Buckle up everyone and enjoy this ride, it is going to be a long one.
Juan told me almost a year and half ago that when he and his girlfriend get married he wanted me to photograph their wedding. I was extremely flattered as Juan is this AMAZING artist that creates beautiful masterpieces. At that time I knew Juan’s paintings better than I knew Juan and I had never met Julie. In fact, I believe that the first time I actually met Julie face to face was on her wedding day. I SO wish I could have known them longer because Juan and Julie are one of the most genuine and beautiful couples you will ever meet. They are the kind of couple that make you feel special and loved right away upon meeting them. Their wedding was a testimony of how great God’s love is for us as it was exemplified through the love these two have for each other. It was a very emotional day. I choked back tears on several occasions while the tears of joy just kept flowing between the two of them. The pictures speak best, so I will leave the telling of the story to them.
Juan and Julie, thank you. Thank you for kindness, your love and your appreciation. Thank you for giving Brett and I this amazing opportunity and blessing to photograph your wedding. You are a beautiful couple and you made it so easy for us on the day of. I can’t wait to see you guys again and hopefully hang out. Love to you both!
Instead of showing the Bride’s shoes, even though they were stunning, I thought it interesting to highlight the Groom’s white shoes.
This dress was extremely heavy, but oh so pretty!
It took all of the girls helping to get this dress on Julie and not mess up her hair. I LOVE this shot with all of the hands working together.
Juan and Julie chose to have a “special moment/first look” so they could take portraits before the ceremony. It is always amazing to capture these moments between the Bride and Groom as they are so precious. Juan cried the entire walk to his Bride. It was like everything was moving in slow motion.
One of my favorite shots of the day.
Not the church they got married in, but a very cool church none-the-less to take pictures in front of.
Another one of my favs. Isn’t she stunning?
You already saw our favorite Bridal party picture in our teaser, but here are a couple more runner ups.
This is right before the ceremony started. The bride in anticipation.
Juan met his nephew/ring-bearer half way down the isle. It was precious.
After Ceremony we got some playtime in the vineyards. I love the joy in all of these shots.
The Mother-of-the-Bride made every single heart cooking on each plate!
Juan working the dance floor.
Congratulations Juan and Julie!!!!
Location: Downtown Chico, CA and the Gale Winery and Vineyards
Hair: The Club of Hair (Julie’s aunt who works there did a superb job!)
Makeup: My dear friend Stephanie Pokswinski – a MAC specialist
Flowers: Some of the BEST flower arrangements I have seen yet by Lisa’s Flor Decor
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Ok, I just can’t wait to post all about this wedding, but I still have some quality time to spend with these pictures. In the meantime I HAD to post a teaser so that Julie’s family could see them before heading into Whitney’s wedding this Saturday which we will be shooting as well. I love this family! They are so beautiful and so full of love and care for one another. They made us feel so welcome and they threw a heck of a party! Juan and Julie’s wedding was off the hook awesome! We can’t wait for Whitney and Jeremy’s wedding which will be equally as awesome and it will be fun to see everyone again! Oh, and did I mention it is supposed to be 100 degrees on Saturday? Bring it!
So, keep your eyes out for the full post for Juan and Julie, but in the meantime, here a few to get you by, but keep in mind that the best is yet to come!