Woodend Sanctuary Wedding: Stephanie + Gardner

The day was hot. Very hot. It's a testament to love and friendship that Stephanie and Gardner's friends and family stuck it out with such good humor and joy. However, there were a couple times when I wasn't sure if someone was sweating, or crying!

This was my first time photographing at Woodend, and I loved it. The place seemed to reflect Stephanie and Gardner well--unpretentious, elegant, and full of simple joys. I enjoyed making the photos with them at sunset the most. It was then that I think one can see their years together, and it was a privilege to be there with them. 

Thank you, Stephanie and Gardner for asking me to witness your wedding. I wish you both the best.

Finally, I have a shout out to the Woodend coordinator, Beatriz, who told me that I had to get a deer in a photo with them! (Here you go!)

Ceremony and Reception Location: Woodend Nature Sanctuary | Dress Designer: Aunt of the bride | Shoes: Giuseppe Zanotti,  | Hair: Weddings by Sage | Makeup: Faces by Brandi | Suit: The Black Tux | Florist: The Pink Orchid | Caterer: Design Cuisine | Cake: Jenny Cakes Bakery | Officiant: friend of the groom | Ceremony music: Melissa Tardiff Dvorak | Reception music: David Fogel | Invitations: the bride | Honeymoon location: Hawaii