The Couple: Hollye and Will
The Wedding: 10.11.12 – Annadel Estate Winery, Santa Rosa, California
The Photographer: Chrisman Studios
Junebug: What three adjectives best describe your wedding?
Hollye and Will: Rustic, Intimate, Sweet.
Junebug: What inspired your personal wedding style, and how did you incorporate your style and personalities into your big day?
Hollye: Having viewed hundreds of weddings as a photographer, I had a clear sense of what I wanted and didn’t want. Intimate and beautiful was my goal. To create the intimacy, all the food was served family style. We had dinner down a long table where everyone could pass food and mingle. All the desserts were made by our parents, aunts and Wills grandmother.
Junebug: Looking back, what are the moments, decisions or memories that you love the most about your wedding?
Hollye: Seeing my husband before the ceremony gave time to photograph the family shots and allowed plenty of time for intimate shots of the two of us during cocktail hour. I also loved that the wedding was small. The toughest part of our wedding was narrowing down the guestlist but it was one of the best decisions we made. Since we had our wedding on a Thursday it allowed us to get all the best vendors we wanted and saved us a little money on the venue. We used that savings to hire our favorite vendors. You truly get what you pay for in the wedding industry and we didn’t want to have to skimp on a few key items i.e. photography, catering, coordination, etc. Hiring a coordinator was so important! Even though I’ve been to a lot of weddings, Victoria helped it run seamlessly. And as far as moments go…my favorites were seeing the love of my life at the end of the aisle and our first dance together.
Junebug: What specifically drew you to Chrisman Studios and their imagery?
Hollye: I love the Chrisman’s use of off-camera lighting and unique angles. They take a lot of chances with their imagery and the results are always stunning. You can see by their images that its not just a job to them, it’s a passion. Plus Erin and Ben are both equally talented photographers and they work great as a team, which makes for even better photos at the end of the day.
The Wedding Team:
Photographer: Chrisman Studios
Event Planner: Victoria Canada
Ceremony & Venue: Annadel Estate Winery
Videographer/Film Maker: Bright Bokeh
Officiant: Bill Ozleowski
Invitation Designer: Dapper Paper
Catering: Jessica Lasky Catering
Florist: Brown Paper Design
Wedding Dress: Vera Wang
Groom & Groomsmen’s Apparel & Accessories: Hugo Boss
Hair & Make-up: Deanna Rene
DJ: DJ Sol
Live Music: Bryce Mulholland
Transportation: California Wine Tours
Favors: String Dolls
Rentals: Wine Country Party