Vendors We Love

Ananda Paulas 


I am Ananda – the photographer for adventurista brides.

I feel most alive while riding rickshaws in Indian monsoons, parasailing in Malaysia, navigating the wild streets of Naples, being endlessly lost in Venice, diving into the Mediterranean after an exhausting & gritty train ride, accidentally ending up on a freeway in Uruguay – in a golf cart. Being chased by a monkey in Costa Rica (and in Bangalore), eating Toblerone atop a mountain in Switzerland, sliding down a mountainside in Alaska and paragliding (with a bride and groom) over the hills in Washington, riding a double-decker bus along narrow switchbacks over the Andes in the middle of the night. Camera in hand. I am the photographer for brides who race uninhibitedly toward what makes their hearts pound.

I am based in Alameda but happily travel to photograph weddings across the globe. Weddings have taken me to Costa Rica, the Bahamas, Minnesota, Washington, Maryland, Virginia and all over California.

Brittany DeJesus

Makeup Artist

Hello! My name is Brittany DeJesus and I am a freelance makeup artist. I’ve always been an artistic person and makeup has become another art form for me. I love enhancing women’s beauty through the use of makeup. I do makeup for all occasions including weddings, photo shoots, school dances, birthdays, girl’s night out, etc. I’d love for you to check out some of my work and contact me if you have questions or would like to schedule an appointment!





Elegance Preserved

Wedding Dress Preservation

Elegance Preserved is the premier wedding dress cleaning and wedding dress preservation service in the Bay Area. The team offers free home pickups in many East Bay cities on Saturday mornings. Elegance Preserved is the only San Francisco member of the Association of Wedding Gown Specialists. Email us at: for information on pricing and service options.


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