Eirik and Deanna’s Napa, CA Wedding

Deanna and Eirik (pronounced “Eye-rick”) met on Facebook if you can believe it! Eirik is Norwegian and has a mutual friend to Deanna, Jarred, who was the best man. Jared started a conversation with Deanna on Facebook, forgetting he was on Eirik’s computer logged in as him instead. After a while of talking back and forth online, Eirik offered to meet with her in Venice and she agreed. Now that’s a good first date!  Deanna and Eirik  were married in Deanna’s family’s front yard in Napa, California. It was a home grown event, full of sweet touches and gifts from everyone, including a family friend who was a chef providing the meal, Deanna’s brothers building the dance floor, music written and sang by family, as well as a special song written and sang by the groom and performed by her siblings. Three of Eirik’s friends flew from Norway for the wedding, as well as his Father and Sister. His mother couldn’t make it but she was able to be there for it all via skype! Eirik’s Dad filmed a lot of the day and always had her within the reach of an iPad. It was very cool to be able to have her see what was happening and even talk to them! During their couple portrait time, Eirik said “Wait I forgot I need to do something! I need to change my facebook status to married!” Deanna will begin a new life with Eirik in Oslo, Norway, but not before they travel the world for a few months as an extended honeymoon!

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  1. Keri Bailey
    November 28, 2011

    Love this! You guys did such a fantastic job! Thank you so much!

  2. alette gundersen
    November 29, 2011

    Hi my friend:)

    Wonderful to see you so happy! Congrats!!!

  3. Halberg Photographers
    December 1, 2011

    love the flowers in the mailboxes! great job on this beautiful Napa Wedding!

  4. michi murakami
    December 5, 2011

    Beautiful eirik!

  5. Mary Berg
    December 5, 2011

    How nice.
    May the good Lord guide you continuously.

    Remembering you dearly

  6. #bdtravlin: Norway
    March 6, 2017

    […] started in Oslo. Dan went to school with Deanna, who married a norwegian man Eirik! We photographed their wedding in Napa back in 2011. It had been a long time since we had seen them and they even have a little girl now. […]


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