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California Winter Wedding

Rustic Weddings

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Whenever we see snow in wedding pictures, it’s almost as though it adds a mystical quality to the wedding itself, and this wedding sent over by Jennifer Eileen is absolutely no exception. Brett and Brandon married in the mountains of California during a particularly snowy January, and we have to say the weather meshed pretty perfectly with their wedding aesthetic. Don’t miss their mason jar snow globes or the cold-weather animal table numbers!

snow winter wedding

From the photographer, Jennifer: My all time favorite thing about photographing weddings is when I click so well with a client that a friendship is created. That is exactly what happened with Brett & Brandon. Brett is uber cute, uber talented, and uber fun. Her creativity knows no bounds. Paired with her now sister-in-law, this duo can pull off the most fantastic moments. Brett built her wedding off of the song “January Wedding” by Avett Brothers. Therefore Brett and Brandon were wed in the mountains, in January, on the first major snow of the season. It was utterly beautiful.


Woodsy winter invitations

Snowy destination wedding

lavender boutonniere

groomsmen in sweaters

Snowy destination wedding

wood log seating chart

bridesmaids in purple

Snowy destination wedding

peach wedding favors

Snowy destination wedding

winter wedding decor

Snowy destination wedding

cabbage wedding centerpieces

Their wedding is chock full of DIY details! I loved their chalkboard escort table, the homemade mason jar snow globes, the canned peaches which were the favors, the hand drawn table numbers, the flowers that Brett (the bride) did were just so stunning, and the dessert table was not only beautiful but delicious! Also, I have to mention, the clips in Brett’s hair, her mom’s hair, and her sister’s hair were all made by Inglenook from Brett’s mom’s wedding dress. Such a lovely touch.


Snowy destination wedding

winter wedding reception

winter wedding reception

owl wedding motif

Snowy destination wedding

woodsy wedding cake table

Snowy destination wedding

winter bridesmaids with tights

Snowy destination wedding

cute bride and groom kissing

snow winter wedding

Snowy destination wedding

winter wedding reception

winter wedding reception


View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Location: Lakeshore, CA / Wedding Photographer: Jennifer Eileen Photography / Reception Venue: Lakeshore Resort / Dress Store: Mia Bella Couture / Bakery: Diane’s Village Bakery

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Casey Brodley, Photographer

I’m not a traditional wedding photographer. My background and training is steeped in photo journalism, so that’s how I approach a wedding. My goal is to document the day, not stage it. I let moments unfold naturally, with minimal prom posing and minimal “say cheese” interference.

As a photo journalist, I come prepared for anything. Every wedding is different. I have witnessed full-grown men weep more times than I can count. I have seen smiles so wide that I’m concerned someone may burst a blood vessel. I have climbed mountains with all my gear. And this one time a sprinkler system was triggered during a ceremony.

As a wedding photographer, I walk into every job with the guarantee that I will witness pure joy. But more importantly, I walk into every job with the probability that my day will end with cake. I like to keep my cake-to-work ratio balanced. For health reasons.

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