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Sonoma Styled Shoot with Shelley Dee Photography

Lovelies of Wine Country, you are in for a treat today! There is just nothing quite like a team of Sonoma wedding vendors working together to create gorgeous inspiration for their local brides. Months of work and preparation paid off for Shelley Dee Photography and her crew, because these photos portray exactly what they dreamed they would - formal wedding day meets farm wedding venue. We could not be more excited to share these images with you! Get inspired.

Shelley Dee shares....

"Being a wedding photographer, there is nothing I love more than creating a story of a couple's special day. What makes up a couple's day is all the wedding vendors it takes to create a beautiful occasion. With that being said, I love connecting with local vendors in my area of California, and one way to connect is to plan stylized wedding shoots to showcase each other's work.

"When planning this shoot, we knew from the beginning we wanted to showcase a theme that could be for any time of year. That is why we decided to go with coral, ivory, and gold with a hint of silver. We also knew that we wanted to have this shoot at one of the most popular venues in the area, Olympia's Valley Estate, which is a stunning dairy farm with a rustic barn, a Victorian house, and beautiful grounds that include a lake, gardens, and Weeping Willows.

"Our goal for this shoot was to showcase a formal styled wedding at a farm-like venue. There is no rule of thumb for weddings these days, so we wanted to show couples how beautiful it could be to have a combination of both. You can have elegant tables settings in a rustic barn reception, and a bride can wear a cathedral length train and veil for an outdoor wedding.

"After months of planning and preparing with eight other wedding vendors and our models, everything was coming together just beautifully. It took all of us to create this stylized wedding shoot, and without one of us, it just wouldn't have looked as stunning as it did."

Scroll down to find out everyone was involved in this stunning day.

In addition to Shelley & Olympia Valley Estate, a very special thanks to the rest of the team....

Rentals: Encore Events Rentals | Floral Designer: Grant Avenue Florist | Bakery: Let's Do Cake | Hair: Muse Hairdressing | Invitations: Paperwhite | Attire: Bliss Bridal | Jewelry: Blush Collection | Makeup: Blush Cosmetics |

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