It is rare for me to have the chance to photograph the weddings of people I have known for years and years. Peggy and Paul’s wedding at the beautiful Murrieta’s Well, a part of the Wente Vineyards Estate was just such a chance. I’ve known Peggy for a long time, “before Paul” even, and it has been wonderful to see her career develop, for her to come home over holidays from Washington DC, while catching up with the family and more. Together, Peggy and Paul are quiet, kind, respectful with just a touch of sass from Peggy once in a while to keep things interesting. With great families to back them up, I’m sure that the pair will do well as they head out to start their lives together in Detroit.
For the wedding we spent a beautiful warm summer night nestled among the vineyards in this surprising event venue out in the East Bay. It was absolutely stunning, great food and a perfectly put together affair for the smallish wedding of just over 100 people.
Photo below by my great assistant Ian Balam
Photo below by Ian Balam
Rehearsal Dinner: Benu, San Francisco
Hair and Makeup: Penny Do, PD Artistry
DJ and Catering provided by Venue