Have you been to Paradise Ridge Winery in Santa Rosa? It's like this place was made to have weddings there. The estate is huge and the grounds are filled with gorgeous spots to take photos. The main grounds are atop a hill that over look the entire Santa Rosa region and show off the fabulous art works that are hidden throughout.
Emily and Michael were married at sunset surrounded by their closest family and friends. The mood of the wedding was fun, upbeat, and silly. I say silly because Michael is a comedian and the two of them love to ham it up together. Their complete sense of comfort around each other allowed for me to get some pretty special photos.
Paradise Ridge has a giant metal art piece spelling out the word love. I mean really, is this cool or what? We took photos of the entire wedding party as well as just Emily and Michael there as the light from shining through the trees more for a fabulous setting.
One of the best parts of the entire day was the reception. Both Emily and Michael love to dance and the music the dj played really allowed for them and all the guests to let loose. They had a cute little photobooth just outside the dance floor, but that did not stop Michael from grabbing props and bringing them inside to dance with. At one point Emily was sliding around the floor on her wedding dress. Yes! She did! They really were having the best time ever!!
Congratulations Emily and Michael. You really put on a splendid party and I can only hope that the joy you had on your wedding day carries throughout your lives together.