Heidi and Mark hosted a super laid back wedding at Crooked Vine Winery in Livermore this summer. Mark loves working on cars and the venue has an awesome old Chevy pick-up and Ford tractor on the property, so it seemed fitting keep with the theme. Mark made the table markers, which were all manufacturer logos removed from classic cars. Heidi kept the table florals bright, but opted for a more muted and cool color palette for the bouquets and boutonnieres to coordinate with the blue bridesmaids dresses. The guys wore Converse to keep with the relaxed vibe Heidi and Mark wanted throughout the day. Heidi even wore flip flops the whole day (smartest bride EVER)! I also loved their guest book. They work together at a stone and tile design business, and thought it would be nice to have guests sign smooth stones collected in a tall cylinder vase. They chose to have a first look and I have to say, Mark was still filled with emotion when his bride walked down the aisle. A lot of couples worry that if they see each other before the ceremony, then the moment when the bride walks down the aisle will not be as emotional. It’s never less emotional. Having seen each other before the ceremony will never prepare you for how you will feel when the processional begins. It just takes away some of the jitters making you more comfortable for the ceremony. Special thanks to Jessica Layton for second shooting this wedding with me…congratulations again Heidi and Mark!
San Francisco is such a lovely city for an engagement session. Katie and Dave chose some of their favorite places including Stow Lake, the Rose Garden, the Botanical Gardens, and Crissy Field. I loved photographing Katie and Dave, they were such an awesome couple…so relaxed and so comfortable with each other. I also loved photographing Stan, their sweet little labradoodle. Lucky me, I get to shoot all three of them in Sonoma this fall at their wedding!
Heather and Greg were married on a beautiful summer day at Cornerstone Gardens in Sonoma. A couple of favorites from one of my favorite couples this summer. Possibly my favorite part from this wedding was during Greg’s vows and he stated “You can have ONE cat”…they recently adopted two ;) Love and congratulations again to you Heather and Greg!
Venue: Cornerstone Gardens
Planning and Coordinating: Dandelion Events
Floral Design: Karen Silva Designs
Catering: Alex’s Catering
Hair and Makeup: Kristen Marie LLC
Film Processing: Richard Photo Lab