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Wedding at the Trentadue Winery

Aly + James

Sometimes love is undeniable, this is one of those stories.

Aly and James grew up across the sea from each other. Aly’s studies and career moved her to London. It wasn’t long before she crossed paths with James where they both admit to falling in love instantly. Their first date was seeing Matilda in the West End. Six short months later, they were engaged and planning their wedding.

They stumbled upon some of my photos online and we connected over a video call, chatting about broadway musicals in no time at all. It worked out with my travel schedule to actually come over to their neighborhood in London for an engagement session a few months before their big day. 

I would confidently call this day the Royal Wedding of Wine Country. Aly grew up in the Santa Rosa area and the couple thought it would be fitting to celebrate their union in the Sonoma Valley. Ladies were dressed in fancy hats and guests carried paper umbrellas and colorful fans. The ceremony had special readings, a surprise musical performance and lots of happy tears. There was also a four-tiered Wall-e cake, a mix of florals in pastels and rich, bright pops of color and subtle Disney themed decor throughout.

Getting ready: Hotel les Mars

 Trentadue winery

Coordinator: so eventful – samantha paull

Florals: peony and pinapple

Cakes + cookies: rassay cakes

Photographing wedding days in California wine country is always a treat but this day was extra special. I remember greeting James in the afternoon and we both got misty eyes seeing each other. So many wonderful memories, here are just some of my favorites: