It was nearly a year ago that I found myself surrounded by the beauty of high cliffs and crashing waves as I traveled to California for the Engagement Session of Lib and Magnus.
Fast forward to the present, via American Airlines, and I was making a return trip to the West Coast for their wedding of a lifetime. Being a photographer at weddings both small and large, I must admit I’ve never seen anything like this. It was amazing to say the least. In fact, the word amazing doesn’t even come close.
Amidst a backdrop of the Mayacamas Mountain Range, the wedding was held at the Chalk Hill Estate in Healdsburg. This estate is home not only to the award winning Chalk Hill Winery, but to a vast array of their culinary artistry as well.
For a wedding of this magnitude, only the best of planners could arrange everything down to the minute detail. Enter the incredibly talented Kelly McLeskey Dolata of A Savvy Event, who managed each intricate facet with effortless ease.
With Lib being a California girl with friends on the East Coast, and Magnus hailing from New Zealand, the guest list was like a worldwide celebration as friends and family traveled from across the globe to celebrate this momentous occasion. The bride, who was truly radiant and calm amid the whirl of activity, put everyone at ease with her gracefulness. I can only imagine this is what it would be like to witness the wedding of a Princess.
While photographing the couple’s portraits later in the afternoon, we were absolutely shocked to look in the sky above them and see heart-shaped clouds. Unbeknownst to the bride and groom, it appeared that even the Heavens had sent their own salutations and best wishes for their marriage.
Then the Lord God said, “It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper fit for him.” ~ Genesis 2:18
The Incredible Team :
Venue – http://www.chalkhill.com/
A Savvy Event – http://www.asavvyevent.com/
Videographer – Paperweight Films www.paperweightfilms.com
Caterer – Pascaline Fine Catering www.pascalinefinecatering.com
Florist – Loop Floral – www.loopflowers.com
Hair and Makeup – Whimsy www.whimsybridal.com
Very special thank you to my second shooter Marilyn Diaz with Marilyn Days Photography.