After shooting Sheri & Brandon’s Engagement portraits, we met a few more times to finalize all the details of their wedding day. The location was a golf course in San Ramon, complete with lush green lawns, beautiful trees, a pond and adorable gazebo where the wedding would be held. The morning of the wedding, I packed all of my gear and headed down to San Ramon. As is typical, I arrived early to get myself situated and walk the property to familiarize myself with lighting, where the processional would be walking, the reception area and lighting etc. As the bride, her maid of honor and mother arrived, I was already waiting in the bridal suite, ready to go :)
Once Sheri and her party arrived, it was – GO! GO! GO! Both the Maid of Honor and the Mother of the Bride were already dressed when they walked in, and Sheri’s dress was on within 10 minutes of her being in the suite, so there wasn’t too much time for the traditional ‘bridal party getting ready’ photos, but I made due with the moments I was allowed to capture. I ventured out to find the groom/best man to see if I could photograph any memorable moments. As I walked into the reception area I found the groom and the minister, and was just in time to see the minister helping Brandon put on cuff links properly. It was a really cute moment.
The wedding went off without a hitch and Sheri looked beautiful as she walked arm in arm down the walkway with her dad. As the ceremony started, the minister quickly stole the show lol. He was hilarious!!!! Definitely the most awesome minister I have ever seen perform a wedding. The nuptials were full of humor, sincerity and originality. The guests couldn’t help but smile and occasionally laugh as the ceremony continued.
The sun was beating down as the families gathered for their photos in front of the gazebo, with the bride and groom. Some of the larger groups were in excess of 20+ people! The reception hall was decorated in hues of purple and it was beautiful! Dinner was buffet style and the toasts were full of jokes and sentimental memories. Everyone enjoyed themselves and danced the night away!
Congratulations Sheri & Brandon!! I wish you nothing but happiness :)
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