elegant wine country barn wedding | mo + patrick | witt estate & barbara's barn | st. helena, ca

The venue and details were harmonious... the bride was radiant... the groom was dapper...  And together they made for a beautiful dream wedding day. The ceremony was at the gorgeous Witt Estate in St. Helena with the reception to follow on property in "Barbara's Barn."  The weather was warm and perfect for a September wedding in wine country.  The girls got ready in a private cottage on the property where the French doors were open, letting in the beautiful light and vineyard air. Mo was so sweet, sitting as quietly as a church mouse getting her hair and make-up done.  Throughout the day, you could catch her taking deep yet quiet breaths to calm her nerves. :) While Patrick could be seen wiping away tears of joy whether it was at the first look or after singing a song for his bride. Can I just say Patrick's gift to his bride was the best gift.  Without Mo knowing, he learned how to sing and play "Here Comes the Sun" on guitar--mind you Patrick isn't a musician or singer. Seeing the photos of them together, you can feel the pureness of the love they share.  Mo and Patrick, Thank you for having me be a part of your day not only as your photographer, but for making me feel like part of the family. Enjoy some of the snippets from the day. :) xoxo, Stacey

Mo and Patrick elected to do a "First Look"--where the bride and groom see each other before the ceremony.  Patrick is so in AWE of his beautiful bride. :)

...which resulted in an emotional embrace from Mo. :)

I love when I can capture the bride and groom exchanging gifts. :)

I love the 2 different looks you get from 2 different viewpoints.  Thanks to my fabulous second shooter Jenna, I was able to capture the 2 perspectives at the same time! :)

And of course the day couldn't have been so beautiful if it weren't for all the people that put it together.

Venue: Witt Estate | Wedding Coordinator: Alison Events | Florist: A Simple Ceremony | Caterer: the girl & the fig

I would also like to thank my WONDERFUL team.  The fabulous Jenna Hueckstaedt who I can always count on to not only get the shot but get cool creative photos as well.  The support and assistance of my husband, Erik, who gives me strength and helps to make my day run SO much smoother.  And Paula McCuaig, for being the sweetest, most thoughtful mother-of-the-bride. :)