Natalie and Tommy - Chalk Hill Winery Wedding

March 12, 2015

Natalie & Tommy
August 23, 2014
Chalk Hill Winery - Healdsburg, CA

This featured wedding was one I second shot alongside the incredibly talented Megan Clouse Photography last summer, and now that it's been published I can finally share their beautiful day!

No detail was overlooked for Tommy and Natalie's stunning wedding at the Chalk Hill Winery in Healdsburg.  From the moment I walked into Tommy's hotel suite to photograph him and his groomsmen getting ready, I knew the day would be full-to-the-brim with elegance and amusement.

The Chalk Hill Winery is by far one of my favorite venues, with so many different elements to the property and beautiful views that take your breath away.  A mission style chapel sits perched on top a vineyard-spread hill, which is where we arranged for Tommy and Natalie to have their first look and take portraits.  They were then escorted to their ceremony in a vintage Packard, which comes with a great story.  You see, ever since Natalie was a small girl, her father's best friend promised to let her use his Packard on her wedding day; when he passed away only recently, the family was devastated to lose somebody so close.  But, they were taken completely by surprise when they learned that he put in his will for Natalie to use the Packard whenever she so happened to get married.  Even after his passing he made sure to keep his promise, making the car ever that much more special.  Having the car there no doubt made them feel as though their family friend was there in spirit.

The ceremony commenced on the beautiful lawn, with a swanky cocktail hour immediately following.  A quartet playing only rock songs entertained their guests, and tasty treats were passed around for everyone to enjoy before being shuttled to their next destination.  The reception was located in the equestrian pavilion, set a top another hill with views of the chapel, gardens and rolling vineyards.  An amazing dinner was served before the heart-felt and hilarious toasts were made, and dancing began immediately after with the awesome 80's cover band, Tainted Love, playing into the night.  Tommy and Natalie even hired a cigar roller, which was a huge hit among the gentlemen who gathered on the balcony puffing smoke into the sunset.  Yes, this was by far one of the most detailed and fun weddings I've had the honor of accompanying with Megan Clouse, and I'm so grateful to have been there to experience it in all it's glory.



Venue: Chalk Hill Winery

Coordinator: Stephanie Beer

Catering: Starks

Florals: Kathleen Deery

Rentals: Hartmann Studios & Wine Country Party & Events

Officiant: Monsignor Gardin

Makeup: Katie Nash

Hair: Rachel Vaden

Quartet: Quartet Rouge

Pianist: Steve Rubardt

Band: Tainted Love

Cake: Fleur de Lisa

Cigar Roller: Oye Productions

Lighting: ATL Events

Transportation: Pure Luxury