Lauren and Chris / by Brooke Porter

In Irish folklore families would marry their daughters to an oak tree before to a man. Oak trees were sturdy, fruitful, and resilient. Lauren and Chris were married under a beautiful oak in the middle of the Sonoma woods. The forest opened to a clearing where the mighty oak stood and where the loving couple would say their vows. The fall colors of California's wine country were a perfect compliment to this couples special day. I was also in love with their  literal "cheese cake" ! Following the ceremony friends and family gathered for a meal under the very tree they had professed their love and dancing followed in the beautiful oak grove.