Edgar Degas

Art is not what you see,
but what you make others see. 

Planning & Design

Designing Your Day From Beginning to End
and Perfectly Curating Every Detail In Between

the face that launch'd
a thousand ships

Ancient Greek paintings depict the famous woman of Homeric Hymn as a brunette, with long locks, and deep, captivating eyes.
Our Helen of Troy still lives amongst us mortals today,
look at that smile…
Michael and Edita's ethereal affair was nothing short of beautiful, and captured the hearts of all who celebrated their love.

To the fairest one

Recounted in Homer's Iliad, the origin of the Trojan War emerged from a quarrel between the goddesses Athena, Hera, and Aphrodite. The Goddess of Strife and Discord, (Eris) tossed a golden apple into a feasting game, often referred to as the Apple of Discord. Inscribed on the fruit was the phrase, "to the fairest", and the three goddesses fought over it, each thinking themselves worthy.
Needless to say, the radiant Aphrodite with her long, blond hair, goddess of Love and Beauty, won the apple and the affection of all mortal men. 

Widely considered to be one of the original deities worshipped in Archaic Greece (800-479B.C.E.), Thetis was a Nereid, and the goddess of water. More famously, Thetis is known as the mother of Achilles. the greatest of all the Greek warriors, of which the Iliad tells his story. Her name was often accompanied by the epithet, "silver-footed", meaning she wore beautiful shoes made of silver. However, on her wedding day we can see she chose a regal velvet sandal to match her crown. This San Diego micro wedding is sure to make you swoon.

Romance by the sea

Blue was first synthetically produced by the ancient Egyptians over 6,000 years ago. This pigment was created by mixing ground limestone with sand and a copper-containing mineral. Rare to source, and expensive to make, blue was reserved for royal tomb paintings, and textiles. The use of the pigment continued to evolve over the centuries, but remained cost prohibitive until a French discovery in 1826. By then, the color was already synonymous with strength, fidelity, peace, and trust, representing the sky above us, and ocean at our feet.

I truly cannot find a better selection of words to describe this couple in love-
true blue.

True Blue

Ancient Greek paintings depict the famous woman of Homeric Hymn as a brunette, with long locks, and deep, captivating eyes.
Our Helen of Troy still lives amongst us mortals today,
look at that smile…
Michael and Edita's ethereal affair was nothing short of beautiful, and captured the hearts of all who celebrated their love.

SPRING RAINS

Ancient Greek paintings depict the famous woman of Homeric Hymn as a brunette, with long locks, and deep, captivating eyes.
Our Helen of Troy still lives amongst us mortals today,
look at that smile…
Michael and Edita's ethereal affair was nothing short of beautiful, and captured the hearts of all who celebrated their love.

Carmen Santorelli Photography | 
Cordiano Winery

THE PERSONIFICATION OF SUMMER

Planning & Design

Designing Your Day From Beginning to End
and Perfectly Curating Every Detail In Between

the face that launch'd
a thousand ships

Ancient Greek paintings depict the famous woman of Homeric Hymn as a brunette, with long locks, and deep, captivating eyes.
Our Helen of Troy still lives amongst us mortals today,
look at that smile…
Michael and Edita's ethereal affair was nothing short of beautiful, and captured the hearts of all who celebrated their love.

To the fairest one

Recounted in Homer's Iliad, the origin of the Trojan War emerged from a quarrel between the goddesses Athena, Hera, and Aphrodite. The Goddess of Strife and Discord, (Eris) tossed a golden apple into a feasting game, often referred to as the Apple of Discord. Inscribed on the fruit was the phrase, "to the fairest", and the three goddesses fought over it, each thinking themselves worthy.
Needless to say, the radiant Aphrodite with her long, blond hair, goddess of Love and Beauty, won the apple and the affection of all mortal men. 

Widely considered to be one of the original deities worshipped in Archaic Greece (800-479B.C.E.), Thetis was a Nereid, and the goddess of water. More famously, Thetis is known as the mother of Achilles. the greatest of all the Greek warriors, of which the Iliad tells his story. Her name was often accompanied by the epithet, "silver-footed", meaning she wore beautiful shoes made of silver. However, on her wedding day we can see she chose a regal velvet sandal to match her crown. This San Diego micro wedding is sure to make you swoon.

Romance by the sea

Blue was first synthetically produced by the ancient Egyptians over 6,000 years ago. This pigment was created by mixing ground limestone with sand and a copper-containing mineral. Rare to source, and expensive to make, blue was reserved for royal tomb paintings, and textiles. The use of the pigment continued to evolve over the centuries, but remained cost prohibitive until a French discovery in 1826. By then, the color was already synonymous with strength, fidelity, peace, and trust, representing the sky above us, and ocean at our feet.

I truly cannot find a better selection of words to describe this couple in love-
true blue.

True Blue

Ancient Greek paintings depict the famous woman of Homeric Hymn as a brunette, with long locks, and deep, captivating eyes.
Our Helen of Troy still lives amongst us mortals today,
look at that smile…
Michael and Edita's ethereal affair was nothing short of beautiful, and captured the hearts of all who celebrated their love.

SPRING RAINS

Traditionally shown decorated with garlands of wheat, Auxo (Αυξω) was the personification of the summer season. Responsible for maturing fruit and grain for the autumn harvest, she is synonymous with hot summer temperatures, and the final long days before autumn.
The Horai (Horae) were the goddesses of the three seasons (spring, summer, and autumn) in greek mythology. They presided over the changing constellations, whereas their three sisters the Moirae (the Fates in Roman myth) spun each human’s fate. The elopement of Shae and Ryan took place outside on a beautiful summer day. The ceremony urns were filled with fresh wheat and hops in honor of the late summer harvests. The couple was showered with olive leaves after exchanging their vows, and took pictures along the hill dotted countryside of the southern California landscape. In honor of their day they offered each guest a small bottle of local olive oil, harvested from the previous year. The Bride and Groom were all smiles while enjoying the company of their close family. As the stars rose in the sky, the couple joined for their first dance as husband and wife. 
Natural as the changing seasons, Shae and Ryan’s day was all about their love, and most importantly the coming together of their families.

Carmen Santorelli Photography |Cordiano Winery

THE PERSONIFICATION OF SUMMER