I adore Kate Harrison's photographs especially when those photographs capture such amazing moments full of love and laughter like these do. Each wedding we feature is special, of course, but every now and then we get a glimpse into a wedding so full of emotion and adoration that it just oozes from the images and I feel like I am actually there. Plus I always go crazy for a wedding at the Healdsburg Country Gardens in Sonoma Valley. The venue is so beautiful all on its own you really just need a gorgeous, glowing couple like this to let it shine. Click here to see even more!
From the Bride... We met while Adam was in the US on business. Our first couple of evenings out were social rather than one-on-one. After this trip, Adam went back to England, but returned two weeks later. I managed to find out which hotel he was in and phoned him early one Saturday to ask him out on a date! I told him I'd like to show him San Francisco for the day. We had our first kiss on the Sunday afternoon at Lands End.
In the four years we've been together, we have moved country three times. Naturally, there are lots of emotions with all that change - we have survived, learned so much and been able to celebrate the rewards which come with getting through all that change. We are very different people but our shared core values always bind us together. And in truth, we are attracted to our differences - both in our personalities and our cultures. A typical conversation is comparing the UK / US or one of us not being familiar the same music, movies, history, etc. Makes life interesting.
Our wedding reflected us and our personalities (procession song was "You've Got the Love" by Florence and the Machine) and it felt handmade--my mom grew the center pieces from her garden. There was a little bit of tradition (chuppa) and a lot of non-traditional (Adam's sister was the best man, my dad/uncle played the drum's / trumpet with the band for one or two songs). We wanted all our guests to feel that they were at our wedding because we think they will have an important role to play in our marriage.
Wedding Photography: Kate Harrison Photography / Catering: Poppy de Garmo / Event Planner: Volare Events / Event Rentals: Bright Event Rentals / Floral Design: Floral Designs by Heather Hendrickson / Wedding Reception Venue: Healdsburg Country Gardens / Wedding Band: The California Honeydrops / Hair & Makeup: Tania Goulart of Zindagi Salon / Wedding Invitations: Nate Riley / Other Paper Goods: Christina Reinersman of MARé C / Wedding Dress: Amy Kuschel