Emily + Kino // Aguanga, CA // Cottonwood Farms

If my husband Mike and I ever decide to renew our vows, I can think of no better place than Cottonwood Farms. Not only have I already made best friends with the horse there, Spirit, the entire vibe of the venue is exactly what I love. Every piece of Cottonwood Farms is photogenic: cacti, barns, cute dogs, string lights, billowy trees, and beautifully kept cabins.

Emily’s wedding was a dream for me, not only as a photographer, but a lover of small, intimate weddings. She had an Uncle Mike officiate the ceremony, an Aunt from Iowa do all the florals, another Aunt make the cake and cupcakes, and a close-knit group of bridesmaids and herself who coordinated the entire wedding. I know what you’re thinking, and I agree: Emily needs to become a wedding coordinator because she is damn good at it!

So here’s my idea: I will hire Emily to coordinate and plan my entire vow renewal at Cottonwood Farms, Spirit can be the ring bearer (or flower boy, if he prefers), and (hopefully) it will be slightly as cute as Emily + Kino’s wedding there.

But in the meantime, you can see Emily + Kino’s adorable wedding at Cottonwood Farms, complete with lots of photobombs from Spirit, an adorable group of people, and some amazing scenery.