Weddings in 2020 were all small . This Elopement Wedding At St. Eugene’s Church Santa Rosa California was photographed during the pandemic. I am a Santa Rosa wedding photographer that had the pleasure of shooting this small family elopement wedding. The wedding was catholic and held outside of the church walls. Only family attended the wedding and there were at the most 20-25 guests. The family had attended this church for generations. Many of their family members had been married in St Eugene’s Church.
The reception was supposed to be at De Turk Round Barn in Santa Rosa. I was so excited about photographing there. The venue cancelled because of covid and they decided to have an intimate gathering and reception at their grandparent’s beautiful home in Santa Rosa. They had an amazing view of the Sonoma Mountains. Katherine’s aunt was in the catering business so she and her children served and catered the amazing dinner which was 5 courses.
Originally Katherine & Jeremy were going to get married in France where she met Jeremy. The whole family already had their tickets for a destination wedding and everyone was excited but plans changed and Jeremy and Katherine came to California instead. This wedding’s date and location was changed a total of three times!
The wedding details were so sweet because they put the destination details on the place settings. The wedding coordination was done by Lura Albee from EXTRAORDINARY WEDDINGS & EVENTS. She’s amazing and she coordinated the wedding and conversed and planned the wedding with the bride and groom even though they were in France. The table was a beautiful array of florals with a gold and green colors theme. One of my favorite photos is the photo of the cake with all the family member’s wedding photos in the background. I’m sure Katherine & Jeremys will be added to the collection. The lst dance was out in the front courtyard.