Jessica & Jonathan’s Barndiva Wedding

This place is simply amazing and an artist’s dream venue. Situated just off the square in Healdsburg, Barndiva provides the most amazing experience for a wedding. I love photographing a Barndiva Wedding. I have no idea how many weddings I’ve photographed here, but always look forward to going back.

 

Stay Overnight & Enjoy The Day After Your Barndiva Wedding

Healdsburg first of all, is just a wonderful little place. About an hour or so north of San Francisco, it makes a great destination venue complete with little shops, wineries, restaurants and local fairs for guests and locals alike. I recommend to stay overnight in a boutique hotel and enjoy everything the day after the wedding. No better way to turn a celebration day into a celebration weekend! The square is just a block away from Barndiva and makes for great portraits.

 

Natural Light & A Rustic Setting

Aesthetically, Barndiva is a dream come true for me. It has beautiful natural light with a rustic setting and is quite peaceful with easy and unobtrusive places where I can photograph the ceremony from every angle. The venue is really all inclusive and for many, that makes it simple, easy, and manageable. The food is amazing, the decor is delightful, and the staff have never failed to please. The area behind the restaurant provides a great spot for a ceremony of at least 100 guests. The entrance is made through the double doors that lead into the dining room and they have the best chairs for your guests! Another bonus is that Lukka Feldman, the oldest son of the owner, is also ordained to perform the ceremony. How is that for all in one?

 

An All-Inclusive Venue

Post ceremony cocktails are a short walk away in the area behind the reception building. Tables, seating areas, tea lights, artistic pieces and rustic items are perfectly placed to please the eye. There is plenty of room to mingle, have a band, belly up to the bar to meet new friends, and chat with old ones. Hors d’oeuvres start the taste buds going for dinner. All the food is done on site, so it’s consistent and really good. Ryan Fancher, the experienced chef, brings major talent after working with Michelin star chefs Thomas Keller and Richard Reddington of Auberge de Soleil. I have to say, this is always my most favorite vendor meal!

 

I will be shooting at Barndiva again in 2016 and am already counting down the days!

All the best to Jessica and Jonathan for their future.

See you soon, Lukka and Barndiva team!

Click here to talk to me about photographing your Barndiva wedding!

bride and groom share a laugh and a kiss in front of barndiva in healdsburg

bride and groom walk together and smile in the sunshine

flowers and chairs at barn diva wedding outside in healdsburg

flower and card decorations at the barndiva venue

barndiva wall and writing with a view into the cellar

father walks bride down the isle and groom walks away with her

Barndiva menu and table setting for the wedding

barndiva wedding table set for guests and flower arrangement

chairs and decorations inside barndiva

Barndiva food on a tray with a cellist playing outdoors

outdoor evening wedding at barndiva in healdsburg, ca

outdoors at barndiva in healdsburg, ca

cards on a wall inside barndiva and a pot of flowers

barndiva entrance door and wedding guests in dining hall

wedding guests inside the bardiva dining hall

wedding flowers in barndiva hall and dessert on a tray

child kisses father on cheek in black and white

bride and groom first dance in banrdiva hall

a picture of the dessert at barndiva wedding

Comments: 2

  1. Debbie 26 Dec 2016 Reply

    God, these photos are magnificent!! Saw your blog from Frank of Dutch goes the photo. 🙂 Many blessings

    • Misti 27 Dec 2016 Reply

      Thanks so much! It was a fabulous day.

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