Jullie & Kevin - Brix Napa, Ca

When a food blogger gets married, how could you not pick one of the best restaurants in Napa, CA

I asked Jullie what was her favorite part of the day this is what she said “My favorite part of the wedding was the actual ceremony...my dad crying while walking me down the aisle, our families taking part in the ceremony, and getting to do all of the traditional elements such as the veil and cord...it was all so profound and intimate. And I knew I’d have my best friend, love of my life, and best partner/teammate I could ever ask for by my side, forever. That is the best part. (But a close second would be all of the food at our reception! Lol Brix is so good!!!)

I also asked Jullie if she had any tips for future brides :) This is what she said “ Since I‘m also pregnant and I wanted my wedding to be as stress-free as possible, my tips are all about self-care and comfort! A) Don’t forget to eat. You might be worried about squeezing into your dress, but nobody wants a bride with low energy/blood sugar levels either. Especially if you have an afternoon ceremony like I did, make sure to fit a light, balanced lunch in beforehand! And hydrate with enough water, summer brides! B) Have comfy shoes ready for the reception! I wore flat sandals and it helped a ton. Once you’ve stood around taking photos and have done a bit of walking around different locations, your feet (and calves!) will thank you for the relief of flats. C) Remember to relax and enjoy your moment! It’s really easy to get swept up in the scheduling of it all—ceremony at 2, photos next, cocktail reception at x-oclock, then speeches, then first dances, etc., etc. Take a moment every now and then to take your own mental snapshots, breathe and be present, and feel gratitude for your special day!

Location: Brix Napa, Hair & Make up: @skinwithstace & @cecesbeauty Flowers: @nikkibana https://www.bandbfloral.com/ https://www.nikkibana.com/ Cake: @leparisartisan Second photographer: @valerieozellaphotography

Denisse & Jordan - Taber Ranch, Capay CA

Oh my goodness, where do I start with this amazing wedding … From the very start walking into Denisse’s beautiful house we were treated like family. Her love for dogs, amazing personality, and overall sweetness made her feel like a long lost best friend. Deniess and Jordan were married at a beautiful Catholic Church in Dixon, Then had a beautiful reception at Taber ranch. They both were surrounded by friends and family including Jordans very fun wrestling buddies :)

When I asked Denisse what her favorite part of the wedding was she said “Our photo shoot in the garden/top of the hill. Here is why; we knew our guests were thoroughly enjoying themselves and we finally had a moment to just enjoy ourselves and let it all sink in.” I also asked her what advice or tips she would have for future brides, she said “don’t skimp on these two things: photography and videography. You absolutely need both and you will experience wedding amnesia so do yourself a favor, make the memories last forever.”

Venue: Taber Ranch , Dress: Vera Wang, Hair and Makeup: Ogasawara ( hair ) Stephane Azevedo (Make up) Cake: Cakes Done Wright Flowers: Dixon Florist Cater: Boone Vie Kitchen Jordan’s Tux: Indochino Second Shooter: Kearston Vargas, with Kearston Vargas Photography

Karla & Karl - Fairview, Napa

When you run away to Napa to get married you know it’s going to be a great time. An endless week / weekend of great wine tastings, amazing restaurants, hanging out with friends and family right before an absolutely beautiful wedding. When I asked Karla what her favorite part of her wedding was she said “I LOVED EVERYTHING. I’m sad it went so fast, But loved my family being together.” I also asked if she had any advice for future brides and Karla said “Hire a videographer, it goes by so fast. You’ll want to look back at it.”

Karla & Karl were married at Fairview, Napa in true Napa style :)

Tina & Weldon - Rancho Solano, Fairfield CA

Ohhhh man where to start .... An amazing venue, an amazing couple and the band Tower of power ... say what!!!!!! This wedding was filled with so much fun, love, and laughter that I was not ready to go home. Tina and Weldon were married at Rancho Solano surrounded by friends and family from all around the world.

When I asked Tina what her favorite part of the wedding was she said "My favorite part of the wedding was seeing Weldon at the ceremony. I was nervous once I came walking out & saw everyone looking at me. But once I started walking down the aisle, I locked onto Weldon's eyes and saw his big smile! That turned my feelings around from being nervous to being super excited!!

I also asked her if she had any tips for future brides and she said "My advice for future brides is to get to get organized, get to know your vendors, & HAVE FUN! Being organized helps not only yourself, but everyone involved with the wedding planning. It helps for everyone to get on the same page as you & your vision. Getting to know your vendors made planning so much easier and was more meaningful to us. We felt that they really understood what we were trying to do & helped bring our wedding dream into a reality. Knowing your vendors helps with the flow of your entire day. RELAX! I know it's easier said than done but it's true. You will get stressed out moments which is natural. Be stressed for a few minutes but don't let that be the main feeling you get when planning the wedding. That will kill your excitement! Just know everything will always work out & sometimes, better than you initially thought!

Ugne & Wyatt - Park Winters, Winters CA

When you find someone that loves video games as much as you do, you never let her go … NEVER :) Ugne and Wyatt had the cutest little intimate wedding at The Park Winters. With family coming from all around the world, you could differently feel the love. Venue: Park Winters, Second photographer: Christopher Cooke Photography, Event Planner: Risa James Events, Flowers: Full Belly Floral, Cake: Freeport Bakery, Table rental: Blossom Farm Vintage Rentals. 

Katelyn & Ian Engagement in Hope Valley

I had the pleasure of chatting on the phone with this amazing couple before we got together for the engagament session, they had me at Hope Valley and Husky for their session. This super cool couple was so kind to meet me and drive me up with them the rest of the way ( I hate driving in the snow ) We chatted and laughed for hours about beer, dogs, and weddings. The snow was perfect, the day was perfect, and Katelyn and Ian were perfect :) Can't wait to capture their big day. 

Alicia & Logan - Vacaville Opera House

When you find someone as corky, fun and outgoing as yourself you never let go :) This amazing couple was down right amazing and I loved everything about their day. From the haunted mansion save the dates to the wrestling belt custom made for the groom. Alicia and Logan were married at the Vacaville Opera House surrounded by friends and family with the best turkey dinner ever. Congratulations you two :) 

location: Vacaville Opera House, Flowers: Green Valley Floral, Hair: Carrie Bailon from BMax Hair Studio, Makeup: Cecily Comer, Cake: Studio Sweets, Food: Merchant & Main, Second shooter: Kearston Vargas. 

Katie & Steve - Scott's Seafood on the river - Sacramento

When you spend your days playing on the river then having your wedding next to the river was no question. This location was truly magical, with a perfect hotel right off the Sacramento river and cool breeze coming off the water that was walking distance it was really a perfect day. Katie and Steve were married at Scott's Seafood on the river with their two perfect children by their side. Congratulation you two, thank you for choosing me to capture your lovely day. 

Lyndsey & Terry - Taber Ranch event center - Capay

Sometimes the wedding day is not about just the bride and groom, sometimes is about a family becoming one. This amazing family become one last weekend and I can not tell you how beyond happy I was to capture it. Not only at one of my favorite venues Taber Ranch but on the most perfect of fall nights. Lyndsey and Terry were married by their closest friends and family and with Alexis by their side the day could not be more perfect.