Micah + Cameron // Southern California Wedding

Well, it feels like we’ve been on a non-stop editing train since last fall! 40 weddings in 2016 was really a crazy experience but we met some amazing couples AND learned a ton about balance ha! It’s been ages since a blog update and there are just too many favorite weddings from 2016 we never had a chance to share. So rather than obsessing over imperfect timing and not posting anything at all, we’re throwing it back to this November darling day with Micah and Cameron! 1. Her two-piece is perfect. 2. It was actually like 90-something degrees but these two endured the heat to run around the orange groves and take some photos. 3. Micah + Cameron are the SWEETEST and were just genuinely excited to be with each other all day…pretty much the best.

Also, do people still read blogs…Or even scroll pictures? What do you want to see on here this 2017? More weddings? Engagements? Families? Parties? Photos of Frank? Chadwick’s musical mixes? Jenika’s recipes? Photo tips? Travel plans? Cryptic emo song lyrics for you to demystify and determine our current mood? Tell us! We’re ready to mix things up!

Ceri + Richard // Wales Wedding Part 1

It’s not every summer we get to make new international friends, shoot in what can only be described as a modern-day castle, and dance the night away along the Welsh countryside with 100 of our newest UK friends. This wedding was everything.

Honestly the best part of it all was getting to know Ceri and Richard. The year or so of Skype calls, email updates, and even good ol’fashioned snail mail, made us feel like instant friends when we finally met this September. These two are epic hosts and took it a step further and treated us like family from day 1. They took us to their favorite places (2 days before their wedding mind you), made sure we were always well-fed and even went to the trouble to make Chad and I some much needed coffee after our travels (need to get on our tea game :). They even gave us this beautiful cottage room at the insane Dewsall Court estate where they stayed with their families the weekend of the wedding and welcomed us in to the late night snooker games and whiskey chats.  And then the wedding…

One thing we instantly were drawn to about Ceri and Richard is their love of good food and good company. They transformed their entire wedding months before the day to be an intimate ceremony at the local chapel with just 20 of their nearest and dearest. They made it wholly their own (#1 piece of advice for those planning now, DO WHATEVER YOU WANT, it’s so much better that way!). They made time to wander the grounds together, to tell stories, to enjoy a long meal with just the wedding party and family, and they welcomed the whole crowd for an epic reception and celebration in the evening.

There is just too much to share in one post so we’re splitting it up today! Below you’ll find the morning of and ceremony. Mental vacay anyone? Enjoy. Oh and seriously add Wales to your list of must-visits next time you’re scheming to get out of town for real.

Ceri + Richard // Wales Wedding Part 2

Ceri and Richard spent afternoon of their wedding day enjoying a long family meal in the Wainhouse Barn and then welcomed the rest of their guests back at main house. The night was filled with heartfelt toasts wishing Ceri + Richard well, catching up with old/new friends, and then dancing the night away with burgers and cheesy chips. They even took some time to watch the sunset over the grounds with us before heading back to join the party. Truly beautiful day.

Skyler + Kevin // Healdsburg Wedding

Not even sure where to begin with these two… Basically, we’re just so thankful they saw us running around with cameras at this other dear loves’ wedding and decided to reach out when their own wedding time came along. Because, it feels like we should have been friends with Skyler and Kevin forever ago! We are so so glad we got to know them through their wedding journey.

1st off, Healdsburg is LEGIT! This was our first venture up there and I am seriously sold on finding a way to live there someday. It is gorgeous. Skyler and Kevin found the most idyllic property at Hoot Owl Vineyards and completely transformed the space to make it their own. You can also tell just how meant to be they are in that they both gave each other awesome, incredibly thoughtful gifts before the wedding. I mean, Kevin hand-carved that whale! We were impressed with how they were both so calm and completely joyful throughout the day, such a perfect model of how to enjoy + take it all in.

We are so in awe of their love for each other and were humbled to get to have such an insider’s perspective on this whole day. Skyler + Kevin, we love you guys to the moon. Seriously look in to moving to San Diego already!