March 23, 2023
KENNY AND HANNAH’S WEDDING DAY
Kenny and Hannah are beautiful people. If there were ever two people who deserved an amazing wedding day, it’s them. What had started out as a rainy day forecast became a gorgeous, sun kissed wedding ceremony followed by a festive reception in the night air.
My heart still feels so warm when I think about their amazing day and the fact that they had such beautiful weather. Leading up to their wedding, we had some super intense storms and it was just magical that they missed the rain by one day. It was nothing short of spectacular and the joy and relief was palpable. (Not that I wouldn’t have donned my umbrella hat and ran through the vines with them soaking wet if that’s what the weather called for- rainy weddings can be a lot of fun- but let’s be real- no one wants rain on their wedding day!)
THE VENUE OF BELLA TERRA
Bella Terra is a brand new picture perfect wedding venue nestled in Paso Robles wine country, a sister venue to the long loved Terra Mia. Surrounded by vineyards and rolling hills, it boasts a white washed covered equestrian barn and a beautiful five bedroom mansion house for getting ready. There is a wide expanse of lawn with a babbling brook, string lights and a rustic bridge where Kenny and Hannah made their vows, and a wisteria covered arbor for dancing the night away. Simple modern elegance in a vineyard outdoor setting, Bella Terra has everything you would want for a fun and chic wedding day.
BRIDE AND GROOM GETTING READY
The bride and groom readied for the big day in their separate get-ready rooms in the Bella Terra Manor house. Lighting is so important for getting ready photos and bridal portraits, and Bella Terra has an ideal bridal suite were I was able to do beautiful stylized flat lays of their wedding invitations and accessories, along with super fun pictures and the groomsmen and bridesmaids with the help of my assistant Sasha. Having two photographers is really an asset when it comes to getting ready portraits and candids of the fun happening for both the bride and groom and their wedding party if you have the budget to spare.
Hannah made custom brightly colored pajamas for her bridesmaids with each ladies initials sewn on the pocket and matching feather trim around the cuffs. They wore fuzzy slippers and looked like a beautiful bridesmaids rainbow in their different shades. Kenny and his groomsmen played games and goofed around and even posed for some really fun photos in the spirit of the day.
Their wedding decor was simple and yet chic, with delicate white florals and touches of grey and blue throughout. The wedding party wore different shades of green-blue, grey and teal and looked so put together in their mismatched dresses, with each bridesmaids wearing the perfect style for her unique self. The groomsmen were handsome and sophisticated in light grey, and Kenny sported an heirloom pocket watch with his camel leather shoes and floral boutonnière.
THE WEDDING DECOR AND WEDDING CEREMONY
Can we talk about Hannah being the most beautiful bride imaginable!!! Ok she is so gorgeous. Her dress was just absolutely so amazing- I especially loved the delicate lace florals that covered her entire train and her bouquet of white It was super windy but all that did was make her more beautiful as the wind blew threw her long honey colored hair during their vows. The sunlight picked up the cherry and gold color of it and she glowed, maybe cause of the light or maybe because she is so in love. I’m gonna say it was the latter, cause this gal is in LOVE.
COCKTAIL HOUR AND TAKING PHOTOS WITH THE ONES YOU LOVE
After the ceremony, we took family and wedding party formal photos in the gardens and on the bridge, followed by romantic and whimsical couple’s photos around the venue and underneath the willow trees. Kenny and Hannah are so cute together- it doesn’t take much to get them laughing together, snuggling, joking, being their natural funny and playful selves. Taking their photos was super easy because all I had to do was step back and be a witness to their amazing love and brightly aligned spirits that just belong together. They make each other glow.
They had coordination with Casey of Blush and Twine designs- she is a petite powerhouse of a planner and it was just so impressive watching her execute everything to looked staged and perfect within just a few hours. The decor was soft, classic, and natural with a an effortless chic feel to it, from the white and teal table linens to the delicate white florals and greens, to the wooden farmhouse tables and white walls of the barn. My favorite touch were their wedding favors, which were custom playing cards made using one of their engagement photos turned art! They also had an adorable escort card wall that was made from little hanging seed packets, which each guest got to take with them. Once the candles lit, the ambiance was truly intimate and magical and full of so much love.
THE WEDDING RECEPTION
They did a coordinated grand entrance with each couple really showing their best dance moves and the excitement and energy was just through the roof, and the cozy warmth of Bella Terra’s equestrian barn, covered from any potential rain, made for an intimate and comfortable dinner experience. Getting married in the spring is a wonderful season but it can run cold so having a covered reception that is both indoor and out is such a nice compromise to a completely indoor venue.
I love wedding receptions because of how amazing it is to see two wonderful people celebrated by their families and surrounded by so much love and support on this amazing day of their lives. Their families gave beautiful toats that had everyone crying happy tears, they danced with their parents and their loved ones, they had amazing drinks served by Bottles and Ice, and the Ribline made sure everyone was so stuffed on some delicious homestyle cooking! Kenny and Hannah are so loved and it’s clear why. They are such fun, sweet, funny, amazing people and I am just so glad I got to be a part of capturing their day. If you are looking for an incredible vineyard wedding for a springtime celebration, feast your eyes on their pictures and get some great inspo for your own springtime vineyard wedding in the gorgeous wine country of Paso Robles.
Here are the amazing vendors that helped make Kenny and Hannah’s Bella Terra Wedding so amazing!
Ceremony and Reception Venue: Bella Terra Vineyards
Coordination and Planning: Blush and Twine Designs
Wedding Photographer: Leana Myra Photography
Assistant photographer: Somewhere Studios
Dj: DJ Cali West
Caterer: The Ribline
Rentals: All About Events
Bar Service: Bottles and Ice
Florist: Mauna Florist
Cake: Cake Cathedral
Hair and Makeup: Twist and Co
Security: Vinovice @vinovice