On a Sunday afternoon we photographed the wedding of Viktoriya and Anton up valley at Harvest Inn in St. Helena. The wedding was catered by Elaine Bell Catering and the day-of wedding coordinator was Tatyana Veren of Belle Affairs Wedding & Event Consulting.
A couple of shots of the bride pre-ceremony. I love this tight shot that features her eyes.
Then some portraits of her outside.
The groom getting ready.
The flowers looked really pretty floating inside these clear vases filled with water.
A quiet moment before the bride and her father walk down the isle.
The groom focusing on his bride approaching.
During the ceremony, they stood in front of a wrought iron trellis, draped in white material with a flower arrangement on top. The isle was sprinkled with rose petals by the flower girls during the processional.
The newly married couple surrounded by their family and friends.
The flower girls having fun running on the lawn after the ceremony; they are both still holding the white baskets that contained the rose petals they sprinkled when walking down the isle.
Maid of Honor and guests at the cocktail hour.
A variety of Bride and Groom photos.
I love the warm late afternoon lighting in these.
Sitting on some rustic wooden furniture in the garden.
The look of pure joy!
Harvest Inn has so many varied and beautiful settings that are ever changing with the seasons. Every time we are there it is a new adventure.
The parents waiting for the Bride and Groom to arrive where they offer a traditional Russian bread that the couple feed each other, along with spring water that has been blessed in a Russian Orthodox church.
Their first dance ends with the Bride sitting on the Groom’s bent knee and a spontaneous kiss.
Sun flare adds drama to this closing shot.
Wishing you many happy years ahead! Thank you for choosing us as your wedding photographers.