On a sunny and breezy June afternoon, we had the pleasure of photographing the marriage of Nicole Dansereau to Tom Arant at the Wedgewood Sequoia mansion in Placerville. When we arrived, the bride and groom were already dressed to kill and ready to go, which gave us that much more time to capture images of the couple together! Tom arrived on the scene for the First Look with their lovely dog Whiskey (Whisky if he’s drinking Scotch) who also dressed the part in a crisp tuxedo collar and starched cuffs. Nicole said they went through 4 or 5 pairs of cuffs, and 2 months of training to get Whiskey comfortable wearing his new duds.
Nicole brought her father’s vintage hot rod to the venue for a handful of pictures as well. Sadly, he passed away several years ago, and it was touching to see Nicole pay tribute to him by involving his cherished car in such an integral way on her wedding day. We had a lot of fun shooting pictures of her and Tom beside, in front of, behind, and inside the car – pretty much anywhere and everywhere with the car!
There were many, many funny and emotional moments during Nicole and Tom’s wedding, including a touching walk down the aisle between mother and daughter, a ring exchange facilitated by the couple’s dog, a heart-tugging first dance between sister and brother, and a hilarious air guitar rendition of AC/DC’s “You Shook Me All Night Long” by – who else? – the bride! We know this couple will have no shortage of fun times ahead for them and we sincerely hope we get invited to be a part of them, because these two sure know how to throw a party.
Thank you Tom and Nicole for including us on your special day. Best wishes to you both and we hope you had a great time in Tahoe!
Photographer: Lisa Richmond for Sunflower Field Photography | Second Photographer: Jessica Tallman for Sunflower Field Photography| Ceremony and Reception Venue: Wedgewood Sequoia Mansion | Cake Artist: Gristmill Bakery & Deli | Hair and Makeup: Elements Hair Salon| Music/DJ: Sierra Mobile Music / Steve Boutte
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