This inspirational shoot took place in the gorgeous setting at the Annadel Estate Winery. My good friend, Emily (from The Ganeys), invited me to second shoot for her, so I got my flight and headed across the country to join her (seven months pregnant and all)! This venue is located in the heart of the Sonoma valley and was established in the 1800’s! We helped set up the intimate ceremony and reception spaces in the courtyard within the stone ruins. This space is elegantly trellised with vines, roses and other beautifully smelling flowers. It was quite the romantic setting!
The reception table was adorned with a sky blue linen and each place was set with modern gold flatware, grey pottery plates, menu printed on velum, and a linen napkin. The floral arrangements were soft and romantic filled with cream, white, pale yellow and dusty pink blooms.
My favorite detail from this shoot were the floral arrangements. Amy, from Gather Design Company, is so so so talented. Since Amy stayed over with us, Emily and I got to see first-hand what goes on with floral arrangements. She even taught us how to make a centerpiece! Goodness, seeing the entire floral design process with Amy made me appreciate the flowers and have even more respect for florists. There is so much involvement with the trips to the flower market, processing florals, assembling arrangements, caring for florals overnight, carefully traveling with them and making sure they’re hydrated throughout the shoot. So much attention, but so worth it.
As always, loved getting the opportunity to work for Emily and shoot alongside her in this magical shoot. SO thankful to photograph something so stunning, but mostly thankful for this friendship of with her.
Venue: Annadel Estate Winery
Design & Planning: Natalie Choi Events
Floral Design: Gather Design Company
Paper Goods: Kelsey Malie Calligraphy
Tabletop Rentals: Chairs and Cups
Chairs: The Chiavari Guys
Linen: La Tavola Fine Linen Rental
Boutique: Kinsley James Couture Bridal
Dress Designer: Marchesa
Tux: The Black Tux
Hair and Makeup: Urban Beauty Loft
Ring: Erstwhile Jewelry
Accessories: Lindsay Marie Design
Models: Scout Model and Talent
Ring Box: The Mrs. Box
Styling Dishes: Simple Things Ceramics
Shoes: Jimmy Choo
Film Lab: The Find Lab