Yaki and Kristen
August 16, 2008
Kristen and Yaki had a gorgeous setting for their wedding on Saturday. They got married at a winery in the Sonoma Valley, in a colorful garden surrounded by vineyards. Their reception took place inside a huge room filled with barrels and the sweet aroma of wine. Mike and I had never photographed a wedding at a winery, and we loved it! We especially loved Kristen’s free-spirited approach to being a bride, and all the hilarious moments with her equally fun friends. What made this wedding particularly special were the people who had traveled long distances to be there, including Yaki’s parents who had come all the way from Israel.
Congratulations, Kristen and Yaki! Thank you so much for including us in your wonderful wedding weekend!
Kristen had written funny descriptions of each of her “un-bridesmaids” in the program.
I love this moment when Kristen showed her friends the fabulous red boots she had chosen to wear.
Yaki’s father helping Kristen’s father get ready
Yaki was looking great!
Kristen’s friends gave input on the placement of the flowers in her hair.
Yaki’s mother and Kristen’s mother look on as Kristen finishes getting ready.
This was the moment when Kristen and Yaki saw each other before the ceremony.
This is one of my favorites of the day. What a gorgeous moment as they see each other for the first time.
Kristen had a stunning bouquet of mango calla lilies and pink roses.
Kristen and her dad
One of my favorite parts of the day was this moment when Yaki’s mother saw him before the ceremony.
Kristen and Yaki with their wedding party. I love how they were all wearing outfits of their own choice!
Their friend with her daughter and another on the way
A cute moment between Kristen and her parents, just before walking down the aisle.
The cocktail hour offered the guests lots of opportunities for wine tasting.
I borrowed their rings to take a picture of them with a wine bottle. I love the Cline Cellars logo in the background.
They displayed wedding photos of relatives. I saw this nice moment when Kristen’s father looked at one of the pictures.
What a great photo of her grandparents
Cline served dessert wine for the toasts.
Kristen’s parents, giving a toast
It was a funny moment when her friends discovered her red boots under her dress!
These two were trying to popularize a new dance: “The Michael Phelps”
They had costumes for the guests!