I had the pleasure last weekend to photograph such a classy and gorgeous wedding on the Mendocino Coast in Westport, California. The bride and groom had a smaller wedding and it allowed them to concentrate on all of the smaller details which made every last moment even more special. Qejere and Matt have a special love that not everyone is lucky enough to find. But they have found their love and they’re so lucky to have each other.
The drive takes about 2.5 hours from Humboldt County and about the same from the Bay area. I arrived and there wasn’t a cloud in the sky. No wind. Just simple bliss. The Northern California coast is beautiful but unpredictable; we have a lot of wind and days that are overcast. Not for Matt and Qejere’s day. I started with the bridal details. They had spent a lot of time hand picking and curating each piece so I wanted to do it justice. I then went over to the groom’s suite to photograph his details and him getting ready. Then it was the bride’s turn. I have a thing for black and white getting ready photos. They make a special moment feel even more emotional and raw. Then came time for their ceremony. It was what everyone would have hoped for when two people join each other when they share a great love. The rest of the the time: the bridal party portraits, bride and groom portraits and the reception were just as great. Please make sure to check out all of the amazing vendors that were a part of this day at the bottom of the page. Thank you for letting me document your love Matt and Qejere. It was such a pleasure!
First let me tell you, this venue is to die for. It’s quaint, it’s classic and it’s epic. All in one.
Just look at that gorgeous coastline!
They had such a gorgeous invitation suite. I love it when my couples use wax seals to give it that extra touch!
Now onto Matt’s details…
Their dinner was served family style. I loved this shot of the caterer counting place settings.
Now it was time for our bride and groom to get ready. It’s one of my favorite parts of the wedding day!
There is nothing sweeter than a mama helping her baby girl get ready, am I right?
Qejere was such a beautiful bride/goddess!
Now let’s have these two get married!
My favorite time of the wedding day… bride and groom portraits!!!! Bring on the romantical moments!
All of this beautifulness you saw wouldn’t be possible without the other amazing vendors:
Venue: Switzer Farm
Bride and Bridesmaids dresses: David’s Bridal
Rings: Tiffany & Co
Floral Design: Flora Organica Designs
Videographer: Classic Photographers
Cake: Made by Maid of Honor
Catering: Karina’s Catering