To say Davida and Noah are a delight to photograph is an understatement. We've known Noah since he was 2 years old, and met Davida when we took their prom photos a few years back.
We were ecstatic when Noah asked us to capture his "surprise" proposal to Davida with the guise of gifting her with a surprise Valentine's Day Photoshoot!
We had been joking about it, but we have taken photos of all the pivotal times in Noah and Davida’s relationship. From family photos, to a surprise proposal, to an amazing beach engagement session, our hearts melted when they both said there was no other option than for us to be their wedding photographers!
These two are the sweetest with a side of sarcastic which is exactly our jam! We love joking with them but also having true conversations with them. They love the Lord and invited Him into their relationship and it’s been such a beautiful thing to see their journey up till now.
Fun fact: They had their ring CUSTOM-MADE and designed it THEMSELVES!
Nella Terra Cellars is a gorgeous location nestled in the Sunol hills and tucked away from the busy city. With breathtaking views and miles of golden hills with meandering cows. This weekend we had back to back weddings in 100º heat but there was a gentle breeze throughout the day - thank the Lord!
BEFORE THE CEREMONY
We started the day out at the salon where Davida was getting ready with our good friend, Amanda, doing the hair and makeup. We headed over to the bridal suite at the venue and were able to capture the bridesmaids and bride portraits in an air conditioned room (yay!). The guys were hanging out in the little house below and had a bocce ball pit for entertainment and relaxation before the ceremony.
Talk about the ceremony! The bride’s grand entrance was epic to say the least! She came down a grand, long staircase within the vineyard. We saw tears on Noah’s face and were able to capture the perfect moment between mother and son almost as he was saying, “This is the day we’ve been waiting for!”. They shared a time of intimate communion with one another and the moment between the bride and groom was so precious. After the ceremony, we took the bridal party aside for photos - and they were a fun group for sure!
After the bridal party photos, it was time for the “exhale” part of the day when we get to spend one-on-one time with the just married couple by taking their portraits! Hello beautiful areas to photograph as well as amazing models!
The reception was decked out with gorgeous blue and white patterned tablecloths and rows of gorgeous centerpieces. Pretty sure it was one of our favorite reception decor…ever. Simply Lovely Events did an amazing job at creating such a beautiful reception!
The bride and groom’s table touches were so intentional with each table they visited. We definitely were able to capture many emotional moments between them and their family! We love taking candid table touch photos, because we think it captures the genuine moment between the bride and groom and their guests.
After the first dance, toasts and other reception happenings, we took the bride and groom away for some EPIC sunset photos. One of our favorite things about summer weddings is that the sun sets later in the day, so there’s more time for sunset couple portraits!
We came to the sunset location by bus and were so amazed by the miles of hills and tall grass gently flowing in the breeze. We kept saying - these are the best photos! And they kept replying “We know! You keep saying that!” But hey, we can’t help it when photos come out as gorgeous as those!
THE ENDING TO A GREAT DAY!
We ended the night with dancing and catching up with old friends and enjoying the rest of the evening. We’ve been longtime friends with Noah and his family, and we consider them our “church family.” Whenever we know our HK brides and grooms personally, it makes their wedding that more special to us because we’ve witnessed the journey of their relationship together, and can be a part of the day when they finally say “I do!” to their forever friend!
A note to the Bride and Groom: Noah and Davida, you both are such beautiful souls. To have been able to see your relationship grow and blossom and to be able to see your maturity and wisdom through it all has been a privilege and blessing. We know God has great things in store of you as you take step by step together with the Lord. Love you guys!
Venue: Nella Terra Cellars
Wedding Planner: Simply Lovely Events
Bride’s Dress: Trudy’s Brides
Bride Hair & Makeup: Beauty by Santi
Groom’s Suit: Eli Thomas Menswear
Florist: Blooms by Morgan
Catering: On the Vine Catering
Cake: Cake Delight
Drapery: Chair Divas