Sarah + Raju invited us into their lives, and met us in Sonoma to photograph their two day Gloria Ferrer Vineyards Wedding. We were so happy to get to know them and their families under the warm California sun – in some of the most beautiful settings we’d seen. The day was planned by Alex Quintana and no detail was spared. Their evening session in the rolling hills of the vineyard was one of our favourites – the wind, the blue setting light as they spent their first moments alone together as newlyweds.
Let’s start at the beginning of the weekend. We met up with these two on Friday for their Hindu ceremony at Ramekins in Sonoma. After months of skyping back and forth between Los Angeles, Ottawa and Hong Kong it was so great to see Sarah and Raju’s smiling faces in person. After their sunset ceremony, their guests entertained the newlyweds with songs, dances and loads of happy speeches. Onto day two – their Gloria Ferrer Vineyards wedding. It was our first time to the area, and we were happily surprised to find the vineyard came with the most dramatic (and photogenic) of winds. If you drive through Sonoma, you’ll find quanit streets lined with trees, and peacocks grazing about on the side of the road. Sarah and Raju both got ready at the Fairmont Sonoma, and then moved to the vineyard for their ceremony.
After an emotional exchange of vows, cocktails and dinner followed by a beautiful first dance among friends. We stayed and captured a few photos of nightfall and the stars coming out over their venue. What a beautiful time for a Spring wedding!
PHOTOGRAPHY Joel & Justyna Bedford; PLANNER Quintana Events; VENUE Fairmont Sonoma & Gloria Ferrer Vinyards; FLORIST Vanda Floral; MAKE UP Artistry by Danika; HAIR Stella Does Hair; SHOES Manolo Blahnik; VIDEOGRAPHY Lumitone; LIGHTING & DRAPING Five Star Productions; CATERING Ramekins; CAKE Sweetie Pies;