Oct 10, 2011

Mat and Hannah | Mendocino Wedding Photographer

I have photographed other family member’s weddings but this was a first… my baby sister was getting married. I remember when Mat and Hannah first asked me about who they should have photograph their wedding. They subtly hinted around to see if I wanted to just enjoy myself at the wedding or happily document their day. I simply said, ” Well, I know I’ll either be in your wedding or photographing it. What’s your choice?” “Umm, of course photographing it,” they exclaimed. No feelings hurt… I wouldn’t have had it any other way and I probably would have driven any other wedding photographer crazy… LOL.. no really I would.

Over the past year it has been so much fun helping the two of them brainstorm the theme and design of their wedding day. Love! But, let me tell you, this was a full DIY (do it yourself) wedding. Much time and work went into this beautiful day from Matt, Hannah and friends and family. Enjoy!

Hannah’s laced-strapless Ilissa dress was designed by Demetrios. Her gorgeous silk chiffon flower hair piece was created by Ola from Etsy.


Mat, the handsome groom!

Mat’s cuff links (a gift from Hannah) were designed by Wax Wing Jewelry.

The cutest flower girls and ring bearer EVER! (psst… our two are in the middle and on the right). Ring bearer bird nest was handmade by Sarah Sewell of the Papery Nook. Flower Girls dresses designed by Pink Princess and Ring bearer’s outfit by Dapper Lads.

Their first look!

Bridesmaid’s dress were by J Crew. Groom and groomsmen’s suits by Ralph Lauren…fitted and styled by Mat’s bestman, Travis Blakenship.

Flower design by Rosa of LR Farm.

Mat hand painted all of their the wedding signage. So talented!

Ceremony was held at the Mendocino Bay Overlook.

Jim, our dad #2, officiated the ceremony.

The Crown Hall in Mendocino was transformed into a gorgeous vintage reception.

Dad and Hannah.

I was doing pretty well with my emotions… until the father-daughter dance. As a watched our Dad pass Hannah off to Dad #2  it hit me. Yep, I turned a blubbering mess! And look at Mat’s mom, Michele. Her expression of love for her baby boy… priceless.

sigh… love.

 Mat and Hannah, we are so excited to see you married and enjoying life as husband and wife. Mat, we love you… you are the other half of Hannah and we couldn’t have asked for anything more for her… welcome to the family. Hannah, you are an amazing and beautiful person inside and out. I love you sister.

To see Mat and Hannah’s engagement session, click here. 

Thank you to Mat and Hannah’s vendors: Decor and Design by Matt Rowland Events, Catering by Bountiful Cuisine, Cupcakes and Bride and Groom cake by Harvest Market, DJ- Grant Peterson of GP Productions, Hair by Stacia of Pomagrante SalonLove Music Cupcake Toppers by Elizabeth Smillie, Heart Tags on Keys by Design Circus, Favor Vintage keys from Michele Copeman of Country Elegance


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