Cass Winery Wedding

Photographer, Peer Johnson (contact me here)
Ceremony, Catering, Cocktails & Reception: Cass Winery & Cass Catering (Event Coordinator, Kelley Mangan & Chef, Jacob Lovejoy)
Accommodations: Courtyard by Marriott Paso Robles

Sometimes in life you get lucky…very lucky. It’s one of those things that make you believe in some sort of luck, spirituality, life-force (or whatever you choose to call it) which brings people together for the greater good;) You see, the groom switched shifts at work at the request of his friend. He worked a Thursday which he normally never does. That same evening, the bride & her friends decided to hit up the groom’s bar. In they walked & it was love at first sight. All because his buddy asked him to switch shifts that day;)

Cass Winery

Cass Winery Paso Robles

Cass Winery

An awesome end to a perfect wedding at Cass Winery;)

For me, their luck was definitely contagious. Apparently they had a bad experience with another photographer, fired them & hired me. It just so happened it was the very last open weekend I had for the rest of the year. It was a great, great opportunity for me as I had been dying to shoot a wedding at Cass Winery for some time.

I’ve worked with the awesome crew at Cass Catering (who handle everything on-site at Cass Winery, as well as off-site at other wineries) several times at Thacher Winery. They always do an awesome job. They are true professionals at what they do; they do it very well & they genuinely care about the success of their clients day. I highly, highly recommend getting married at Cass Winery or using their Catering services off-site at another venue.

One of the options available at Cass Winery is the use of the Cass House prior to the wedding. This residence features stunning views, grand entryways & a gorgeous lawn behind the house. It was this spot that we chose to have first looks;)

Cass House at Cass Winery

Cass House at Cass Winery

Winery House

The beautiful backyard at Cass House was the perfect setting for first looks!

The ceremony site at Cass is truly spectacular. Perched on a small hill in a spectacular valley surrounded by miles of vineyards. You are alone in the heart of the vineyard under a picture-perfect oak tree.

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The beautiful ceremony site at Cass Winery.

A grand entrance in a sweet ride. Another option at Cass is the use of an old limo, chauffeur driven from the Cass house to the ceremony site, then back to the winery.

Pretty awesome;)

Even more awesome;)

More awesome still;)

And that’s about as good as it gets;)

I mean really, put some feeling into it would ya? Joking, of course;) Way to go guys!!!

Paso Robles Cass Winery

Cass Winery in Paso Robles

Pretty awesome moment, glad I was there to capture it;)

Cass Vineyard

The sunset in the vineyard at Cass Winery.

Wedding at Cass Winery

The cocktail area at Cass Winery.

The beautiful area adjacent to the winery. Fire pits, an outdoor bar & tables with chairs are set under a gorgeous oak tree.

Cass Catering

Dinner was set on the patio. Always great stuff by Chef Jacob Lovejoy.

Cass Catering

Chef Jacob Lovejoy at Cass Catering. I’ve had the pleasure of enjoying his work many times. It’s always on and always awesome. This man is good, very good.


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The reception area at Cass Winery on a perfect summer night. The moon, the stars, fire pits, tunes and of course outstanding wine!!!

Wedding at Cass Winery

Cass Winery Wedding Reception, first dance!


Pretty hilarious, a friend stepped on part of the dress. Her sister pulled if off, hung it around the brides neck & they kept dancing.

Wedding Reception at Cass Winery


Every one was dancing the night away when the DJ pop on “Bohemian Rhapsody”. Needless to say, these ladies were just a little into it. I waited for the climax-head banging part of the song (a la Waynes World when they’re driving in the Pacer). The ladies went nuts as their boyfriends looked on. Hilarious!

Wedding Reception Cass Winery

Maybe it’s the wine? Who cares? Rock on ladies!

The happy couple was chauffeured back to their hotel, a perfect ending to a perfect day. Glad I was there for it! Thanks guys!!!