We love travelling for weddings because it's something different to shake up the routine and we discover hidden, awesome venues. Christine and Alan got married at the Carneros Resort and Spa in Sonoma County, California, with vineyards and hills all around. The day started off just like the couple: chill and fun. The bride's bungalow was right next the grooms and even shared a cute porch with an outdoor bathtub. Violet Prather from The Makeup Dolls got Christine camera ready with flawless bridal makeup and hair. The florals arrived during preps by Julie Stevens Design and had blush and white flowers throughout.
The bride's godsister's husband officiated the ceremony on this day of perfect weather under two palm trees at the Carneros Resort. Their guests had cute parasols to shade them from the California heat. After the ceremony, guests walked on a path to the main building of the resort, and hung out in the courtyard until dinner was ready. There were beautiful hand-made signs all throughout the venue by Ji Kim-Fung of JK Design Cal, who also helped coordinate the event alondside Cindy Dumlao of Happily Ever After SF. This was one of the smoothest and on-time weddings we've been to thanks to their punctuality and organization.
We had so much fun shooting next to Jeremy and Carly of One Love Photography all day and had good collaboration going. It's always nice when we can make new friends in the photogs and it adds so much to the day! They were creative and just so easy to be around.
The space for the reception was decadent with hexagon tiles with each guests name on them, centerpieces of blush florals and gold accents, and blue uplighting throughout. DJ Mixterious and his crew spinned cocktail hour and the reception all night long. Of course our favorite part was golf carting over to an epic sunset spot and playing Post Malone while the couple danced in the twilight. Music is such a huge part of what we do and we were lucky enough that the couple has almost identical taste as we do! Check out their Preview Film above which couples receive two weeks after their wedding day!