Fogarty Vineyards Wedding: Amanda + Mike

       Sometimes love is next door, and sometimes love is found over 7,000 miles away.  Little did Mike know that after stepping off the plane in Taiwan from America, he would go to a friend's birthday party the following night, and meet the love of his life, Amanda.  The story of love is so simple and beautiful: two people meet, and know they want to spend the rest of their lives together.

       Mike and Amanda tied the knot last Friday, surrounded by friends and family who traveled from Asia and all across America to celebrate the occasion.  The venue could not have been more perfect.  After a ramble through the forested hills of the Santa Cruz mountains, the guests arrived in private shuttles and a limo at Fogarty Vineyards, stepping out to a stunning panoramic view of the Bay and San Francisco twinkling in the horizon.

       Each element of the wedding was so beautiful, amounting to a truly breathtaking day.   We're excited to share photos telling the entire story of the wedding sometime soon, but as for now, we can't wait, and have to share some of our favorite moments - there were so many!  Here's a little sneak peek for your enjoyment.

 Amanda's stunning wedding dress. © Bowerbird Photography 2012; Wedding Photography at Fogarty Vineyards, Woodside.  

Amanda's stunning wedding dress. © Bowerbird Photography 2012; Wedding Photography at Fogarty Vineyards, Woodside.
 

 Amanda's gorgeous Badgley Mischka wedding shoes. © Bowerbird Photography 2012; Wedding Photography at Fogarty Vineyards, Woodside.

Amanda's gorgeous Badgley Mischka wedding shoes. © Bowerbird Photography 2012; Wedding Photography at Fogarty Vineyards, Woodside.

 The beautiful bride prepares for her big day! © Bowerbird Photography 2012; Wedding Photography at Fogarty Vineyards, Woodside.

The beautiful bride prepares for her big day! © Bowerbird Photography 2012; Wedding Photography at Fogarty Vineyards, Woodside.

 The handsome gents. © Bowerbird Photography 2012; Wedding Photography at Fogarty Vineyards, Woodside.

The handsome gents. © Bowerbird Photography 2012; Wedding Photography at Fogarty Vineyards, Woodside.

 The lovely ladies. © Bowerbird Photography 2012; Wedding Photography at Fogarty Vineyards, Woodside.

The lovely ladies. © Bowerbird Photography 2012; Wedding Photography at Fogarty Vineyards, Woodside.

 Amanda with her beautiful flowers by Honey Pear Floral Design . © Bowerbird Photography 2012; Wedding Photography at Fogarty Vineyards, Woodside.

Amanda with her beautiful flowers by Honey Pear Floral Design . © Bowerbird Photography 2012; Wedding Photography at Fogarty Vineyards, Woodside.

 Wedding bling! © Bowerbird Photography 2012; Wedding Photography at Fogarty Vineyards, Woodside.

Wedding bling! © Bowerbird Photography 2012; Wedding Photography at Fogarty Vineyards, Woodside.

 Amanda and Mike tie the knot! © Bowerbird Photography 2012; Wedding Photography at Fogarty Vineyards, Woodside.

Amanda and Mike tie the knot! © Bowerbird Photography 2012; Wedding Photography at Fogarty Vineyards, Woodside.

 And they are married :) © Bowerbird Photography 2012; Wedding Photography at Fogarty Vineyards, Woodside.

And they are married :) © Bowerbird Photography 2012; Wedding Photography at Fogarty Vineyards, Woodside.

 Such a perfect couple. © Bowerbird Photography 2012; Wedding Photography at Fogarty Vineyards, Woodside.

Such a perfect couple. © Bowerbird Photography 2012; Wedding Photography at Fogarty Vineyards, Woodside.

 The bride feeding her groom some juicy grapes fresh from the vine. Tooo cute! © Bowerbird Photography 2012; Wedding Photography at Fogarty Vineyards, Woodside.

The bride feeding her groom some juicy grapes fresh from the vine. Tooo cute! © Bowerbird Photography 2012; Wedding Photography at Fogarty Vineyards, Woodside.

  Happy love birds! © Bowerbird Photography 2012; Wedding Photography at Fogarty Vineyards, Woodside.

Happy love birds! © Bowerbird Photography 2012; Wedding Photography at Fogarty Vineyards, Woodside.

 A sweet kiss of wedded bliss. ©  Bowerbird Photography 2012; Wedding Photography at Fogarty Vineyards, Woodside.
A sweet kiss of wedded bliss. © Bowerbird Photography 2012; Wedding Photography at Fogarty Vineyards, Woodside.

       Thank you Amanda + Mike for letting us take photos of your special day!  You are so perfect for each other and we're so happy that you found each other!  Congratulations!!!

xoxo,

Ariel + Sam

p.s. More photos to come featuring the friends and family of the bride and groom as well as all the fabulous vendors.

Photography by: Bowerbird Photography

Venue: Thomas Fogarty Winery & Vineyards

Wedding Planner: Events by Libby

Flowers: Honey Pear Designs

Hair/Makeup: Elizabeth Chang, Skyla Arts

DJ and Music: Raffi Nazarian, Sound in Motion

Caterer: Le Papillon

Dessert: Sweet Tooth Confections