This was our first time visiting beautiful Petaluma California! We had so much fun. Honestly, one of the most refreshing wedding’s we’ve had the privileged to film. Natalie and Grant were amazing and so laid back it was wonderful.
The day began at the Hotel Petaluma with Natalie getting ready for the big day. Her family was so kind, and even though the Bride prep room was kind of packed, they were so accommodating and so nice. We didn’t film any of the dress stuff at the hotel but we did get some stunning shots of the Groom’s suit with the Hotel’s stunning architecture in the background. By the end of prep, Natalie looked absolutely GORGEOUS, thanks to the amazing, and talented Danielle Denton. Next time we visit that hotel, I hope we’re making a short film because the ambiance screams Cinema.
The rest of the day played out rather smoothly. The venue, Olympia’s Valley Estate, was soooo adorable and quaint. Just such a beautiful place to get married! Natalie and Grant, naturally, wed by the willow tree surrounded pond. Aside from the wind, I have no complaints (however, the wind made for some really neat slow-motion shots, so I’m not complaining that much hehe). The ceremony was beautiful, and we captured some of the best toast angles we’ve ever gotten. I’m so confident that the finished product is going to be so good! Can’t wait!
We got to work with a brilliant photography team: Justin Jay Photography and his second Leo Cabal. I kept telling these guys that they should start a YouTube channel because they were so fun to watch when dealing with the Bride and Groom. So funny and so energetic, I was in aw. The food was amazing and Park Avenue Catering was so good about getting all of us food and making sure we had enough to eat. I love it when caterers look out for fellow vendors; kinda melts my heart. It goes without saying that what made this wedding so beautiful was largely due to a fantastic coordinating team headed by Katy Lohse and Bravo Weddings. The Floral arrangements by B-Side Farm were fantastic. At the end of the night, everyone enjoyed some sweet goodies by Supreme Sweets and DJ Wayne Noel rocked the night away with some amazing music.