The day couldn't have been more perfect! The sun was out. There was a breeze. And it was Rob and Leah's wedding day. Kelly, Cory, and I headed off early to David Girard's Vineyards. Nicole, our office manager, is one of Leah's long time friends and when Leah asked if Nicole could coordinate the day, Nicole obliged. This was great since Nicole was able to have all the bride's belongings at the winery so we could start even before Leah arrived. Leah had the most awesomest shoes! Dolce & Gabbana - to die for.
This ring shot couldn't have been more appropriate - sitting on grapes - after all we were at a winery. Great shot Kelly! (the next three images are Kelly's!)
Leah is the sweetest person you'll ever meet, and she just radiated happiness when she put her dress on and saw herself in the mirror...this day was finally here and it was becoming a reality.
Isn't she just simply gorgeous?!Rob was just as handsome, don't you think? We planned a first sighting for the two of them before the ceremony...just a few moments alone. I'm glad I had a few tissues on hand as Leah was just a bit overwhelmed and a few tears couldn't be helped.After the initial few tears cleared, Leah was all smiles. I just love this image and the expression on Leah's face.
While Kelly and I were busy with the bride and groom, Cory headed over to the reception venue to capture a few shots before the guests made their appearances later that evening. Nicole did a wonderful job getting everything set up.We shot a few more images post ceremony of the bride and groom in that delicious sunset light. The next two great images were shot by Cory. The reception was GREAT! The liveband led by Tim Dierkes was fabulous. As photographers, we are often too busy and involved to really enjoy the reception or the music. But these guys rocked the house.
YUMMY! A total white chocolate cake with Strawberries by Classic Cakes.
It was time for the ceremony to start. As the bride walked down the aisle both Rob and Leah looked at each other with such love in their eyes. Mitch from Forever Inspired was the officiant and I have to say, and Kelly agrees, that we both were very impressed by his ceremony and how personable he made the whole occasion.
Another of my favorites - gosh I just can't get over the emotional expressions that we were able to capture. Leah and Rob during their first dance.I'll leave you with one last image of Rob and Leah's having fun during their reception.
We worked with many of our favorite vendors and we'd like to acknowledge:
Leah's gown was from Bella Donna Bridal
Judy from David Girard was our onsite venue coordinator
All Seasons All Reasons provided scrumptious food
Symphony was the choice for hair styling
Robyn of Philosophia made the beautiful invitations
Shelley of Floral Artistry created lavish bouquets and ceremony site floral arrangements
Celebrations! supplied all the rentals and supplies
Cookie Connection was the choice for a sweet favor to send home with guests
Neumann Enterprises provided limo transport for the bride and groom