08.30.2012 Marielle

Grace & Nick. Arista Winery Wedding.

The sun beat down on the dusty roads of wine country as the green grapes clung to the vine…it was a hot day at Arista winery-almost 100 degrees. Despite the heat, it was a beautiful day in wine country…and an even more beautiful day for Grace & Nick to be married. The white chairs were arranged so each guest could look over the vineyards as Grace & Nick were married. It was a unmatchable view for a wedding ceremony. Grace & Nick pledged their love for each other in a touching, sweet ceremony as guests held white paper umbrellas. They laughed, cried & were simply beaming knowing that their wedding day was finally here. Grace & Nick are two people who live life & find joy in every moment of every day.

Grace & Nick have the ability to make everyone around them happy. At their reception, they laughed, danced & held their families and friends close. The night was filled with heartfelt toasts, an amazing cake & dancing under a sky of paper lanterns. I loved the super saturated purple tones throughout the wedding…each table showcased an assortment of wildflowers-with chopped lemons placed at the base of the vases. I loved the Zara suits the groomsmen wore & the Badgley Mischka shoes that Grace wore. During the sunset, I snuck Grace & Nick out to the vineyards for a few more photos…and they are my favorites. The golden light was amazing! As the sun set & cast a warm glow on the reception, guests drank wine, ate incredible food & toasted to a wonderful, happy life for a wonderful, happy couple.

Grace & Nick-thank you soooooo much for giving me the opportunity to photograph your incredible wedding. Your day was nothing short of perfection & I LOVED being able to document each sweet moment-from the moment you said I do, the moments of your first dance, the moment when your fathers wanted photos together & all the moments in between. Wishing you all the joy & happiness that this beautiful world has to offer! XOXO, marielle.

Isn’t Grace a STUNNER?

My favorite…

And these are my favorites, as well!

They had a chip station at the reception! It was such a fun idea!

The cutest kids ever at the reception…

About the Author

Marielle Hi! My name is Marielle Hayes and I am a photographer in the San Francisco Bay Area. I love to travel, bargain hunt and spend time with my husband, our daughter and our Boston Terrier. Enjoy my blog and leave me some comments to let me know what you think!

Comments (2)

  1. Brittany Hatch

    I am OBSESSED with this shoot! Gorgeous wedding, and you are just dripping with talent. LOVE LOVE LOVE!

  2. Amber

    I LOVE every single picture! Absolutely gorgeous couple and amazing scenery! 🙂 One of my favorites is the one where they are walking holding hands and she is leading him and looking back at him! Well done!

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