July 7th was a glorious day for a wedding. David and Alina brought their family and friends together to celebrate their love at The Highlands Estate in Cloverdale and it did not disappoint. From the first look under the oak tree, to the ceremony on the lawn, followed by a cocktail hour and sunset photos in the vineyards, it was wonderful.

I’d be doing this wedding an injustice, however, by not mentioning David’s mom. She gave the most incredible toast I have EVER heard in my 5 years of photographing weddings. After 100+ weddings, I feel like I’ve heard it all, but then David’s mom took the mic, unprompted, unrehearsed, and gave the toast of a lifetime. I was SOBBING. I had to stop photographing because I literally couldn’t see through the tears in my eyes. It was soulful and gut-wrenching. A toast may just be a toast, but when you knock it out of the park like that, people DO remember. Check out more of David and Alina’s day below!


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