Gorgeous Wedding at Bungalows Lydia in San Pancho, Mexico {Brianna + Lee}

It’s rare for me to be a guest at a wedding. I am either photographing them or a bridesmaid! I was so excited to head down to San Pancho, Mexico to celebrate my dear friend’s wedding. I couldn’t help but take a few photos after the ceremony (on the beach of Bungalows Lydia) along side their hired, awesome wedding photographer!  I have been dear friends with the bride for 23 years and to be one of her 45 guests meant the world to me. I love these 2 lovebirds to pieces and cried like a baby during their heartfelt, powerful ceremony! <3

Vibrant Purple and Red Vineyard Destination Wedding at Benson Vineyards Estate {Alison & Josh}

Congrats to Josh & Alison! This wedding has been published many times and I couldn’t be more thrilled about that. Check out all the links and of course, please view my favorite photos posted below.

Wedding Wire Blog: http://blog.weddingwire.com/index.php/weddings/vibrant-purple-and-red-vineyard-wedding-in-washington/

Aphrodite’s Wedding Blog: http://www.aphroditesweddingblog.com/blog/2012/07/20/real-wedding-a-vineyard-destination-wedding/

A Love Thing: http://alovethingblog.com/blog/2012/7/17/oh-mamma-mia.html

Sweet Violet Bride: http://sweetvioletbride.com/2012/07/benson-vineyards-wedding-nicole-goddard-photography/

Adore with Delight: http://www.adorewithdelight.com/profiles/blogs/nicole-goddard-photography

The Frosted Petticoat:  http://www.frostedpetticoatblog.com/2012/07/the-skys-limit.html

The Wedding Vendors:

Photography: Nicole Goddard Photography

Venue: Benson Vineyards Estate Winery

Officiant: Craig Rayment

Caterer: Peppercorn Catering

 Cake: Deb’s Delights

Music: DJ Chelan

Rentals: All Seasons Events

Bride’s Gown: La Belle Elaine’s

 Floral Design: Herban Floral

Bride’s Jewelry: Unique Bridal Boutique in Burien, WA

Makeup and Spa Services: Campbell’s Resort

Men’s Attire: Men’s Wearhouse

Enchanting Wedding at Villa Cipressi on Lake Como, ITALY {Kelly & Andrew}

Ciao! Here is another dream destination wedding spot for me to shoot. I feel so incredibly grateful that Kelly & Andrew brought me to Italy to capture it all– from their rehearsal dinner to the last dance on their wedding day. I will never, ever forget this memorable, amazing week in Varenna, Lake Como, Italy! (make sure to check out the special credits below). MAGNIFICO! BELLISSIMO!

Grazie mille Kelly & Andrew!


VENUE: Hotel Villa Cipressi

WEDDING PLANNER: Federica Nascimben with Italian Wedding Event

CATERER: Hotel Villa Cipressi’s Ristorante –  La Contrada


A very Colorful, Gorgeous Wedding at The Solage Resort – Napa Wine Country {Dana & Drew}

Meet the lovely couple, Dana & Drew. Every detail of their Napa wine country wedding was to perfection! Impeccable timing, amazing weather, loving couple, supportive family and friends, 2 wedding dresses, most gorgeous flowers ever (hey, their last name is FLOWERS! — so it’s so suitable for them to go all out on the flower decor), colorful table tops, delicious desserts, circular style ceremony, lounge cocktail hour, and the list goes on and on. This past summer, they tied the knot Napa wine country style at The Solage Resort in Calistoga, CA. I flew there for the weekend to capture it all– the day before scavenger hunt and pizza/wine rehearsal dinner to them getting groovy on the dance floor on the night of their wedding. It was all pieced together fabulously and I feel so honored to have given the opportunity to capture every detail and fleeting emotion. I hope you enjoy these photos!

Just wait ’til you see the rest of the flowers at the reception. Woah!

I love colored wedding shows!

Another awesome custom made hanger. Congrats Mrs. Flowers!

Such a happy, gorgeous bride! Gotta love the back of her dress and red lips matched perfectly with her peony flower bouquet. My fave flowers.

The first glance. One of my most favorite parts of the days. Let’s the emotions roll. It’s such a sacred, wonderful moment shared between a bride and groom.

This photo has a special place in my heart because I LOVE bike cruisers. The resort had them dispersed throughout the grounds so the guests can pedal around. How cool!

Dana is having a hard time choosing which hand she likes better… her Mrs. Cocktail or her wedding bouquet. It was a toss up!

Their guests surrounded them with love and support in a circle formation on the lawn.


Right after the ceremony, we sneaked away to the vineyards across the street for 15 minutes. It was well worth the little trip.

The Solage Resort Pool. I love playing with reflections and water.

His and Her Cocktail Drinks. The straws were even such a nice touch!

I LOVED every table top at their receptions. So many varieties of bright, beautiful flowers. I liked that they weren’t too high, so the guests could comfortably talk to one another.

Near the end fo the festivities, Drew showed off his extreme dance moves. Way to get down! FUN! Thanks the DJ Eamon who kept the dance floor moving.

Dana’s second dancing dress! She looks ravishing in this magenta colored cocktail dress.


VENUE/ CATERER: Solage Resort in Calistoga

PHOTOGRAPHER: Nicole Goddard Photography


VIDEOGRAPHER: Weddings on Film

FLORIST: Maggie Jensen Design

DJ: Eamon Sylvestor

HAIR  & MAKEUP: Shellena Gonzalez

PARTY FAVORS: Bouchon Bakery (Scones)

CAKE: The Model Bakery

LIGHTING AND PLATES: Classic Party Rentals

LINENS : La Tavola

Stunning Wedding at Semiahmoo Resort {Julie & Sam}

Check out this gorgeous Summer wedding at Semiahmoo Resort in Blaine, WA. This part of Washington State is close to the border of Canada – it’s really a slice of Pacific Northwest heaven. Julie and Sam fell in love with this spot the minute they laid their eyes on it. How could you not! Check out the amazing scenery. I had a fabulous time photographing this amazingly fun and picturesque wedding.

What a unique and creative hanger. I love it when my brides get crafty likes this. It’s SO much better then the cheap, plastic hangers that gowns come on from the alterations. I always recommend my brides bringing a non-plastic hanger to where they are getting ready. Why would we want to take a photo of a gorgeous gown on a .50 cent hanger?

Julie’s sweet mom was beyond happy to see her daughter get married. Many happy tears were shed by her.. before, during and right after the wedding. It was incredibly endearing.

Just behind them is good ol’ Canada! Such a gorgeous location to have a wedding ceremony.

Sam is about to get “iced!” That’s Smirnoff Iced… Julie spoofed him and all the guests LOVED it. If you don’t know what we are talking about (because I certainly was confused at the time, read the rules here! It’s pretty silly.

Pi Beta Phi ritual —  The LOVING CUP Song! Sisters of Wine and Blue.


The amazing VENDORS:

VENUE: Semiahmoo Resort – special thanks to Adrienne Kar and Allison Phillips

PHOTOGRAPHER: Nicole Goddard Photography

FLORIST: The Backyard Gardener with Kym Zylstra

DJ: Jeff Cassidy


Della Terra Mountain Chateau Wedding in Estes Park, Colorado {Emily + Ben}

A spring Colorado snowy wedding in Estes Park with Emily & Ben (aka bemily)…. a gorgeous setting with a very fun, creative, amazing couple! We had a mix of snowy and sunny weather. Snow flurries during the outdoor ceremony–  it may have been cold, but it was magical at same time!

Ben handcrafted all the centerpieces, wedding gown hanger, and the cake topping– impressive!

The fun reception ended with Bemily dancing the night away adorned with white sparkly lights attached to them. It was awesome! Congrats to Ben & Emily.

A special thanks to these amazing VENDORS!

VENUE: Della Terra Mountain Chateau

CATERER: Food for Thought

OFFICIANT: Norm Bouchard


CAKE: Intricate Icings

FLORIST: Palmer Flowers

DISC JOKEY: Top Hat Entertainment

PHOTO BOOTH: Traveling Photo Booth


A Bernardus Vineyard Wedding in the Autumn {Andrea + Sean}

Yesterday evening, Sean & Andrea came to my home for a premier viewing party to see all their wedding photos using my projector and 12 foot wall! It was so special to be in the same room with them while they viewed their wedding photos for the first time. We relived the day together over wine & cheese and their good friend Ashley joined in the fun. Check out their online slideshow to music —> www.nicolegoddard.com/andrea_sean

THE WEDDING DAY RECAP ::: Sean & Andrea wed at the exquisite Spanish Colonial style chapel called San Carlos Cathedral on a sunny, Autumn day in Monterey, CA. They were joined by their close friends and family as they happily exchanged their vows during their Catholic Ceremony. Andrea looked gorgeous. I loved the way she altered her dress to show off her pretty purple heels and the cap sleeves were so great.

Their ceremony was followed by an outdoor cocktail hour surrounded by blue skies, fountains, signature margarita martinis, delish hors d’oeuvres, live music, picturesque hills and the award-winning, Bernardus Lodge Winery in Carmel Valley. I was able to take Sean & Andrea into the vineyards for some sweet shots during this time! The light was perfect. The backdrop was dreamy. And, the connection to each other was inspirational.

After the guests danced the night away to the talented band, Steve Ezzo & The Monterey Bay All Stars, they were greeted by Sean’s favorite food, a cereal bar. What a fun & unique way to wrap up a fantastic wedding celebration. It was a hit among the guests, and of course by Sean himself!

A special thanks to their fabulous wedding coordinator, Christy Daly, with Allure Consulting and to my wonderful 2nd photographer/assistant, Kara Snider! Please check out all of the wonderful vendors who all helped make Sean & Andrea’s wedding a huge success.

CONGRATS to you both, Andrea & Sean. I am so happy to not only call you clients, but also my friends!


Wedding Coordinator: Christy Daly with Allure Consulting

Florist:  Anne Mendenhall

Band/DJ: Ezzo Entertainment

Reception/ Catering: Bernardus (Kristin Clayton)

Cathedral: San Carlos Cathedral

Cupcakes: Layers Bakery

Hair Stylist: Studio 519

Hair Stylist:  Oya Salon

Officiant: Father Angel Sotelo

Chair/Lighting Rentals: Eventscapes

Photobooth: Shutterbooth

A Tuscany, ITALY Wedding {Castello di Vincigliata + Florence}

I met Jenn & Ben in San Francisco, CA over a cup of tea to talk about their wedding. Two hours later, we felt as if we’ve known each other for years!  8 months later, I am in Italy capturing their aahh-mazing, story-book, destination wedding. They truly made my dream come true — to shoot a wedding at a CASTLE and in ITALY! I mean, woah — doesn’t get much better then this. Their families graciously welcomed me as one of their own. I even went on a day of wine tasting in the hills of Tuscany with them and they invited me to their fun rehearsal dinner as a guest!

Jenn & Ben happily said their I-do’s on October 10, 2010  —  this day, I will never forget (for that matter, my entire Italy trip). I was with them for 12 some hours capturing every fleeting moment. Beverly Hills – based Cinematographer, Ari Perilstein with Custom Made Production, and I ran around Florence prior to their ceremony getting shots of Jenn & Ben that I have always dreamed of.  It was an exciting spectacle. I overheard plenty of English speaking folks thinking it was for a movie or big commercial shoot. We all felt famous! Ari and I had an entourage of friends/guests helping us with our gear. It was awesome.

And, then there’s Castillo Di Vincigliata, (aka Villa Vorno) a 1000AD- dated castle where 45 of their closest friends & family gathered to watch them wed in a beautiful garden with a fountain, blue skies, and ear-to-ear smiles, all officiated by the charming Benjamin Singleton with Italy weddings. The ceremony was extremely heartfelt. I have to admit, my eyes got teary eyed!

I’ll stop my babbling, so you can enjoy Jenn & Ben’s highlights. Please make sure to check out their webgallery I created for them –> www.nicolegoddard.com/ben_jennifer.

But, before I stop, I would like to extend a very warm thank you to my new friends, Jenn & Ben; their incredible, supportive family; all their guests who flew across the world to be with us; the incredibly talelented, Ari Perilstein, who helped with artistic direction and who created a stunning short film (<— make sure to click and watch!); Benjamin Singelton who not only coordinated the entire wedding, but also beautifully officiated the ceremony; and finally, thank you to my two sweet friends who traveled with me for 2 weeks and who helped me during the wedding, Carrie Valatka & Kenda Todaro. I feel so fortunate to have given the opportunity to capture unforgettable Italy-based wedding. Get ready Italy, I’ll be back in August 2011 to shoot yet another dreamy wedding at Hotel Villa Cipressi in Lake Como.

So, without further adieu, please sit back, drink glass of Italian Chianti (or something tasty of your choice) & enjoy. Thanks!

NYC Colombian/Dominican, Swanky Wedding *sneak peeks*

Congrats to Manny & Belkys! They recently flew me across the country to photograph their urban, swanky, winter wedding in New York! I stayed with them for 3 nights in their new home and they were wonderful hosts during the pre & post wedding craziness. As a thank you, I wanted to get a few *SNEAK PEEKS* posted.

More photos & info to come later– stay tuned. Also, please prepare yourself to soon see my other past stunning weddings shot in Tuscany, Italy; Carmel/Monterey, CA; and Palos Verdes Estates, CA along with several family and baby photoshoots. Lots to post!!! Very exciting.

Happy + Merry to you all during this holiday season.

Tuscany Italy Wedding *sneak peeks*

I couldn’t resist pulling a few photos from my latest international wedding in Florence, Italy. Photographing Jenn & Ben’s wedding at Villa Vorno (Castle dated approx. 1000 AD) was seriously a dream come true for me. Words can’t express how excited I am to showcase the rest of their wedding in a few weeks.

So…, please stay tuned for the full storybook love story!