This lovely wedding was held at the beautiful Hans Fahden Winery in Calistoga. Sandie and Erik told me the idea behind their wedding was “Mexican hacienda meets California sunshine” held over the 4th of July weekend. With a wonderful blend of cultures, a super laid back bride, six little flower girls, yummy food and gorgeous weather, this wedding had me grinning from ear to ear all night long.
You will not find a more laid back bride than Sandie, kicking her feet up and eating an apple about 5 minutes from walking down the aisle.
Erik wore a guyabera, a traditional Mexican wedding shirt for men, as a nod to Sandie’s background, coupled with a yarmulke, as a nod to his.
Hans Fahden is a truly amazing place: lush gardens, a lake, lots of hidden romantic corners, vineyards, and a wine cave. Perfect place for a wedding.
Wedding cake, homemade Mexican wedding cookies and homemade jam as favors:
Maybe it’s because I like dancing and music and can’t keep my feet still when I hear a good song, but I love shooting receptions.
A rare private moment: