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Northern California Bridal Shows

This year Rebecca Stark Photography will be at the Palo Alto Bridal Show on January 23 and the Cocoanut Grove Bridal Expo on January 30th. I’ll also be at 2 private shows at Seascape and the Los Gatos Opera House. Bridal shows are a great place to meet wedding vendors and the perfect place to get ideas for your wedding. You can sample cakes, see the latest wedding fashions and trends AND win cool prizes! If you can only attend one show and you are planning a wedding near Santa Cruz, I highly recommend the Cocoanut Grove Show. It’s huge and they have the best fashion show on the Monterey Bay! Below are some photos I took last year.

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100s of Brides, their friends & families attend each year. The show is kind of like a big party. It’s not unusual to see people toasting and drinking champagne. A no host bar is always open.

Above, the ceiling in the sunroom.

I love the way Eventscapes decorated the main ballroom and the Sunroom where the fashion show took place.

Adrian from Sound in Motion was the MC at the fashion show.

In addition to wedding dresses, the fashion show also features fashions for groomsmen, mother of the bride, and flower girls.

This will be my 5th year as an exhibitor and I’ve been busy getting my booth ready. I can’t wait to debut my new First Look Books at the shows!

Click on the Cocoanut Grove graphic above if you would like to get a $2 discount on tickets.

The Palo Alto Show is free and the first 75 brides get a free goody bag!

The above photo is the Cocoanut Grove ocean view.

If you plan to attend please stop by my booth and say hello. Call me for more information! 831-325-4183

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La Selva Beach Destination Wedding

Chris and Stephanie fell in love in Santa Cruz so when they decided to get married they knew they had to come back. They exchanged vows on a cliff in La Selva beach. It was a beautiful day and everything was well planned and prefect. La Selva beach is just south of Santa Cruz and a popular surf spot. The flowers in the aisle are from Fiona Floral.

Thank you, Willow for 2nd shooting for me! I love the above shot, including my hand.

Chris and Steph rented a couple of beach houses in La Selva Beach. It was so nice that the La Selva Beach Clubhouse was just a short walk away. Maybe the most stress free wedding…ever.

The newlyweds dancing at the La Selva Beach Club House.

I love Steph’s get away outfit! Cheetah shoes!

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Hello 2011!! I’m pretty excited about all the changes 2011 has revealed so far. So happy I could jump for joy which reminded me of this photo from a wedding in September. I love the photo above taken at Shannon and Will’s wedding at La Playa in Carmel. I really enjoy capturing the joy and excitement my couple’s experience on their wedding day! We were so lucky to have great weather during their ceremony at Lover’s Point. As you can see, the reception was a blast! Congratulations, Shannon & Will! Happy New Year, everyone!

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I recently went home to Yuma, AZ for the holidays. Every year when I go I wish I had more time and a couple of models with me. This year I decided to plan ahead and the day after Christmas I had a bridal portrait session in downtown Yuma! I teamed up with Veronica Garcia, a very talented Yuma MUA.  Thank you to Denise for modeling!

Earlier this year I bought this wedding dress at my mother in law’s bridal shop, Earth Angel in Porterville, CA. I think I’ve photographed 5 different models wearing this dress. It’s amazing how it looks so different on each model.

When ever I have a shoot there are 3 things I look for. Bright colored walls, a tall building that blocks most of the sun and has a reflective sidewalk and a place with lots of ambient light for off camera flash. I found all that and more in downtown Yuma.

I really love the new police department and city hall in Yuma. Very modern Southwest architecture.

We ended our session at Red’s Bird Cage.

If you would like to schedule a bridal portrait session before or after your wedding, give me a call!

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Rebecca Stark 831-325-4183


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Sometimes love comes easy. Sometimes love takes work. For Shelli & James, they knew the spark was there but they didn’t speak the same language!  They met while studying Hebrew in Isreal. James was from Brazil. Every night he studied Hebrew for 2 hours and English for one hour. He must be a fast learner because he has mastered English and won the heart of an amazing girl! This summer I had so much fun photographing Shelli & James beach wedding at Pajaro Dunes! They were married under a chuppah on the sand. Surrounded by smiles and a whole lot of love. Thank you, Celeste Duran for being my second photographer!

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