I have known Hollye for many years, even before I knew Ben. She is a very accomplished and admired wedding photographer based in Scottsdale, AZ. She’s a free spirit, a lover of adventure, full of beauty and life, and I couldn’t wait to see who the universe had found to be her partner.
Will. We loved him from the moment we learned they met at Burning Man, the wild, costumed arts festival in the desert that Ben and I also love going to together. Will is also a free spirit, and charismatic, and hilarious. Like really hilarious. He kept Hollye (and us) laughing all day. But he also has a very tender side – his wedding gift to Hollye was a pair of funky 1960s Gucci glasses with a note about how he imagined them growing old together and her wearing these glasses someday.
Hollye and Will’s Annadel Estate Winery wedding ceremony was peaceful and sentimental, with a dose of humor thrown in here and there. Annadel is a beautiful Santa Rosa wedding venue, tucked away in the trees. We loved wandering the property with Hollye and Will, where we found tall trees, gorgeous light and an abandoned house. The reception, in the estate’s big beautiful barn, turned into a raucous, barefoot dance party, where Will displayed some intense moves all night, sweat pouring down his face.
We had the honor of driving the bride and groom back to their hotel at the end of the night, where they kissed in the doorway and then blew us a kiss, which was our signal to get lost so the honeymoon could begin.
Hollye and Will, we are so happy we could be there to see you become husband and wife. Hopefully the next time we party with you will be out in the desert!