California Wine Country Wedding Photographer: Beth & Kelly at Cornerstone Sonoma
I knew I was going to love Beth and Kelly from the moment they first opened their door for me last fall. There is a warmth in both their smiles that makes you feel instantly at home, and a sense of fun, adventure, and joy that permeates the air around them. You can’t help but love being around the two of them. With a wonderful, close-knit group of friends who thinks the world of them, and friends’ children who actually cried because they wanted to stay longer at the wedding to be around Beth and Kelly (and not because they were tired, hungry, or bored), they’re a couple whose energy and excitement draws people to them. I was excited just to spend a day around the two of them, so it’s easy to see why the two of them are so excited about getting to spend the rest of their lives together.
Held at Cornerstone Gardens in Sonoma, and flawlessly planned by Leslie & Erica from Dandelion Events, it was the perfect wedding – as relaxed and fun as both of the brides. Both got ready on the property – Beth in the Vineyard House and Kelly in the Bride’s Cottage, and after a totally emotional first look that ran the whole range from squeals of excitement to holding back a few tears, there was nothing left to do but enjoy the day. Beth made the succulent bouquets herself, and she and Kelly put together the centerpieces from bottles of their favorite wines from all over California. With a range of custom cocktails, a sweet old-fashioned photobooth, a desert table complete with Three Twins Ice Cream, and one of my favorite DJs of all time, DJ St. Patrick, it was easy to see why every guest there was having as much fun as the two brides. I left that night with a giant smile on my face, and feel it creeping back every time I flip through the photos.
Huge congratulations you two! I hope the rest of your life is as awesome and filled with joy as your wedding day (and I’m sure it will be)!