Married Under an Oak Tree in Eden Gardens State Park | Santa Rosa Wedding Photographer | Shannon Griffin Photography

I’ve actually known Adrienne since grade school. She was always so kind hearted and nothing has changed. We’ve stayed in touch over the years and I was overjoyed when she reached out, after getting engaged. She told me that I was the first vendor she contacted, after the venue. It’s always such an honor when a couple knows that you are the one they have dreamed of for their wedding.

Adrienne and Wes had originally planned to have their wedding somewhere else, but Eden Gardens State Park stole their hearts. It was also easier for more family members to come if they had it locally. One of my favorite details is Adrienne using her grandmother’s dress as part of her reception display. It was such a special touch and a great way to honor her.

Adrienne sent the sweetest reply after I sent her the photographs:

“I'm boo-hooing! These are beautiful! I can't even begin to tell you how much I appreciate you being there. I am so proud to have this slideshow. It's such a perfect representation of the day. It was completely surreal reliving it just now. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. You are a genius. Your work is unreal. Thank you so much!”

Ceremony & Reception // Eden Gardens State Park
Photographer // Shannon Griffin
Planning // Jessica Standley
Bride's Dress // Allure Bridals
Groom’s Suit // JCrew
Shoes // Schutz for BHLDN
Florist // Bride
Invitation Suite // Minted