Sarah and Stefan planned to marry on the coast of California, and after their venue fell through they happened upon a perfect location to say I-Do. Sam’s Chowder House (who catered their wedding with their amazing food truck) recommended the Villa Montara. After browsing some photos online the pair fell in love with the location and excitedly choose this private estate to hold their intimate wedding day celebration.
Sarah and Stefan met at work. Stefan was knows for wearing chucks every day. So it was fitting they decided to keep it casual and comfortable on their wedding day in matching his-and-hers converse. Stefan completely captured Sarah’s heart with his wit and soft spoken charm. During his toast he sang praises to her bright smile, her happiness being one of the reasons he has always and always will be in love with her. She is not bashful with her affection towards him and he glows in her presence.
When I first chatted with Sarah over e-mail, I was looking forward to meeting her and getting wrapped up in the small, cozy affair they planned. Once I “met” them via Google Hangout my love for them was forever sealed (something to do with a green screen beach backdrop on our call ;)). It was magic meeting the two of them in person, immersed in their family, watching the calm and love-filled day unfold from the inside. Their group was small in size yet mighty in spirit. Their parents, siblings, and best friend gracefully surrounded both Sarah and Stefan as they all enjoyed pre-ceremoy oysters and wine. During the ceremony, they all sat with shining eyes fixed on the couple as they said their vows. Afterwards their families ate delicious chowder and seafood from Sam’s. Soft laughter filled the air, and Sarah near floated around the property in her beautiful dress. She never stopped smiling. I felt so much joy being there it was like I was part of the family.
I cannot thank Sarah and Stefan enough for trusting me with their wedding photos! I wish them both so much love and happiness as they start this next chapter in their lives.
Venue: The Villa Montara
Officiant: Jeremiah Johnson
Florist: The bride
Caterer, Pre-Wedding Oysters: Hog Island Oysters
Lunch: Sam’s Chowder Mobile food truck
Baker/Cake: Kara’s cupcakes
Wedding Dress: BHLDN