Alicia + Kalen // Sonoma County Backyard Wedding

I didn't have the chance to meet Alicia and Kalen in person until 4 days before their wedding. Last year, we connected through Skype to discuss details of their wedding photography, as this travel-bug-bitten couple was living in Costa Rica at the time. Huge nod to them for planning this ridiculously beautiful wedding while living in another country until the week of their wedding!

This may look like a seasoned wedding venue, but it is actually the private home of a family friend. The chicken-coop-turned-reception-barn, manicured ceremony field, wooden bar area, and polished bocce ball courts make this place insanely perfect for a stunning celebration. It was a warm, happy day of people from all over California coming together to celebrate this perfect match. 

My favorite part of these photos are the ones in the reception barn. Being lit from only one side, it usually would pose an annoying problem for photography but I love the mood that it gave the whole area. The warmth of the wood really complimented Alicia's white dress and created dreamy photos. Congrat to you two, Alicia + Kalen! Wishing you decades of happiness and exploring more and more countries together!