Susie + Jon: Kunde Family Estate Wedding Photography in Kenwood, Pt. 1

       Dear Susie + Jon,

       We adore you both so much! On the midnight ride back to SF from your wedding, we decided we wanted to award you two the Chillest Wedding Couple Award, because we've never photographed a more relaxed, jubilant and delightful couple. Your wedding was Perfect, with a capital P! You surround yourselves with such sweet friends and darling family, it felt like a wedding-themed pinball arcade of love: it would be impossible to keep count of how many hugs and high-fives were shared!  

       The sky was painted something blue that day, and the incredible weather matched the happy mood. The gals got dressed in a little house tucked amid the grapevines, and the guys strolled through the estate with glasses of wine in hand. Later, as we rode over the green rolling hills, turning the heads of curious cows resting in the shade of oak trees, we arrived at a golden clearing leading to your dreamy wedding ceremony in the ancient Ruins of the Kunde Family Estate. You might as well have beamed us all to Tuscany, for one of the most memorable and lovely wedding ceremonies we've ever witnessed.

         Enjoy these selected photos from the first part of the wedding day. Check in soon for the hilltop reception, and to view some awesome dance moves  :)

 That sky put a smile on everyone's face. A perfect day for a wedding! (Kunde Family Estate Wedding Photography in Kenwood.  © Bowerbird Photography 2014)

That sky put a smile on everyone's face. A perfect day for a wedding! (Kunde Family Estate Wedding Photography in Kenwood. © Bowerbird Photography 2014)

 Kunde Family Estate Wedding Photography in Kenwood. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Kunde Family Estate Wedding Photography in Kenwood. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

 Making these lips perfect for the first kiss! (Kunde Family Estate Wedding Photography in Kenwood. © Bowerbird Photography 2014)

Making these lips perfect for the first kiss! (Kunde Family Estate Wedding Photography in Kenwood. © Bowerbird Photography 2014)

 The excitement is palpable! (Kunde Family Estate Wedding Photography in Kenwood. © Bowerbird Photography 2014)

The excitement is palpable! (Kunde Family Estate Wedding Photography in Kenwood. © Bowerbird Photography 2014)

 The gals help each other get dressed, wearing fab necklaces that coordinated so well with their dresses. (Kunde Family Estate Wedding Photography in Kenwood. © Bowerbird Photography 2014)

The gals help each other get dressed, wearing fab necklaces that coordinated so well with their dresses. (Kunde Family Estate Wedding Photography in Kenwood. © Bowerbird Photography 2014)

 Mom got a tattoo! (Kunde Family Estate Wedding Photography in Kenwood. © Bowerbird Photography 2014)

Mom got a tattoo! (Kunde Family Estate Wedding Photography in Kenwood. © Bowerbird Photography 2014)

 The groom stays cool in his shades, arriving to the vineyard looking impeccably sharp, (Kunde Family Estate Wedding Photography in Kenwood. © Bowerbird Photography 2014)

The groom stays cool in his shades, arriving to the vineyard looking impeccably sharp, (Kunde Family Estate Wedding Photography in Kenwood. © Bowerbird Photography 2014)

 Charging up for a pre-ceremony toast. (Kunde Family Estate Wedding Photography in Kenwood. © Bowerbird Photography 2014)

Charging up for a pre-ceremony toast. (Kunde Family Estate Wedding Photography in Kenwood. © Bowerbird Photography 2014)

 These guys have flown in from all over the country to be with Jon, and clink their glasses together like a group of Musketeers. (Kunde Family Estate Wedding Photography in Kenwood. © Bowerbird Photography 2014)

These guys have flown in from all over the country to be with Jon, and clink their glasses together like a group of Musketeers. (Kunde Family Estate Wedding Photography in Kenwood. © Bowerbird Photography 2014)

 Kunde Family Estate Wedding Photography in Kenwood. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Kunde Family Estate Wedding Photography in Kenwood. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

 The guys have Jon's back! (Kunde Family Estate Wedding Photography in Kenwood. © Bowerbird Photography 2014)

The guys have Jon's back! (Kunde Family Estate Wedding Photography in Kenwood. © Bowerbird Photography 2014)

 Kunde Family Estate Wedding Photography in Kenwood. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Kunde Family Estate Wedding Photography in Kenwood. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

 Susie mom helps her put on her wedding dress, and her future mother-in-law also lends a hand. (Kunde Family Estate Wedding Photography in Kenwood. © Bowerbird Photography 2014)

Susie mom helps her put on her wedding dress, and her future mother-in-law also lends a hand. (Kunde Family Estate Wedding Photography in Kenwood. © Bowerbird Photography 2014)

 Kunde Family Estate Wedding Photography in Kenwood. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Kunde Family Estate Wedding Photography in Kenwood. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

 Kunde Family Estate Wedding Photography in Kenwood. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Kunde Family Estate Wedding Photography in Kenwood. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

 The ring-bearer gets ready. (Kunde Family Estate Wedding Photography in Kenwood. © Bowerbird Photography 2014)

The ring-bearer gets ready. (Kunde Family Estate Wedding Photography in Kenwood. © Bowerbird Photography 2014)

 Gooor-geous! (Kunde Family Estate Wedding Photography in Kenwood. © Bowerbird Photography 2014)

Gooor-geous! (Kunde Family Estate Wedding Photography in Kenwood. © Bowerbird Photography 2014)

 Kunde Family Estate Wedding Photography in Kenwood. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Kunde Family Estate Wedding Photography in Kenwood. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

 Kunde Family Estate Wedding Photography in Kenwood. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Kunde Family Estate Wedding Photography in Kenwood. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

 Kunde Family Estate Wedding Photography in Kenwood. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Kunde Family Estate Wedding Photography in Kenwood. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

 Kunde Family Estate Wedding Photography in Kenwood. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Kunde Family Estate Wedding Photography in Kenwood. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

 Susie takes a short break before the ceremony, looking GLAMOROUS! (Kunde Family Estate Wedding Photography in Kenwood. © Bowerbird Photography 2014)

Susie takes a short break before the ceremony, looking GLAMOROUS! (Kunde Family Estate Wedding Photography in Kenwood. © Bowerbird Photography 2014)

 Guests line up to enter the ancient ruins for the wedding ceremony. (Kunde Family Estate Wedding Photography in Kenwood. © Bowerbird Photography 2014)

Guests line up to enter the ancient ruins for the wedding ceremony. (Kunde Family Estate Wedding Photography in Kenwood. © Bowerbird Photography 2014)

 This guest does a joyful jig. Everyone was in the mood to celebrate! (Kunde Family Estate Wedding Photography in Kenwood. © Bowerbird Photography 2014)

This guest does a joyful jig. Everyone was in the mood to celebrate! (Kunde Family Estate Wedding Photography in Kenwood. © Bowerbird Photography 2014)

 The ringbearer takes some time before the ceremony, playing with his stuffed animal. (Kunde Family Estate Wedding Photography in Kenwood. © Bowerbird Photography 2014)

The ringbearer takes some time before the ceremony, playing with his stuffed animal. (Kunde Family Estate Wedding Photography in Kenwood. © Bowerbird Photography 2014)

 Kunde Family Estate Wedding Photography in Kenwood. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Kunde Family Estate Wedding Photography in Kenwood. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

 Kunde Family Estate Wedding Photography in Kenwood. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Kunde Family Estate Wedding Photography in Kenwood. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

 Mom sneaks a kiss. (Kunde Family Estate Wedding Photography in Kenwood. © Bowerbird Photography 2014)

Mom sneaks a kiss. (Kunde Family Estate Wedding Photography in Kenwood. © Bowerbird Photography 2014)

 Kunde Family Estate Wedding Photography in Kenwood. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Kunde Family Estate Wedding Photography in Kenwood. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

 Kunde Family Estate Wedding Photography in Kenwood. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Kunde Family Estate Wedding Photography in Kenwood. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

 The groom looks on expectantly waiting for his bride to arrive! (Kunde Family Estate Wedding Photography in Kenwood. © Bowerbird Photography 2014)

The groom looks on expectantly waiting for his bride to arrive! (Kunde Family Estate Wedding Photography in Kenwood. © Bowerbird Photography 2014)

 She dazzles with the hugest grin! (Kunde Family Estate Wedding Photography in Kenwood. © Bowerbird Photography 2014)

She dazzles with the hugest grin! (Kunde Family Estate Wedding Photography in Kenwood. © Bowerbird Photography 2014)

 Kunde Family Estate Wedding Photography in Kenwood. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Kunde Family Estate Wedding Photography in Kenwood. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

 Kunde Family Estate Wedding Photography in Kenwood. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Kunde Family Estate Wedding Photography in Kenwood. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

 Kunde Family Estate Wedding Photography in Kenwood. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Kunde Family Estate Wedding Photography in Kenwood. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

 A bird's eye view of the wedding ceremony in the Kunde Ruins. (Kunde Family Estate Wedding Photography in Kenwood. © Bowerbird Photography 2014)

A bird's eye view of the wedding ceremony in the Kunde Ruins. (Kunde Family Estate Wedding Photography in Kenwood. © Bowerbird Photography 2014)

 Kunde Family Estate Wedding Photography in Kenwood. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Kunde Family Estate Wedding Photography in Kenwood. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

 Kunde Family Estate Wedding Photography in Kenwood. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Kunde Family Estate Wedding Photography in Kenwood. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

 Kunde Family Estate Wedding Photography in Kenwood. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Kunde Family Estate Wedding Photography in Kenwood. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

 Kunde Family Estate Wedding Photography in Kenwood. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Kunde Family Estate Wedding Photography in Kenwood. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

 You got us all teary-eyed too! (Kunde Family Estate Wedding Photography in Kenwood. © Bowerbird Photography 2014)

You got us all teary-eyed too! (Kunde Family Estate Wedding Photography in Kenwood. © Bowerbird Photography 2014)

 Putting on the rings. (Kunde Family Estate Wedding Photography in Kenwood. © Bowerbird Photography 2014)

Putting on the rings. (Kunde Family Estate Wedding Photography in Kenwood. © Bowerbird Photography 2014)

 Wooooot!!!! (Kunde Family Estate Wedding Photography in Kenwood. © Bowerbird Photography 2014)

Wooooot!!!! (Kunde Family Estate Wedding Photography in Kenwood. © Bowerbird Photography 2014)

 Kunde Family Estate Wedding Photography in Kenwood. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Kunde Family Estate Wedding Photography in Kenwood. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

 So cute! They did a mini victory dance at the end of the aisle! (Kunde Family Estate Wedding Photography in Kenwood. © Bowerbird Photography 2014)

So cute! They did a mini victory dance at the end of the aisle! (Kunde Family Estate Wedding Photography in Kenwood. © Bowerbird Photography 2014)

 The bride and groom with a lei of bay leaves! (Kunde Family Estate Wedding Photography in Kenwood. © Bowerbird Photography 2014)

The bride and groom with a lei of bay leaves! (Kunde Family Estate Wedding Photography in Kenwood. © Bowerbird Photography 2014)

 Kunde Family Estate Wedding Photography in Kenwood. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Kunde Family Estate Wedding Photography in Kenwood. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

 Kunde Family Estate Wedding Photography in Kenwood. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Kunde Family Estate Wedding Photography in Kenwood. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

 Kunde Family Estate Wedding Photography in Kenwood. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Kunde Family Estate Wedding Photography in Kenwood. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

 Kunde Family Estate Wedding Photography in Kenwood. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Kunde Family Estate Wedding Photography in Kenwood. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

 So happy! (Kunde Family Estate Wedding Photography in Kenwood. © Bowerbird Photography 2014)

So happy! (Kunde Family Estate Wedding Photography in Kenwood. © Bowerbird Photography 2014)

 Kunde Family Estate Wedding Photography in Kenwood. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Kunde Family Estate Wedding Photography in Kenwood. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

 Kunde Family Estate Wedding Photography in Kenwood. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Kunde Family Estate Wedding Photography in Kenwood. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

 Kunde Family Estate Wedding Photography in Kenwood. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Kunde Family Estate Wedding Photography in Kenwood. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

 Kunde Family Estate Wedding Photography in Kenwood. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Kunde Family Estate Wedding Photography in Kenwood. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

 Kunde Family Estate Wedding Photography in Kenwood. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Kunde Family Estate Wedding Photography in Kenwood. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

 Kunde Family Estate Wedding Photography in Kenwood. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

Kunde Family Estate Wedding Photography in Kenwood. © Bowerbird Photography 2014

 You can just tell from this embrace these two were meant for each other! (Kunde Family Estate Wedding Photography in Kenwood. © Bowerbird Photography 2014)

You can just tell from this embrace these two were meant for each other! (Kunde Family Estate Wedding Photography in Kenwood. © Bowerbird Photography 2014)

       Congratulations S + J!!

xoxo,

Ariel + Sam

 

Wedding Vendors

Wedding Planner: Alex Quintana of Quintana Events

Venue: Kunde Family Estate

Photography: Bowerbird Photography

Photo Booth: Two Dudes and a Booth

DJ: AMS Entertainment

Florist: Anne Mendenhall

Hotel: Flamingo Conference Resort & Spa

Catering: Park Avenue Catering

Transport: Pure Luxury Transportation 

Cake: SusieCakes

Hair: Judy Le

Makeup: Darcy Hunt

Wedding Dress: Anna Campbell

Suit: Brooks Brothers