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It’s no secret that I love V. Sattui winery and its amazing line up of unique and palate pleasing wines. Their wine collection is special not only because they are so divine, but can only be purchased direct from the winery, only adding to their appeal in my opinion. You can see a V. Sattui winery wedding that I photographed here. It was also featured on the popular wedding blog Elizabeth Ann Designs!

V. Sattui Winery Weddings

I had the immense pleasure of touring the winery with one of the event coordinators for an upcoming wedding that I will be photographing there.  View More

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I wanted to take some time to write about Beltane Ranch, which is a wedding venue located in Sonoma, California. I recently photographed a romantic wedding there and wanted to express how much I loved this venue! To see more of this wedding, which was also featured on Grey Likes Weddings, you can see it here.

Tucked away, yet still in the heart of Sonoma, Beltane Ranch is the epitome of rustic and intimate. Golden sunsets, a charming cottage, surrounded by vineyards and not to mention the historic genre of this property, quite possibly, has a little something for everyone.

A historic working ranch, Beltane Ranch offers stunning ceremony views, and can accommodate seating for up to 150 guests on the lawn and garden. If you are thinking about an elopement, Beltane is also an excellent choice, as it offers the intimacy and quiet solitude of the surrounding property.

Bobbie Jean and Alan, my couple who wed here, said “some of the most memorable parts of the day was the morning we said ‘I do’ which included breakfast and feeding the properties horses”.  Ahh so dreamy!

The yellow, gingerbread-trimmed lodge also features five rooms and a two-story wraparound porch. Stay the night, stay the week, it’s a beautiful base location when visiting Sonoma wine country.

From a photographer’s perspective, the photo-ops are boundless. There are so many “great” locations for wedding photos. The picturesque setting is breathtaking and one to be “absorbed” with all of it’s natural beauty!

Romantic Charm Beltane Ranch Weddings in Sonoma

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I was enjoying a beautiful day in sunny Southern California, with my handy little Fuji XE-1 in tow. So I stopped in at the Mission San Juan Capistrano in Orange County. I had heard it is an awesome place to visit because of it’s history and architecture. It is home to THE oldest building in California. Pretty impressive! 

As I wandered around the grounds, I was amazed by the sense of warmth for such an old structure. This is a great place to have your engagement photos taken and/or host your private event. A wonderful venue for Orange County weddings, which are performed at the Mission Basilica. Every inch of the grounds is picturesque.

Visit two hundred year old monuments on your own or if you are a history buff, they also offer tours. Meander through its 10 acres of gardens, fountains, and structures. A must see if you are in the area. Make an afternoon of it.

Here are a few of my favorite images from my visit! What do you think of the Mission? Leave your comment below!

Mission San Juan Capistrano Weddings

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The Allison Inn and Spa weddings are a true delight to the soul and senses. One of Oregon’s luxurious resorts and located in the heart of the Willamette Valley, the Allison Inn is a true gem for those looking to plan a stunning wedding.

I had the pleasure of meeting the event coordinator at the The Allison Inn, located in Newberg. I toured the facility with her and really enjoyed my time there. What I liked about the Inn is that it has 85 rooms, which is not too big, giving the wedding party a more intimate feel. The rooms are absolutely gorgeous. I just wanted to stay and have a glass by the fire.

The Allison Inn offers offers 12 spacious treatment rooms, an indoor swimming pool, luxurious lounges, a state-of-the-art fitness studio and an impressive array of services including “Pinotherapy”. The Allison Spa will pamper all of your senses, leaving you relaxed and refreshed for your wedding day!

The unique style and architecture of the Inn reflects the bounty and beauty of Oregon. The wedding event settings are ideal for 50 to 150 guests and include lush outdoor gardens for the ceremony and a ballroom, terrace and foyer to continue the celebration. They were setting up for the ceremony during my visit.

I cannot wait to go back just for “date night” so my hubby and I can enjoy the bar and restaurant at Jory, inside the hotel.

I feel that the Allison Inn and Spa offers everything you could want for your wedding, under one roof, in a unique and quaint setting.


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