Monday, September 24, 2007

Marisa & Ruben ~ Married!

Luminaria's - Monterey Park

I always try and only post under 15 of my favorites, but this time I went way over the 15!

I photographed Marisa and Ruben's wedding reception. When I got to Luminaria's (their venue) I was blown away by how gorgeous and elegant everything looked. From the "Do-it-Yourself" flowers to the amazing lighting, everything was stunning.

I'll start you off with some of the detail shots.



Can you believe Marisa and her family did these amazing centerpieces?!

The lighting set up the mood for a romantic and elegant atmosphere. I loved it!

These are definitely some of my favorite favors.

Can't get enough of these arrangements!







Again, the lighting made everything look great!



Marisa's parents toasting the new Mr. & Mrs. You could tell how proud they are of both Marisa and Ruben.



Marisa and Ruben hugged and kissed all night. It was obvious to everyone how happy the two are together.





There are a couple of images that I ABSOLUTELY love in both color and black & white so I included both.



Marisa looked at Ruben this way all night long. Can you tell she is in love?



When it was time to toss the bouquet, Marisa came out dancing...

...and her girls joined in.

When It was time for the garter toss, Marisa had a very special surprise for Ruben...

however, it took long for them to walk through the door so the DJ was trying to stall and Ruben just stared at everyone confused :)

but when he saw these guys walk through the door it all made sense!





Can you tell how excited everyone got?

Even up in the air, he was still representing :D

After all the excitement it was time to get their boogie on!




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17 comments:

Gee Gee said...

Wow! WOW! W O W! I love 'em all! They have a soft and romantic feel to them. I love how perfectly you captured how in love the couple is.

Rafael Alcala said...

WOW!! Awesome images Nat, keep up the great work!!

Ruben and Marisa said...

Nataly- Really I had no idea- these are breath taking. Thank You

sdohana said...

these are awesome nataly! we just bought a case of that bottled coke at costco! i love it! reminded me of being a kid! you rocked these!

amy said...

Beautiful couple!!! Marisa, I don't know you but I LOVE your dress!!!

Nataly Lemus said...

Ruben & Marisa: My pleasure! You guys are great together! Also, if you could please share with us who did the lighting. I'm sure a few brides will want to know ;)

David: I think I'm going to head over to Costco and get some!

Amy: You and Hansel will also be a beautiful couple, you already are!

Marisa said...

The lighting was done by
Rainbow Lighting- please let Jonathan know that Ruben and Marisa sent you. Absolutely the best work with.

Lindsey said...

i LOVE LOVE LOVE the black/white dancing picture of her holding his hand behind her back. Absolutely stunning, great job Nat!

melissakoehlerphotography said...

These are stinkin amazing girl!!! I LOVE them!

-Guess who's bday it is tomorrow? :)
Happy birthday my dear, I hope you have a great day.
Hugs to you!!!! :)

Rodolfo Arpia said...

These are awesome!!!
I have a wedding at Luminarias in two weeks... I don't have to scout the location now... Thanks!!!

jennifer said...

wow... i loved looking at these wedding pictures. and i really liked the b&w version of her back with his hands around here. just so lovely!

and happy birthday.

Heather Houston said...

Great detail shots. I absolutely LOVE the b/w shot them dancing w/ just their hands showing! I really, really LOVE that pic!!!

Ricki Ford said...

Girl you are rocking it. Great job!

Grace said...

Nataly -

I have been following your blog since you had the old one and your pictures just keep getting more amazing and more amazing. Stunning, simply stunning!

Kari said...

Wow Nataly, Theese are AWESOME! Your reception Lighting is Fantastic!

Tanya Perez said...

The detail shots are awesome Nataly! Great work on this wedding! And all of the others too of course!

Jasmine said...

You're rockin' it girly~
So awesome! :)

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