Brandi and Andrew’s wine country wedding kicked off my wedding season this Spring. From day one, Brandi was such a fun and creative client. She had a vision – and executed it beautifully. Not only were all of the details unique, bohemian and fun…these two were a dream to work with. Their love for each other was so authentic and beautiful to witness. They were so tuned in to each other throughout the day. I could feel it, and was able to capture it effortlessly because they were so at ease in each others arms.
They wanted to create a bohemian, organic vibe while incorporating cool, edgy elements with geometric glass terrariums and copper mugs at every place setting. In a vineyard setting, it was important to include warm, romantic accents like candles, rustic wooden lanterns, and wine barrels. The bohemian vibes were incorporated in the organic floral designs, rustic signage, wreath cake topper, and gold twig handles of the cake-cutting utensils.
From morning until night, the overall energy and ambiance was timeless and elegant. An acoustic guitarist sang the bride and groom’s first dance, and this special moment was given to them as a gift from the groom’s oldest brother and his wife. The artist, Mondo, sang Vance Joy’s Fire and the Flood. From the moment Brandi and Andrew heard this song - they new it was their song. It speaks to their deep connection regardless of distance, and captures their love for truly great music. Also, the groom’s uncle and aunt lent their vintage Mercedes Benz to be used as the newly wed’s get-away car, which made for a great photo opportunity :) Enjoy the gallery for some wedding inspo and smiles :)
Fab Vendor Team: Venue: Wente Vineyards, Livermore, CA // Tux: Express // Jewelry: Tiffany & Co. // Shoes: Target // Hair + Makeup: Status Salon, JD & Team // Florist: Delford West, Karl & Team // Invitations: Yolanda Mariak Chendak // Live guitarist: Mondo Live // Rings: San Francisco Jewelry Mart // Live Music: Mondo Live
From day one, Hannah had a vision. Our initial conversations had me excited for an intimate wedding that was 110% aligned with my brand and what inspires my work. This wedding was just last weekend, and although I am not done editing this collection...I just had to share some of these gems right away!
Triple S Ranch is a boutique resort in Calistoga that can host most of the immediate family and close friends all weekend long. There is such an intimate vibe when loved ones are sharing an entire weekend getaway together...celebrating and enjoying quality time between formal events. I absorb a lot of energy while photographing weddings. This one left me feeling full of all good things.
My favorite part of Saturday (other than the couple, obviously) was the intention behind everything that transpired. The ceremony was thoughtful, emotional and connected. The live New Orleans second line that led the entire wedding to the cocktail hour had guests laughing & lively. The speeches...do not even get me started! All star jukebox opened with "into the mystic" by Van Morrison as guests filled the rustic barn dance floor singing along to this classic song.
And lastly, Hannah and Scott. Love like this fills rooms with joy and happiness. These two are such kind, wonderful human beings and compliment each other perfectly. They have a gentleness with each other that made my observant job feel meaningful and intimate. Cheers to these two....I am beyond grateful I was able to document your special day!
<< Our FANTASTIC Vendor Team >>
Venue: Triple S Ranch // Photo: Kreate Photography // Coordination: A Savvy Event // Pieces by Violet // Lily and Mint Florals // Blush Type Design // Encore Event Rentals // Bright Event Rentals // Elaine Bell Catering // Live Music: All Star Jukebox // Mills Wine Group
I remember jamming out in my car en route to west Sonoma County for Katie and Billy's farmstead wedding at Olympia's Valley Estate. I was so excited from all of the images I had seen and even more excited for a new venue. Katie's vision came alive beautifully, with the help of her coordinator, florist, catering team and venue staff (credits below). From start to finish I was filled with inspiration. From the rolling hills and Protea filled floral arrangements, the gorgeously decorated barn... to the pond surrounded by weeping willows, I was in my happy place.
As the sun crept down towards the ridge, I found myself surrounded with ponies and farm animals as the warm light illuminated the two newlyweds. We had the best golden hour session EVER. Laughter and light were the driving forces behind such authentic images. I love feeling this kind of inspiration and love witnessing my clients so blissed out and in love. Fingers crossed we get to go back for maternity photos! xo, Katie
Fabulous Vendor Team:
Venue: Olympia's Valley Estate // Photography: Me ;) // Coordination and Design: Kai Squared Events // Florals: ETC Designs // Dress: Bahati Gown By Hayley Paige // Suit: Hugo Boss // Your Vintage Affair // Elaine Belle Catering // Cake: Perfect Endings Bakery // Invites by Zazzle // Gifts: BrossieBelle, Etsy // Videographer: Weddings By Sunnyside // Bay Area Fotowagen Photo Booth Bus