I can spot a California wedding from a mile away. There’s something about al fresco receptions and super cool vibes that set my heart a’ flutter time and time again. Add in lush bloomage from Dragonfly Floral plus photography by Bia Sampaio and Jason Walz, and you’ve got a wedding with “SMP” written ALL over it. Dive in right here.
From Jason Walz Photography… When the Groom, one of my best friends, contacted me to say he was engaged, I was thrilled. We share memories going back to fourth grade, and there was no way I was going to miss being a guest at his wedding. Furthermore, even though he didn’t ask me to do so, there was no way I was not going to photograph his wedding as my gift!
The groom told me it would be a casual affair with good food in Sonoma, which sounded great. But I had no idea I that it would be a SUPERCOOL and SOPHISTICATED casual affair with amazing details to boot. After hearing more about his and his fiancee’s plans, however, I knew it wouldn’t take much to talk the fabulously talented photographer Bia Sampaio (who happens to be my wife) into putting the weekend aside to photograph alongside me.
Barndiva, simultaneously casual and chic, had the perfect vibe for a Sonoma wedding, as did the bride and groom’s attire, the flowers, the food, wine, etc! And the personal touches, such as having a best friend officiate the ceremony, another best friend MC the evening, and yet another best friend contribute intimate decor touches including a seating chart, table name boards and place cards, knocked the charm factor out of the park.
Photography: Jason Walz | Photography: Bia Sampaio | Floral Design: Dragonfly Floral | Wedding Dress: Amy Kuschel | Invitations: Minted | Bride's Shoes: Kate Spade | Rings: Eric Trabert | Groom's Shoes: To Boot NY | Groom's Suit: Ted Baker | Guest Book: TotallySalinda | Venue: Barndiva