What happens when a chef from the renowned restaurant Chez Panisse gets married? Well, you might just have an answer to that question after seeing today’s gorgeous and intimate peach and pink winery wedding! Laura and Conor were married in the pastoral rolling hills of Santa Rosa, surrounded by their friends and family. The entire day was centered around the couple’s love of entertaining and family-style dinners, which made the celebration all the more special. And those beautiful pops of peach and pink are a simply stunning accent to this perfect wedding day!
Read on for more beautiful photos by Sylvie Gil Photography and commentary from Laura, the bride!
From the bride:
One of the few things that Conor and I knew when we began to plan our wedding was that we wanted the celebration to feel natural and welcoming for our guests. We cherish our families’ long-standing tradition of casual Sunday night dinners, and we loved the idea of bringing a warm, familial and relaxed feel to our wedding celebration.
Your fiancé is exhausted. He just spent sleepless nights planning the perfect proposal, finding the perfect ring and keeping a HUGE secret. He is ready for a break, but you were just given a ticket to start planning the day of your dreams! Getting your fiancé excited about wedding planning can be a bit of a challenge and may become frustrating, if not infuriating.
So what the important wedding tasks for your groom to be in charge of? I’m going to let you in on a few tips and tricks I have seen work when it comes to getting your groom on the wedding planning express.
You know those weddings out of a fairytale: lots of stunning jewelry, a beaded ball gown dress, ethereal veil and maybe even a tiara? Well, sometimes fairytales do come true, and today’s beautiful classic pink glamorous wedding is proof of that! Captured beautifully by Bonnalie Brodeur Photographe, Joanie and Sebastien’s wedding in Montreal is a beautiful day sprinkled with beautiful pink details, gorgeous photography and the sweetest little chapel wedding we’ve seen in a long time.
From the bride’s gorgeous hand-wrapped pink and white bouquet to the magical golden hour wedding photos at sunset, this is a wedding you’ll want to take a closer look at! Read on for more…
Danielle Capito Photography via Style Me Pretty
Golden hour. Have you heard of it? If you’re a photographer or have ever spoken with one for more than ten minutes, it’s definitely in your lexicon. But for us normal people, golden hour is that magical time one hour before sunset when the light is just perfect for photographs. Those glowing wedding photographs you’ve sighed over as you research wedding photographers? Golden hour. Every time.
During the golden hour, the light is softer and less harsh than when the sun is higher in the sky, meaning your photographs will have a beautiful soft glow and you can often take advantage of those gorgeous sun flares. You’ll also avoid strong shadows and squinty eyes which make photographing faces awfully difficult for photographers.
You can even check the golden hour for any time zone and any date with this handy caculator, which is helpful if you’re trying to fit golden hour photographs into your busy wedding day! Technically, golden hour also happens one hour after sunrise, which might not be so relaxing on your big day unless you and your mate are serious morning people!
Golden hour wedding photos is something to take into consideration as you’re plotting out your wedding day, but don’t fret if golden hour happens several hours after you’d like to take photos. One way to take advantage of this light is to take group photos after the ceremony earlier in the day, and then sneak away with your photographer for a few after dinner portraits in that magical light. Do make sure to talk with your photographer about taking advantage of this light in advance. They will likely be able to scout the perfect spot to take advantage of this short window of time!
Here are just a few images to get you excited about your own golden hour wedding photos!