Villa Florentina Wedding in Coloma, Ca.

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


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Saratoga Springs wedding in the woods, Nick and Annalesa

Hidden in the Redwoods of the bay area’s oldest picnic facility is a gem called the Saratoga Springs.  This is where Nick and Annalesa married last month and I was grateful to document their perfect wedding day. From getting ready in the silicon valley near the headquarters of Apple, we traveled through the popular hwy 9 road into this nestled area of the forest where friends and family gathered to celebrate and party the night away. Nick and Annalesa had meaningful chemistry, a great history together, and a special group of people who toasted to their richness.  As the evening continued, they share delicious custom homemade ice-cream sandwiches and then spent their energy busting moves on the dance floor.  Here are a few images from Anna and Nick’s special day and congratulations to the both of them.

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Photographer: Charleton Churchill  |   Venue:  Saratoga Springs, Saratoga, CA.  |  Catering:  Saratoga Springs  |
Coordinator:  Olivia from the Venue  |  Flowers:  Kathy at Visual impact Design, Sacramento, Ca.  |
DJ:  Alex Wrigley  |  Makeup:  Karina Martin, Sacramento, CA.  |  Hair:  Samantha Johnson, Salon 1938, Sacramento, CA.
Ice-Cream Sandwiches:  CREAM San Jose, CA.  |  Hotel: The Juniper Hotel, Silicon Valley, Ca.


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