Touchdown! I totally scored big time getting to shoot Denise & Jeff’s football themed wedding. When they told me they were having a nacho bar at their wedding I think I blacked out for 2 minutes cuz I can’t remember what they said next. When I came to, Denise was telling me about their Raiders theme and how they were gonna have pom poms in the bouquets, football boutonnières, and have all the guests wear their favorite football jersey at the reception. They were speaking my love language and I knew I was destined to be their wedding photographer. I was, after all the Fantasy Football champion of 2016. It is harder than you think choosing a team based solely off their profile pictures! As we chatted over Facetime and again in person at a hotel bar, I could see how totally in love they were. It was such a blast getting to know them and hearing about all the creative details they had planned to pull off their dream wedding!
They were married at the beautiful Mission at Santa Clara University. My all time favorite moment during the ceremony was the look on Denise & Jeff’s face when the bag pipe player entered the church after they were announced husband and wife! Denise’s mom had completely surprised them with this moment! As they walked down the aisle as newlyweds, all the guests waved their silver pom poms as they cheered! It was such a great
game ceremony filled with tears, laughter, and beautiful vows. Afterwards we headed to the lawn with the bridal party to run some plays! Meanwhile, back at the Willow Heights Mansion, a very talented musician they recruited from a dueling piano bar, was taking requests and rocking out on the piano! Guests were sporting their jerseys, and if they weren’t eating nachos or hot wings they were blowing their Kissle (the special whistle) and waving their penalty flags. It was a blast to shoot their wedding, and I know all their guests will be talking about that fun day for years to come! Congrats Mr. & Mrs. Lynch!! No relation to Marshawn Lynch…or is there?
Venue: Willow Heights Mansion -http://willowheightsmansion.com/
2nd Photographer: Kevin Michael Photography – http://www.kevinmichaelphoto.com/
Wedding Coordinator: Briana Wendt via WHM – briana@willowheightsmansion.