Kimmi Cranes is a Lake Tahoe wedding photographer specializing in capturing vibrant and candid portraits that tell the story of your day.
Servicing Lake Tahoe, San Francisco, Truckee, Reno, and available for travel worldwide.
There are plenty of beautiful wedding venues within San Francisco Bay Area and the surrounding cities. If you are a couple looking to get married in the city, hop on over to our romantic San Francisco wedding venues blog for inspiration. There are also plenty of beautiful San Jose wedding venues and Bay Area wedding venues to consider. However, if you are looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city, there are other adventurous wedding destinations to choose from. Whether you want a waterfront wedding, views of the San Francisco Bay, or picturesque rolling hills in wine country, the wedding venues in Sonoma county are endless.
A true wonderland, Sonoma County offers a variety of scenery that can’t be missed. From ancient redwood forests, a wide range of flora and fauna, to a dramatic coastline, world-class vineyards and rolling hills, getting married in Sonoma County won’t disappoint. Surrounded by water on three sides, Sonoma offers a dream getaway for couples who want to tie the knot among natural treasures. Couples can choose from a variety of Sonoma wedding venues to best suit all their ultimate wedding ceremony dreams.
Sonoma weddings are a bit more costly than the national average for weddings. With all wedding costs included, you should expect to pay somewhere around $30,000 to $36,000. This, of course, depends on which wedding venue you choose, the type of catering you get, and other additional add-ons you choose to have to make your wedding as memorable as possible. For more luxurious weddings in Sonoma County, you should be ready to pay way more than this as some luxury wedding venues charge a premium to host your wedding ceremony.
In order to get married in California, a couple must obtain a Marriage License before a ceremony is performed. To get a marriage license in Sonoma, you must appear at the County Clerk’s office in person with valid picture identification. To schedule an appointment for an in-person marriage license, you will need to complete and submit a Marriage License Form online. Once granted, the marriage license is valid for 90 days and must be used before or on the expiration date.
There are a variety of vineyards, wineries, golf clubs, and resorts that allow wedding ceremonies in Napa Valley and Sonoma. Napa wedding ceremonies are notoriously known to be more expensive and luxurious. Meanwhile, Sonoma wedding ceremonies are more affordable. For this reason, we’ve included a wide range of Napa Valley wedding venues to browse through in the list below. This includes smaller towns such as Calistoga, Rutherford, St. Helena, Yountville, and Oakville.
If you and your fiancé want to get married further away from the Pacific Coast, look no further! Imagine getting married on a gorgeous terrace with the backdrop of wine country and sipping impeccable wines with your family and friends at sunset. Sounds like a dream right? Well, you can make this wedding fantasy come true by hosting your ceremony at a Napa or Sonoma wedding venue. The rolling vineyards and historic estates in this region are known for producing some of the best wines in the world.
Kimmi Cranes is a Lake Tahoe wedding photographer who offers all-inclusive wedding photography packages, engagement photoshoots, elopement photography and family portraits. Based in South Lake Tahoe, she’s more than happy to travel and capture your special event in the surrounding areas of San Francisco, Marin County, Napa Valley, Sonoma, and Santa Rosa. She loves to explore the outdoors and take photos of people in front of breathtaking landscapes. Her photos craft a beautiful story of love, excitement, and emotions to be remembered for years to come.
We strive to be the best documentary wedding photographers in Lake Tahoe.
Here are some of our favorite Lake Tahoe wedding venues and past clients.