Twisted Ranch Wedding | Ilyse + Brandon

Q:  How did you meet?

A:  "We met in Los Angeles in 2009 when a friend brought me (Ilyse) to see Brandon's band, The Venus Illuminato play at a venue in Hollywood. We met only for a brief second then met again when he came to check out an event I used to put on Wednesdays in the summer called Folked Up. His band was going to be playing the following week but hardly anyone was there the week he came to check it out, he was the only one who started dancing and I've never seen anyone dance like that before. I was out of town the week his band played our event but ended up running in to him at a music festival in Joshua Tree where we danced all night and stole whiskey sours we were together ever since then."

Q:  Something funny about the two of you.

A:  "The first time Brandon proposed was during our one year anniversary trip. We were headed to Joshua Tree and stopped off at a tourist attraction on the way to this park where they have life sized replicas of dinosaurs. They were selling cubic zarconia rings in the gift shop for $1. Brandon bought one and when we were standing under a giant brontosaurus he pulled out the ring, got down on one knee and made a big scene. He said, "we've been through so much together" and disclosed awkward untrue details that I don't want to repeat. I turned bright red and at the end he put the ring on my finger and gave me an awkward kiss. A large Indian family on their family vacation was also standing under the brontosaurus, not knowing what to do they gave us an awkward round of applause. That pretty much sums up our relationship."

When I first met these two Ilyse was pregnant.  It was so fun incorporating that into their engagement session and then also getting to photograph the newborn session when she was born.  

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VENUE:  TWISTED RANCH  |  WEDDING PLANNERS:  YOUR WEDDING YOUR WAY  |  CATERING:  CATERING WITH A TWIST  |  HAIR STYLIST:  DANANN PATRICK  |  MAKE UP:  ASHLEY RAE HANCOCK  |  CAKE:  SWEET TREATS  |  BANNERS:  FUNCULT  |  DRESS:  RUE DE SEINE  |  CROWNS:  AMAROQ DESIGN  |  TUX:  DANDY'S  |  FLOWERS:  EXQUISITE PETALS  |  BAND:  THE MEMPHIS STRANGE  |  DJ:  ORIGINAL BOZAK