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A Barndiva wedding // Sandra and Brian

A Barndiva wedding // Sandra and Brian

con·viv·i·al – /kənˈvivēəl/ – (of an atmosphere or event) Friendly, lively, and enjoyable; (of a person) Cheerful and friendly; jovial. merry – festive – jolly – jovial – sociable – social If we had to pin down Brian and Sandra’s Barndiva wedding with one word, that would be it. Healdsburg is a hub for good living… + Read More

A Charles Krug Winery wedding // Tyrus and Greg

A Charles Krug Winery wedding // Tyrus and Greg

As the guests began to arrive on a sunny Napa day for Tyrus and Greg’s Charles Krug Winery wedding, they were handed the play book. Knowing they were in a for something very different from the normal wedding ceremony, anticipation grew heavy as the actors hit the stage. The play begun with a monolog narrated by genius actor Sir Finneas Oscarelus Pembroke -… + Read More

A Jacuzzi Family Winery wedding // Christine and Doug

A Jacuzzi Family Winery wedding // Christine and Doug

Vines are laden with the season’s harvest and the smell of fermenting fruit juice fills the air across the valley as the warmth of the afternoons give way to the chill of the evening. It’s a perfect time to be in wine country for a Jacuzzi Family Winery wedding. We arrived and the warm afternoon sunlight was filtering through the window as… + Read More

A Stonepine Estate elopement // Heather and Sam

A Stonepine Estate elopement // Heather and Sam

If I had only one word to describe Sam and Heather’s Stonepine Estate elopement in Big Sur, it would be: Quiet. Everything about the day was so tranquil and as I recount the events, I struggle to recall any sound. Chateau Noel, a manor-style estate, stood stoic and silent nestled among Italian Stone Pine and Olive trees as I… + Read More

A Smog Shoppe Wedding // Alyssa and Abe

A Smog Shoppe Wedding // Alyssa and Abe

What better way to wrap up the 2014 wedding season than with a Smog Shoppe Wedding and a gorgeous and compassionate couple. Alyssa and Abe’s Smog Shoppe wedding was held at a favorite venue of ours on La Cienega in Los Angeles It seems that with each subsequent visit, the living wall on the building’s west facing side grows more and more dense… + Read More

A Carneros Inn wedding // Rachel and Chris

A Carneros Inn wedding // Rachel and Chris

Chris and Rachel scored a particularly gorgeous day with no rain, a perfect stillness to the air, and lovely light for their Carneros Inn wedding in Napa. The sun poked it’s way through the high overcast to illuminate Rachel as she stood at the far end of the aisle, doing her best to catch her breath before walking past a sea of… + Read More

Kunde wedding // Shauna and Vinay

Kunde wedding // Shauna and Vinay

Many of our clients tell us at the end of their wedding day, that if they could do it all over again the next day, they would – particularly when they have a Kunde Family Estate wedding in Sonoma. Well…Shauna and Vinay actually did do it all over the very next day. Following their Hindu wedding ceremony at the Kunde Family… + Read More

A Saddlerock Ranch wedding // Leah and Pedram

A Saddlerock Ranch wedding // Leah and Pedram

Nestled in the mountains above Malibu is a 1000 acre paradise known as a premier destination for wedding.  A Saddlerock Ranch wedding is incredibly unique due to its landscape of vineyards, canyons, rocky outcrops, and shady meadows. Owned and occupied by the Semler family and their 9 children for the last 28 years, the ranch is far enough from… + Read More

An Indian wedding at Pebble Beach // Shivani and Saurabh

An Indian wedding at Pebble Beach // Shivani and Saurabh

Before reading any further, grab your favorite cup of tea and settle in because Shivani and Saurabh’s Indian Pebble Beach wedding was one of epic proportions. My personal choice would be Chai Masala – black tea slowly infused with fresh ginger, cardamom pods, whole cinnamon, fennel seeds, and black peppercorns – sweetened to taste. An Indian Hindu… + Read More

A Sea Ranch Lodge wedding // Scott and Sandy

A Sea Ranch Lodge wedding // Scott and Sandy

Sandy and Scott threw all conventions aside when they planned their intimate Sea Ranch Lodge wedding on the Sonoma coast. When you think 4th of July, you probably conjure up images of sunshine, barbecues, cheap beer, fireworks, and crowds of people soaking it all in to the sounds of Roy Ayers Jr… This 4th of July would be… + Read More

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