I had the honor of capturing Tessa and Trae’s elopement at the most gorgeous Nestldown venue nestled in the redwoods. (see what I did there– hahaha). They were supposed to have a big wedding with all of their favorite people there to watch them say I do, and because of covid they couldn’t make that happen unfortunately. So they decided to have their closest family and friends join them instead!! Between the scares of the fires near their homes, covid and just all the craziness this year brought– they were so beyond ready to just get married!!
Tessa got ready at Trae’s parents house as his mom prepped the house for the reception later that day. She had tables setup, florals, decor, and the sun was shining out back– it was absolutely stunning.
We all headed to Nestldown and Tessa finished getting ready & into her dress and shoes at the getting ready space there. She then headed to go see her dad for the first time on her wedding day and they shared a first look together!! It was so beautiful with the pond next to them and trees surrounding the entire property.
Her dad then led her down the aisle to the ceremony where Trae was waiting for her. The “aisle” was a long flight of stairs to the right of the ceremony and Tessa literally looked like cinderella. The most gorgeous bride walking down to see her groom!
They had their ceremony together, danced under the trees, had some charcuterie boards and champagne with all their closest friends and fam, and then went back to their families home to celebrate the rest of the evening. Tessa and Trae truly took us in like family and we’re just so beyond thankful for them!! Congrats you two– your day was an absolute dream.
Photographers: Shots by Bridgette and Jake from Bridgette Wuest Photography