Amy and Jerry weren’t necessarily expecting such a warm day for their wedding, but then again, it made for a fantastic night! They kept the wedding festivities all local to Paso Robles, with wedding party preparations at the Paso Robles Inn and the ceremony/reception at the River Oaks Hot Springs and Spa. (Guests were even treated to an unrelated event of having the annual car show in-town on the same weekend, so there was no shortage of things to see if you weren’t busy with wedding activities.) I think it was like a homecoming for many of their guests since they’d attended Cal Poly SLO together. I loved the reunion feel to many of their reception’s guest tables. The stories were flowing non-stop. Also a favorite for me? The fact that Amy and Jerry really wanted to be a PART of their wedding. They planned efficient time for formal photos, opting instead to get back into the mix with their guests. I am certain that they will have good memories of that extra time spent with guests. The formal photos should never detract from a bride and groom being able to be a part of the wedding, and sometimes I am disappointed in the (large) amount of time I hear people expect portraits to take. Has the industry brain-washed people into forgetting the purpose of a wedding? Ok, I’m stepping off my soap box…just wanted to thank Amy and Jerry for remembering what’s important and following their hearts with their wedding.