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Venticello Wedding, Murphys California.

In the heart of the California Gold Country, Brian and Meredith shared vows overlooking the foothills of the Sierra Nevada from the top of a hill.  They were so fun and relaxed and easy to photograph.  I had photographed this charming wedding last year, and wanted to promote this venue as a beautiful location, something like a Tuscany Villa with picturesque landscapes, not to mention the romantic La Villetta room.  This was the first time I had photographed here, but with the amazing property, and a perfect couple, I wanted to post some images from their wedding. ( By the way, I received an email from them sharing they just gave birth to a beautiful baby girl).  Congratulations to Brian and Meredith.


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Wedding Photographer:  Charleton Churchill Photography  |  Wedding Ceremony and Reception Venue:  Venticello, Murphys, California  |  Catering:  Karen from Lila and Sage, Murphys, CA.  |  Makeup:  Heidi Young from La Dolce Vita Salon, Murphys, Ca.  |  Hair:  Lisa Van Horn from La Dolce Vita Salon, Murphys, Ca.  |  DJ:  Austin from Sound Extreme, Modesto, Ca.  |   Florist:  Kathy at Country Flower Hutch, Murphys, Ca.  |  Cupcakes:  Lila and Sage, Murphys, Ca.  |  Dress, Bridesmaids dresses, and Tuxes:  Bride N Formal by the Bay, Monterey, Ca.  |


Angels Camp Wedding Photography
Greenhorn Creek Resort
Photographer:  Charleton Churchill Photography

Seth and Courtney’s wedding was dynamite, and I think we blew it up!  Photographed at the Greenhorn Creek Resort, which by the way, I didn’t even know existed, this place is high class, like some sort of secret society on the other side of town in Angel’s Camp, California.  When we arrived, we pulled up to a strangers home, thinking we had arrived at the bridesmaid’s home for getting ready photos (google iphone map led me there).  I knocked on the door and a nice lady yelled, “Come on in!”

I opened the door and this woman was sitting in a chair, smiling, and I believe sewing.  She asked how she could help me? (odd I know, but kind).  I asked if Courtney was here? She just smiled and said, “she lives right up the hill!” My 2nd photographer was laughing behind me.  Then she said, “I’ll see you at the wedding though.”

So, we drove off down the road, looking for an “up-the-hill” area and most of it was flat and going downhill.  So, after a mile of driving, we turned around to head back to our original Google mapped area, and guess who chased me down, and pulled in right behind me?   That’s right!  That wonderful lady sewing in the chair! She saw me head off in the wrong direction, and then chased me down.  I tell you this, not because I thought I was in Texas again, but because this is the kind of people, town, and couple I worked with on their special day! So, helpful, humble, and hospitable people.

Wonderful people.  Wonderful couple. Wonderful day. Here are few highlights from their wedding.



bridal party photo before wedding reception

groomsmen and groom at greenhorn creek resort wedding day celebration

bridesmaids and bride smiles portraits during Calaveras Wedding Photography

first look tap on the shoulder of couple in love photos

first look in Angel

wedding ceremony first kiss at greenhorn golf course resort

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