We had the pleasure of spending two days with Stephen and Anna at the breathtaking Figueroa Mountain Farmhouse outside Los Olivos in Santa Barbara County. Shortly after arriving to film the rehearsal dinner, we learned that Stephen’s father had suffered a heart attack while en route to the wedding and had been rushed to a nearby hospital for emergency surgery. Thankfully, he was alright and in recovery by the time we began filming and signs looked good that he would still be able to attend the wedding on the following day… though there was still some question. Needless to say, the timing of this event in conjunction with the wedding had significantly elevated the level of emotion and love felt by everyone present. Prayers were said and despite the residual worry on everyone’s mind—the night of the rehearsal dinner, following an epic sunset, was filled with joy and celebration in the face of near-tragedy.
Then the morning came and the marriage of Stephen and Anna took over, completely.
And Stephen’s Dad was there to see it.
Music: A Hundred Hearts, by Hannah Christianson • Venue: Figueroa Mountain Farmhouse • Coordinators: A Charming Occasion • Photo: Kiel Rucker • Flowers: Ella & Louie • Dress: Alvina Valenta from Marina Morrison in San Francisco • Shoes: Steve Madden • Jewelry: 33 Jewels • Tuxedos/Suits: Men’s Wearhouse • Band: Vineyard Byrds–Jon Harris Productions • Food/Beverage: Country Catering Company • Cake: Solvang Pie Company • Invitations: Shelly Van Wyk