Monte Rio Wedding by First Comes Love Photo
February 1, 2012
United States
When it comes down to it, a wedding is about the L-O-V-E. Sure, we go crazy for the prettiest of bouquets or a stunning pair of shoes, but above all else, we adore that spark between a newly crowned husband and wife or that melt-your-heart kiss after the vows. It's these moments that make a wedding and our last installment of the day is toting so many of these warm and fuzzy snapshots along with a big dose of Fun (with a capital F). First Comes Love Photo snapped all the glorious images our little hearts can handle and they're sitting pretty in the gallery. Enjoy a night cap right here!

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From the bride... It was hard for me to articulate one “vision.”  As a designer, I felt a lot of pressure for it to be perfect and beautiful, but I also knew that my venue was amazing and powerful on its own so I wanted to build around that. I picked flowers, linens and bridesmaids dresses to support the scenery. I also wanted it to feel glamorous but approachable to all of our guests. I think there is something to be said for hiring people who LOVE what they do. We had 3 vendors that made the day.  Our caterer was so on top of it … the execution was perfect and the food was to die for.  Our florist is so talented; I only gave her my color preferences and left the flower selections up to her.  And finally our photographer was so easy to work with. James and I are not comfortable being photographed, and they made it so easy for us. Also, I don't like cakes that look inedible. My sister loves to bake so I had her make the cake and I know I am not the only one who thinks it was the most delicious wedding cake ever.

I loved all the dancing! I was so exhausted halfway into the wedding if I hadn’t cut loose I would have dropped to the ground of fatigue. For the final dance, everyone surrounded James and I, holding hands with one another, and crushed us in the biggest dog pile hug ever at the end. There was so much love in the air, it was incredible. 

Photographer: First Comes Love Photo (Will be Located in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Starting June 2012) / Venue: A Private Residence in Monte Rio, California / Caterer: Preferred Sonoma Caterers / Florist: Stephanie Foster of Church Street Flowers / Wedding Dress: Nicole Miller / Shoes: Diane von Furstenburg / Cake: DIY by The Bride's Sister / Groom's Suit: J.Crew / Groom's Shirt: Thomas Pink / Groom's Tie: Nordstrom