A few weeks back, I had the pleasure of meeting an incredible couple and their close-knit group of friends and family from around the globe! Alex and Natalya planned a destination wedding for April 13th at Jaccuzzi Winery in Sonoma, but for the two nights prior, they hired me to capture all the fun they planned for their guests. For Friday evening, I met them at one of Sonoma's premiere event studios, Suite D, for welcome drinks and a fabulous dinner.
I enjoyed being surrounded by new cultures (guests flew in from Russia, Kazakhstan, England and more) and hearing many beautiful languages. I also had the honor of being a part of their Shabbat celebration; Alex and Natalya included their guests in the ceremony by lighting candles, praying together, drinking wine and breaking bread for their loved ones.
Their dear friends even gifted them a new iPhone with a custom case-- a cute photo of Alex and Natalya!
There were so many sweet moments throughout the night, and they made me feel so comfortable and part of the group. Here's a little preview from their first night in the wine country, and night two at Envolve Winery will be on my blog tomorrow...