Leah and Patrick embarked on a wedding day that was nothing short of emotional and brimming with love! They had their elegant mountain wedding at a gorgeous venue in Woodside, CA. The Mountain Terrace is a breathtaking wedding venue nestled among towering trees, offering a picturesque and serene natural setting for couples to exchange their vows. This celebration for Leah and Patrick was filled with so many special moments and it was an honor to be able to capture it for them. Come read along to hear all about the special moments we had with Leah and Patrick.
Intimate Moments During L + P’s Elegant Wedding Day
Patrick’s father, a beloved presence in their lives, had passed away before the wedding day arrived. Leah and Patrick made sure that they honored him throughout their entire wedding day. While his absence was deeply felt, his spirit was very much a part of the day. Patrick wore his father’s watch and cuff links. Among those cuff links was one featuring a bull. There was one point during the day where I was trying to hide Patrick from seeing Leah. I ended up sticking him in a room right next to a bull figurine. Patrick pointed out that it reminded him of his dad. It was a very sweet moment that he got to have to himself before getting married.
After the ceremony, Leah and Patrick decided to share private vows with one another. I loved that they did this and was honored that I was able to capture it for them! During the ceremony, Leah’s mother played a special role by conducting a hand-fasting ritual, a symbolic gesture of unity and commitment. The reception was so lively and fun! They had a live band for reception, and Leah’s best friend sang a song. It was so great and a special moment!
Love from the Happy Couple
“MY HEART! I have already looked through these 1,000 times. They make me smile, laugh, and cry each and every time. You did such a beautiful job capturing the day. I can feel it all coming through the photos. Truly, thank you so so so much. We are forever grateful to have had you as part of our team.”
Sydnee Marie | California Wedding and Couples Photographer
Leah and Patrick’s elegant mountain wedding day was filled with so much love! and this venue was such a dream come true. Being able to capture their wedding portraits among the towering trees was so magical! If you are planning a wedding here, head over to my contact page so we can get planning!
Come see the rest of this magical and elegant wedding day below!