As I was shooting this wedding I was literally thinking how incredible it was going to be put into a blog post! As soon as I pulled up to the Willow Heights Mansion I was blown away. This is only by 3rd season in the Bay Area and this venue was by far the most unique I’ve shot at. You will see what I mean in the pictures :). Bonnie chose the perfect color scheme to go along with the design of the Mansion. This day could not have been more perfect from the sweetest first look, the gorgeous decor at the reception, the heart felt toasts, or the incredible bride & groom portraits at sunset. Could not have been more thankful for the opportunity to be a part of this wedding. Here is a little vendor love who made this day happen.
Venue: Willow Heights Mansion by Leal Vineyards
Floral: Giselle Ribeiro at Deluxe + Designs + Decor
Cake: Sweet Tooth Confections
Caterer: Chef Mark Johnson at the Willow Heights Mansion
Make Up: Becky Lau at A Beautiful One Make Up
Hair: Kelsey Moore at Take it From the Top
DJ: DJ Rich from Spotlight Entertainment
Photographer: Rachel Blackwell Photography
Alright… get ready for the MOST pictures this blog has ever seen in one post.
The flowers were SO gorgeous.
Isn’t Bonnie’s Bouquet stunning?
Gorgeous Gorgeous Venue!
Eeekkk!! Time to get in her dress!
Such a handsome groom!
While I was off snapping some pics of the groom… the bride & one of her bridesmaids was doing a little pre game workout, ha! Love this shot by my second shooter Megan.
Sweetest reaction to seeing his bride ever!
The road leading up to the mansion twists and turns and made the most perfect spot for pictures.
Candid moment here. But I really love this shot.
These are bocce ball courts on the property!
Headed back to the mansion for some bridal party portraits!
Starting with the gorgeous girls.
Looking at his sweet bride :).
I love these next few photos. All looks ok right now.
But her veil had a whole plan of it’s own.
OK, back on track.
The bridesmaids had a full time job keeping that veil under control.
I have never seen this happen… but Darren actually dropped the wedding rings! It was pretty funny.
Love the this shot on the right… everyone wanting to capture that first kiss!
How off to shoot in some absolutely breathtaking light.
Headed back to the mansion for their gorgeous reception!
This cake is amazing!
The sweet flower girl wanted in on the first dance too!
The toasts were so sweet and full of lots of laughter.
But after dinner the party started!
I don’t think I’ve ever seen someone so excited to catch the bouquet! Fan fact about here… she is from my hometown in Arkansas!!
Thanks for such a fun day Bonnie and Darren! I loved being part of every minute of it!