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In Coloma, California, along historic Hwy 49 on a beautiful Spring day after rains preceded their arrival, Mike and Nicole celebrated their wedding day. They gathered with friends and family at the modern Villa Florentina, a beautiful venue that will surprise you upon entry through their gates.  It was last year when Mike and Nicole asked me to document their wedding day. It was also at this time when Nicole’s father passed in an unfortunate automobile accident.  I felt awful and wasn’t sure what would happen, but eventually they would go ahead with their wedding plans and celebrate in his name. At the ceremony and reception, honor was given to him with a special seat holding a cigar, an olive branch, a candle, and a portrait of him smiling with a cigar (at the end of this blog). I’m thankful to have captured them happy with their bridal party, dancing together with close friends and family, and altogether making good memories.  On top of the beautiful scenic landscape, rustic wedding decor, natural wood chairs, delicious food, and wonderful guests, we couldn’t help but photograph great images on their day.  Ariel, who typically photographs beside me, was the maid of honor in this event, so I connected with a friend and photographer Sebastian Bicard who assisted me for this day.  Congratulations to Mike and Nicole on their wedding day!
 
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Photographer:  Charleton Churchill Photography  |  Venue:  Villa Florentina, Coloma, Ca.  |  Catering:  Ink Catering, Ca.  |  DJ:  Billy Scott as DJ 220
|  Makeup:  Diane Khoklan, Sacramento, CA.  |  Hair:  Rachel Blackburn, Orangevale, CA.  |  Cake:  Cake and Candy Specialties, Sacramento, CA.   |

 
 

Nicole’s Father who passed is honored here

memory of lost father

  • Luke Colenzo - Thank you wonderful pictures our our son and daught in law weddingJune 18, 2016 – 10:44 amReplyCancel

  • JoAnne Colenzo - I would like to speak to you about a custom order. I can be reached at 315-525-5979. Thank you so much for these gorgeous pictures. I can just imagine what the rest are like!June 27, 2016 – 10:31 amReplyCancel

Congratulations to Danielle and Nick who married last month at the Helwig Winery in Plymouth, California. It was an extremely windy day, but we had beautiful blue skies.  Throughout the day, everyone was relaxed and enjoying the day at pace.  Also, I have to say I do enjoy speeches that are not only well prepared, but full of creativity, sincerity, and humor.  Danielle’s Father prepared one of those speeches and gave a heart-warming speech that had almost everyone laughing and crying.  I have an exciting job of not only documenting the day, but watching people, how they respond and react, and even more so the bride and groom’s reactions, the mothers and father’s as well.  As toasts were shared, I watched Nick and Danielle as they received encouragement and support from friends and family.  I’m thankful to have been able to work with such a great couple as well as awesome vendors!

 

Helwig Winery wedding Photos jenifer haupt doing makeup and hair of bride Helwig Winery Ceremony of wedding creative vineyard ceremony photo Helwig Winery Wedding Ceremony father sharing a toast bride and groom having a moment couples photos at shenandoah valley sunset wedding at Helwig Winery wedding couple out on vineyard during wedding reception couple holding hands in cave after ceremony romantic kissing photoCeremony and Reception Venue:  Helwig Winery, Plymouth, CA.  |  Catering:  Beth Sogaard Catering, Plymouth, Ca.  |
Makeup and Hair:  Jenifer Haupt, Sacramento, CA.  |  Photographer:  Charleton Churchill Photography,  Sacramento, CA.  |
DJ:  Kene Wilson, Citrus Heights, CA.  |  Florist:  Debbie Hillel,  Sacramento, CA.  |  Cake:  Jan Hanker, Sweet Treasures   |
Wedding Coordinators:  Kathleen Ahlers & Alissa Hartwig  |  Wedding Announcements/Invitations:  Gina Thielke  |