Jessica & Nick were married alongside their family and friends at the Blue Heron Restaurant in Coarsegold on Saturday, May 12th.
They were such a cute and entertaining couple during their engagement shoot last year, that I was really looking forward to watching their quirky antics with each other once again, and surely they did not let me down!
I started at a family member's home with all of the ladies as they got prepared for the big day....hair, make-up, the works. The weather was starting off a little warm so we were all doing our best to keep cool and keep positive....but that was pretty easy with the great group of friends that Jessica had as her entourage.
As soon as we finished with hair and make-up, we headed outside for some great portraits of the girls just being themselves.
There was a great little field just across from the house that we were able to get some nice pictures of the ladies....very whimsical.
Once we got to the Blue Heron we had a few minutes to kill while we waited for the beautiful bouquets made by a close friend.....shoe shots!!!
The front entry was a great place out of teh heat, yet some great reflective light....yummy
The purple colors really popped against the natural wood and greens.....a really nice combo
Nick was ready to go, and the guys were a pretty funny group....some great friendships there
The guests were able to get a head start of the cocktail hour as they waited inside the air-conditioned reception room until the ceremony began....I always love a "happy" crowd!
The iron gazebo was one of the pretiest I've seen in a really long time...perfect with the blue sky
As soon as the ceremony was over, the entire group was ready to party...so first we got some group shots out of the way and then we headed to the other side of the lakes for a great off-the-beaten-path spot!
The "off-the-beaten-path" spot....the ceremony was held on that large knoll in the background.
I love these in the high grass...I have a favorite spot up at Shaver Lake in the summer that this reminds me of...awwww
So Jessica had this idea of taking a ring shot with the day's newspaper....for reason of showing the date and of course keeping the actual paper as a keepsake itself....well as I was flipping through to get the "right" angle...I don't think I could have found a more fitting heading!
"CLOSE TO THE HEART"
The indoor reception was lovely...and people were on the dance floor from the minute the reception started to the very last minute of the night...this was a great party crowd....and such an amazing energy in the room!
You could tell that Jessica & Nick planned to have a great time on their special day...and that everyone there that day was special to them...
As the sun began to set.....you could tell that the newly weds had truely enjoyed theri day and I was greatful to have been a part of it!
Congratulations Mr & Mrs Pent!!!! To many great years and hope to keep working with you in the future!
I would like to acknowledge The Blue Heron Restaurant & Sweet Dreams Cakery as part of thise beautiful wedding!