A big congratulations to Alex+Brianne on their new marriage.  I was honored to witness such a fabulous day in their lives and when I say witness, I mean witness!  Yes, not only did I photograph this wonderful day but I also signed the marriage license and made the marriage official.  We absolutely love what we do, but to be the one to witness this love and seal it was a great honor.

Brianne had contacted me from Indiana and told me they were going to elope to Sonoma, CA to get married and needed a photographer.  They chose Sebastiani Winery to say their vows and it was absolutely beautiful.  These two are a very simple couple, who were fun loving and wanted something that just suited the two of them.  So, they decided to elope to Sonoma, and then have a wedding reception at home when they returned to share the moment with family and friends.   I was so excited for the wedding and when I met the two on that day, we instantly clicked.

So the story begins, at Sebastiani Winery such a beautiful location.  One gorgeous bride & her dress, a handsome groom, a bouquet of flowers, the rings, an officiant, photographer (witness), a wine barrel and the wine!  It was absolutely perfect!

We met Alex in front of the tasting room to capture a few pre-ceremony moments.  These two were such a cute couple!

This is one of my favorite shots of the two!

A little wine for the occasion…cheers to you both!

Arbor Park is where the ceremony took place, what a great spot!

The two walked out to the lawn near the wine barrel and the ceremony began!

Alex with his bride!

Happy tears, such a fabulous moment!

During the ceremony, the minister performed a wine celebration for the two.  She expressed that wine has been used for decades to celebrate happy moments.  This glass shared was the symbol of the two becoming one, as they share their first glass from the open bottle together after their vows!

Here was a moment I caught just after the ceremony.

Cheers to a fabulous couple!

The rings!

Then off to the Vineyards for a few romantic shots.  I just love wine country!

Ceremony Officiated by: Lisa A. Joslen, Minister in the Santa Rosa area!
P: 707.538.8697
E: LisaJoslen@minister.com