jennifer + jean-claude // santa rosa wedding photographer

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Jean-Claude was trying to speak his vows from the heart, and he fumbled over his words and went into tears because he was just so overwhelmed with emotion and love as he looked at Jennifer, his now beautiful wife. Their closest friends and family laughed and clapped along with Jean-Claude, who also couldn’t help but laugh and cry at the same time.

On this warm August Saturday, close ones began to gather at The Westergaard Residence (Jennifer’s besties!) to celebrate the union of Jennifer and Jean-Claude, two individuals who were brought together at their old work place. Both have gone through several life changes, and somehow the universe led these two lovebirds together because the universe knew that they each deserve another chance at love 💕

Jennifer loves plants and gardens and flowers, and Jean-Claude is from France, so the decor reflected both of them. According to Jean-Claude, there is a tradition in France to slice off a champagne bottle during the wedding! It had to be a specific bottle of champagne cut with a specific knife. Needless to say, everyone was pretty amazed when it happened.

What made this intimate wedding really intimate and personal was that everyone who worked together to create this wonderful event were all close people to Jennifer and Jean-Claude. How precious is that?!! 😭

Jennifer & Jean-Claude, I wish you both all the love and joy in your journey together in this thing called life. Continue motivating each other, supporting each other, and most importantly, continue loving each other during the dark times and good times.

 
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I choose you. To stand by your side and sleep in your arms. To be far stronger and happier than I could ever be alone. To encourage your heart and inspire your soul. To learn with you and grow with you, even as time and life change us both. Our love is rare and I cherish it.

 
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I promise to laugh with you in good times and struggle alongside you in bad times. I promise to respect you and cherish you as an individual, a partner, and an equal, knowing that we do not complete, but complement each other. May we have many adventures as we grow old together - always creating, always exploring, and to never stop being curious.

 
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The Team 😍
Venue:  The Westergaard Residence
Food: Hana Ullerich
Cake & Desserts:  Tracy Collinsworth
Makeup & Hair:  Julie Rae Oliver hairstylist at Kelly Kline
Invitations: Vistaprint
Flowers: Paula Stabler
Photography: misterdebs