HOLY SHIT WHERE DO I START?!
This day was pure perfection. First off when Emma Paul asked you to second shoot for her, you just say yes and don’t ask any further questions because it’s bound to be the best day ever!
Maddie & Will had the dreamiest California Mountain Wedding! Their fave place to spend time is in the mountains so it was a no brainer when choosing Graeagle. They invited all their closest friends & families to share the day with them. It was the PERFECT day for a wedding!! The two started their day getting ready in separate cabins with their wedding parties. Maddie & her girls popped champagne. I could not get over Maddie and how freakinnn STUNNING she was!!!!! Straight up glowing with happiness!!!
Will & his guys hung out while throwing back shots of whisky! He was SO excited and soon enough, it was time for Will to see his girl!!! We drove over to the cutest barn I have ever stepped foot in. What a dream to photograph them & their closest people in the mountains with the tall pines trees as a backdrop!! No doubt, these will be memories they’ll never forget!!!
The wedding ceremony backdrop was absolutely incredible. Under the tallest tree, right up against the mountain side with the sun beaming down like this was all meant to be. Their vows left them & everyone else (including me, let’s be honest) in tears and laughs. Will had me when he started out his vows with “Maddie you are looking like a FUCKING SNACK!” That just set the mood for the rest of the evening.
By the time their ceremony ended, it was golden hour, aka my fave time of the day!!! Emma and I ran to an open space that was lined by trees and tall dried grass for wedding party photos. And finally, their romantics!!! My jaw was on the floor at this point!!! I could tell that Maddie & Will were in heaven just soaking in that “holy shit we just got married” moment!!!!! Maddie couldn’t stop saying “this is the happiest day of my life!” After a tearful first dance, they got doooowwnn with their favvvv people on the dance floor all night long!!!
Location - The Corner Barn Graeagle, CA
Lead Photographer - Emma Wynn Paul
Florals - The Magnolia Mums
Makeup Artist - Jenna Make up Mama