Friday, October 10, 2008

"At Last"

~ Lorenzo & Cindi ~

The Newly Mr. and Mrs. Bartone!

also affectionately known as:

Autumnal greetings to all ~

What an honor and privilege it has been to be a witness to this developing relationship over the last year and half and now their lovely union sealed by the governing laws of the State of California! It's official ladies and gentlemen!

There was not a dry eye in the winery either. The most perfect vows ever written in time! I gasped (and my eyes welled up a bit) when they shared their heartfelt sentiment with me separately a few days before th
eir event took place. I can honestly attest that they are soul mates; best friends first and foremost; and only want the best for each other emotionally and spiritually. They have found what they were looking for and they share the same professional passion ~ event and wedding photography! Now that's a perfect image.

Their day was full of dedicated love, romance, laughter, joy, sentiment and strong foundation of commitment for each other and their future together as Mr. and Mrs. B. And the dancing was not bad either ~ compliments of Matt Brys of Extreme Productions Entertainment, LLC.

The image attached is our newly crowned Mr. and Mrs. walking into the main wine room at the private winery, The Eberle Ranch, in Geyserville (2.5 hours from the Sacramento Valley ~ 1 hour from San Francisco) to view their sixty guest head table adorned with burnished gold candelabras; vintage urn
s filled with luxurious florals in an autumn color palate and double faced satin ribbon from Shelley McArdle of Floral Artistry; and over two hundred gold votives filled the winery! It was breathtaking and the ambiance was over the top amazing! And let's not forget the Zinfandel wine harvested and bottled by Mr. Johnny ~ owner and winemaker mixxer extraordinaire of the property. We were surrounded by over two hundred acres of his zin grape vines and it provided such a perfect backdrop to their day while they were surrounded by their closest family and nearest and dearest of friends.

Here is a note from one of their close friends who happened to capture the image above:

Oh Cindi, Cindi, Cindi...What a b
eautiful, heartfelt wedding! I am still on a high. You took my breath away when you walked through the door. Your Lorenzo is drop dead gorgeous (but that is why I noticed him in the first place), and you were the epitome of a gorgeous and elegant woman. Oh! I felt like a voyeur watching this love affair unfold. I had no idea what to expect, but the ambience in that room was magical. And your friends....a tribute to the precious friend that you are! I got to spend time with the precious Isabel, got to know Shelly and her husband. Talked a little to some of the adorable friends you have. They are all delightful and spiritual women. And how lucky you are to have such a fun family. Your sisters are so sweet...and Diane is hilarious! Now let's talk about the gene pool in both your families. Kia has turned into an incredible woman as beautiful as her mother. Lorenzo's daughters are "John Singer Sergent" beautiful, and Ryan, the handsome son that gave such a beautiful blessing. Were you beaming with pride? Not to mention the granddaughters, how cute are they? Little cherubs! So you are truly blessed, my friend, and your dream has come true. The new life that you are embarking is full of hope. The journey ahead is all that you deserve. I wish you nothing but happiness and bliss. I am no wedding photographer, but I did get some fun images. I love you. Deidre

Ahhhhhhh, now that's what I call a rave review! Eat your heart out Variety Magazine!

Thank you to Patty, Johnny, Matt, Shelley, my peeps at Celebrations Elegant Party Rentals and my precious and hard working production team ~ Amanda, Caitlin, Chris, Isaac and Mr. Jaimie! Fabulous Job Tres Fabu Team, Fabulous Job! I love you all ~ and I appreciate everything you brought to the table for this event that was so close to our hearts, our dear friends who happen to be two fellow industry event professionals! No pressure whatsoever. Really.

More images to come when their friend, a Malibu professional photographer, sends me the images from this sweet and senstational event. Edit and upload them soon Bob! Hoping you are well in The Colony and enjoying your time on the beach with your family! You poor thing ~ having to live in Malibu! How do you cope???? ;)

Warmest wishes and bonjour!


post script:

"When you follow your bliss . . . . doors will open where you would not have thought there would be doors." ~ joseph campbell

The image captured below was taken by Lorenzo on one of his infamous sabatical excursions to Italy. He was walking past this door and he froze when he came upon it knowing it was special upon his journey. While our shutterbug was capturing this image years ago ~ I'm sure he never really knew that one day this would be the image, the image of a vintage door, that would launch their love affair and be their inspirational color palatte to their most special day to be shared with one and all.

The ever talented Deb Penrice of By Invitation Only created their wedding invitation based on CinZo's overall vision and one of their favorite quotes above. Cindi and Deb worked together last year on By Invitation Only's magazine advertisement and she has been a fan of Deb's creativity and paperie genius ever since.

Again, enjoy!