Erin and Dennis had a gorgeous wedding in a stunning Greek Orthodox church on the Peninsula. I grew up right near here and had never been inside, so imagine my AWE when I walked in to see the magnificent golden interior. The venue, however could not outshine the couple and their permanent smiles. Erin DIY’d just about every aspect of the wedding and did a fantastic job. She collected antiques and accessories to really make the whole theme come together. Even her dad got in on the action and created the portrait wall and the photobooth wall backdrop – they were better constructed than most of my house! But not only were the details great, the people were a blast. Erin and Dennis warned me that the Greek side of the family liked to dance and they weren’t kidding. Let’s just say I was nursing a few blisters the next day…
My dear friend Michelle M helped me photograph this ever-so-sweet and sunny Madrona Manor wedding. The couple had an intimate brunch wedding that suited their laid back and happy personalities. They were so fun to work with and their out of town guests were completely taken with our beautiful county and the amazing food and ambiance at Madrona Manor. I sometimes forget what a gorgeous place I call my home.
Ok, let me start by saying this was probably one of my favorite weddings this year. 1st, Jen is the cousin of Katy whose wedding I photographed oh so many years ago, and it was wonderful to see so many family members again and see their family grow and grow!
2nd Jen and James are just the CUTEST couple… Every time Jen and I would talk we would find things in common, from gardening to DIY to dogs and to our awesome husbands that seem to be able to do everything! Jen and James are both level headed, get it done types. They just seem to not be affected by stress and drama, but are so in love in in-tune they just flow together. Whatever the magic combination is, their wedding was the result of a lot of hard work on their parts and the know-how and action of their friends and family.
3rd. I mean come on. Cowboy boots? BBQ Oysters? Those Flowers?! (made by the bride’s aunt!) and a crowd that had me dancing and laughing all night long. (Ask me sometime about the spontaneous “dance off”) And just all the thoughtful, funny, sweet and clever details this couple created for their guests.
What a beautiful celebration and I was SO honored to be apart of it. Keep your eyes out for this up and coming venue, as well. They don’t have a site yet, but when they do, get in touch!
I’ve fallen a bit (ok, a LOT) behind in my blogging. Apparently there are zero 2014 wedding up! Yikes, that’s terrible. Thankfully, I’m catching up and getting ready for the last few weddings of the year. Whenever I edit I always look back at some of my favorite details of the day. I’m a little bit of a girly-girl at heart, though I think I maybe own one pair of heels? Possibly two if boots are considered? Anyhow I do love me some wedding shoes. It always makes me happy to see a client really let loose with her shoe style or add a pop of color to a very demure dress. I especially love it when guys go funky! So here are some of my favorite shoes over the past few years. I have my favorites, now let me hear what are yours. The shoe “owner” who gets the most votes will win a little goodie from me.
Natalia and Mike are just the cutest and sweetest couple ever! Their wedding took place at The Lodge at Sonoma on a warm but blustery day in May. Sarah of Warner’s Whole Heart assisted the couple in creating a stunning day filled with love, beauty and fun. Their shining love made the party truly amazing on its own, but the little details really made the day POP! An almond bar, a cigar bar, fans for the heat, custom beanbag toss… too cute! Not to mention the stunning centerpieces and flowers from Anita at Wine Country Flowers and the rockin’ tunes from Runaway DJ. So many more things I could point out, but let’s get to the good stuff!