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Jennifer & John’s Wedding

We went to Glenn Ellen, which is in Sonoma County, to photograph the wedding of Jennifer and John at B.R. Cohn Winery.

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A whimsical piece of art work outside the winery greets visitors.

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If you ever visit B.R. Cohn, you may have seen “Moose”, who I have seen hanging out near the tasting room on previous trips to the winery and is very appropriately named. He is featured in the book “Winery Dogs of Sonoma”. He even has a wine named after him!!!

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Jennifer pre-ceremony.

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Here is the secluded ceremony site where they were married in this clearing overlooking the vineyards.

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Jennifer and John selected this tree stump, which provided a unique platform for them to stand on during the ceremony and elevated them above their guests and minister.

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I really like how the breeze is gently moving her dress in this shot.

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John rented a red corvette for their wedding day!

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This is great. How many people have driven a corvette in a vineyard on their wedding day?!

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Cake by Michelle Marie’s Patisserie in Santa Rosa.

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A romantic stroll in the vineyards.

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Congratulations guys!

Amy & Michael’s Napa Valley Elopement

It was an intimate ceremony with just the two of them as Amy and Michael exchanged their vows in St. Helena at Harvest Inn.

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The beautiful bride wearing a wedding gown trimmed with red and a fashionable short jacket.

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And . . . the handsome groom.

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The ceremony was held on the patio terrace with the vineyards as a beautiful backdrop. Rev. Peadar Dalton of Your Ceremony Matters was the Minister.

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Some casual romantic portraits.

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This perspective really shows off Amy’s beautiful gown.

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Their first dance as husband and wife. What a grand dance floor!

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They had so much fun!

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Dinner reservations were at Tra Vigne in a private courtyard, which they had all to themselves.

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Amy gave Michael a special bracelet; he was so surprised when this bottle of Schramsberg was brought to the courtyard and the bracelet was on the neck of the bottle.

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Tra Vigne is like a little piece of Italy in the Napa Valley.

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Wishing you all the best!

Amber & Matt’s Elopement

A small gathering of family and friends traveled to Napa Valley to attend Amber and Matt’s destination wedding at Churchill Manor.

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Some pre-ceremony shots of Amber.

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This is Amber’s “something borrowed”, a piece of jewelry pinned to her dress belonging to her Maid of Honor’s mother.

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A portrait of Matt.

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Charlotte the harpist. The music she plays adds so much ambience to a wedding and is such a pleasure to listen to.

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Waiting patiently for the ceremony to begin.

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I love seeing Matt’s dad, who was his Best Man, smiling in the background during the recessional.

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A hug given to Matt by his mom.

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Matt’s dad gave a very heartfelt toast to the couple. This was a particularly special day for Matt’s dad as this was also the date he and his wife were married.

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After the ceremony, they headed off to have lunch on the Napa Valley Wine Train.

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Best wishes!

Patricia Uffelman - July 6, 2007 - 7:08 pm

Thank you for sharing your kind thoughts, Nancy. Mark and I love the opportunity to express our artistic vision with our photography at such happy and beautiful occasions! Just think, every year now you will now get to celebrate your wedding anniversary with Matt and Amber. That is really special!

Nancy Ruiz-Stupi - July 6, 2007 - 7:36 am

I was delighted to see such lovely photos taken on our son’s very special day. I loved the variety of images and angles. Well done! Thanks so much for capturing the feel of the day.

-Nancy Ruiz-Stupi (Mom of the Groom)

Erin & Andrew’s Wedding

A beautiful Monday afternoon wedding celebration united Erin and Andrew in marriage. The intimate wedding was attended by their family and close friends at Churchill Manor.

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Pre-ceremony portraits of Erin and Andrew.

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One of the youngest guests walking toward the mansion with her teddy bear tucked under her arm. She was checking on that lollipop mommy said she was getting for her.

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Erin and her dad spending a few quite moments together moments before they descended the staircase to walk down the isle.

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Andrew smiles as he awaits the arrival of his bride.

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Here comes the bride!

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Rose petals lined the pathway leading to the ceremony site.

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Love this overhead view of all in attendance.

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We’re married!

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The flowergirl

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Guests signed a special bottle of wine from Hans Fahden.

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Detail shot of personalized candy at each place setting.

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Yummy cheesecake from Sweetie Pies in Napa.

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Congratulations!

Susan & John’s Wedding

The Carneros Inn was Susan and John’s destination of choice for celebrating their Napa Valley Style wedding, which is located in the beautiful Carneros winegrowing region.

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This unique and luxurious resort even has it’s own post office on the premises!

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The architecture and landscaping are beautifully designed and the up keep is meticulious. There is also an on site spa where you can relax and be pampered.

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Prior to the wedding ceremony, guests enjoyed cocktails while enjoying the view of the pool and surrouding vineyards.

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Susan and her father on their way to the ceremony site.

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Sneak peak!

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The ceremony took place in the apple orchard.

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That’s one happy guy!

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A variety of portraits.

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The kids enjoyed exploring the beautiful natural surroundings.

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Hugs and Kisses!

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Inscribed above the fireplace is “IF YOU CAN DREAM”. It seemed so appropriate for a couple on their wedding day with the rest of their lives ahead of them.

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Some special romantic photos prior to our departure for the evening.

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Very best wishes to you!

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