I simply adored Andra and Christopher’s wedding and all their unique details, from Andra’s beautiful, handmade hairpiece to the couple’s rustic dinner party reception. And I am delighted that their wedding is featured on Snippet and Ink today!
I’ve been so fortunate this was the third time this year I shot at Auberge Du Soleil. This exclusive, understated Napa Silverado Trail resort was the choice for this New York couple who wanted to wow their destination wedding guests with the view of Napa Valley. The food at Auberge Du Soleil is also truly wonderful. Michele continued attention to detail with their family crest, even showing up in frosting on their lovely cake by Cake Coquette. Loved the little thank you gift pouches and gorgeous invitations! Michele looked pretty stunning, too, and I enjoyed shooting in the light filtering through the olive grove in the sculpture garden. Gorgeous! Congratulations Michele and Ron. You are truly such sweet people!
Vendors involved in Michele and Ron’s wedding included:
Day of Wedding Coordination – Gloria Atherstone and Stacey Cataylo
Location: Auberge Du Soleil
Florist – Poly of Valley Flora
Music – Lee Waterman of Silver Moon Big Band
Cake – Gabrielle Feuersinger of Cake Coquette
Video – Jennifer O’Grady of Jennifer Anne Film & Video
Photo Booth – Alex of Magnolia Photo Booth Co.
The staff appropriately played the theme music from “The Godfather” when the doors opened to reveal the spectacular barrel room that was the setting for Michele and Ron’s rehearsal dinner at Merryvale Vineyards in St. Helena. Spectacular with the candelabras and king’s table, the New York crowd was dazzled by wine country at it’s best! Catered by neighboring restaurant Tra Vigne, these destination wedding guests were in for a great treat. Michele did a tremendous job “branding” her wedding (it’s what she does for a living). I thought the welcome bags were gorgeous, complete with their own new family “crest” and even a little post mark bearing their initials. Not a detail was missed.
Check back later for Michelle and Ron’s wedding images!
Here are some teaser images from Sara and Max’s GORGEOUS wedding at Campovida in Hopland, CA. LOVED this new location and the event design by Kelsey of Alison Events was perfect for this truly special venue. The very talented Sabine Scherer helped me shoot this wedding because I was still shooting on my broken foot and she deserves equal credit for the lovely photos. Can’t post too many venue/detail shots here because we are working on a very special outlet for publication! Congratulations to Sara and Max!
Vendors involved in Sara and Max’s wedding included:
Event Design: Alison Events
Shabby chic and spectacular! Asiel Design and Lauren of Downey Street Events teamed up to put together this lovely shabby chic wedding with a formal twist. I always love shooting at Kohl Mansion in Burlingame because I love working with architecture in my photos and all of the vendors on this shoot truly made a great team. Thomas John Events always puts together wonderful food that is both delicious and pretty, too. Emily and Will were truly a one-of-a-kind couple and I just loved them! The light saber fight that replaced the first dance and the delivery of In-n-Out burgers as a late-night snack let their casual personalities shine!
Vendors involved in Emily and Will’s wedding included:
Florist: Asiel Design
Event Designer: Downey Street Events
Location: Kohl Mansion
Caterer: Thomas John Events
Such a pretty wedding reception! Martha and Phillippe’s wedding was very local to my business. I met them at my Berkeley church many years ago in a walking group (before they even started dating!) and Phillippe remembered I was a wedding photographer all these years! I was excited to shoot a wedding at First Presbyterian Church of Berkeley, which is my very wonderful church, and the reception at the Piedmont Community Hall, which is a lovely local venue. Martha has such good taste. Loved the place card table and those gorgeous flower urns on the tables! So pretty!
Vendors involved in Martha and Phillippe’s wedding included:
Ceremony location: First Presbyterian Church of Berkeley
Reception location: Piedmont Community Hall
Martha and Phillippe had a very simple, very sweet rehearsal dinner. Hosted at a friend’s house, the couple ordered pizza from several of their favorite local restaurants — the kitchen was filled with so many yummy flavors and scents! It’s amazing how many great pizza places are in Oakland and Berkeley!
Here are a few photos from Martha and Phillipe’s fun rehearsal dinner, and check back tomorrow for photos from their gorgeous wedding!
Always a pleasure to work with Stephanie Beer of Covenant Coordinating and to shoot at the lovely private club Mayacama in the Mayacama mountains of Sonoma. Walker and Scott were such a cute couple. I loved Scott’s face when he saw Walker walking down the aisle. He was awestruck! Congratulations Walker and Scott!
Vendors involved in Walker and Scott’s wedding included:
Bridal gown: Romona Keveza
Coordinator: Stephanie Beer of Covenant Coordinating
Florist: Green Valley Growers
My clients have serious style. In fact, two pictured here — Kelly and Jamie — have been featured on wedding fashion blog Perfect Bound because of their gorgeous gowns. I hope their styles can inspire a few looks of your own!
Any shoot in the bay area at any time of the year can be a windy and cold affair, and Christine and Eugene’s e-session was a blowy one! Of course doing the shoot around the Golden Gate Bridge adds to the wind and fog, but despite it we had such fun! Christine brought some gigantic, gorgeous balloons, which we had a blast shooting while they were blowing like wild in the wind! At one point I thought Christine was going to take off into the bay she’s so petite and the wind was so strong! They also wanted some urban “grit” so we wandered over to some old military bunkers and finished our shoot there. There’s so much to work with in the bay area. What fun! Stay tuned for their Ferry Building wedding which is coming up quickly!