Recently, I had the pleasure of flying into San Francisco and driving up to Sonoma to create the wedding video of Michelle and Jens.
If you recognize Michelle from past work, you are quite observant. Along with her sister Marianne, Michelle produced this tribute film for their mother's birthday party in 2007. That was my first trip to the Bay Area, and I've longed for their summers ever since.
Michelle and Jens' Sonoma wedding was held at their family home in wine country, and you couldn't have asked for prettier surroundings and more perfect weather to celebrate with family and friends. Michelle's bridesmaids carried tropical pink parasols that matched their wedding bouquets as they posed for poolside pictures, and to our great surprise, all of the guests had their own pink umbrella during the outdoor wedding ceremony. It made for such a breathtaking moment as they all stood with their parasols when Michelle walked down the aisle with her proud "father of the bride."
Guests came from as far away as Germany, England, France, Peru, and all parts throughout the United States. The reception food, wine, and music was eclectic to say the least. In Bavaria, it is a wedding tradition to give a fruit tree as a gift to a couple to represent hope for a life of fruitfulness in children, health and wealth. Jens' father sweetly gifted a tree to Michelle and Jens at their wedding reception.
Michelle and Jens', thanks for choosing me as your Sonoma wedding videographer, inviting me in once again to document the spirit and richness of your family experience.