I’ve been so excited for this particular blog post ever since I met Lauren and Roddy! The first time I talked with them I knew that I would be counting down the days. I remember during their engagement session we couldn’t stop laughing and that carried over to their wedding day as well! We were going through the grapevines and her laugh was so contagious we had to stop for a few minutes before we lost the sun to just laugh for a little bit.
I flew into San Francisco a few days before their wedding to do some sightseeing and I fell in love with California all over again! I hadn’t been there in almost 3 years and I was excited to see what had changed and what had stayed the same. I had never gone outside of the city to explore more, so when I got to Vacaville, I knew I was meant to be there. Vacaville is a little outside Napa but is filled with fairs, wineries, and rolling mountains. This was a place I could be comfortable in because it had the best feeling being in that small town.
Sunday is finally here and it is their wedding day!!!! I got to their hotel that morning with coffee in hand, ready for the best day ever. While the bridal party was doing makeup and getting dressed the guys were down the hall in their suite getting ready and watching car shows that even I became interested in.
When we got to Yin Ranch I knew that this was going to be a gorgeous day! They decided not to share the first look and one of my favorite moments the entire day is when Roddy turned around to see his bride walking down the aisle, it was such a sweet moment. I don’t remember exactly what their vows were but I remember that everyone was wiping happy tears in the audience, including myself.
This reception was a PARTY! Everyone was on the dance floor! There was even a surprise planned for Lauren where Footloose was playing and I don’t know how many people learned the dance and performed it for her, but I lost count! You could feel the love between all of the families there that night, and I was so honored to be a part of it.
Lauren and Roddy, I have so much love for yall and I can’t wait till we get to see each other again!
Venue: Yin Ranch
Catering/Bakery: Famous Creations
DJ: DJ Barnett