dare i say that ben and amanda were one of my most favorite couples in my career thus far? every single aspect of their wedding day anchored itself with the union of their lives and their emerging family! it was small and intimate gathering of only their closest friends and family who joined them at the Kritser Ranch – rich with history of Ben’s family for over 100 years! Meeting them beneath fall skies to witness their wedding is truly something that i will carry with me forever.
Amanda surprised her mother in law with a personalized handkerchief.
adorable kyndall came in just before the ceremony to give her mom some special kisses
the happy family!
one of my most favorite aspects of their wedding day was a special Redwood Tree that was planted by their friends to commemorate their new beginnings.
ben and his friend collaborated to refurbish this canoe for the following series of photos! we had briefly discussed this idea during their engagement session so it was a very pleasant surprise to see this awaitng us for photos on their wedding day! Ben personalized it with their family brand and their wedding date!Freeman’s flowers never fails to impress me with their stunning and classic decor! They transformed an empty restaurant into a beautiful venue for their big celebration!
ben, amanda, and kyndall… your day was surreal. and perfection. and i’m so honored to have been there to forever suspend this moment in your lives! thank you thank you thank you for making me a part of this process and for opening your hearts and homes! you are two beautiful individuals who put so much faith, trust and love into the other. i am eternally inspired by your love story!
Venue: Kritser Ranch
Redwood Tree: Billy and Dana Krause of Krause Landscaping
Bridal Hair: Kyla Dankworth Dodgin of Hair Unlimited
Bridal Gown & Shoes: Vera Wang White Collection
Reception Gown: The Limited
Handkerchiefs: Embroidery by Melissa
Groom’s Boots: Western Leather Craft
Floral, Decor and Event Coordination: Freeman’s Flowers
Cake: CookieLand by Cheree Dawson
Catering: Becky McKinley of Dining by Design
Entertainment: Emerald City