I’m going to try and write this post without getting all verklempt, but it won’t be easy. You see, Nicole and Ben are something a little extra special. Two souls who have been through so much in their lives and who, through fate, were brought together. Ben, the man with the kindest eyes you have ever seen and a heart and soul that could never hurt or even say an unkind word to another. And Nicole, the striking blonde with the heart of gold who put her children’s lives ahead of her own needs and wants for the longest of years. They were meant to be together, to complete each other, to heal each other. It was their time. And from the moment they first met they new it in their very core. In fact, Ben wrote it down and presented it to Nicole on their wedding day. And what a day it was.
They said their vows in their beautiful home on the balcony where they would sit and daydream about a life together as man and wife. A place with a view that most only dream of. It was the El Dorado Hills elegant backyard wedding that they both deserved and were so very grateful to have. They said their vows and made promises that will never be broken in the quiet intimacy of their new home. And they filled what was once an empty space with the most magnificent memories you can have as a couple…memories of the day they both said “I do…forever”.
Venue: Private residence in El dorado Hills
Hair and Make-Up: Happily Beautiful
DJ/Uplighting: J Crew Productions
19 thoughts on “El Dorado Hills Elegant Backyard Wedding | Nicole and Ben”
This wedding was photographed and lit beautifully Teresa!
Awww Teresa, these are wonderful! She’s so happy, I would have loved to attend this wedding, these two were meant for each other.
Wow beautiful light and location at the ceremony and the emotions! Stunning!
Everything about this wedding is so stunning, ethereal and full of character, and your photographs captured every aspect to perfection! I’m so blown away by the sunset ones when they’re at the end of the aisle – such a beautiful coloring pallet for such s special day. The letter she wrote him also made me tear up, it was so full of love!
Wow, what a gorgeous couple! Their ceremony photos with that backdrop – my goodness! They certainly lucked out with that sunset! And I adore all of the shots of the bride happy-crying. So adorable!
These are so gorgeous! What an awesome couple 🙂
Teresa, wow, the tears, and you made the best of the sunset light, solid collection.
Stunning wedding and you did an incredible job Teresa, these guys look fantastic!
such good moments captured. and that reception lighting is killer!
These images are so beautiful and what a wonderful couple. It is only with unique and meaningful photographs that you can remember the most special day of your life. This couple is blessed with lots of happiness in the future for sure and blessed that you were their photographer!
Love the silhouhettes!
Really beautiful set. So many great moment. Love the light.
What a sweet looking couple. You really captured so much emotion for them. Looks awesome!
Oh my, you have me in tears. This was the most wonderful story in pictures ever. This couple will have such a wonderful loving time to look back on. You did a great job.
Thank you for featuring a plus-size bride in such a beautiful way. She is stunning and that dress is to die for (I want it) and those of us with a little more to love just don’t get to see very many photo shoots like this. I’m especially fond of the outdoor series towards the beginning that captures how she just glows. I’m inspired!
I love the moment of bride and her dad just waiting to enter the ceremony. And what perfect timing with the sunset! Nice work.
I cannot say enough about how much this post – both the words and the images – moved me.
It isn’t often that a real life love story is so endearing without being cheesy – yes, I know that makes me sound VERY cynical – but this is one of those stories that just seems to have been meant to be told.
They couldn’t have hoped for a better photographer to capture their big day. Your shots are absolutely stunning!
What a wonderful love story! I agree with the other comments, I found this blog post really moving. The images of the letters, the stunning ring, the dress, the genuine loving expressions on the couple’s face … all simply beautiful. And I have to mention how I love the cute little bride and groom cake topper!
What a beautiful wedding! The bride and groom look so happy and the photos are so clear and lively… I feel as though I am there! Every intimate moment is captured in a gorgeous and blissful splendor!