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Seth and Michelle’s wedding at the Heirloom Inn was more beautiful than I imagined with flowers, plants, vines, dirt, fall colors, and an old Victorian home to top it off. The property is hidden away in Ione, California, but is a beautiful organic place for a charming couple. We started out in Sutter creek with the men, and then spent the rest of the time at our unique rustic location. I was able to spend more time with them when I photographed their engagement session downtown San Diego last year. Both Seth and Michelle are a wonderful couple whom compliment each other, both hard workers, and put each other before themselves. I was impressed by Seth’s classy respect for people and the way he treated his wife and the whole family. The toasts were enchanting, hilarious, and fun. Seth’s father has quite the knack for speaking, very eloquent and mesmerizing. I loved his sharing from the Word of God. The whole evening was special and it was great to have been part of a special gathering!

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Photographer: Charleton Churchill Photography
Venue: Heirloom Inn, Ione, California
Hair: Courtney Longman
Makeup: ilbello by sunshine Wiebold
Flowers: Shannon Cosgrove-Rivas with Flourish
Catering:  Motherlode Market
Cake: Villa Bakery in Valley Springs, Ca.
DJ: Rob O’Connell


  • June - Love the second to last shot on the red couch! Stunning!October 19, 2012 – 8:29 pmReplyCancel

  • Shannon/Flourish - Beautiful images Charleton! Just truly wonderful.October 20, 2012 – 9:17 amReplyCancel

  • Charleton Churchill - Thank you June, I love the photo on the couch too!October 20, 2012 – 9:31 amReplyCancel

  • Charleton Churchill - Shannon, thank you, kudos to you for making this a pretty wedding!October 20, 2012 – 9:32 amReplyCancel

  • Courtney - Love them! I would love to use them for my hair portfolio. Can you email me some when you get a chance?October 22, 2012 – 10:16 amReplyCancel

Avio Vineyard Wedding with Casey and Jessica Vinciguerra
National Hotel Wedding Photography

I’m not sure how to label Casey and Jessica’s Amador County wedding, but when you mix rustic glam country western Cinderella prince charming high class emotional dramatic romantic all together, what would you call it? If you’re thinking Taylor Swift, that would be a good guess, but incorrect. Whatever you may call it, it was more than your typical wedding event with so many hands and hearts to thank from the community. Stan Lucowicz, owner of the fully restored Historical National Hotel (which isn’t open quite yet), opened the doors for the first time to the wedding party and family for preparation, celebration, and lodging. The hotel is just spectacular inside with every room being unique! Some rooms even have Jacuzzis and fireplaces, and will no doubt be a tourist attraction for many travelers (and even locals). Check out some of the images below.

After preparation, Jessica was escorted in an immaculate Rolls Royce (yes, I even wiped my finger prints off the door after closing) over to the Avio Vineyard where the wedding and reception was to be held. Avio’s owners, Stefano and Lisa, have built a beautiful property for weddings, and with all the decorations and flowers, this place was something like out of a movie. I remember Jessica’s father, Dave, asking me what I thought of the wedding setup? I said, “Over the top!” He echoed my reply emphatically. But then I responded, “However, this is every girls perfect wedding dream come true.”

Casey and Jessica had a beautiful wedding and we were glad to have captured the moments!

Wedding Photographer: Charleton Churchill Photography
Getting Ready/Post Reception: Historical National Hotel, Jackson, CA.
Wedding Ceremony and Reception: Avio Vineyard and Winery
Makeup: Amy Bower and Heather Cross
Hair: Hanna Greenmyer, Kelsey Soares, Missy Albrecht, Lindsey Henson
Florist: Lori Halvorson & Millie Butler
DJ: Freeze Out
Band: Dave Russel Band
Rental: Party Smart Rentals, Jackson, CA.
Cake: Ingrid Fraser Cakes, Amador City, CA.
Catering: Thomi’s Cafe, by Frank and Thomi Manzano

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