Jennifer and Chris at Catelli’s in Geyserville CA

Jennifer and Chris’s wedding day started off with misty rain and low grey clouds that didn’t exactly look promising.   The whole day was planned as an outdoor event, with the ceremony taking place in Catelli’s sweetly landscaped garden area, and cocktails and dinner to follow on the dramatic circular patio. You’d think a bride might get a little tense when that happens. Not Jennifer. When I arrived at her future in-laws home she was all smiles, relaxed  and ready to go with whatever the day brought. And sure enough, she was right not to worry!  The rain let up for her family photos, then seemed to think about starting up again, and finally gave up entirely and even let the sun peek through as the guests began to arrive for the ceremony. Perfect wedding day serendipity.

After the ceremony, we had time to sneak away and have fun photographing around tiny Geyserville. A special thank you to my sister Carolyn who opened up her tasting room, Locals, so the bride and groom could have a little pink bubbly before we headed off to photograph some traffic-stopping kisses, took a quick trip out to the vineyards, and checked out some classic Geyserville locations.

Back at Catelli’s the party was getting started, and a nicer group of family and friends I can’t imagine. Just a relaxed and gloriously happy event from beginning to end – and that is just how I imagine Jennifer and Chris’s life will be as well!