i met emily years ago. she was a bridesmaid for a couple of mine and since then i have documented memories for her and her family and friends over the years. i am honored to say that she is now a friend so when i received this package in the mail i was quite beside myself :
when i pulled myself together and realized what i was in for i was ridiculously excited. a surprise wedding?!?!?! are you kidding? yes it’s really true. emily and john have been in the process of building their dream home in healdsburg and it served as the perfect disguise for rallying up friends and family for a “housewarming” party. they started their day by toasting with champagne at emily’s grandparents house which is where they then informed everyone that “surprise! it’s a wedding!” and off they went via trolley to their property where they meticulously decorated everything in a “home” theme. it was beyond adorable. even down to emily’s ring which was made with a little plastic house on top with room for her diamond when they are done with the house. anyway, here are some moments from their day.