Samantha & Brian’s Wedding at Elliston Vineyards


You won’t believe how perfect Samantha & Brian’s wedding day was! They chose Elliston Vineyards which is a gorgeous spot in the Sunol hills for their special day. The whole property was in full bloom and the vineyard was filled with grapes. We had the best time from the moment we got there all the way to their petal toss grand exit. Their whole day was a joy to photograph.

Their wedding began by getting ready in the mansion on the property. While Samantha put the finishing touches on her bridal look, Brian was downstairs with his brother and his soon to be brother in law in the library. It was such a fun getting ready room for the guys with lots of old books and vintage furniture that made the perfect backdrop for a classic grooms portrait! Back upstairs, Samantha’s mom, grandmother, and sister were helping her into her gown and jewelry. It was a really sweet way to include the family and made for some lovely moments between all the ladies! Samantha had absolutely flawless accessories especially her sparkly hair comb and diamond earrings.

Once both the bride and groom were ready it was time for their first look! It was wonderful that they did a first look before their ceremony because we had plenty of portrait time with them to get lots of different looks as well as bridal party portraits and some family portraits. One of my favorite moments of their day was their ceremony right before sunset. It was the perfect blend of sweet and intimate with lots of romantic moments. Samantha and the rest of the bridal party walked down the aisle to live acoustic guitar music. It was so beautiful to see Brian’s big smile as she walked towards him.

The rest of the night was a rocking party! There was plenty of dancing and lots of laughs from all their friends and family, especially during Brian’s toast! They ended the night with their guests lining the walkway and tossing petals as they left for the night. During the grand exit it began to lightly rain and it was a perfect end to such a great day. We are so happy for these two as they start their lives together as husband and wife! Congrats!!

Photography: Nautilus Lens Photography
Venue: Elliston Vineyards
Florist:  Delford West Flowers
DJ: Twin Spin Entertainment
Videographer: I am Moment Productions
Cake: Cake Delight
Rentals: Janette’s Events
Ceremony Musician: Stephan Kane
Diamond Earring Rental: Adorn
Stationary: Minted
Bride’s Dress: David’s Bridal
Hair & Make Up: Make Up by Amy S
Groom’s Forwear: Men’s Warehouse