Fast forward a few short weeks, and again, I have the pleasure of working with a wonderful couple, Stephanie and Richard, at the beautiful Wente property, and this time on the other side, close to the wine cave, and on a lovely terraced lawn where Wente often hosts top notch entertainment names like Chris Isaac, The Beach Boys, and Tony Bennett! Speaking of entertainment, Richard is the lead guitarist with one of the top bay area bands, Livewire! It’s always fun to work with couples who have ties to the wedding and event industry because they really know how to make an event a rockin’ good time! Stephanie and Rich saw each other in a private moment before the ceremony, and we got most of the photography done before anyone even walked down the aisle! They knew they wanted to really have a great time once the flow of the event started, and seeing each other before helped calm their nerves and ensure they’d be ready to enjoy the celebration with friends and family from around the world!! Richard’s father sang the “Our Father” blessing in Basque, and Stephanie’s father, originally from Germany, gave a really sweet toast! Stephanie’s sister was her “go-to” Matron of Honor, and you could see that these sisters have a very special relationship! I was especially touched when she spoke of her daughters and how she could see them developing that magical connection that only sisters have! I also LOVED seeing my Big Sur River Inn wedding couple, Kelly & Kevin, and I know we are so excited for their wedding coming up in September. It is the most wonderful thing in my business when people become a part of the Mill Cottage family, and refer their friends and family into my loving care, entrusting me with their memories, and knowing that I am the person they want to preserve their most happy and fun moments! I am indeed very lucky!