Russian River Wedding, Guerneville, California

Tawny and Drew, finally on the blog! I had drinks with Tawny just recently and it reminded me that I never blogged this gorgeous wedding. (I had a new baby at the time, so client work takes priority. The blog, not so much.)


Tawny and Drew had family fly in from allll over the country, and their goal was to throw a badass party in a uniquely Californian space. Guerneville meshed their appreciation of landscape, outdoor sports, and craft beer. In short, it was fucking awesome.


We only had two locations on the timeline, Armstrong Woods and the Russian River Sportsman’s Lodge. We met up in the woods for their *magical* first look.


Then off to the Russian River Sportsman Lodge. Not a typical wedding venue…a legit lodge! On stilts right next to the river. Complete with vintage member photos and trophy animals on the walls. It was the best cozy vibe.


For the pre-ceremony cocktail hour, there were kegs of craft beer stuffed into every nook and cranny of the lodge deck. When everyone had a nice buzz, it’s was right to ceremony followed by (of course!) more beer, dinner, and dancing (with a little interruption for riverside portraits).


I LOVE these two, and being a part of their Russian River destination wedding was a total gift.



Photography: Brittany at BKM Photography
Coordination: Lidia at Cotton & Oak
Venue: Russian River Sportsman Club
Entertainment: Jeremy of Love is in the Bay
Food Truck: Roli-Roti

Dessert: Village Bakery
Staffing: Party Staff
Transportation: Tour It LLC
Rentals: Party Tents & Events
Rentals: Encore