Newcastle Wedding Gardens | Katrina + Craig

Katrina and I met for coffee in Downtown Santa Rosa in the fall of last year and she was so relaxed despite her crazy schedule, living on the opposite coast from Craig, and planning a wedding in Gold Country while living in the North Bay.  Her mother, who lives in Placerville, was helping a great deal with the wedding, and with Georgia Barron of Newcastle Wedding Gardens at the helm, Katrina felt at peace knowing no detail would be missed.

I will never forget our pre-wedding FaceTime chat with them where I stood tentatively as I was nervous at the reaction I would get with my 32-week baby bump that they had not seen, as our last meeting was before my pregnancy and Katrina had since relocated to the East Coast to be with Craig.  We all laughed as Craig announced he was an OBGYN, as were a large number of their guests, and he explained that I would be well taken care of.

They were married on a picture perfect day at Newcastle Wedding Gardens, a beautiful 12-acre private estate nestled in the Sierra Nevada Foothills just outside of Sacramento.  Katrina donned a beautiful vintage-inspired lace gown with gorgeous lace and beaded back detail, and looked exquisite as she met Craig under the Great-Great Grandfather Heritage Oak where they exchanged vows.  Their ceremony and vows were particularly touching with Craig’s sister presiding over them.  They were pronounced husband and wife and were whisked away to their reception in the Historic Red Horse Barn.  Their reception was one of the most memorable for Jay and I, as the couple (and quite a few of their guests) polka danced!   We had not seen that done at a wedding and I would be lying if I didn’t say that I looked at the DJ with one eye wondering what he was playing as I had never heard polka music!  I truly hope we photograph another wedding with such a fun, genuine, outgoing group of people (that dance the polka!) and invite us to dance it with them!

Congratulations Dr. & Dr.!  We’re thrilled for you both and wish you every blessing as a happily married couple.  xo, Jackie + Jay




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