As a recommended wedding photographer at Nella Terra Cellars, I've had the joy of working with many couples on their special day. One of the most memorable weddings I've had the privilege to photograph was Whitney's. Not only did she grow up on the winery, but she also works as a vendor at Nella Terra Cellars. She's familiar with my work and how I collaborate with couples throughout the wedding day. It was an honor to be chosen as her photographer, knowing how much she values my skills.
A Love Story Worth Capturing
Whitney and Ty's love story began with friendship. They met through Whitney's brother and traveled the world together as a group, sharing amazing memories. In 2015, their love blossomed, and they've been inseparable ever since. In 2017 they welcomed a baby boy and in 2019 they celebrated their union surrounded by family and friends. Throughout their relationship, Whitney and Ty have shown that true love can grow from a deep friendship. Their journey together has taken them across the globe, strengthening their bond and creating lasting memories.
Their wedding day was a beautiful reflection of their love story. Surrounded by their closest friends and family, Whitney and Ty exchanged vows and promised a lifetime of support and love. The atmosphere was filled with laughter, tears of joy, and heartfelt moments that they will always cherish.
A Vendor's Fairytale Wedding at Nella Terra Cellars
Whitney couldn't imagine getting married anywhere other than Nella Terra Cellars, her family's winery. She grew up on the property and used to slide down the hills in a cardboard box. Now, those same hills are covered in beautiful verdant vineyards.
As a vendor herself, she was concerned that her wedding day might feel like work, but it was the exact opposite. The event was brimming with love, joy, and unforgettable moments that made her special day truly magical.
A Fun and Heartwarming Ceremony
The winery was perfect for Whitney and Ty's ceremony, with the green vineyards and stunning scenery all around. As they exchanged their vows, they were simply glowing, and it was easy to see the love between them. Friends and family were all smiles, enjoying the gorgeous moment.
Whitney and Ty's toddler had his own plan during the ceremony. Feeling right at home at "Papa and Boba's house," he decided to play on the lawn instead of walking down the aisle. I quickly stepped in, guiding him back on track to run to his daddy.
One of the most special aspects of the ceremony was the officiant, Whitney's brother. Since he is also close friends with Ty, it all felt very personal and comfortable. Whitney and Ty cherished every word he shared.
The ceremony was a perfect mix of touching moments and lighthearted fun, showing the couple's love and commitment in a genuine way. It was a day everyone will remember fondly.
The Magical Transformation
The reception took place under Nella Terra's massive white tent, a staple for wedding celebrations on the property. Whitney is intimately familiar with the tent, having worked with it many times as a vendor. So she was blown away by the transformation of the tent for her own wedding. It really was so beautiful, with the soft pink decor and greenery throughout.
Whitney's talented team of vendors worked tirelessly to create a stunning reception space that was both elegant and inviting. The tent was adorned with romantic string lights, lush floral arrangements, and chic décor elements. Guests were treated to a delicious meal, followed by a night of dancing and laughter. Whitney and Ty's reception was a true celebration of their love and the beginning of their new life together.
The dance floor was alive with energy as the band played hit after hit, keeping guests on their feet all night long. The laughter and joy that filled the air were contagious, creating a truly unforgettable evening for everyone lucky enough to be in attendance.
Choosing vendors was a breeze for Whitney, or at least compared to other brides. Since she works as a vendor, she already had relationships with multiple wedding vendors. Her notes about each are in quotes below.
Florist: Sarah's Garden - "a serious game changer and I'm so happy with how everything turned out, she was a dream to work with"
Tuxedos: Men's Wearhouse
Band: Entourage - "I found Entourage the band during a girls night out and we couldn't stay off the dance floor. When it came time to hire a band, I went back to see who was playing at the venue that night and hired them."
DJ/MC: Rob with Ace Entertainment - "a friend who I trust in the industry"
Videographer: Vow and Covenant
Wedding Planner: Simply Lovely Events - "none other but my friends at Simply Lovely Events, they're amazing and their help and hard work was so appreciated"
Makeup: Bay Area Beautiful - "also a friend in the industry, loved my glam team"
Paper Goods: Minted
Desserts: Kitty Wong Bakery
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