Laura and Peter’s beautiful Paradise Ridge Winery wedding was a California classic.This special Northern California venue is situated on 156 acres in Santa Rosa, overlooking the Russian River Valley. Laura and her girls got ready at a nearby hotel, where she opened up a gift from her beloved, stunning champagne diamond earrings. She played for us the gift of an original song she composed for Peter. Tears began flowing and didn’t stop for most of the day. It was a powerful moment to witness Laura’s father seeing her for the first time. In addition, the attention she gave to her Grandmother was endearing. We chose to do their first look at the iconic love sign on the property. It always creates such unique and memorable images. This location offers me an opportunity to photograph my couples in the rustic fields as well as with the views of the valley in the golden hour. The pastel colors in the floral arrangements coordinated beautifully with the lush green vineyards and blue skies. This event was made even more special with a deep respect for family love and friends. The dancing was a wonderful party with live music by the wonderful band, Lucky Devils Band.
From Laura: Peter and I actually met working at Google about 5 and a half years ago (thanks Google)! We worked very closely together on the same team for a while and became great friends (literally shared a desk for a period of time haha). Then about 5 years ago in May/June, we realized that we both had much deeper feelings for each other. We started dating that June and have been together ever since. 🙂 We are both from the east coast originally (Peter from North Carolina and me from New Jersey), and came out west for work. We naturally fell in love with the wine country and went to Paradise Ridge on one of our early trips together as a couple. We love everything about Paradise Ridge – it’s so beautiful with the most gorgeous views and delicious wines, yet not too showy or overdone; it’s always been a special place to us. When looking for wedding venues, we knew right away that Paradise Ridge would be a great fit for us, and we’re super excited to bring so many of our most cherished people there to celebrate together!
Congratulations again to the newlyweds! Photography: Nightingale Photography, Cinematography: Nightingale Photography, Venue: Paradise Ridge Winery, Santa Rosa, Coordination: Quintana Events, Gown: Pronovias from Jin Wang, Floral Design: Julie Stevens Design, Cake: Michele’s Corner Cakes, Band: Lucky Devils Band, Make-up: Bella Bridal