Kara and Scott’s wedding at Spring Creek Golf & Country Club was elegant, classy, and tons of fun. I got to know Kara when I did her boudoir session, so I knew how much she loves to laugh. I wasn’t prepared for how funny she and Scott are together. Working with them is ridiculously fun. They make each other so happy that they both smile and glow 24/7.

As soon as I saw Scott play with his little grand kids, I understood why Kara fell in love with him. No matter what, his granddaughter insisted she was at the center of his attention. It was precious! Whenever he tried to dance with Kara, the teeny little blondie would cut right in, and the three of them would end up dancing together for the rest of the song.

My favorite memory of the night is when Kara’s daughter gave her toast. She said she knew her mother was in love when she took up golf, because Kara HATES to exercise. She finally found someone that pushed her to try new things and expand her interests. She, along with many others, spoke of this couple’s pure love for family. Both sides of this blended family have opened their arms to the other and enveloped them completely. It’s really beautiful.

We’ve fallen in love with Spring Creek, an upscale country club venue. Everything about it is perfect for a wedding, and the staff is attentive, friendly, and well organized. The food is outstanding. Check out their bridal suite, ceremony space, and reception ballroom.


Venue: Spring Creek Golf & Country Club, Ripon, California
Bridal Gown: Bianca’s Bridal
Flowers: Katie Abraham Designs
Hair: Kristen Black
Makeup: Amanda Bertram

Bride getting ready at Spring Creek Golf & Country Club

Spring Creek’s bridal suite is amazing. It’s huge, clean, comfortable, and convenient.

The groom LOVED his gift – a boudoir album from his gorgeous bride!

Pink and ivory bridal bouquet

Bride and groom at Spring Creek Golf & Country Club

I really love Spring Creek’s lobby because of this amazing textural stone wall. It makes the perfect backdrop for interesting bride and groom portraits.

The “creepy Italian trees” from Under the Tuscan Sun.

My fave clients are always the ones who love to laugh!

The soft summer color pallet of this wedding was grey, lilac, ivory, and pink. It was gorgeous!

These two really captured my heart! They are so cute and sweet!

Bride walking down aisle in black and white

My favorite of Mark’s shots from this wedding.

Bride walking down the aisle at Spring Creek Golf & Country Club

The bride was given away by her father and her son, which was very special

Ceremony under the oak trees at Spring Creek Golf & Country Club

The ceremony space at Spring Creek Golf & Country Club is MAGICAL! The huge oak trees against the blue sky make for gorgeous, textural, and unique photos of the ceremony.

The sand ceremony blended this sweet family.

The groom couldn’t help but steal a kiss!

Bride and groom portrait at Spring Creek Golf & Country Club

I couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful spot to photograph the bride and groom.

Scott’s daughter sang a few songs at the reception and it was beautiful. She has a stunning voice, and it was such a special moment.