Anna and Jon met in Oakland in 2013 through work. While it was not love at first sight, they eventually fell for one another and have been going on many adventures together since. Some of their most important adventures include Jon's proposal to Anna in Turks and Caicos and when they officially became husband and wife on 2/22/22. This date holds a special place in their hearts and it's a day they'll never forget.
On their wedding day, Anna and Jon got ready separately in rooms at the Hyatt House in San Ramon. Anna's twin sister, Ada, helped her into her stunning gown and she did a big reveal to the bridesmaids. Everyone in the room was filled with joy and excitement for the couple. As the guys prepared for the day, their room was filled with a chill vibe - highlighting their camaraderie.
Their first look with each other was a special moment filled with anticipation for the events to come. They shared an excitement of seeing each other in their best outfits and off all the scheduled moments for the day. As the calm of this moment began to set in, we were brought to the next moment: driving to and arriving at the wedding venue of their dreams! Once arriving, their family awaited the moment to see them. They chose to do a family first look, including with their beloved corgi, Belle.
The wedding party portraits at The Bridges Golf Club in San Ramon were just as special. The bridesmaids and groomsmen all dressed in their elegant attire, creating stunning images against the beautiful backdrop of the venue. The couple also took separate portraits with their chosen bridesmaids and groomsmen, capturing the unique relationships they share with each member of their wedding party.
Anna and Jon's couple portraits around the venue were simply breathtaking. They walked hand in hand through the well known tunnel at The Bridges Golf Club. Our golf cart ride back to the ceremony area was surrounded by the stunning views of the golf course and the mountains. The intimate moments they shared during this time will be treasured for years to come.
The ceremony was held overlooking the golf course and, although it was a very windy day, nothing could dampen the couple's love for each other. They exchanged vows in front of their closest family and friends and the love and support from their community was felt by all. As they exited the ceremony, the guests blew bubbles - helping it feel straight out of a fairytale!
After the ceremony, Anna and Jon took some time for themselves as newlyweds, taking in the moment and enjoying each other's company. They took portraits, capturing the joy and happiness they felt in that moment.
As the reception began, the atmosphere was filled with excitement and celebration. The couple made a grand entrance, with a shower of cold sparklers, and their wedding party as a tunnel. As everyone got settled, speeches began! The speeches were touching and filled with love and humor.
Jon made a unique twist on the traditional bouquet toss by tossing a plush into the crowd. Both Anna and Jon danced with their parents in a sweet and emotional first dance. The cold sparklers added a unique touch to these dances.
As the sun set behind the mountains, the couple took a break from the dance floor for some beautiful golden hour portraits. The warm light was a perfect match for their love and happiness. With the structured parts of the day over, both Anna and Jon let loose in front of the camera. Their joy was felt so clearly through the images.
The dance floor was filled with energy as guests danced the night away with fiber optic wands, creating a lively and fun atmosphere. Anna and Jon were dance floor more than most newlyweds and it made for some killer reception photos. Take a page out of their story and make sure to dance at your wedding reception!
Anna and Jon ended their wedding reception with a private dance, just the two of them, and it was a beautiful moment. The way they fell into one another's arms gave us *all the feels* and showed how deeply comforted they are with each other.
As they made their exit, friends and family waved fiber optic wands, creating a magical and unforgettable moment. Anna and Jon's love for each other and their family and friends was evident in every moment captured.
Photography/Videography: Trevor & Elisebeth
Day of Coordinator: Lisa Quach
Hair & Makeup Artist: Glam by Vicky
Dress: Stella York
Menswear: Men's Wearhouse
Florist: Trish Johnston Floral Designer
Venue: The Bridges Golf Club
Desserts: Always Yours Bakery Cafe
DJ: Ron Davis
Reception Sparklers: Entourage Events