After Liz + Will announced to the world their love and commitment and tied the knot, it was time for their festive wedding reception to get started! (Click here to see photos from earlier in the day.) The evening was filled with tear-jerking toasts (especially when Liz's mom read a letter from Liz's brother, who could not attend the wedding -- everyone was bawling!), a delicious dessert table with every kind of confection imaginable (and yes, Liz + Will cut their wedding cake with an ancient family sword, used throughout the generations by Will's family for the sweetest of purposes. So cool!) and of course, the first dance between the newly married couple to a song with the most fitting lyrics, "... I am strong even on my own, but from him I never want to part, he's been there since the very start..." (Gabriel, by Lamb).
All day long we felt heady with joy for these two. They are clearly meant for each other - kind, intelligent, and giving - the strength of their friendship and love for one another is undeniable, and inspiring. Perhaps their relationship is best summed up in a sign, posted at the entrance to their wedding reception: "You are my forever. Loved you then... love you still. Always have... always WILL." MELT!!
We love you Liz + Will!! Happiness forever to you both!
Ariel + Sam
Venue: Healdsburg Country Gardens
Wedding Photography: Bowerbird Photography
Coordinator: Stephanie Beer
Catering: GrapeVine Catering
Rentals: Wine Country Party Rentals
Flowers: Maria Philbin
Cake: Village Bakery
Officiant: Matt Forkin
DJ: Jeff Virzi
Ceremony Music: Jake Smolowe
Hair + Makeup: Katie Donaghy
Oysters: Oyster Girls
Photo Booth: PhotoMatica