Sometimes we need the experience of life to prepare us for true love. Because while true love may be ready for us, it doesn’t mean we are ready for her. Ande and Chris went to the same high school in a small town in the California foothills. And though they knew each other, the timing for romance was never quite right.
And so years came and went and they both moved on with their lives. It wasn’t until 2009 when they both signed up for Facebook that they would reconnect. And what started as a chat, turned into an all night phone conversation, and ended with a first date that would prove they were ready for each other. The next chapter in their story ended with a proposal (see their engagement session here).
They celebrated their love, rooted in a common history and cemented in life experiences, under the Oak trees with an intimate Gold Hill Winery wedding accompanied by their children (including the dog!), family, and friends. What a way to start their life together as man and wife. It was a beautiful day that, as Ande describes it, “felt like Christmas morning and Disneyland wrapped all into one”!
Venue: Gold Hill Winery
Reception Entertainment: Raymond at Perfect Sounds
Bridal gown: Mori Lee by Madeline Gardner
Bridesmaid dress: Jasmine Bridal
Cupcakes: Sassy Sweets by Monique- Folsom
Flowers: Olivia Rose at Tulips and Tangerines
Decor: DIY by the bride
Hair and makeup: Morgan Patton
Ceremonial music: Ovation Strings