DeLoach Vineyards is a beautiful property in Santa Rosa. It has a homey feel which made it a perfect setting for Hannah and John’s intimate wedding. While their day included some of the main formalities of a typical wedding like a ceremony and toasts during their sit-down dinner reception, the over-arching feeling was more casual. And by the end of the night it felt like the lively house party that they envisioned for their DeLoach Vineyards Wedding.
Everyone started out in the guest house getting ready, Hannah upstairs with the ladies and John in the great room downstairs with the guys. The Star Wars fan in me truly appreciated Hannah’s t-shirt that read “Han’s Solo No More.”
After both Hannah and John were ready to go, we brought them out for their first look.
And as wonderful as that moment was, one of the more poignant memories was Hannah seeing her dad in a mutual first look. Before they saw each other, I was told this would special since she’s never seen her dad in formalwear and actually wasn’t expecting him to be dressed up, let alone wearing a tux.
After the first look and group portraits, we did a little exploration of the property and Hannah and John had some portrait time together for a bit before hiding out and waiting for their guests to arrive on site.
The ceremony was officiated by their best friend who did an absolutely killer job of mixing both humor and sincerity as he recalled observing the progression of Hannah and John’s relationship over the years, which started early in business school. They shared a love of wine, bike rides, and international trips together. For John, one of the first moments that comes to mind when thinking of their DeLoach Vineyards wedding is seeing Hannah walk down the aisle and the faces of all their friends and family.
Immediately following the ceremony, the newlyweds came inside to watch their witnesses and good friends sign the marriage license, before joining the rest of the guests in the back yard for cocktail hour.
As guests transitioned to the dinner, we snuck away to get some sunset portraits before they rejoined the group at the reception after the sun went down.
Following dinner and toasts, the guests were invited onto the dance floor, where the Lucky Devils Band played through the evening and kept the energy flowing. The main vision Hannah and John had for their wedding was to throw a party with their closest friends and family. It’s such a simple, yet powerful concept. One which I think allowed them to focus fully on their friends and family throughout the day and just enjoy the company of the people they loved the most.