A Forest House Lodge Wedding: Rain and Shine

Forest House Lodge Wedding during a rainstorm

Despite photographing so many parts of the wedding day, special moments stick with us long after our work is done. We discover/stumble/fall into those emotional bits of the day that no one could have predicted, and we savor them. Well, this Forest House Lodge Wedding holds even more of those memories for us. After all, it isn’t every day that our sister-in-law/sister gets married. Nor is it every day I officiate a wedding I’m photographing. Buckle up for an insider’s look at Michele and Forrest’s wedding, with a bit of rain and plenty of shine.

Forrest was intrigued as he met the striking Dr. Stranger one day at the office. He classified her as “super cute”, though the way he tells it, she may classified him a little less favorably at first. Nevertheless, Forrest resolved to take her out on a date, and got his foot in the door by requesting extra time with Michele to talk over the needs of his clients. Crafty, eh? Before long, the two were clocking plenty of hours and plenty of miles getting to know each other. Though Forrest lived in the central valley, his trusty Camaro helped him make the trek up to Sacramento to spend most of his waking minutes with Michele. They enjoyed gourmet meals, visited wineries, dove deep on Netflix, did yardwork together at Michele’s house. And when they felt they could truly trust one another—introduced their dogs to each other. They were in love. And soon enough their love led to a hilltop marriage proposal and an emphatic “yes!”

Having gotten engaged in the hills, it was only fitting that Michele and Forest head for the hills on their wedding day. Their Forest House Lodge Wedding offered rustic charm, wonderful hospitality and miles of jaw-dropping scenery. Take a look for yourself—you may even spot your trusty Fits and Stops photographers in the frame!

Michele and Forest, we wish you two all the best as you plot a course through life together. And we pray that the years ahead are full of adventure. We look forward to sharing them with you and watching just who you become. See you soon, bro and sis!

Stellar Service provided by:

Venue + Catering: Forest House Lodge

Coordinator: Amber Dorn

Dress: David’s Bridal

Rings: AK Jewelers

Makeup: StepheyLaLaBeauty

Ceremony Photography: Samantha Van Winkle

DJ: SJ Disc Jockey

Cake: Monica Nickel