Today’s wedding is Chris and Jeff’s fabulous Calistoga Ranch wedding in wine country. It’s one of our favorite venues, and we had a great time with Chris and Jeff at their engagement session, so we we knew we were in for a treat.
Chris looking radiant during her preparation.
Fun first sight, you can tell Jeff liked what he saw!
We spent some time around the property shooting portraits before the ceremony. Love this one.
Drama! We don’t often get these great clouds, but when we do I have to take advantage.
This might be my favorite of the portraits.
The details. Another big details spread! We arrived a little early so we spent some time shooting some of the details of the Calistoga Ranch itself, as it’s such a stunning property. The vendors involved to pull off the rest of the details included, Betty Wan of Type A Planning, Valley Flora for the florals, Fleur De Lisa for the cake, Dave Tutton providing the music, and they had an extremely talented digital caricaturist do portraits during the reception by the name of Jon Casey.
Some great reactions during the toasts.
Jeff’s best man had a toast theme that included 3 stages of their evolution and friendship over the years that were symbolized by 3 different types of alcoholic beverages they consumed during those stages. From jungle juice to a fine cabernet. 🙂
It was a fun time on the dance floor!
Chris’ Dad showing them how it’s done!
Chris’ reaction. I don’t think she knew he had it in him!
Thanks to Chris and Jeff for inviting us along for the ride, we’ve really enjoyed getting to know you and your families!
chris - OMG> i LOVE!!! and LOVE the pic of my dad!! 😀
Betty - Gorgeous shots of the skies and the couple. They looked awesome. Love the detail shots too. Thanks Cliff and Malarie for a great day!
Ray (England) - Love the photos. Good to see you so happy. My best wishes for your future. Your friend in England, Ray.