Sonora Arnold Wedding Photographer | Calaveras Big Trees Wedding | Christine Dibble Photography
The Calaveras Big Trees wedding of Katelynn and Matthew was a true dream wedding. Calaveras Big Trees State Park is very special to the bride and groom because the groom has family history there, and his family’s vacation cabin in nearby Arnold has been a favorite destination for this couple. The entire wedding party had one giant slumber party there the night before the wedding, and both bride and groom got ready in the house, being careful to hide away from each other. Then we all drove to the park (that just happened to have a beautiful layer of snow in November this year!) for the first look. Their excitement was so fun to watch! We wandered around the snow and into the grove of big trees a ways for portraits before the ceremony. The ceremony itself took place at the base of a giant sequoia at the perfect time of day to have the gorgeous golden sunlight bathe the wedding party in a warm glow. After parading up to the reception site behind a bagpiper, guests dined on a wonderful Lila and Sage meal and danced to music from Sound Extreme in Jack Knight Hall. It was a perfect rustic mountain wedding, complete with a snowy send off the next morning!
laura - christine,
there are so many favorite photos from this beautiful wedding in Calaveras Big Trees State Park. i love these trees! my most favorite photo is a full length taken of the bride and groom. his hand is on her face and he may be whispering in her ear or kissing her cheek and she is wearing a fur cape. i have a 2nd favorite too – the parade of guests with the bagpiper leading the way. ~laura
Jamie - Gorgeous, gorgeous images. The photographs of the bride and groom shot outdoors are AMAZING!!!! They must be so in love with them.
Samantha - Calaveras Big Trees State Park in Sonora Arnold is just absolutely spectacular for a wedding! Katelynn and Matthew have the quiet type of love and a bond that really is striking in every image you captured. Beautiful wedding photography as always Christine! Ps. How adorable is their little cake!
Brenden - If I had to imagine what a Sonora wedding would look like-this would be it! The bride is just breath taking, I love the illusion lace top of the dress. And the photo of their dog with the flower neck wreath is so precious–just made my heart melt! They are going to treasure these beautiful wedding photos forever!
Beth - These are gorgeous wedding photos, so dreamy! What a beautiful location in The Calaveras Big Trees Sate Park. Just stunning with the sun setting in the forest background, this couple must be so thrilled with their wedding portraits!
Megan - This Sonora Arnold wedding in Calaveras Big Trees is absolutely breathtaking. You should be so proud to display these images and this couple is so lucky to have you as their photographer!
Kathy - What a beautiful wedding! The bride looks elegant and timeless. Calaveras Big Trees State Park is the perfect location for a rustic wedding. The way you describe the ceremony it sounds like it was peaceful and beautiful. Your portraits are perfect and the light is amazing.
Nicola Windjack - What a gorgeous wedding! I absolutely love Matthew’s expression in their first look – how priceless is that?? And the portrait of their dog with the floral wreath is adorable. The bagpiper leading the way to the reception is so unique; they really customized their wedding at Calaveras Big Trees State Park and you captured all the details perfectly. I’m sure Katelynn and Matthew with treasure their wedding photography for the rest of their lives.
Jenny Storment - WOW this wedding at Calaveras Big Trees is so stunning! I love the brides dress and that there was even a little snow on the ground! Beautiful job on this Calaveras Big Trees Wedding photos.
Dawn - Christine, this Sonora wedding is beautiful and ethereal. How awesome is her tulle and lace dress? Is that from BHLDN, it looks like one of their designs. It’s so light and airy and fits her beautifully! You really have a great eye for detail, the Calavera Big Trees State Park portraits are by far my favorite!