Thursday, February 17, 2011

Mark & Michelle - Auburn, CA Wedding

No, not the candy. Although that might be interesting.

I'm referring to the lovely Northern California couple Mark & Michelle, who recently wed in the quaint town of Auburn, CA.  It was a somewhat traditional ceremony in an ornate church that was constructed in 1858, followed by a not-so-traditional reception in a small restaurant which goes by the name Monkey Cat (not kidding). The owner closed the restaurant down for the afternoon so the bride and groom could sip on drinks and mingle with their guests in a room that seemed almost entirely made of dark wood.

This was the first time I had photographed a wedding without meeting the couple in person before the big day. With about a 2 hour drive between us, it seemed easier for both parties to rely on email and phone calls... but I'd never have guessed it, as within minutes it felt like we had already met numerous times.