Bri and Merill Domenichini, are by far two of the most incredible people I have had the honor of working for. Their kindness and generosity knows no bounds and they have been so marvelous through the last 3 months I just don’t know what I would do if they were anyone else. Their wedding was on a lovely property down a country road in Paradise California. The wedding was on an October afternoon surrounded with great weather and old oak trees. The day began with Bri getting ready with her bridesmaids having a few drinks, laughing and sharing stories. Bri was a little nervous but it wasn’t due to her marrying her best friend. The day was low key, relaxed and so enjoyable, surrounded with great hearted people made my job feel like a day off. Merill and his groomsmen got ready down at the reception site, enjoying a few laughs and a few beers. Merill was clear with his decision, he had no worry or nervousness he was just excited to finally take Bri as his wife.
Bri and her father had a first look and my oh my how much that made me and every other onlooker cry. A man of strength looked at his baby girl as if for the first time and became overcome with emotion. His love, and pride for his daughter was clear, he was glowing.
The guests arrived and filled nearly every seat, the ceremony began. The bridesmaids were delivered to the groomsmen in classic model cars. The flower girls met their ring bearers and walked down the aisle tossing out shot gun shells (bride and groom are both avid hunters). Bri and her father came down in a Model T. Once she started walking down the aisle Merill looked at his bride took a deep breath and attempted to hold back his tears.
The ceremony was beautiful as the sun slowly hit the golden hour. The couple exchanged their vows and sealed it with a kiss. The same Model T was waiting at the end of the aisle to parade the newlyweds around their guests. The ceremony was followed by a lovely reception with many wonderful people. After dinner we swept the bride and groom away for sunset photos that over looked the valley. Bri and Merill were complemented so nicely with the setting sun the whole setting was one from a dream. As they returned to the reception the evening proceeded with toasts, cake cutting and the formal dancing.
The couple shared their first dance under white lights as their guest surrounded them watching intently. Bri was met by her father showing off some skills on the dance floor swinging his little girl around as if they’ve been doing this forever. Merill joined his mother on the dance floor he spun her around and they laughed together once the song was over he gave her a final spin and escorted her off the dance floor. Soon after the dances they called all the single ladies and gents for the bouquet and garter toss. The evening continued with dancing and great company.
I was fortunate to be a witness to these two getting married. Jena and I had a wonderful time sharing the day with you both. Thank you for everything you have done, and continue to do for those you love. Your hearts are truly amazing, I am so blessed to call you friends.