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Simone Anne Photography - Destination Wedding Photographer

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California Destination Wedding | A&R

Photographing Aimee and Ryan’s California Destination wedding was an absolute pleasure. These two have been together for a long time and their love is clear and simple. Their families, friends, and pups (!) were so excited to see them officially get married and it was a happy and relaxed day for all involved. :)

Let’s start with a few images of the beautiful property. A private residence in Oakdale, Aimee and Ryan got married on the property of a family friend. Everything about the space was perfect.

Aimee and Ryan's Oakdale California Destination Wedding // SimoneAnne.com Aimee and Ryan's Oakdale California Destination Wedding // SimoneAnne.com

First, I met up with the ladies and got images of Aimee and her sisters and mother getting ready. I snuck in a few shots of her stunning gorgeous ring. ( I had the pleasure of photographing the stunning piece at Aimee and Ryan’s engagement session as well.) SO stunning! Gah. I love it.Aimee and Ryan's Oakdale California Destination Wedding // SimoneAnne.com

And her stunning, sparkly, gorgeous shoes. Wow!Aimee and Ryan's Oakdale California Destination Wedding // SimoneAnne.com

These images of Aimee and her family getting ready together make me so happy.Aimee and Ryan's Oakdale California Destination Wedding // SimoneAnne.com Aimee and Ryan's Oakdale California Destination Wedding // SimoneAnne.com Aimee and Ryan's Oakdale California Destination Wedding // SimoneAnne.com Aimee and Ryan's Oakdale California Destination Wedding // SimoneAnne.comAimee and Ryan have five dogs, but only two are well enough behaved to be invited to the wedding. Doesn’t Ruby look like a real princess in her little dress? SO sweet.Aimee and Ryan's Oakdale California Destination Wedding // SimoneAnne.com

Here are the guys getting ready. It was a hot day, so I had them get ready outside (just the final touches, I promise!). They looked great in their heather grey shirts.Aimee and Ryan's Oakdale California Destination Wedding // SimoneAnne.com Aimee and Ryan's Oakdale California Destination Wedding // SimoneAnne.com

SO cute.Aimee and Ryan's Oakdale California Destination Wedding // SimoneAnne.com Aimee and Ryan's Oakdale California Destination Wedding // SimoneAnne.com

Aimee and Ryan opted to have a first look before the wedding and see each other before they got up in front of their families to say their vows. I love this because it’s a private moment to get excited about the big day and also gives us extra time on their wedding day for photos.
Aimee and Ryan's Oakdale California Destination Wedding // SimoneAnne.com Aimee and Ryan's Oakdale California Destination Wedding // SimoneAnne.comSuch a sweet moment.Aimee and Ryan's Oakdale California Destination Wedding // SimoneAnne.com Aimee and Ryan's Oakdale California Destination Wedding // SimoneAnne.com Aimee and Ryan's Oakdale California Destination Wedding // SimoneAnne.com

Aimee’s flowers were incredible and really set the tone for the whole look and feel of the day. Breathtaking!Aimee and Ryan's Oakdale California Destination Wedding // SimoneAnne.comAnd these portraits of Aimee and Ryan make me so happy.
Aimee and Ryan's Oakdale California Destination Wedding // SimoneAnne.com Aimee and Ryan's Oakdale California Destination Wedding // SimoneAnne.com

Wow, am I right?! The back of her dress was SO incredible! Loved that train.Aimee and Ryan's Oakdale California Destination Wedding // SimoneAnne.com Aimee and Ryan's Oakdale California Destination Wedding // SimoneAnne.com Aimee and Ryan's Oakdale California Destination Wedding // SimoneAnne.com Aimee and Ryan's Oakdale California Destination Wedding // SimoneAnne.com

Some favorite portraits of Aimee looking so sweet and beautiful on her wedding day.Aimee and Ryan's Oakdale California Destination Wedding // SimoneAnne.com

And that lovely little crown! It’s perfect.
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By the time we got to the ceremony, everybody was excited and full of anticipation. Especially the pups! ;) haha. xoAimee and Ryan's Oakdale California Destination Wedding // SimoneAnne.com Aimee and Ryan's Oakdale California Destination Wedding // SimoneAnne.com

Special thanks to Karen, my second shooter for the day, for the following image. I absolutely love working with her and her artistic eye completely rounds out the gallery. I’ve included a handful of her shots in this blog post because they are so beautiful!Aimee and Ryan's Oakdale California Destination Wedding // SimoneAnne.com

It was so emotional watching Aimee’s parents walk her down the aisle to the love of her life.Aimee and Ryan's Oakdale California Destination Wedding // SimoneAnne.com Aimee and Ryan's Oakdale California Destination Wedding // SimoneAnne.com Aimee and Ryan's Oakdale California Destination Wedding // SimoneAnne.com

So sweet. So much love.Aimee and Ryan's Oakdale California Destination Wedding // SimoneAnne.com Aimee and Ryan's Oakdale California Destination Wedding // SimoneAnne.com Aimee and Ryan's Oakdale California Destination Wedding // SimoneAnne.com Aimee and Ryan's Oakdale California Destination Wedding // SimoneAnne.com Aimee and Ryan's Oakdale California Destination Wedding // SimoneAnne.com

Such a stunning back drop for a wedding.Aimee and Ryan's Oakdale California Destination Wedding // SimoneAnne.com Aimee and Ryan's Oakdale California Destination Wedding // SimoneAnne.com

Yay! Officially married!Aimee and Ryan's Oakdale California Destination Wedding // SimoneAnne.com Aimee and Ryan's Oakdale California Destination Wedding // SimoneAnne.com

I’m including a few of the family portraits that we took this day. I love spending time with families on a wedding day and portraits of parents and kids can be some of my favorite photos from the entire day. Even though they aren’t fancy, they are beautiful and they are important and they are full of love.Aimee and Ryan's Oakdale California Destination Wedding // SimoneAnne.com Aimee and Ryan's Oakdale California Destination Wedding // SimoneAnne.com Aimee and Ryan's Oakdale California Destination Wedding // SimoneAnne.com

Look at that dreamy bridal party! So good looking, team!Aimee and Ryan's Oakdale California Destination Wedding // SimoneAnne.com Aimee and Ryan's Oakdale California Destination Wedding // SimoneAnne.com

Weddings are hard work… ;) hahaAimee and Ryan's Oakdale California Destination Wedding // SimoneAnne.com

Gorgeous girls.Aimee and Ryan's Oakdale California Destination Wedding // SimoneAnne.com Aimee and Ryan's Oakdale California Destination Wedding // SimoneAnne.com Aimee and Ryan's Oakdale California Destination Wedding // SimoneAnne.com Aimee and Ryan's Oakdale California Destination Wedding // SimoneAnne.com

And handsome menfolk!
Aimee and Ryan's Oakdale California Destination Wedding // SimoneAnne.com Aimee and Ryan's Oakdale California Destination Wedding // SimoneAnne.com

Aimee’s lovely sisters were her bridesmaids, which made for a ton of fun.Aimee and Ryan's Oakdale California Destination Wedding // SimoneAnne.com Aimee and Ryan's Oakdale California Destination Wedding // SimoneAnne.com Aimee and Ryan's Oakdale California Destination Wedding // SimoneAnne.com Aimee and Ryan's Oakdale California Destination Wedding // SimoneAnne.com Aimee and Ryan's Oakdale California Destination Wedding // SimoneAnne.com

Aimee, looking happy, relaxed, and married!! xoAimee and Ryan's Oakdale California Destination Wedding // SimoneAnne.com

And, not to be missed, a few photos with the flower girl and ring bearer. Hellooooo cuties! xoAimee and Ryan's Oakdale California Destination Wedding // SimoneAnne.com Aimee and Ryan's Oakdale California Destination Wedding // SimoneAnne.comThe entire space was absolutely beautiful, but what they all did to the reception area was incredible. The property is a dream come true for a wedding and the decor that Aimee and her family and friends put together was absolutely stunning.Aimee and Ryan's Oakdale California Destination Wedding // SimoneAnne.com

I loved all the sweet details.Aimee and Ryan's Oakdale California Destination Wedding // SimoneAnne.comI spy some of my Half Moon Bay engagement photos!Aimee and Ryan's Oakdale California Destination Wedding // SimoneAnne.com Aimee and Ryan's Oakdale California Destination Wedding // SimoneAnne.com Aimee and Ryan's Oakdale California Destination Wedding // SimoneAnne.comSweetest sweetheart table.
Aimee and Ryan's Oakdale California Destination Wedding // SimoneAnne.com Aimee and Ryan's Oakdale California Destination Wedding // SimoneAnne.com Aimee and Ryan's Oakdale California Destination Wedding // SimoneAnne.comGrand entrance!Aimee and Ryan's Oakdale California Destination Wedding // SimoneAnne.com Aimee and Ryan's Oakdale California Destination Wedding // SimoneAnne.comFamily and friends had some beautiful and meaningful toasts for these two. Many wonderful wishes were made for a happy marriage and life together and there wasn’t a dry eye in the house.
Aimee and Ryan's Oakdale California Destination Wedding // SimoneAnne.com Aimee and Ryan's Oakdale California Destination Wedding // SimoneAnne.com Aimee and Ryan's Oakdale California Destination Wedding // SimoneAnne.comI loved how magical the venue got in the evening. Those twinkle lights were an exceptional touch.Aimee and Ryan's Oakdale California Destination Wedding // SimoneAnne.com Aimee and Ryan's Oakdale California Destination Wedding // SimoneAnne.com Aimee and Ryan's Oakdale California Destination Wedding // SimoneAnne.com

As the sun was coming down, the light got soft and I snuck Aimee and Ryan away for some more photos. With the chance to explore a different part of the beautiful property and with the added fun of Aimee’s second dress for the evening, I love these portraits. I am so glad we took the time to capture extra images at this time in the day!
Aimee and Ryan's Oakdale California Destination Wedding // SimoneAnne.com Aimee and Ryan's Oakdale California Destination Wedding // SimoneAnne.com Aimee and Ryan's Oakdale California Destination Wedding // SimoneAnne.comSo romantic.Aimee and Ryan's Oakdale California Destination Wedding // SimoneAnne.com Aimee and Ryan's Oakdale California Destination Wedding // SimoneAnne.com Aimee and Ryan's Oakdale California Destination Wedding // SimoneAnne.com

Another few of the beautiful venue.
Aimee and Ryan's Oakdale California Destination Wedding // SimoneAnne.com Aimee and Ryan's Oakdale California Destination Wedding // SimoneAnne.com

Their three sweet cakes. It was so fun to see how they separated the layers and created three unique cakes.Aimee and Ryan's Oakdale California Destination Wedding // SimoneAnne.com Aimee and Ryan's Oakdale California Destination Wedding // SimoneAnne.com Aimee and Ryan's Oakdale California Destination Wedding // SimoneAnne.comSuch a perfect day and lovely evening. Aimee and Ryan, it was an honor to celebrate your big day with you two and your families. I am excited to call you not just clients but also friends. Here’s wishing you all the love and happiness of a lifetime together. Stay in touch! xo

For more Bay Area Weddings and Destination Weddings that I’ve photographed, see HERE.

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