Wow, what a great day at Thunderbird Ranch in Healdsburg, CA for Dana and Alex’s wedding! They were surrounded by their closest friends and family in the middle of wine coutry! Thunderbird Ranch is 1.5 hours north of San Francisco in Sonoma County. Their wedding venue features old west architecture, train cars and a covered dance floor! That dance floor was packed from start to finish thanks to DJ Odiaka!
Every detail was thought of by the Ooh La La Wedding and Events team! It was so nice working with Kaitlyn, Jordyn & Alyah! The guests enjoyed games during cocktail hour including, ping pong, corn hole and ladder ball. The bride’s sister, Sarah made all of the pies that were served! They smelled amazing! The bride made all of the centerpieces and her mom made the bouquets!
The girls got ready in the passenger dining car and the guys got ready in the railroad caboose!
My assistant, Tara grabbed this shot of the groom and his groomsmen hanging out beside one of the train cars on the property! Nice shades guys!
Dana with her brother and his adorable family! Two cute ring bearers and two pretty flower girls!
There was lots of time for family photos on their wedding day which was wonderful!
The prettiest flower girls with perfect curls and flower crowns! Special thanks to my second shooter, Summer for these adorable images!
I love outdoor ceremonies!
The bride’s brother-in-law, Nick officiated the ceremony.
Hooray! They’re married!
Group hug with their wedding party!
On the way to cocktail hour!
Their guests enjoyed dinner and drinks on picnic benches in the shade! Mark’s the Spot provided a great dinner which included “Salt and Pepper Tri-Tip”, “Wine Country Pulled Pork”, “Roasted Corn Salad”, “Red Jacket Potato Salad” and “Arugula and Pear Salad”. Lots of great vegetarian options! Their seating chart helped guests find their table. Each table had a lavender plant with a wire number designation.
Fun photo opportunities at Thunderbird for the groom’s cousins!
Honey sticks with tags that read “So SWEET of you to join us!” were their wedding favors!
Their wedding stationary suite which included their RSVP card, wedding day details, invitation, menu and program!
I just LOVE Dana’s rose gold emerald cut engagement ring with rose gold wedding band! Bling bling!
Their bar menu which included wine from Bliss Family Vineyards (Mendocino County based) and beer from Anchor Steam (San Francisco based) and Deschutes Brewery (Portland based). Cheers!
Their first dance as husband and wife!
The bride’s dad selected a special song for his dance with his daughter!
Their ring bearers had major dance moves! Their flower girls did too!!
Let them eat PIE! Yum!
Fun dance moves plus fun camera light techniques! The market lights that hung above the dance floor made for some fun light patterns!
The groom dedicated the last song to his new bride!
Thank you again Dana and Alex for allowing me to be a part of your wedding day! I wish you the best! For those that would like more details about my wedding photography please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call me at 707-892-3565! I look forward to learning more about your big day! Natasha