A little slice of heaven. That is what we thought of Winona and Dan’s wedding day at Greendance, the Winery at Sandhill. What started as a cloudy day turned into the sun bursting through the fields of grapevines, right in time for the wedding day to begin. The ceremony was down a winding path lined with white floral hanging baskets, in between tall and stately trees. It was right over the hill from the apple orchard. The reception was through a white picket fence on a fieldstone patio, which was adjacent to the winery. See what I mean? A little slice of heaven.
“I think he’s anxious,” Winona says to me right as we walk through the hotel door. “He told me he didn’t want to talk the night before the wedding because it’s bad luck. I had to remind him that the wives tale is not to see each other the night before the wedding for bad luck- we could still talk on the phone!” It was endearingly cute, hearing about Dan’s anticipation for the wedding day! Winona was calm and collected, and even though she admitted once to feeling antsy (who doesn’t on their wedding day?!), I would never have been able to tell! She was glowing and elegant, and her smile was as radiant as the sun.
This wedding was certainly near and dear to our heart- we photographed Dan’s brother’s wedding a few years ago (shout out to Ryan and Melanie!), and remembered his friends and family. There is something extra special about seeing familiar faces smiling back at you throughout the day!
Take a look to see what I mean…