When Laurette Garcia & Dave Giacomo orginally planned their big day in Guerneville they imagined it outside, however some unexpected rain moved the event indoors. They made lemons into lemonade by having a fun outdoor photoshoot with the bridal party in colorful rainboots in between downpours. We admire their inventiveness and ability to make the best out of the unexpected. Dark magenta hues paired with bright multi-colored rainboots made for some fanitastic, slightly hilarious, wedding photos. Between tug-o-war on the lawn and dancing up a storm, it's easy to see that this couple doesn't let anything rain on their parade.
Photographer: AE Pictures Inc.
Many marriages fail in the United States today, but very few happen twice. Naysa and Wesley Scott took a second chance on love after a divorce following their first wedding together in 2002.
Jamie Collins and Chris Gureckihe are a sassy, sweet couple.
Jessica Painter and Michael Clifton exchanged their vows up in the Tahoe mountains this fall. The couple and their wedding party took full advantage of the nearby water and went on a boatride to the wedding location. The lake shore provided a beautiful backdrop for the peaceful ceremony.
We don't know this couple personally, but we definitely want to after flipping through their wedding album! Kathleen Watson and Brandon Antoque sure know how to celebrate. This beautiful event took place on a relative's ranch, an amazing french plum farm, and was filled with lots of friends and family from all over the country.
Erin Brown and Matt Valerio got married at Fort Mason in San Francisco. The invites, designed by a good friend, included the Golden Gate Bridge and Empire State Building to signify where the couple met (San Francisco) and where they currently live (Manhattan). Before the ceremony, they left matching sunglasses on the seat of all attendees so everyone could take a group photo after the ceremony. The sunglasses had a tag with #ebroandbomo and all Instagram posts with the hashtag went to their wedding blog. Instead of bouquets, the bridesmaids carried different vintage clutch purses to hold their essentials, along with different dresses and shoes of their choice.
MaryAnn Sullivan and Dave Wiegand celebrated their love with an intimate wedding at the historic Thunderbird Lodge along the water's edge at Lake Tahoe. Beautiful white flowers made up the bulk of the bouquet along with a few hints of blue here and there. White pillars framed the couple against a picturesque backdrop as they said their vows. They took time to explore the historic grounds as their photographer snapped plenty of pictures. Following the nuptials, the new couple joined family for a boat ride on the Thunderbird.
Kelly and Victor's Sonoma wedding venue included an airplane hangar, a lake with swans, a vineyard, a river, and an adobe cowboy mansion. The bride personally designed a modern, sexy wedding dress with designer and friend, Cristina Robinson, from Yassan Designs. Kelly also hand spray-painted plastic toy animals to create the place card holders for the dinner guests.
Surrounded by family and friends who love them, Bobbie and Ineca tied the knot at the Vine Hill House in Sebastopol. Everywhere guests looked there were lovely details, many of them made by the bride and groom. Flowers were in abundance from the delicate petals that were tossed following the vows to the gorgeous cake toppers that adorned the three wedding cakes. As the sun sank down behind the hills, lanterns lit the night and provided the perfect atmosphere for guests to hit the dance floor. A beautiful ceremony, delicious food, plenty of jokes, and dancing under the stars made for an unforgettable day.
Larissa and Trevor shared their love with friends and family at an amazing Lake Tahoe wedding at the Sugar Bowl Ski Resort overlooking Norden and Ice Lakes in Tahoe. Larissa planned her colors to be pink, orange, sage and grey, and it blended perfectly for her early Autumn wedding. Vintage and rustic details spread throughout the wedding with a chairlift ride up to the top of Disney Mountain for a glorious overview of Tahoe for their cocktail hour. Following dinner, Larissa and Trevor sang to each other as a special surprise for all their guests.
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