I am sorry. I have to apologize. Sometimes we just can’t help ourselves and this is one of those times.

Cara and Nate’s wedding was simply so amazing. This is one super glamorous couple. They held their wedding at two beautiful sites (The Sonoma Mission Inn and Sonoma Golf Club). They worked with Emarie of A Savvy Event on their wedding design. Everything and everyone around them was gorgeous. Best of all, they are truly warm and loving and so very much in love.

You are about to be bombarded with images. Again, I apologize. Now, sit back and enjoy!

cara-and-nate-wedding-bride's veil and eyes- by the sonoma mission inn fountain-fairmont- wine country- northern california

Before we headed over to the Sonoma Golf Club, we spent some time with Cara at the Sonoma Mission Inn, where she was getting ready.

bride- portraits at the sonoma mission inn-fairmont- somoma california wedding

Just after the girls helped her put on the garters (one for her to keep, one for him to toss). Notice the 49ers spirit.

garter on the bride at sonoma mission inn- wine country wedding

All of Cara’s bridesmaids were getting ready with her. The room was filled with women; there was a bubbling feeling of comraderie floating about as each of them put on their dresses, did their hair and applied their make-up. They all looked amazing!

bridesmaid getting ready- sonoma mission inn- sonoma valley, california

While I stayed with the ladies, Dave went over to the Golf Club to take some images of Nate and the boys.

groom portrait- sonoma golf club- sonoma california

The nuptials began right on cue. Cara didn’t seem a bit nervous; she was all smiles as she took in the scene before her and caught her first sight of Nate on their wedding day.

bride and her father before her wedding ceremony- sonoma golf club- wine country wedding

The ladies’ dresses were cinnamon with a gold sash. It was the perfect combination for a fall wine country wedding. And the flowers complimented them perfectly.

bridesmaids and their flowers during the Sonoma golf Club wedding ceremony- sonoma valley california

wedding aisle with flower petals- sonoma golf club- sonoma ca

One of my favorite parts of a wedding is how the romance of the day is contagious. Everyone seems to be more in love at a wedding. It just makes me smile.

couple enjoys wedding of bride and groom at sonoma golf club- northern california wine country wedding

view of sonoma golf club wedding ceremony on the lawn- wine country, northern cali

They had just kissed under the canopy. They walked down the aisle. They couldn’t wait; they had to steal another kiss before heading inside. How sweet is that!

bride and groom steal a kiss as they walk down the aisle at sonoma golf club

We followed the ceremony with portraits. We took them out back to the golf course lawns for images of them surrounded by the landscaped grounds.

sonoma golf club portraits on the greens- wine country

sonoma golf club- portraits on the course- northern california

We worked our way to the front of the building to incorporate the Spanish style architecture into some of the shots.

bride and groom- wedding portraits- sonoma golf club- sonoma valley- wine country wedding

wedding photography of bride and groom- sonoma golf club

Their reception room had a really cozy feel to it. The candelabras decorated with flowers, wrought iron chandeliers, the toasted orange tablecloths, the dark chairs with golden cushions, and the beautiful vineyard paintings on the walls all contributed to the ambiance.

sonoma golf club dining room for wedding reception- fairmont food services- decor by a savvy events- wine country cali

guests reflected in mirror at sonoma golf club wedding reception- fairmont food and a savvy event planning- sonoma ca

Cara incorporated grapes into her wedding theme. They were a part of her centerpieces as well as adorning her cake.

bride and groom cut their cake- grapes decorated it-sonoma golf club- vineyard themed wedding

I wanted to close with an image from their first dance. They were so lost in each other; I can practically feel their embrace.

bride and groom first dance- embrace at fairmont sonoma golf club- wine country wedding


Cara and Nate- welcome back. We hope you had a fabulous time in Hawaii and we can’t wait to hear about your trip. Thank you again for including us in your wedding.

Of course there’s still more. You can also check out their slideshow, their sneak peak, and their engagement session.