Tug at the Heartstrings

The somewhat gloomy, atypical Southern California weather was worrying us a bit during the past couple months,

but thank goodness now for the bright sunshine and beach-perfect weather!

And of course, with Summer comes more happy couples and wedding celebrations!

One of our next couples, Hanaya & Darren, are particularly close to my heart.

Hanaya and I met in junior high, when I moved into the neighborhood and started attending the same school.

Luckily, we had a mutual friend who also lived in our neighborhood, and the three of us hung out a lot together.

Like the Three Stooges, only not as foolish... or like Uncle Scrooge's grandnephews Huey, Dewey, & Louie, but not so rambunctious...

or maybe like the Three Musketeers, just not quite as handsome or gallant...

so you get the idea... basically, we were quiet, shy, little girls who got along really well and were such chatterboxes together,

that our parents wondered why our teachers never commented, "Talks too much in class."

So, when we found out about Darren, we wanted to make sure he was good enough for our Hanaya.

And we're glad to say, Hanaya's met her match in Darren.

As sweet and giving as she is, we know that he's just as loving and caring, and I'm so excited to see them share their vows!

Here are a couple photos from their engagement shoot with Adrienne Gunde!

    

Thanks Hanaya for having me be a part of your wedding day!

love,

erica