I love photographing weddings at places I’ve never been before – it allows me to capture the day with fresh eyes, without a mental list of poses and locations that I need to use because “that’s what I’ve done in the past”. Wente Vineyards is a beautiful location that I’d never even heard of until last year (and at that point I had a couple of brides asking about it), so it’s rep was getting built up with every word… and it didn’t disappoint. Then again, a couple this fabulous could only be complimented with the right kind of environment, and goodness, did they go together well! With florals done by Melanie’s mom (as if the bouquet wasn’t gorgeous enough, that thing lit up! Always a first for me!), extremely tasteful/fun details abound (honey jar favors? strings of lights glowing above the dance floor? SWOON!), and toasts that kept the crowd laughing, this wedding was too easy to enjoy.
Congratulations, Melanie & Matt! Enjoy!