July 28, 2021

Hope Glen Farm, Cottage Grove | Summer Wedding

Caitlin and Eli are the absolute sweetest couple and their genuine joy and laughter made this wedding so much fun to photograph!  We were beyond excited to be back at Hope Glen Farm, and the day could not have been more perfect!  The morning began with Hair by Jessica Daley and Amy Rachael Makeup and the ladies were all smiles as they prepared.  Caitlin’s mother helped her into her stunning dress from a&be Bridal Shop and her first look with her father was absolutely beautiful.  She and Eli have the most amazing families and it was such a treat to spend the day celebrating with them!

One of our favorite moments on a wedding day is the bride and groom’s first look.  When Eli turned to see Caitlin holding her gorgeous bouquet from The Cutting Garden, we were again reminded of why we love what we do!  Their authentic emotion, filled with both laughter and tears, was a true honor to capture, and we are so grateful to have been able to document it.  We began portraits together and were soon joined by the wedding party in their gorgeous Azazie bridesmaids dresses and suits by Men’s Wearhouse.  This group of family and friends were such a blast to hang out with, and we had the best time taking photos together!

Following a beautiful ceremony, guests transitioned to the reception where they enjoyed speeches, dinner from This Little Piggy, and desserts by Sara’s Tipsy Pies.  First dances followed, and Adagio DJ ended the evening with an epic dance party.  We topped off the night with some portraits under the stars and an incredible sparkler exit!  Caitlin and Eli, we can’t even begin to tell you how much it meant to be a part of your wedding.  We are so happy for you both, and hope your Lake Tahoe honeymoon was amazing!