Kim & Chris | Armstrong Redwoods & Vine Hill House Wedding Photography

They met when their mutual friends converged into a large group at midnight. Chris played hard to get, waiting an entire week before calling. But ever since then, they’ve been inseparable. Four years later, Kim and Chris ventured up north with their friends and family in tow to be wed. It was such a beautiful day filled with thoughtful, personal details: their two pups Sherlock & Watson at their side during the ceremony; the elegant combination of metallics and succulents; cheese in lieu of a wedding cake; a piñata they made themselves; a whiskey tasting bar; and especially the beautiful outdoor settings amidst the redwoods and the vineyards that they chose for their wedding day.

 

Unplugged ceremonies are the best! The couple asked guests to remain in their seats and stay present in the moment rather than trying to get that shot on their phones. It was such a beautiful setting in the redwoods too.

Chris with Watson and Holmes! And wonderful live music from some family friends.

 

After the ceremony in the redwoods, we headed to Vine Hill House for a wonderful reception in the back yard, surrounded by the vineyards.

Love the mix and match of these copper and rose gold metallics!

 

Despite the fact that Chris really doesn’t like having his portrait taken, he was totally game for a quick sunset session, and it was absolutely magical.

Love!

 

And just as the sun went down, it was time to transition to party time.

A wonderful first dance.

A whiskey tasting bar in the grotto.

And piñata time!

Love that Chris’ wedding band has a strip of redwood going across the middle too.

Cheers to Kim & Chris! Congratulations on a beautiful wedding.

Wedding Vendors:

Photographer: Anna Wu Photography
Ceremony Venue: Armstrong Redwoods California State Park
Reception Venue: Vine Hill House, Sebastopol, California
Hair: Ali Schoenberger
Makeup: Catherine Freeland
Florist: Hiroshi Hayama
Wedding Dress: Essence of Australia
DJ: AMS Entertainment
Cheese In lieu of Cake: Cheese School of San Francisco

Anna Wu is a wedding and portrait photographer based in San Francisco, California. She combines a “fine art” aesthetic, with a photojournalistic approach to beautifully and intuitively capture the moments of a wedding day. Follow her daily adventures on instagram and view more of her work at annawu.com.

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