Nick and Madeline are dear friends so it was a treat to photograph their wedding. They got married at the Wilson Vineyards in Clarksburg, CA. In terms of venues, this place had everything a photographer could want -- a gorgeous outdoor ceremony, with a nearby vineyard for frolicking, complimented by a great old school truck, a beautiful garden for guests to congregate, and a well-lit, refurbished barn for the reception.
Definitely check out the DIY wedding details. They had various sized, bottle vase center pieces, hand crafted table numbers, a vintage trunk for cards, seed envelopes for table seating, and flowers hanging from the ceremony arch. There had home baked pies instead of cake, they whole wedding party sang and danced to "Oh Happy Day" during the recessional, and even nature seemed to be celebrating (see the frog photo below).
There was also an amazing sequence of photos during the dancing that was probably my favorite moment of the day. When Josh, the amazing DJ, played "Time of my Life" the dance floor exploded with epic lip syncing. And then, out of nowhere, the final LIFT scene from Dirty Dancing is being reenacted by the bride and groom! I just had enough time to snap off a couple photos of the incredible moment but I captured it with all its glory. It was completely impromptu and that was the feeling of the party all night long! Check out the sequence shot below.