We loved everything about Brooke and David and their fall wedding at Scribe Winery. When we talked about what they really hoped the wedding day would be like, they mentioned repeatedly how excited they were about hearing the band, The Defibulators, play and sharing that with everyone at the wedding. (David works at iTunes and Brooke has a jewelry design company, Mason Stanley Jewelry, along with her friend Jess—they’ve got great taste in spades). So we did something pretty unusual: we planned for everyone to be 100% free and off-the-hook during their extended (90 minute long!) cocktail hour. There were lawn games and blankets on the hillside and plenty of space and time for everyone to just hang out. I have to think this would’ve been a great wedding to be a guest at!
All family photos and portraits were made before the ceremony, except for just a few portraits of the couple right as the sun set. The bride even made her bridal portraits a few weeks before the wedding. The real pay off of planning the day the way they did was that they had both great photos and so much time to really enjoy the company of their friends and families. We see so many weddings and I have to tell you having time with your guests is a real and rare luxury. It doesn’t happen by accident.