Highland Dell Lodge Wedding | Monte Rio | Rebecca and Michael

To say I’ll not soon forget this wedding would be the understatement of the century! Everything about Michael and Rebecca’s beautiful Highland Dell Lodge wedding was rich in Bavarian tradition.  There were so many elements that held such sentimental meaning for everyone involved. From the jewelry Rebecca wore that was borrowed from Michael’s grandmother in Germany, to the wedding dress custom made for her in a neighboring village to where Michael grew up and his parents still live to this day.

Rebecca also has two daughters, to whom Michael gifted two gorgeous necklaces at the wedding ceremony.  It was so touching.  And my favorite part…wait for it…their wedding cake was actually three wheels of their favorite cheeses.  Jon and I don’t always partake in the dessert but I am here to tell you YES, we ate the cheese and it was DELICIOUS!!

Michael’s family came all the way from Bavaria for the wedding and only spoke German, I loved listening to them talk and laugh and celebrate together.  Although many of the guests did not speak english, it’s funny how love can be understood in any language, and the love was surely flowing that day! As heavy as the raindrops falling from the sky.  And I mean that quite literally.  It was clear and sunny right up until the outdoor ceremony started, and then it just poured buckets and buckets of rain.  But let me tell you, the rain didn’t deter anyone from having a wonderful time and made for a uniquely special wedding ceremony memory for everyone (Jon and I included)!

The celebration of the love that these two share was such an incredible thing to be able to document. Congratulations Michael and Rebecca! I have nothing but the best wishes for a future filled with endless laughter and boundless love for you and your family.

Highland Dell Inn wedding

Make-up artist : Darcy Hunt
Hair stylist : Brooklyn Santiago
Florist : Eve in the Garden
Ceremony Venue : Highland Dell Inn
Reception Venue : Highland Dell Inn
DJ / Band : Lucky Devils

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