April weddings are particularly beautiful because everything is in fragrant bloom! This was especially the case for Natalie and Thomas, who wed at the Kennolyn – Hilltop Hacienda. This couple actually had two ceremonies—first, a sacred ceremony in St. Joseph’s Cathedral two weeks before the wedding. This intimate gathering included a circle of only the closest family and friends. I was honored to capture all of the touching moments that took place during the union of their souls before God.The second ceremony was a larger celebration! Under the crown of ancient trees in a grove of redwoods the night began with the couple promising to love each other forever!An open-air dinner followed, inspiring soulful conversations between guests. Next came the Serpent Dance, a Mexican wedding tradition. The whole evening was entirely seamless, family-focused, and sweetly sincere. The perfect springboard for a lifetime of happiness!