One month before their big day, everything changed.
Bella and Jonny planned on getting married in Kentucky, but when covid-19 struck, they had to change all of their plans last minute to better fit an intimate wedding. 2020 truly was such a tragic year but I love that these two amazing humans embraced the mess and created a day even better than ever imagined.
They decided to hold their wedding in the mountains of a Northern California Airbnb. It was an actual dream wedding– from a detailed table scape, bohemian florals, and the most unique wedding dress I have ever seen, I drooled all day long. Not only this, their day ended up being the most beautiful, intentional gathering of close family and friends. Not only could they talk to most guests, they were able to spend a little more time together throughout the day. This is a testament that small weddings can be incredibly meaningful, even if everything changed right before.
Now, Rob and I get to call Bella and Jonny great friends which I am so grateful for. They are two of the funniest, most uplifting, and sarcastic (in the best way) human beings I know, and I am beyond grateful that their wedding brought us together!
Florist: BelFleur (Bella and her sisters actually own this business and did all of the florals!)
Wedding dress & Veil: Needle and Thread and BHLDN
Grooms suit: Banana Republic
Hair and Makeup: hairandmakeupbyjuliav
Cake and dessert: Irinas Pastries
Table and Chair rentals: Memorable Events
Silverware: Rentals by Natalie
Table scape and other decor: Esmae Event Floral Design
The sweetest review from Bella + Jonny: “We booked our wedding with Anna after pouring over countless wedding photographers. Her style was unique and beautiful, and her rates were easily the best we could find for such professional work! We thought there had to be a catch, but nope! Anna is not only highly professional and talented, but she is beyond kind and went above and beyond to accommodate our wedding date and location changes due to COVID. Our wedding was postponed by a month and moved from KY to CA, but Anna didn’t even bat an eye! We were blown away by how gracious and generous she is. Easily one of the brightest spots in our COVID wedding circus, Anna truly does photography for the love of people and the art. Her husband Rob did a fantastic job as her second shooter and we couldn’t help but befriend both of them after they shot our wedding. We’re SO happy with our photos and couldn’t have wished for a better photographer. This is the unicorn of photography and you don’t want to miss out.”
I'M ANNA RAY- AN ARTFUL WEDDING + ELOPEMENT PHOTOGRAPHER BASED IN GEORGIA! BRING ME ALONG ON ALL OF YOUR WILD ADVENTURES.
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