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Lauren and Rigel’s Beautiful Vineyard Wedding at Nella Terra

Captured & submitted by Red Eye Collection


From the moment I arrived at Nella Terra on Lauren and Rigel’s wedding day, I knew this was going to be an extraordinary celebration. Nella Terra, with its stunning white tent and lush vineyard setting, was the perfect backdrop for their love story. The venue’s unique charm, from the beautiful staircase to the seamless guest flow, truly set the stage for an unforgettable day.

The day began at the AC Hotel, where Lauren and her bridesmaids were getting ready. J’aime Bridal provided Lauren’s gown, a stunning creation that made her look like she had stepped out of a fairy tale. Her bridesmaids, dressed in beautiful Birdy Grey gowns, complemented her elegance perfectly. Status Salon was in charge of hair and makeup, and they did a phenomenal job; the bridal party looked absolutely radiant.

Over at another suite, Rigel and his groomsmen were donning their sharp Black Tux suits. The atmosphere was filled with raucous excitement as they prepared for the day ahead.

The ceremony took place in a picturesque spot at Nella Terra. Lauren and Rigel’s brother-in-law officiated, bringing a personal touch that made it feel intimate and special. They exchanged vows they had written themselves, and you could feel the emotion in the air. The couple was in their own world, despite being surrounded by loved ones. This heartfelt moment was one of the most touching ceremonies I’ve had the pleasure to photograph.

One of the highlights of the day was the couple’s grand entrance and first dance. Lauren and Rigel, both dancers, had taken lessons and prepared a special routine that wowed their guests. They started with a fun grand entrance dance, immediately flowing into their choreographed first dance. It was a beautiful expression of their love and connection, and the guests absolutely loved it.

As a photographer, I’m always looking for those unique shots that make each wedding memorable. Lauren mentioned her love for cows, so we called the cows down the hill to be part of the wedding photos, creating a charming and whimsical backdrop. It was a moment that truly reflected Lauren’s personality and added a special touch to the day.

Another memorable moment was when one of the groomsmen ripped his pants before the ceremony. Thanks to the amazing team at Simply Lovely, the pants were sewn back together just in time. Alas, the groomsman’s pants continued to rip throughout the reception, much to the amusement of the guests who thought he was tearing up the dance floor, despite being a self-confessed wallflower.

The reception under the beautiful white tent was filled with laughter, dancing, and heartfelt speeches. Andy Rossi from Second Song was the DJ, and he did a fantastic job keeping the energy high and the dance floor packed. Rigel surprised everyone with a DJ set of his own, looking out at his friends and family dancing and singing along. It was a surreal and joyful moment for the couple, and I captured the sheer delight on their faces.

Despite the cloudy weather, the day was perfect for photos. The overcast sky provided soft, diffused light that made the colors pop, and the beautiful chandelier inside the tent stood out against the gloomy backdrop. After cocktail hour, just as Lauren and Rigel were about to make their grand entrance, the first raindrop fell. By the time Rigel’s dad gave his speech, it started to downpour. Watching the rain through the clear tent, feeling cozy inside, and sitting at their sweetheart table, made for a magical and intimate setting.

The day ended with a stroll outside, where Lauren and Rigel took a moment to soak in the joy of their wedding. They watched their guests dancing, laughing, and celebrating their love. It was a beautiful way to conclude a day that was not only a celebration of their marriage but also of their ten-year journey together.

Lauren and Rigel’s wedding was a testament to their love, their personalities, and the strong bond they share with their friends and family. It was an honor to capture these moments and to be part of such a special day. Here’s to a lifetime of happiness for The Garmans!


Transportation: Black Tie//DJ: Ace Entertainment//Cake Designer: Cake Delight//Cinema and Video: Tyler Austerie//Beauty: Status Salon//Event Planner: Simply Lovely Events LLC//DJ:Second Song//Tuxedo and Mens Attire: The Black Tux//Bridesmaid Dresses: Birdy Grey//Dress Store:J’aime Bridal//Reception Venue: Nella Terra Cellars//Event Venue: Nella Terra Cellars//Photographer: Red Eye Collection//

Submitted via Two Bright Lights

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