fun. This cute couple elected for a “first look” session prior to their ceremony. This is when the bride and groom take photos before the ceremony, instead of traditionally doing so afterward. Theirs was the quickest ceremony I could ever have imagined. I think it was 10 minutes but it felt like 5. No joke! One minute Nicole’s dad was walking her down the aisle and the next her new husband was walking her back! I was definitely kept on my toes!

Their loving family and friends were involved ’til the end. Their good friend officiated, Nicole’s brother was the videographer, and friends took the mic to serenade the first dance and keep the party going late! And, when the DJ played Michael Jackson’s “Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough,” the crowd turned it’s attention to a groomsman who had moves smoother than a criminal! MJ would have been proud 🙂 (plus he was super fun to watch!). I’ve never seen a wedding with a dance floor so packed – everyone joined in!

Thank so much for letting me be a part of your special day! A big congratulations and best wishes to you Nicole and Brandon!!

Venue: Garden Court Hotel, Palo Alto, CA
DJ: Have A Party Pros
Flowers: Lester’s Flowers
Videographer: Anthony Arago & Foodsid Productions

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