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Mawage and Bowling… of Course

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“Mawage. Mawage is wot bwings us togeder tooday. Mawage, that bwessed awangment, that dweam wifin a dweam… And wuv, tru wuv, will fowow you foweva… So tweasure your wuv.”

Mawage and bowling were the bookends of this amazing day in Sutter Creek. There really is no other way to describe it.

Every now and then, I am lucky to have the most incredible couple at a destination wedding… hired over the phone with a fair idea of the temperament of one or both parts of the couple, I am still coming in kind of blind. Open to all the nuances about to confront my camera, I have been delighted more often than not. This particular couple and their wonderful crowd pulled out all the stops and we had the best time!

The setting, the beautiful Avio Vineyard in the rolling foothills of the Sierras, was perfect. Kenrick sang to his Lindy during the ceremony… there were heartfelt readings by the dearest of friends. The cocktail hour, around the pool, was quite elegant… the food to die for! Dinner was announced and the guests wound their way up to a sumptuous feast, specially lit by Kenrick’s brother, Chris. Dancing after dinner was beyond the usual fare… some of these people really knew how to command the floor! At this point, most weddings are about done, right? Well, rumors were circulating that the bowling alley in Sutter Creek was the next stop. At this point, the bowling alley was the only thing still open. Never in my life have I said no to shooting a couple in their wedding duds who were going bowling. ;0)

Adeline Farms is for Lovers

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Adeline Farms is a nice stretch of country road just east of Woodland, Washington. By the time you roll through the gates, you will have left the city and it’s cares behind.

Jenny and Muriel are partners in this property and have showered it with love and attention… all quite evident at their own wedding there last summer. It was an over the top event in many ways but I think it was great that they tried it on for size as an actual wedding couple before they really opened it to the public. The amount of inside information gleaned from that day has no doubt made them a really good team at running Adeline Farms as a venue that people will really enjoy. This is barn weddings with a great dash of class… add that to a B&B rental on the property and you can start to imagine a long and comfortable weekend for you and your guests. Some people even camp there although I think it should be considered “glamping”… they have retrofitted some vintage trailers available to guests. There is plenty of room for tents, too.

Maybe it’s a Northwest thing but the vibe you have in a relaxed crowd at a place where you can put your feet up really makes a great wedding possible. At the fancy hotels or the country clubs, it’s way more straitlaced… certain behaviors are expected. At Adeline Farms, you can take off your shoes and pet the cat while you wait for the fireworks to start. ;0)

I can’t wait to work with these guys again!

The Last Dance

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The Last Dance… this is the dance that says the evening is almost done. A few of the guests are beginning to gather their coats and gloves, mom and the bride are having a conversation about family brunch plans for tomorrow, and the valet is out in the cold retrieving cars. The parlor is still full of laughing guests playing board games and eating sweets but the tone is mellowing some. It has been a full weekend for many of them. Our intrepid dancers just couldn’t resist the call of the music… with no room in the parlor, they moved seamlessly into the lobby of the hotel and had a fine time. You know it’s been a great wedding when the guests are still on their feet and smiling at the end. ;0)

The Morrison House in Alexandria, Virginia was very gracious with all the nuances that a wedding brings to the table… huge kudos to their staff!