Vineyard Wedding California


July 2, 2021

Located at a private home in Soquel, California, a group of wedding vendors are preparing for a wedding that many have long been waiting for. The ceremony set-up was under the oak trees with an arch filled of lavender and red florals. Along the patio with the pool, there are tables with flowers in the middle with a lavender theme plate setting. Beyond the pool is where the vineyard starts. To me, this is a perfect location for this Vineyard Wedding in California!

Vineyard Wedding California

Hi, I’m Dana! I am a Monterey, California based wedding photographer who happily serves all California couples. The ones who value and cherish moments with their loved ones. My couples love to have fun, create laughs, and have their wedding day captured through the light and natural style that brings out joy and laughter! This blog here, showcases just that. It’s about Greg and Nzinga, and their beautiful wedding at a private vineyard.

The love story

For those of you who know Greg and Nzinga, you know their story of how they met and what they have overcome in the last few years. However, for the readers that do not, I will happily tell you how this love flourished! They met on Match, which is no surprise. In the ever changing world we are in, couples are meeting online. These two had a near perfect match, and so they decided to meet up and it was not long after that they simply fell in love.

the bride and her wedding dress
wedding details of rings, shoes, and photo

A bump on the road came soon after, where Nzinga was diagnosed with Cancer and during their first months together, Greg never left her side. He and his family supported her and her family. Hospital visits, helping around the home, and being the cheerleader for each other. Indeed, two families had come together in a time of need of each other. Then, we have 2020. Where the Pandemic hit. During this time, they spent half the year apart. Working from home, and making sure Nzinga stays safe. With the grace of God watching over them, they have survived those two years of testing of their faith.

Now here we are, in 2021 and Greg and Nzinga were so ready to say I Do. They knew they were going to be together for the rest of their life, so why not plan the wedding of their dreams? The one they long waited for and to be honest, deserve.

Vineyard Wedding California

Greg and Nzinga, thank you for allowing me to capture your wedding day, and for trusting the other vendors to make this day amazing. It was a pleasure serving you as your wedding photographer. I wish you both so much love and happiness, and I know that if you can overcome the last two years, you two can overcome anything!

Wedding Photographer: Dana Arnold Photography

Venue: Private Home

Day-Of: Jewel Smally (

Catering: Barbra and Company

Cake: Safeway

Flowers: Costco

Entertainment: Best Wedding Sound (RW Music)

Rentals: Alexis Party Rentals

Vineyard Wedding California
Vineyard Wedding California
collage of the bride and groom first kiss
Vineyard Wedding California
Vineyard Wedding California
collage of husband and wife for photos
mr and mrs sign on wedding table
collage of husband and wife in vineyard
Vineyard Wedding California
Vineyard Wedding California
couple cutting their purple wedding cake
Vineyard Wedding California
  1. DaVennia Washington says:

    What a BEAUTIFUL BRIDE an Handsome Groom, I’m so so happy for you , your the sweetest person I know an I wish you guys nothing but love an happiness, an BLESSING FOR EACH DAY FORWARD. Love Davennia

  2. Carol says:

    So Beautiful to have love like yours!!!
    Beautiful pictures!
    Thank you for having us❤️

  3. Glenn and Maggie Gray says:


  4. Mrs. Nzinga Jensen says:

    Dana you are amazing and your work is awesomely unmatched! I am so happy you took the job to be our wedding photographer! I can’t wait to see all the photos of our wedding! You’ve captured our love and every day we look at our pictures we experience the joys all over again and again! Did we mention that we loved the way you relaxed us and picture taking so much fun! You are the best extraordinaire!

    • darnold says:

      Nzinga and Greg,
      This is such a wonderful and sweet comment! I am smiling! I am so so happy you loved this blog, and I wish you two nothing but love! Cannot wait to deliver your whole gallery!

  5. Dr Dipty P Parikh says:

    Congratulations to Nzinga and Greg!! Such a lovely love story and Nzinga deserves all the love and joy one can get!!
    Beautiful work capturing all these precious moments and thank you so much for sharing this with me and my team!!

    • darnold says:

      This comment makes me so happy! Thank you for the compliment on the blog and my work, and for the wishes of the lovely couple!

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