Nevada City Wedding

Nevada City Elopement

This past May, I photographed an elopement so intimate, that it only included the bride & groom, myself and the officiant. My beautiful couple had been together for 11 years already, and described themselves as living the “married life” for quite some time… but now, they were expecting their first baby and the timing seemed right to make things “official.”

For the past several years, they have traveled to Nevada City and stayed at the Inn Town Campground; a quaint little getaway, close to town & the beautiful South Yuba River. It had become a tradition they looked forward to each year… so, when they decided to elope, Nevada City seemed like the perfect place to do it.

We walked to a field just outside the Inn Town Campground property, where they made their vows to one another & embraced wholeheartedly; then, we celebrated back at camp with fresh carrot cake (made by the groom’s sister) and toasted with fizzy soda. They put on their favorite song, and danced under the canopy of pine trees, before we took some portraits and called it a day.

It was so heartwarming to be a part of… and although I wish I could share some of the candid images & portraits that exemplify the love they have together, they have requested that I only post photos of the beautiful details, and I’m honored to respect their privacy. Simple & sweet sum up this day nicely… I am so happy I could bare witness to this intimate celebration!


Photography: Kathryn White Photography
Accommodations: Inn Town Campground
Officiant: Jinnae Anderson
Bouquet: Soil Sisters Farm
Cups: Pickle Pottery

Andrew & Catharine | Wedding @ The Stone House

Grab a cup of tea and get cozy… because I’m finally getting around to blogging my 2019 weddings, and I’m starting with this charming European-American wedding that took place way back in April.

Andrew & Catharine were both transplants living & working in London, when they met and became good friends. They admit, it wasn’t love at first sight for either of them… but one Christmas, when Catharine couldn’t make it back home to the United States, Andrew asked if she’d like to celebrate with him & his family in Ireland, where he grew up. Andrew’s family could see that there was “something” between them even before the couple realized… but it wasn’t long before the sparks couldn’t be tamed any longer.

They planned their Spring wedding in Nevada City (Catharine’s hometown) entirely by themselves from across the world, and did a spectacular job. Every detail was meticulously chosen & had a special meaning to the couple: from their rings & jewelry, which were created especially for them by a close friend… to the cultural traditions they incorporated into their ceremony. I also loved how they chose to support & work with local vendors from their hometowns in Northern California & Ireland. Guests from each corner of their lives flew to be a part of their intimate celebration, and showered them with so much love. There was immense joy & laughter… hilarious speeches & heartfelt moments… and every bit of it I was honored to be a part of! Huge thank you to Andrew, Catharine & their families for making me feel so welcomed… let’s be friends forever, ok?!


Photography: Kathryn White Photography
Venue: The Stone House
Officiant: Jinnae Anderson
Florist: Little Boy Flowers
Cake: Rachel’s Homemade Cakes
Hair & Makeup: Lisa Harter
Bridal Gown: Oleg Cassini
Bridal Shoes: Badgley Mischka
Groom’s Attire: Magee 1866
Groom’s Styling: The Suit Lounge
Invitations: Blush & Gold
Rings & Jewelry: MacAngus Designs