These two lovebirds found each other not all that long ago. But after they did, Amy and Darrin quickly realized that their future would be best spent together. Lucky for Erica and I, we got to come along for the ride and photograph their wedding day at Rough and Ready Vineyard and Guesthouse in—you guessed it—Rough and Ready, California.
Any great wedding will give a feel for the personality of the bride and groom, and this was no exception. Hundreds of little details were on display for the guests to discover, from custom printed coloring books for the youngest guests, to a distressed screen door listing off reception seating, to a monogrammed game of cornhole. Even more than their attention to detail, seeing these two in action gave an unforgettable sense of the affection and respect that they share for each other. Put all of these things into the pot and stir, and you’ve got one unforgettable wedding. And what I expect to be an incredible lifetime together.
Here are just a few of our favorite memories from the wedding day.
There was no excuse for getting lost on the way to the wedding with signage like this.
Everybody knew whose dress this was.
Getting down to business on Amy’s intricate hairstyle.
Darrin’s hairstyle took considerably less getting down to business to prepare.
A tasty place to store the ring, don’t you think?
Something borrowed and something blue: the garter Amy’s mother wore on her wedding day.
Meanwhile, back at the salon, it was time for makeup.
Moral support from Amy’s sister and her quotable cell phone case.
See, boys can look sharp too!
Nerves and boutonnieres are a common pre-wedding cocktail for the groom. Darrin handled them with style.
Sneaking a peek at Amy, all caught up in the joy of her big day.
The gents took a quick happy hour at the Rough and Ready Vineyard porch as the ladies finished up their work.
It came time for Amy to take her preparations into her own hands.
Hustle and especially bustle. Great work, Erin!
Amy emerged from the salon radiant and ready for anything.
Positively beautiful. Just in time for the celebration…
The first look…
…And the first tractor. Rough and Ready Vineyard comes equipped with this bad boy.
This is a couple who wears romance well.
Delivering their homemade vows.
Every first tractor should be followed at some point by a first kiss, like this.
The bridal party struggled with public displays of affection.
Oh, and first dances are a critical component of a good wedding, too.
Videographic evidence of their sweet first dance.
Meanwhile, joyful guests launched a conga line to get in on the dancing fun.
The non-dancers in the crowd enjoyed a bit of beanbag toss, with cornhole platforms made by Darrin himself.
A rustic and tasty cake, topped with—what else—logs.
That cake didn’t stand a chance against Amy and Darrin.
After their cake-cutting victory, they wore a bit of it to celebrate!
Here’s to many years of love and life together, Amy and Darrin. Many thanks for letting us be a part of your special day!
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