Campy Guerneville Wedding Reception – Gino and Tony – from a top san francisco candid documentary wedding photographer

I can’t get enough of Guerneville. I love it there. I mean I really really love it there. Every time I go there for a wedding I think, gosh, I need to come back here, everything is so beautiful and relaxed. The immense amount of trees make this place serene, but that’s not all, the river is so fun to float down on and the actual town of Guerneville is full of boutiques and my favorite cafe, Big Bottom Market. The people are pretty sweet too.

It’s no wonder that Gino and Tony chose this place to have a layed back wedding reception with only their closest family and friends. The two were married privately earlier in the year but wanted to celebrate with a good old fashioned cook out and pig roast. Tony’s brother brought a giant smoker and bbq so that they could fit the entire baby pig. It was pretty phenomenal. The whole afternoon was filled with fun. Kids were playing soccer, parents were sitting and enjoying the sun, and later in the afternoon a giant bonfire was lit for marshmallow roasting and snuggling next to.

Gino and Tony were so darling. They doted on one another the entire afternoon and were so grateful that all their very best friends to be there. I was truly special to see these two families joined together by the love of these two men. I wish them the very best in their lives together.

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Guerneville Same Sex Wedding Reception Cook Out

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Guerneville Same Sex Wedding Reception Cook Out

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Guerneville Same Sex Wedding Reception Cook Out

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Guerneville Same Sex Wedding Reception Cook Out

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Guerneville Wedding Reception Cook Out

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Guerneville Same Sex Wedding Reception Cook Out

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Guerneville Same Sex Wedding Reception Cook Out

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Guerneville Same Sex Wedding Reception Cook Out

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Guerneville Same Sex Wedding Reception Cook Out

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Guerneville Same Sex Wedding Reception Cook Out

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Guerneville Same Sex Wedding Reception Cook Out

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RUSTIC WEDDING AT DAWN RANCH LODGE IN GUERNEVILLE CALIFORNIA – from a top san francisco candid documentary wedding photographer

The all white bridal cabin, the daisy filled meadow for the reception, and the tree lined pool and cabana area for the after party. There are so many wonderful details that Gwen and Cory crafted around their color theme of turquoise and red, it’s stunning to see them all play together.

The Groomsmen’s suspenders and pocket squares, the Bridesmaids dresses, jewelry and flowers, even their nails follow the theme.
The matching does not stop there! Gwen, a clothing designer by trade, created the table runners, candleholders, place cards and succulent displays donned in a different print all in theme. The cake topper, hand made by Cory, was the cutest wood and felt figurines in the likeness of the bride and groom, including a tiny banjo played by Cory and a replica of Mr. Peanut their rescue pup and ring bearer.

This teeny version of the newlyweds stood atop their three layer turquoise lace and red strawberry cake. Gwen’s friends are truly wonderful and helped out with everything from make up, to flowers, to DJing. Gwen’s vintage dress was to die for! Long, flowing with white lace, and embroidery all accented by red Bakelite jewelry and custom-made red suede shoes. Gwen walked down the aisle arm in arm with her parents and accompanied by a single guitarist. It was fitting that bikes were incorporated into their special day as Cory proposed to Gwen at the finish of her epic ride from San Francisco to L.A.

After vows were exchanged they rode off together on a tandem with Mr. Peanut in the front basket for photos in front of the family airstream that was brought up from Gwen’s parents home in Laguna Beach, California. Travel is also a big part of the couple’s lives as Gwen and Cory make it a point to go on an epic trip every year.
Cory’s family made a special trip from his hometown of Mississauga, Canada to celebrate in the festivities of the weekend.

Gwen and Cory created a truly magical atmosphere that paired beautifully with the rustic ranch setting.

 

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