OH beautiful, wonderful Lauren and Jessica. If you were lucky enough to catch their engagement session when I blogged it, then you know these two beautiful ladies have my heart. Honestly, I didn’t think I could love them any more than I already did and then I went to their wedding and had the truly beautiful and blessed experience of getting to meet the people that love them and are so SO very happy they are now married. Lauren and Jessica have an amazing love story. They grew up together and have this lovely shared history. They are both one of three sisters. They both have incredible parents. They both have fierce and loyal friends who love them mightily. It’s no surprise that I sobbed at this wedding. How could I not? How could I not be moved by the boundless love and incredible joy that burst from every seam at this wedding. I don’t think there was a dry eye during their ceremony. It was absolutely perfect and I am so grateful we got to be a part of it. Lauren and Jessica we love you so very much! Thank you doesn’t seem like enough for having us be part of your wedding.
I would be remiss to not mention that this wedding was the final wedding at Paradise Ridge Winery. It was destroyed in the wee hours of the Sunday morning following their wedding in the Tubbs fire that ripped through Santa Rosa. We have loved photographing weddings at Paradise Ridge as well as drinking their wine. We truly hope they will find peace and love as they recover and rebuild. We are so grateful for the time we spent at their venue and can’t wait to be a part of their new endeavors. They are a true testament of Santa Rosa Strong.