This gorgeous, heartfelt wedding comes to us from Robert Michael Films, based in Santa Barbara, CA! Here’s Robert to tell us more:

Most people know me for my wedding films, but I also love photography and occasionally will photograph a wedding if the couple is the right fit. Cheryl and Russell were childhood friends and finally reconnected after all these years.

See more after the cut!

They even had a photo of them together as kids at their sign in table, which was a fun nod to their story. Blessed with a baby boy – Kanan stole the show in his baby tuxedo – last year, it was finally time to tie the knot and I couldn’t have been more excited to capture it.

Russ and I have been friends since high school, so it was fun hanging with them at their hotel in the morning. After they finished getting ready at the Allegretto Vineyard Resort, it was a short drive through the green fields to the Mission. The Mission San Miguel has incredible architecture and colors. The bride was glowing as she was escorted down the aisle. They celebrated with an intimate reception and danced the night away!

Congratulations Cheryl & Russell and thank you, Robert, for sharing! For more information about Robert Michael Films, please visit his WeddingLovely Vendor Guide profile or head straight to his website.

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Photography: Robert Michael Films
Bride/Groom Prep Venue: Allegretto Vineyard Resort in Paso Robles, CS
Ceremony/Reception Venue: Mission San Miguel in San Miguel, CA
Vendors: Ben Mallare Events & Entertainment