Friends, family, and Noodle (their goldendoodle) joined Katya and Bart for their River Bottoms Ranch wedding this summer and it didn’t disappoint. River Bottoms Ranch was incredible with its mountain landscapes and light filled barn that could easily fit with any wedding style. Katya and Bart went with a more natural and elegant wedding style executed flawlessly by Melissa Fancy and Artisan Bloom and it was amazing.
My favorite part of the wedding was how their day began. The bridal party kicked off the morning with a guided meditation by Katya’s friend, Yael, who is a meditation teacher in New York City. Their intent was to begin the day in a way that felt energizing and nurturing for Katya the morning of, but also to give back to her loved ones. During the meditation each bridesmaid sat directly across from her, hold hands, and give her a blessing. A good vibe, wish, optimistic hope. In the Jewish tradition brides have an extra special power on their wedding day. In exchange for their blessing Katya welcomed her bridesmaids to ask for something they were hoping for in their own lives.
Given this is how the day began you can only imagine how the events to follow went. Their ceremony was emotional with many readings from loved ones and personalized vows. The overall vibe of their wedding felt very calm and natural, progressing into a full on party as the day went on. They even invited us along to their after party where they treated us as friends and let us capture some of the craziness that followed.
I’m deeply grateful for clients like Katya and Bart who want loved ones to have just as great of a time celebrating as they’re having. Couples who fully live in the moment and celebrate with meaning and passion. It was a day where we celebrated with them well past midnight and didn’t want it to end.
Venue: River Bottoms Ranch
Planner: Melissa Fancy
Photographer: Elisha Braithwaite Photography
Floral: Artisan Bloom
Catering: Culinary Crafts
Videographer: Jeremy Anderson Films
Hair/Makeup: Lesley Lind
Stationary: La Happy Design
Live Musicians: Strings of Elegance
Band: The Salamanders
Perfume: Le Labo