Destination Wedding: Sweet Sonoma Wine Country Wedding

Carrie and John think about everyone around them. It was so obvious that this was true when their families gathered for Thanksgiving weekend at The Garden Pavilion in Sonoma, Ca.  Things like--John gave up his chair for his sister-in-law whose child had to be near Dad when he was giving a speech; when they insisted on a photo with their caterer, Tip Top Tapas (who are masters of all things delicious and Spanish, by the way). When Carrie brushed aside a lock of hair in her sister's face and smiled into her eyes and then proceeded to fasten her flower girl's lockets she had engraved with their initials on them it filled my heart; yes, when you spend the day with Carrie and John it's to witness love in motion and not much more matters.

I met Carrie when I photographed her friend Nadine's wedding and then had the same pleasure at her sister Elly's wedding. These are three special woman who all had intensely beautiful, emotionally connected days. They love art and when you work with women like that you are free to create--in fact their spirits --allowing so much love into their hearts-- are inspirations for the rest of us. 

Catering by Tip Top Tapas

Florals by: Andrea Frankel from Lily & Mint

Videographer: Final Frame Studios, Inc

Cake: Sweet Cakes / Jill Habansky 

DJ:  DJ Jeremy Productions

Photography: http://www.sweetnessandlightphoto.com/

Relaxed 2nd wedding at private Danville Estate

Beverly is a woman in perpetual motion. She and her new husband Duane bought a fixer-upper in the Danville Hills and given her familiarity with renovation projects dove straight in. Duane found himself a handywoman and yet while she is good at things like restoring old cabinetry he hewed a path from their home's patio down to the little shaded ceremony area, and hand-built the beautiful wood archway that they were wed under. 

The couple enjoys hiking all over the bay area so when they're not busy working, they're busy exploring East Bay Regional Trails as well as the beauty of the greater S.F. Bay Area.

Their relaxed nature theme was expertly executed by Marcella of Marcella Camille Events. The former events coordinator for Ranch at Little Hills  , a wedding venue tucked in the San Ramon Hills. Marcella brought her calm attention to detail and her sunny "can-do" attitude to this intimate backyard wedding. I've worked with her several times and admire her approach to hospitality and service. As her business is based both in California and Colorado more people will get to enjoy her as much as her couples, guests and vendors alike.  She put together an elegant yet casual family lunch and it was a fun way for Beverly and Duane to spend time with loved ones on a perfect July afternoon. 

Venue:  Backyard Danville Wedding

Wedding Coordinator:  Marcella Camille Events

Wedding Assistant: Taryn Daggs

Photography: Solo shot by Nicole diGiorgio Sweetness and Light Photography

Rentals:  Joe Squared Productions

Bridal Bouquet:  Tumbleweed Floral Truck

Bakery:  Katrina Rozelle Pastries & Desserts

Catering: Sunrise Bistro Catering

 

Gay Pride weekend Wedding at Baker Beach, San Francisco

Carl was at Baker Beach when I rolled up to meet David and Brandon for their elopement. While they were hoping for a lot of sun I was excited for the dreamy feel and the beautiful diffused light that Carl the fondly named fogbank brought with him for this special intimate wedding with Blue Sky Elopements

It's pride weekend here in SF and with recent events it just seems all the more sacred and important to show the world that we love who we love and that's all that matters. Thank you Brandon and David for loving each other and being pretty damned cute while you do that. Those suspenders, bow ties and chucks? Really? Could you have looked more awesome than you did? Maybe. Maybe not.