When last I wrote about Allison and Adam’s wedding, I promised to share a little bit more about their connection to Alaska. They spent a year together in an Alaskan cabin; that time seems to have had an amazing impact on them. They feel very connected to the woods. I wanted start this off with a nightshot in the forest. I think it speaks to their connection to each other and to the beauty of nature.
As you may recall, Allison and Adam were married at Hans Fahden Winery in Calistoga, Ca. Wine country weddings offer so much beauty for the couple and the guests to enjoy. We wanted to make sure to capture some of the rustic charm and romance of the vineyard in their portraits.
The elegance of the caves is unmatched. Lit by candles and decorated with flowers, which Allison and Adam had wanted to blend their love of both Alaska and more tropcial locals, the space was stunning. I also loved the long table set-up.
Now let’s get to the reception. When everyone was seated, the toasts began. Adam’s best man gave an absolutely brilliant toast.
And then dinner…. Check this out. Adam is showing off a pic of an astoundingly huge salmon he caught on his fishing trip in Alaska (right) and holding the filet of the same salmon on his plate (left). A true before and after image!
Dinner was followed by the first dance. Allison’s expression is simply dreamy.
And the guests continued to enjoy themselves, kicking back and relaxing throughout the evening.
It is a tradition among Adam’s friends to serenade the bride on her wedding day. Their rendition of "You lost that loving feeling!" had me in fits- what bride wouldn’t enjoy this?!
And then one of her bridesmaids also had an opportunity to take the mic. She has an amazing rich voice and treated us to two beautiful songs.
We are so happy to share these images with Allison and Adam. Welcome back from Bali!