A Wedding Among the Trees
Monte Rio is a small little town in Northern California, where trees blossom and nature speaks to you no matter where you go. The area features Redwoods and a flowing river that makes for a serene landscape. Robyn and Dan loved the idea of having their wedding close to the tallest trees on earth.
This wedding was so completely different from so many weddings I have photographed in the past. Usually they’re fairly extravagant, light and flowy, and rich with modern decor. I do really love seeing and capturing that, however something different is so awesome to be a part of!
Robyn and Dan wanted to have a wedding that encapsulated who they are. They are earthly people, down to earth, and treasure exploring, family, and friends above anything else.
With a Armstrong Redwoods wedding ceremony, all of their favorite things were brought into one place.
Their Magical Timeline
Throughout the day, this couple didn’t ever heed to surprise me and make me tear up. They started by having the most amazing entry to the ceremony ever. They sang “Can’t Help Falling in Love with You” as Robyn walked down the aisle. Dan also sang, and let me tell you, it was really hard to not allow tears to come flowing down my cheeks.
As Robyn finished walking down the aisle, the clouds parted and the sun shined down gloriously on the couple.
The wedding also featured this amazing VW bus, which transported the bride and groom to and from the ceremony, and of course made for amazing pictures! I was so excited to see this vintage bus the couple had brought with them.
The surprises didn’t stop there though. During their bridal party pictures, they took out these amazing masks that just fit the mood perfectly. We took some really awesome still shots featuring these masks, creating a mysterious and creative mood for the bridal party pictures.
The whole wedding was brought together perfectly with Robyn’s talent of DIY decor, the VW bus, Robyn’s sister in law florist, and the beautiful scenery of the Redwoods.
If you have a wedding that’s different and unique like this Redwoods wedding, I would more the love to attend and experience the best day of your life with you.
Catering and Reception venue: Highland Dell Lodge
Florist: Rita Wilson (Robyn’s sister in law)
All decor: Robyn (DIY!)