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Vezer Vineyard Wedding | M + C

Do you know how difficult it is to narrow it down to just a handful of images to share with you?  Well it is.  It’s like… impossible, so 22 collages is the best I could do today.  My highlights…

  • I love hanging out with the girls!
  • You know I’m crazy for wrinkled hands! Aunt Jenny reprimanded me for taking this photo of her. I had promised not to photograph her in her housecoat and then sneakily lied and got caught. It was worth it.
  • I gasped and nearly cried when I saw Louise’s beautiful antique blue clutch. It’s my new life mission…find one like it.
  • “You’re pretty no matter what you have on.”
  • Sometimes the only thing that matters is to be in the arms of your soon-to-be husband and cry on his shoulder. This is why I love the “first look”.
  • There was something magic that happened when Magdeleine put on her veil.
  • Sisters!
  • The officiant overlooking the valley and saying a prayer minutes before the ceremony started.
  • Wear your sunscreen!  Right Amanda?
  • Louise, the bride’s mother, deserves a medal, a hug and a vacation. She made all the table and chair linens – as in all!! And collected all of the mismatched china, blue vases and fun bike accents.


Special thanks to:

Venue: Vezer Family Vineyard

Planner/Floral: Green Valley Floral

Catering: Buckhorn Steakhouse

Cake: Sweet on Cake

Hair/Makeup: Knotty Hair

Music: The Nines

Officiant: Family Friend

Gown: Rivini

Louise Jansen

Loving the pictures so far…really capturing the love and beauty of the details and of the venue

Deanne vanderpoel

Amazing wedding

Julie Christian

Such beautiful pictures!! I love the special moments you captured.

Campovida | Wedding Venue

This magnificent property is almost never-ending with nooks, paths and wisteria draped arbors.  It’s a truly magnificent place and perfect if you’re planning a wedding for 10 or 100+.  Quaint rooms, cozy suites, a majestic barn and a private pool round off some of my favorite aspects and I can’t wait to return for a Campovida wedding!

I highly recommend a day trip or weekend getaway to this hidden paradise!  Summer, Fall, Winter or Spring… you’ll be glad you did!

Campovida  .

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Calistoga Wedding | Jodi & Bob



This is not your typical wedding and that’s why I love it even more!  There was no ceremony, because they eloped to South Africa (oops, I goofed… married in Mauritius and honeymooned in South Africa) in March, and there was no bridal party or traditions they felt they had to do.  The day was just chatting and laughing and a crazy abundance of love.

A few highlights:

  • Sydney, their French Bulldog has been given the title of “most loving French Bulldog in the world”.
  • Jodi wore the same beautiful wedding dress she wore in South Africa (just a little bit shorter this time).
  • The improv act (how Bob & Jodi met) was hilarious and I wish I could show you the motorcycle helmet scene!
  • The 104 degree day was pretty crazy but the lawn, umbrellas and industrial sized fans with misters saved us all.
  • The upside of a hot day was that the night was balmy and mother nature put on a spectacular sunset display.
  • Bob & Jodi left it open-mic during dinner and they had about 2 hours of the most heartfelt toasts and stories.
  • It’s not a party until the bride sabers the champagne!
  • The centerpiece of the property was the turn of the century stone ruins, remnants of burned down horse paddocks.
  • And if all of this wasn’t enough amazing, they hired Jazz singer Paula West for their own private evening concert.
  • Now that’s how you throw a party!


Special thanks to:

Venue: Private Estate

Florals: Gift from Jill & Michael Russo

Improv Act:  Jill Bourque, How We First Met

Live Music: Paula West

Chocolate chip cookie favors: Gift from Rachel Minard

Furniture rentals/Catering: Piper Johnson

Photo postcards/menus: Designed by bride



Sonoma Elopement | Lydia & Eric


Lydia & Eric were amazingly delightful, fun, relaxed, joyous and eager to see each other before the ceremony.  This Florida couple flew in for a special wedding with just a few family members, and for the family that could not make the trek, well… technology helped with that!  3 cellphones were going during the ceremony and reception; 1 with Eric’s mom live and interacting via Skype, the other live feed with the grandmother and then finally a video.  You have to love it!!

A few of my favorite highlights:

  • Lydia was radiant and I was crazy for her sparkly hair accessory!
  • Eric said he’s not photogenic but that’s just not true.
  • They loved to laugh and have fun which always makes for fun photos.
  • Their first look together was adorable and when he turned to see her, she went something like, “Ta da!”
  • Rev. Dalton even incorporated the Skype family members in the blessing of the rings.
  • I have so many more photos and I wish I could show them all to you!
  • They finished up their beautiful day at a private wine room on the property.

Special thanks to:

Venue: Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn

Officiant: Rev. Peadar Dalton

Florals:  FleurEssence

Hair/Makeup:  Fairmont Spa

Reception/Dinner: Sante Restaurant

Gown:  Casablanca

Linda Sharp

This is for two of the most beautiful people, inside and out, in my life. I feel so bad that I was unable to be with you to share your special day but was so grateful I was at least able to be there via skye but most of all in my heart. I hope you both remain as happy together as you are on this special day of your life. Eric, I am so proud of you as my son in so many ways and that you have made such a great choice for a wife and a daughter-in-law. May you both live a long happy and healthy life together and always be there for one another. I could not love two people more. Love, Mom