Bride and Groom walking at the Sonoma Lodge

In the heart of Sonoma County lies a hidden gem that captivates couples seeking an intimate and enchanting setting for their elopement. Located in Glen Ellen California is the Sonoma Botanical Gardens, a sanctuary of natural beauty, provides a picturesque backdrop for an unforgettable celebration of love. From lush gardens to the serene pathways, every corner of this magical oasis invites couples to embark on a romantic journey like no other. Cat & Nick fell in love with this allure secret garden and celebrated their love by eloping at the Sonoma Botanical Garden. Despite the spring showers they shared the perfect day furthermore enjoying an extraordinary wedding experience.

Nestled amidst the rolling hills and vineyards, the Sonoma Botanical Gardens offers a breathtaking natural setting that left a lasting impression. Setting the Stage for Love Nick and Cat exchanged their vows under a canopy of blooming Whisteria. The gardens provided an ever-changing canvas of colors and scents, creating an enchanting atmosphere exuding romance and serenity.

Intimacy and Exclusivity:

Leading them through the ceremony was the great and powerful
Mandy Scott of Mandy Scott Events. She did the planning for Nick and Cat’s quaint celebration. Laif and I documented and witnessed these two reciting their “I dos” for their private ceremony. We both shed tears behind our cameras because of the intense energetic connection and heartfelt love these two shared for one another. It truly was a meaningful and beautiful experience to be apart of.

Natures Blooms:

Proceeding the ceremony we took the couple around the gardens for some couple’s portraits. It seemed that every little step in that place was an opportunity for creating magic. Nick and Cat danced their way over quaint little bridges and stole kisses from each other beneath blooming arbors. On our way out from the gardens we snapped a quick photo in front of the “Just Married” sign hung from their snazzy Jeep. It was a cute moment reflecting their fun personalities.

Personalized Sonoma Experience:

Nick and Cat made sure they wanted a wine country experience that they could call their own. We headed to the Lodge at Sonoma for an intimate reception in the courtyard under a majestic oak tree. Mandy set up a sweetheart table for the two to enjoy a champagne toast. They followed by cutting their gorgeous green princess cake with the cutest mouse couple cake topper. The conclusion of the day was a beautiful first dance to “How long will I love you” by Jack Ingram.

Lovers Delights:

Sometimes a couple comes along and displays a unique love story that touches your heart. Cat and Nick were the kind of couple a photographer dreams of getting to photograph. Cat & Nick were not only inspiring and fun to be around but also enjoyed the moment of the day. They created a magic in the images that just make you want to fall in love! We wish the happy couple a life of adventure as they embark on this new journey together through their unforgettable love story.

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