I met Derek & Bri back in February over coffee and we instantly hit it off. They are such sweet people who have a deep appreciation for sarcasm--so if you know me, you would know that they instantly stole my heart. Their wedding day was nothing short of amazing. I have never felt so much love in one room before and have never cried so much for a couple I had only known for months. They deeply care for the people around them and simultaneously know how to throw a hell of a party. From the details, to the gorgeous florals, to late the night pizza, Derek & Briana's wedding was one for the books.
From the sweet bride, "When our wedding weekend finally arrived after months of planning I didn't feel stressed or anxious I just remember feeling happy. From getting ready with my bridesmaids, to stepping out and seeing Derek for the first time, to having all of our friends and family gathered together--everything was perfect. Derek and I did a first look and I remember having butterflies just like our first date. We got to spend a few moments alone taking pictures before the wedding and it really helped take some of the pressure off. My bridesmaids surprised us with a stretch limo to take us to the venue, I loved having a minute to laugh and drink some champagne with them.
When we go to the venue I was overwhelmed with love from having all of our friends and family gathered in one place to celebrate our love story. My cousin officiated our ceremony, there wasn't a dry eye in the crowd when he started crying talking about our love for each other. It was my favorite part. The rest of the night was a blur, pictures, dinner, dancing to Taylor Swift with my bridesmaids. I tried to soak in as much as possible and before I knew it the sparklers were lit and the night was over."
Venue: The Depot Sonoma | Florist: Farm Girl Flowers | Wedding Dress Designer: Olia Zavozina | Wedding Dress & Accessories: Kinsley James | Make-Up: Primp by Colette | Hair: Hair by Devan Shea| Groom’s Attire: Men’s Warehouse | Bridesmaids Dresses: Vow to Be Chic | DJ: Tony Muzzin Nor Cal Pro Sound | Caterer: The Depot Sonoma | Wedding Cake: Sweetie Pies Bakery | Wedding Invitations: Minted