Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Don't follow the "rules" ... a wedding in a redwood grove

This past weekend I photographed the first wedding of 2015 and it got me thinking … I still need to share some of my favorite 2014 weddings with all of you. I am great at posting to Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter but goodness ... it takes me forever to share on this blog. But, it's better late than never right? When I speak with brides and grooms about weddings and photography I always affirm them that there are absolutely no rules when it comes to planning your wedding.
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This past August I photographed Kelly and Solvi's wedding in a redwood grove just outside of Ferndale, California.

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I hiked in with 20 family members and photographed them in a setting that was ethereal, beautiful, and perfect for their intimate wedding.

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I felt honored to be there photographing. 

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After the ceremony
 I went back to Ferndale where family was waiting to celebrate. 

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Dinner was made by the mothers of the bride and groom and served on antique tableware. 

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The flowers were put together by Kelly herself and the cake … made by Solvi's mom. The cake was adorned with the softest pink dahlia I've ever seen. And let me not forget the cutest cupcakes made by Kelly … one very talented lady.

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Every detail had a meaning, a story, and a reason ... making the day completely authentic.  So authentic … you could feel it.

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The cake was cut and toasts were said while the sun set in the background. Afterwards Kelly and Solvi danced underneath the summer sky with their family ending the day just as it started … beautifully. 


7 comments:

  1. Great shots! I'm so amazed with weddings outside of the NYC area. Here there is a whole industry of $30k plus events.

    I wish I lived in an area where forest weddings and receptions so prepped by the family were the norm instead.

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    1. Even with an industry like you described I still believe you can keep your wedding simple and authentic. Go for it! Thank you for the sweet comments about our work as well. :)

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  2. Yay! Blog post! I LOVE this.

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    1. Thanks Emily!! I hope all is great :)

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  3. It was just an excellent wedding at glorious outdoor venues in Chicago! The wedding arrangements were superb. I really like everything in this wedding. I wish I could also have such adorable outdoor wedding!! Anyway, keep sharing such inspirational posts my friend!!

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