Wedding Photography ~ Fern River Resort, Santa Cruz/Felton CA
California’s Santa Cruz Mountains are a stunning backdrop for a forested wedding, and the Fern River Resort is the prefect venue for couples seeking majestic redwoods and lush canopies. Ashley and Perrin chose this natural environment for their special day, and it was filled with sunshine, the graceful waters of the San Lorenzo River, and most importantly love and merriment surrounded by their favorite people.
Both bride and groom got ready in separate rustic cabins with their friends and family. We strolled down to the river for their first look, and a truly stunning set of bridal portraits that are still some of my favorites-to-date!
The ceremony was held under a gazebo, with light filtering through the redwoods onto ferns below. Afterwards everyone enjoyed a free-spirited reception that included several homemade touches like hand-stamped seating charts and lots of custom painted golden accents. I love seeing weddings come to life when families work as a team to make the day happen.
Their candy 'bar' was too-cool-for-school, and their farm style wedding cakes were oozing with decadence. Everyone had a blast laughing and dancing the night away…it definitely was a PARTY to remember!