Garrett + Chaynae  |  Married

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Garrett + Chaynae | Married

Fall wedding in the gorgeous hills of Tehachapi, Ca

   What an epic son & mother dance for sure! Garrett & his mom Leslie did a choreographed dance with a mix of everything and it was AMAZING. Leslie can move! This was just one of my favorite moments from Chaynae & Garrett's wedding. 

Another one of my favorite moments from their wedding was father & daughter first look. Chaynae's dad's eyes filled up with tears as he saw his little girl dressed for her wedding day. Everyone's eyes were full of tears throughout most of the day.

Their wedding had fall decor and antique accents. The florals were very unique and stunning. I loved Chaynae and her girl's bouquets. They sure did stand out in their pictures. Flower bar did an awesome job on their florals. Leslie Garrett's mom was a ton of help during details. Anything I needed she was quick to let me have. Sometimes its hard to get flower scraps for detail styling, but she said I could use anything. Which is super helpful. The color scheme was navy blue, blush, greenery with gold accents. It was super cute!!!! They had cute different pumpkins everywhere. They had doors made for the wedding as well. LOVE IT!!!! When I arrived it was like a photographers candy store. I wanted to shoot and touch everything. Well done for everyone who was involved!!!! 

Garrett & Chaynae have a special love for each other. They are both super silly and love to laugh. Chaynae was excited to see her best friend at the top of the aisle. Garrett was anxiously waiting for his beautiful bride to join him. You can tell that these two are loved by many. They all ended the night jamming on the dance floor. 

Thank you for all the awesome family and vendors help make sure Garrett & Chaynae was perfect. It went so smooth they started reception early. Thank you to Chaynae & Garrett for allowing us to document you two become one. We love you guys and look forward to many years together. May the Lord bless you with many years of happiness. You will always be apart of out ML Family. Enjoy your honeymoon in Paris!!!!!!


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Photograohy & Cinema- Marianne Lucas Photography & Cinematography

Venue- Rosegarden Estates

Officiant- Don Cleveland

Florals- Flower Bar

Cake- RK Cakes

DJ- John French

Hair Stylist- Elizabeth & Ashley/ Kolor Bar Salon 

Makeup Artist- Katelyn Henry/ Kolor Bar Salon

Wedding Dress Boutique- David's Bridal

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Raul + Leanna  |  Married


Raul + Leanna | Married

A fall foliage elegant wedding with hunter green accents!!!

   A mother's love for their children is like no other bond. Leanna & her mom share that kind of bond. I could tell how Leanna's mom looked at her how proud and loved she is. My favorite moment of the whole celebration was the releasing of doves after the ceremony. The weather was absolutely perfect.

Leanna & Raul have been together for many years They grew up together. Therefore this was a very emotional day for the families. Leanna precious little sister could not hold back the tears as they said their vows and become united as one. Many tears flowed during the ceremony so many happy tears. Raul Dad was proud of his son. He showed throughout the whole day.

We started with the groom prep. Raul and all his groomsmen gathered at Raul's & Leanna's house to get prepped together. They all shared a frozen shot before we headed to bride prep. The guys looked very sharp in their tuxedos. I love the color pallet for this wedding. Dark green and silver were their wedding colors. Very unique. 

Bride's prep was busy and full of beautiful ladies everywhere. When I walked in Leanna already had all the dresses hanging up on the bed. It was so pretty and perfect. Thank you, Leanna, that was very helpful and it looked amazing. It was gorgeous. All the deep green dresses next to her dress really popped off the background. Details were gorgeous. Leanna did a great job with planning her wedding.

The ceremony was held at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church in Bakersfield, Ca. This is our second time shooting at the big beautiful church. The coordinator is very helpful. The reception was held at Elgante at the Junior League of Bakersfield. Where everyone shared laughs, hugs, and dances. The family traveled from everywhere to share this special day with Raul & Leanna. 

Raul & Leanna, we are super excited for you guys to start this new chapter in life. We had tons of fun at your wedding. I will save our photo booth picture, Leanna, forever. You guys will always be apart of our ML family. We love you and again thank you for choosing our team to document your special day. Hope you enjoy some of my favorites from your wedding!!!!


Rene + Jori  |  Married


Rene + Jori | Married


Amazing union at the Bakersfield Country Club

   Pink and red rose petals fell from the sky as Jori and Rene shared their first kiss as husband and wife. Ok, it was someone on the second floor, but that sounds really nice. It was epic.

We met Jori's mom Denise through her job at Weatherbys years ago. I loved her mom then. When she wrote me years later about her daughters wedding I was more than excited. I already knew Jori would be a ML Bride just by her mom's personality. At no surprise, they were just alike  beautiful, smart, and gorgeous. 

Jori has a very bubbly personality. She is tons of fun. We grew very close during the planning of her wedding. When it came to their engagement session we were already best of friends. Their engagement session was perfect. When I met Rene he was quiet at first, but warmed up pretty quick. He is HILARIOUS. I just adored his personality too. I knew these two were going to be fun. 

Jori & Rene have two beautiful daughters together. The love between these four is strong. I love how they spent a lot of their evening dancing with their girls. If you didn't know my husband and I have 4 daughters, so I am a sucker for lil girls. I probably cried a few times but don't tell anyone. 

The whole reception and ceremony were covered with gorgeous flowers from White Oak Florists. Rene and his groomsmen were enjoying each others company. The girls were also having fun getting ready. Their daughters looked adorable in their robes. The ceremony was short but sweet. Jori looked outstanding in her wedding gown. After Family pictures, we hopped on a golf cart and captured some amazing photos of Jori and Rene. During the cocktail hour, it was the cutest thing Jori's Grandpa played the accordion. It was a precious sight to see. Their love just shines through their faces straight from their hearts. We enjoyed our time dancing with them before we said our goodbyes.

We are honored to have attended your special day, and we especially loved witnessing all the generational love. Your grandparents are so sweet. It was an amazing union between two loving families. Enjoy this new chapter in your lives and enjoy your awesome honeymoon. We love you guys and your families! 

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Special thanks to all the awesome vendors that help make Jori & Rene wedding beautiful.

Venue: Bakersfield Country Club

Coordinators: Morgan Armedriz & Eric Kuhn @ BCC 

Photography & Cinema: Marianne Lucas Photography & Cinematography 

Makeup Artist: Brittany Moya

Hairstylist: Shannon Dossey

Florist: White Oaks Florist- Jami Graham 

Dj/ Entertainment: Kevin Rush Entertainment- Kevin Rush

Invitations: Matinae Studio Design

Cake- Ghiladolci Bakery

Bridal Gown: Enchanted Bridal Boutique

Tuxedos: AJ Tuxedo

Rentals: Walker Lewis Rents


Ryan + Gabrielle | Married


Ryan + Gabrielle | Married


Elegante at Junior League Wedding  |  Bakersfield, Ca

   The weather was beautiful, and the mood of the day was perfect. Everyone was getting ready for Ryan and Gabrielle's big day. With months of planning and the day has finally arrived. 

Gabrielle and her girls got ready at her sister Danielle's house. Tons of gorgeousness everywhere I looked. My favorite part of bride prep was when Gabrielle grandmother helped her put a pendant with her grandpa's pictures on her bouquet. This was by far too precious. Gabrielle's grandmother is very photogenic every time I pointed the camera towards her she would have the biggest beautiful smile. It was contagious.

Ryan and his friends got ready at Ryans parents house. All the men looked very sharp all dressed up for Ryans big day. You could totally feel the love there. We got him prepped real quick just in time to head over to his first look with his soon to be MRS. 

The ceremony was at Valley Bible Fellowship the aisle was decorated with blue rose petals and custom signs. When I walked in saw one of their engagement pictures up on all three of their 3 huge screens. It gave me chills to see my picture that big. The ceremony was short and sweet. The words from the pastor truly came from the heart, for he has watched Ryan grow up since a child. It was a very pretty ceremony. I loved Gabby's long veil spread out behind her. 

As the day flew by we ended at the reception, it sure was a party to remember. Tons of family and friends danced the night away at Elgante at Junior League of Bakersfield. It was awesome to see everyone enjoying the night. 

Ryan & Gabrielle I am more than honored to have documented your wedding. Your wedding was tons of fun and full of love, laughter, and good times. You guys are very loved and blessed. Enjoy this new chapter of your lives. May the Lord bless you with many many years of happiness.