So here’s the only problem with shooting at Montaluce: there are not enough hours in the day to shoot in all the amazing spots around the property. The winery, the vineyards, room upon room of gorgeousness. But we made a go of it with Ashley and Ryan, that’s for sure, and we even had time during the day for them to get married. 🙂

I’ll start with this one because it’s one of my favorites. And it’s been featured already on WeddingBee!

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I  absolutely love the front of the winery, with the stone, the vines! Simply beautiful.

And inside? Just as pretty.

Montaluce wedding photography

Then we headed out back toward the vineyard. Before the wedding, Ashley had lots of inspiration images, so I knew she loved soft colors and lots of sun flare. Then I was able to play with the images so they’d have the tonality that really speaks to Ashley. I love that!

Add to that some soft breezes to move the veil around, and I tell you I was in heaven. HEAVEN! I’m not above jumping up and down with joy, you know.
There is a magical spot next to the building where the light was just gorgeous.
Montaluce wedding photography

Okay, listen: I’m a big advocate of hiring pros to do the work at your wedding. It relieves you of hassle, work, and the result is polished and professional looking. But in case you’re wondering, amazing florals CAN be done DIY. I’m totally in love with these florals done by Ashley and her family. Just wow.

 

Montaluce wedding photography

Also if you’re wondering: Yes, the vineyard is gorgeous even in November after the grapes have been harvested. We saw beautiful fall colors and lots of sunshine.

Montaluce wedding photography

Montaluce wedding photography

This place is so full of photo-worthy scenery, I had to just watch even as Ashley & Ryan headed out to wait for the ceremony to start.

Montaluce wedding photography

Don’t you love they guys’ socks?

Oh, and the balcony has an absolutely spectacular view.

Montaluce wedding photography

Next up: the ceremony!