This beautiful and fun couple, Janine and Ryan, decided to do an untraditional wedding party at Stonetree Estate in Novato to celebrate their wedding and love! They originally had their wedding set for 2020 but the pandemic changed their plan. Instead of doing a big celebration they decided to ditch that plan and use the same vendors and venue for a fun party with their friends! Everything was low key and so fun! I was elated to be a part of their celebration and being able to document it for them, too.
A Perfect Casual Wedding Party Celebration
There wasn’t much formal about the day and it was amazing! They got ready at a hotel in Novato with some friends and then headed over to the venue. We went straight into cocktail hour and then a sit down dinner. Instead of toasts, they gave each table a set of Mad Libs Vows that everyone had to fill out. Two tables had Janine’s and two tables had Ryan’s. The funniest part was that they were actually pretty dirty and it was so fun hearing everyone read them off. Definitely some uncontrollable laughs happened!
The rest of the wedding party was all about dancing and just simply having tons of fun! To end the night they had pop confetti that made a HUGE mess! Their entire celebration day was such a blast to be a part of. I loved how casual everything was and it wasn’t a huge elaborate day. It was perfect for them – just the way it should be.
“We struck gold on Reddit when we found Michelle. Another couple posted a link to her website and we just fell in love with her style immediately. It was warm, natural and felt homey. After meeting with her over a cup of coffee, the conversation was non-stop fun and of course informational! We booked her for our engagement and wedding – then boom COVID. She was more than willing to be flexible with our rescheduling and on/off delayed wedding plans. We decided to elope in Monterey and Michelle became our florist, our day of planner and photographer. She went above and beyond. Personally, Michelle is the only photographer I will need for future life events.”
Michelle Angeli | California Wedding & Elopement Photographer
Being able to be a part of your celebration no matter what size, location and plans means the absolute world to me! I am always honored to capture the special moments of your day. Fill out my contact form to make it official and we will celebrate the exact way YOU want to.
Florist: Angella Floral Designs | Hair: Nicoles Vanity | Invitations: Etsy | Photobooth: Baubles & Bowties | Rings: ShaneCo and Staghead Designs | Cake: Krumbs Cake | Makeup : Nicoles Vanity | Dress: Baltic Born | DJ: DJ Brian Lu | Venue: Wedgewood Stonetree Estates