Hoo FilmsWine Cave, Sonoma

A rainy day with emotional vows in a candle lit Sonoma wine cave: Christina + Sean's Feature Film

Hoo FilmsWine Cave, Sonoma

First of all, I've had way too much fun getting to know Christina and Sean as if they weren't clients, but instead my new best friends.  We've had many, many laughs and that certainly continued through every minute of their wedding week.  Now, this wasn't your typical destination wedding.  This destination wedding was a private, intimate one including only parents, their pastor, and well, photographers and us, who outnumbered their guest list.  We ran into the group the night before at a restaurant in downtown Napa and let's just say I overheard some baby talk!  Before we get to that topic, let's get the lovebirds through their wedding day!  They began getting ready at the Andaz in Downtown Napa where it was raining in the morning. We heard chances of rain and were told that it would come and go but "come and go" it did not.  It rained non-stop.  The ceremony was supposed be up on a hill at the Kunde Family Estate in Sonoma, but since the rain wouldn't let up, a quick game time decision was made to set up for a candle lit ceremony in the wine cave.  About 100 yards past a line of wine barrels, there was a cute little stage perfectly setting the stage for Christina and Sean to share their intimate moment together.  These two wrote the most emotional vows giving all their grace to God for Him putting each other in their paths.  It was a beautiful story and an emotional exchange of words that had all of us reaching to wipe tears.  After Christina gets to finally call Sean "her husband," we headed outside for some scenics with 8twenty8 Studios. Needless to say, it was still raining.  We all took umbrellas and shot as much as we could.  Kudos to Christina for sticking it out in a dress!  I'm glad we wintered through the week's weather, though because we got some amazing footage of this couple just giggling and being romantic in the rain.  What's more romantic on Valentine's Day than to post a video with kissing in the rain!  Happy Valentine's Day everyone!  We love you owlways!

Christina and Sean, it has been such a blast to enjoy your journey with you and most of all, to enjoy a week up north with you.  You two are so in love, it radiates and it's couple like you that make my job so fun.  I know we'll have more dinners and glasses of wine in the future!