It’s the beginning of June. The rains have finally stopped in Northern California. A perfect day for an outdoor wedding. We are again at the beautiful Mountain House Estate for Joe and Hayley‘s wedding ! Minimalist and rustic wedding decor complementing the venue’s country outdoor charm surrounded by oak trees and hills.
Guests flew from all over the country even from Hawaii to celebrate this true love between two wonderful and sweet people who found each other while attending The George Washington University in DC.
The day was perfectly organized by Tara from Ybarra Events . Everyone's mood was on the happiest mode. When I entered the bridal suit Hayley greeted me with a big hug and smile and introduced me to her awesome mama, mom in law and her friends. Everyone was relaxed doing their makeup and hair with Tami Maytum from Hey Gorgeous Salon in Pleasant Hill, CA.
The gorgeous floral design done by one of the sweetest florist I have had the chance to work with - Gina from Gina's Floral Enchantment
I started with photographing the details first and then I moved to the bridal and groom suit to capture the getting ready photos.
It was my first time I photographed at the brand new groom’s suit at Mountain House Estate. The mirrors helped me to achieve some very creative images where I could have more than 2 people in my frame at the two different rooms . The whole suit is made with the purpose for the boys to entertain themselves as well as to have a room to change.
Hayley and Joe did a first touch photos. It was as exciting moment for them as for me as a witness. A few minutes of a private moment before the ceremony , exchanging letters and touching their hands without seeing each other.
The sacred ceremony was under the big oak tree. The delicious reception was on the loan catered by Edie Johnson from Preferred Sonoma Caterers .Hayley and Joe’s grand entrance was spectacular. The speeches were beautiful from true friends and loving family. Everything was just so perfect.
Hayley and Joe’s smiles didn’t leave them for a moment the whole day. They made that day seem so simple and so extraordinary at the same time. They are truly made for each other ! One of the sweetest couples I have ever worked with. Thank you Hayley and Joe for trusting me to capture your BIg Big day , wishing you all the best in your happiest marriage ever!
Tarra from Ybarra Events fixing the maid of honor's dress. This what it means to work with professional event planner for the day! Always prepared !
My gorgeous bride Hayley !
First Touch and first time me photographing this wonderful wedding concept. I was as excited as Hayley and Joe ! It was such an intimate moment for them.
The cake and the desert bar was all done by Bryan Harris from Moustache Baked Goods - a bakery shop in Healdsburg, CA
Runaway DJ & LightingI always like to say that an unforgettable wedding day can't exist without an awesome entertainment. In that day of June 7 was provided by the incredible DJ Jon Moore from
THANK YOU HAYLEY AND JOE FOR THE UNFORGETTABLE DAY AND FOR TRUSTING ME TO BE YOUR WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER !