Monday, April 18, 2016

Sarah + James - King Family Vineyards Wedding

Last month, Sarah & James were married at the gorgeous King Family Vineyards. We'd been planning their wedding since last summer, so the anticipation & excitement were building up to the big day!  Last fall we got together for their engagement session and just from meeting them for the first time, I knew these two really enjoy each other's company & are truly in love with one another.

March can be tricky regarding weather conditions, however on their wedding day it couldn't of been any better! Either way, Sarah & James planned in advance to have the ceremony inside the carriage house in front of the huge stone fireplace. It was also the day before daylight savings so it would still be getting dark pretty early.  We planned ahead by doing as many photos beforehand, although Sarah & James agreed to see each other for the first time when she and her dad made their entrance into the ceremony. The look on James's face was totally worth the wait, seeing her for the first time.

After the ceremony, the guests enjoyed wines from the winery, some local microbrews, h'ordouerves, and time around the outdoor fire pit while the caterers set up the carriage house for the reception & Jenny and I finished up the wedding party photos outside - we had just enough light before the sun set over the mountains! After the wedding party made their entrance into the reception, Sarah and James went right into their first dance. Then the father-daughter & mother-son dances.

Helen & her team with The Local were amazing, as was their DJ. Working together, they made the evening warm, welcoming, and fun for the newlyweds and their guests. After the fabulous meal was served buffet style, the dance floor opened up.  Everyone was having so much fun, especially Sarah's grandmother - she was out on the dance floor for almost every single song! The toasts were made, Sarah & James cut their amazing chocolate wedding cake, and the dancing continued well into the evening. It will be a day to remember!

ceremony + reception - King Family Vineyards
wedding celebrant - Dave Norris
wedding cake - Hotcakes Gourmet
flowers & decor - Whole Foods & DIY

special thanks to my 2nd photographer, Jenny Viars

all images © elizabeth larson photography 2016

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