Griffith Woods Santa Rosa Wedding
I was so excited to capture Madeline & Shawn’s Griffith Woods, Santa Rosa wedding! The couple worked tirelessly for months on all their custom details that helped transform their venue into a storybook love tale. Keep reading to see their gorgeous day and learn more about the inspiration for their wedding.
About The Couple
From the couple: Shawn & I met on Bumble in 2018. Our first date was at a wine bar on Labor Day Weekend. We quickly hit it off and started spending weekends driving the hour between our houses to spend time together. Four weeks in, we started traveling together and haven’t stopped since! In September 2021 we took a trip to Maui to celebrate both of our birthdays. On the second day of our trip Shawn surprised Madeline with a brunch at the Plantation House in Kapalua overlooking the ocean. After brunch, we went to D.T. Fleming Beach where Shawn popped the question.
What was your inspiration for your wedding? ” We wanted to incorporate special parts of our relationship- for example we love to wine taste together so we are having a wine tasting cocktail hour with wines from places we have travelled and our cake features a map of the world with a backdrop of maps featuring places we have been together. Our vision was a wedding in a beautiful natural setting outside, but with traditional and glam elements. We wanted our wedding to be unique and special our relationship together.”
How did you pick your venue? “When we first toured our venue we knew it was a special place. We loved how it was such a hidden gem and different from any other place we toured. The venue had multiple locations where we could host parts of the wedding and was a blank slate. We knew it would be a lot of work, but it would be worth it and every part of the wedding could be customized the way we wanted.”
What special touches did you create to make the wedding day feel custom to you? “Our wedding is a labor of love. Shawn & I, with the help of my parents, have designed and customized every aspect of the wedding. Starting with the invitations, I designed our monogram and invitations, while Shawn assembled them. We hand made place cards and signage.
Shawn and the bride’s dad built a two piece champagne wall for our seating chart. The back side of wall is backdrop for the cake and features maps of places we have visited together. The Bride’s mom embroidered our monogram on each cloth napkins, and we have also placed the monogram on our cocktail napkins and bar front.
For our cocktail hour we are doing a wine tasting of wines from places we have been together. Shawn & I made custom wine tasting paddles labeling each wine, and a menu telling the story of when we visited each winery.”
Madeline & Shawn
To Madeline & Shawn- thank you so much for inviting me to share in your amazing day. Your Griffith Woods, Santa Rosa was such a dream! I have so many favorite moments from the day- from your super sweet private vows, to your beautiful first dance. I loved all the special details you brought into your day that really made it feel so unique and special to you. I can’t wait to see what amazing things the future holds for you two as a married couple. Congrats Mr. & Mrs. Graf!
Venue: Griffith Woods, Santa Rosa
Planner: Tracey McCormick
Photo: Corinna Rose Photo (me!)
Video: Brave Productions
Dress: Miosa Bride
Beauty: Bridal by Jasmine K
Florist: The Floral Cottage
Caterer: El Coronel
Cake: Patisserie Angelica
Live Painter: Talia Koval
Client Love Notes
“We had an amazing experience working with Corinna for our engagement and wedding photos. After our first Zoom meeting we quickly knew that she was the photographer for us! It felt like we were talking with a friend and she had so many tips to offer about the wedding planning process.
Corinna was always prepared, and adapted when challenges arose. When we arrived at the beach for our engagement photos the weather had taken a turn for the worst and the beautiful beach and surrounding cliffs were covered in fog. Corinna helped us quickly find a new location and reassured us that everything would be ok. The photos turned out even better than we could have imagined!
On our wedding day, Corinna and her team were organized, professional and helped keep the day running smoothly. She is incredibly talented and we loved each and every one of our photos. She did a wonderful job capturing our memories and even delivered both our engagement and wedding photos early! We are so grateful to have had the chance to work with her.”
Griffith Woods Santa Rosa Wedding
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