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Michael and Jessica married at the Anderson Luxury Ranch in Sonoma, California. We loved their style, their colors, the variety of stylish bridesmaids dresses and the love between them all. Married in the wine country is beautiful thing, but quite another to be exchanging vows overlooking valleys and plains from hilltop vistas covering 75 acres to hike and explore.

We worked with Lally Clark from A Savvy Event who did a phenomenal job coordinating. Catering by Ramekins, Florist by Venn Floral, Dessert and cake by Crisp Bakeshop, Make-up and hair by It’s a date, lighting by Twilight Design, Transportation by California Wine Tours, DJ – Boutique DJ’s, Rentals by Encore Event Rentals, Videography by Kindlewood Films. The groom and groomsmen got ready at the El Pueblo Hotel in downtown Sonoma.

Congratulation to Michael and Jessica on their commitment and their future together.

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If there’s ever a luxury wedding I have photographed that screams exquisite design and detail, this wedding is it!  From preparation at the Calistoga Ranch into the early hours of the next morning at the Trinchero Family Estate, this wedding was uniquely fashioned to wow, not only the wedding guests, but also the Bride and Groom, Tony and Leigh Anne.  Even the vast property and the buildings constructed were creatively engineered.  I could photograph several weddings there and still make each wedding look unique with all the elements, lighting, and color.  There were several rooms and areas for activities, with a fancy club room with a rockin live band, an over-the-top reception hall that was decorated beyond anything I have ever seen, thanks to Laurel Events, a photo booth area, couches and chairs outside everywhere, inside the winery guests mingling, the bar area outside and inside, the lounge, and don’t forget about Gott’s Roadside late night food outside, serving sea food and burgers.  On top of that (among other items) there was a specially designed chandelier cake hanging from the high ceiling with fresh flowers intertwined throughout it.  This was no doubt a unique wedding.  Tony and Leigh Anne were classic, entertaining their guests, honoring their friends and family, and showing genuine love for all those around them.  The Trinchero family owns quite a few vineyards in Napa as well as in Plymouth, the Shenandoah Valley, which is near my home.  Stop by sometime to drink some wine and check out their winery.  Now on with the show, here are a few images from their high class Napa wedding!


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Napa Wedding Photographer:  Charleton Churchill Photography  |  Wedding Event and Design:  Robb Smith of Laurels Events, Los Angeles, CA.  |  DJ:  DJ Johnny Knight, Los Angeles, CA.  |  Wedding Ceremony and Reception Venue:  Trinchero Family Estates, Napa, CA.  |  Catering:  Trinchero Family Estates  |  Make-up and Hair:  Lia Negrete from Beauty by Lia, San Francisco, CA.  |  Band:  Jay Siegan Presents  |  Lighting:  Lux Productions, Sonoma, CA.  |  Invitations:  Papineau Calligraphy, Oakland, CA.  |  Shuttles:  California Wine Tours, Napa & Sonoma, CA.  |  Rentals:  Classic Party Rentals, Napa, CA.  |  Ghost chairs:  Hartmann’s Rentals, Napa, CA.  |  Wedding Dress:  Alli Rahimi for Mon Atelier, Beverly Hills, CA.  |  Lodging & Preparation:  Calistoga Ranch, Napa Valley, CA.  |  Officiant:  Timothy McDonald  |  Cake:  Patisserie Angelica, Sebastopol, CA.  |