Wedding on an apple farm.

Leon Bridges – Coming Home

When I get to shoot friends’ weddings, not only is it a ton of fun but a huge privilege, too.

I have watched Gracia and Dave’s relationship from the very start (basically). They share a quiet love, a personal and private love but an inclusive love, too – they made sure that every single one of their guests had a small snippet of time to share with them, on their wedding day. They made that a priority and it was so special to witness.

Their wedding was set amongst apple orchards on Rockhaven Farm deep within the Elgin Valley. Their ceremony was held in a boathouse by the lake – there is just something so calming and grounding about having special moments taking place near or close to water. The speeches were held after the ceremony on the lawns outside, which was such an unconventional but wonderful touch. Dave surprised Gracia by serenading her after his speech – there wasn’t a dry eye in the reception barn! We ended off with their couples’ session, meandering through olive trees and apple orchards, as a huge storm rolled in.

I am always so humbled to be included in such a special part of my couples’ lives. I tear up and smile, editing and re-living all of their wedding days.

Enjoy the magical wedding day of Gracia and Dave!

– Claudia

Venue: Rockhaven Farm
Florals and Decor: Paradiso
Dress: The Wedding Boutique
Hair + MakeUp: Tatiana Herbst
Catering: Salt and Pepper
Cake: Mon Ami Cakes

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