What a pleasure it was capturing the beautiful wedding of Juliana and Wayne, or now- Mr. & Mrs. Okeson! I met up with the bride to be Juliana at the Sunflower house in Santa Rosa. The house was buzzing with lots of family getting ready for their big day. I captured Juliana’s sister and made of honor helping her to put on the final touches of her wedding attire. She looked not only gorgeous, but excited as well to soon be heading over to the church!
We then headed over to the Church of One Tree located in Santa Rosa. If you haven’t heard of this church, take a minute to google it. The church was constructed completely from one, single redwood tree. It is a quaint, vintage church with beautiful stained glass windows. It was a perfect ceremony location for them. Wayne had tears in his eyes when he first saw Juliana appear through the doors. She had a big smile on her face when she first saw her handsome groom awaiting her at the alter.
Their ceremony was preformed by pastor Andy Burnham from their previous church in the Peninsula. It was a heartfelt, honest, and sweet ceremony complete with a unity sand ceremony. After saying “I Do’s” and capturing family photos everyone headed over to celebrate at the Windsor Golf Club. The party started up with cocktail hour while the wedding party, and bride and groom took some fun photos on the golf course! The reception area was decorated with yellows and greens, succulents and roses. Juliana and Wayne set-up an entertainment area which was unique and fun! The kids had a blast playing with glider airplanes, light up rings, and a large Jenga!
After introductions, the night carried on with the first dance, a bridal party dance, speeches, cake cutting, a butterfly release and a money dance! And in the midst of all of that, I was able to pull the bride and groom off for some sunset photos! (usually my favorite part of the day!) It was a perfect evening!
A huge congrats to Mr. & Mrs. Okeson, thank you for choosing me to capture one of the most important days in your lives! I wish you both many years of health and happiness together! XO, Stacey
A special thank you to all the vendors who made their perfect day happen!
Ceremony Site: Church of One Tree
Officiant: Pastor Andy Burnham
Reception Venue: Windsor Golf Course
Cake: Masterpiece Cakes
Dj: DJ Armin