Cierra picked out a lovely venue at Monte Verde Inn. It is a sweet sweet little place tucked away in the hills of Auburn just past the north fork of the American River. The wedding coordinator and owner, Kelly is beyond meticulous in her attention to detail and taking care of her bride (and vendors)! The Inn sleeps ten plus people and makes for a nice destination wedding. Her and her husband bought the real estate and have done a beautiful job on the grounds. They have everything from wrought iron gates, fountains, a barn, ivy, green lawns, tree lined driveways, and even a vineyard! Very picturesque. She took me on a Kodak tour in a heartbeat which was very kind of her given I had never worked that venue.
Cierra’s day began with an emotional reunion with her dad. She hadn’t seen him in five years. While he had come to town and connected with her a few days prior to the wedding… time had really slipped away and she blew him away with her beauty!! He mentioned something along the lines of how much she’s changed since her days in shorts and a ball cap. I’m so happy to have been able to witness such a beautiful moment between two people. Cierra you’re beautiful. Inside and out. Way to blow them all away.
Brad and Cierra are one of those couples that grew up together. Saw each other at annual holiday events and never thought much of it until…. well, one family holiday day it just all clicked. Related by family, but not family by relation, the two began dating and the rest is history.
The groomsman organized a game for the newlyweds in the crowd. The quiz show went something like this…. “Using a name of a candy, describe your wife.”
Good answer Matt!