Let me be the first to admit that I may have overdone it (just a little!) with the photos in this post. I just couldn’t choose…there are so many good ones! Especially the second set of portraits in the apple orchard – beautiful sunset lighting, beautiful apples, beautiful people. This fall wedding at The Orchard in Watsonville, CA is probably one of my favorites of the year. Can you get anything that says “autumn” better than a burgundy wedding, an October ceremony, in an apple orchard, with a barn reception? (The answer is no. Unless it involves pumpkins.) The Orchard is a relatively new venue, and I loved seeing all of the unique touches that made this barn wedding beautiful.
Ryan and Amanda met in high school. In fact, one of the groomsmen introduced them. And even besides the fact that these two were high school sweethearts finally getting married, the whole day was so sentimental. There were tears everywhere, all day, from everyone. Amanda cried during the first look, during the wedding vows, during the speeches…Ryan’s sister gave one of the sweetest speeches I’ve heard at a wedding, and I’d be lying if I said it didn’t make me want to cry myself. 😉
Aside from the tears (which were definitely all happy), there were also many laughs. Amanda mentioned in her vows that she loves the way Ryan’s nose crinkles when he laughs, and it’s clear that being around Amanda makes him laugh a lot. Even with just the short amount of time I spent with them, I could tell that they truly make each other happy. Best wishes to the new bride and groom!
This wedding was second shot for Chris |N| Creative. Thanks, Chris, for inviting me along for another wedding!
Details at The Orchard in Watsonville
Ceremony – The Orchard in Watsonville
Reception at The Orchard in Watsonville
Your Wedding in the Orchard
Are you looking to get married at a fall wedding at The Orchard in Watsonville, CA? (Or even a spring or summer wedding!) I would LOVE to come and take your photos! Contact me for more info on my wedding day services and how we can get you booked.