Ashlei and Steffen - Sonoma Wedding Reception

June 24, 2015

Ashlei and Steffen
May 15th, 2015
The Swiss Hotel, Sonoma CA

Sometimes, plans fall apart in order to make way for something more fitting and beautiful... at least, that was the case with Ashlei and Steffen's wedding.  Originally, they were planning a huge wedding with all the bells and whistles, but when it came down to it, they decided a private ceremony and separate wedding reception suited them better.  I wasn't able to witness their nuptials, but I was so happy they invited me along to capture their reception on the back patio of the historic Swiss Hotel in downtown Sonoma.

Ashlei and Steffen have been together for years- I went to high school with them and remember when they began dating wayyyyy back when.  It's one of those love stories that people hear about and are reminded that true love in fact *does* exist... and they make it look easy, like a real-life fairytale.  With three beautiful children by their side, they've built a beautiful life around them already.  It's obvious to anyone that they were already committed to each other and their family, but Ashlei and Steffen decided it was time to make their union official.  They wanted to celebrate with their loved ones, including their European family who flew all the way from Norway to congratulate the happy family-- such a special treat!

I love that this entire day was all about family and the love they share.  Even the cake was made by Steffen's mom, who did an outstanding job making it look super professional and pretty.  It was such an honor to be a part of this day...  I'm just so inspired by the sincerity, abundant love and commitment that this family shares.  Thank you for having me, and I hope you enjoy this recap from your beautiful day. xo