Real Weddings

Bohemian + Rustic Love

When C + A approached me with their ideas it was anything but traditional. Set against her families 100 year old ranch in the Livermore Hills of Northern California. Months were spent gathering chairs from flea markets and thrift shops. It was the goal to use an eclectic and boho inspired approach with the decor reflective of her life as a yoga instructor.

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The bridal party opted for an array of patterned bridesmaid's gowns while the brides dress was custom made from a family friend.

For the ceremony guests sat on cloth covered haybales situated in the pastures out behind the large barn, adorned with antique rugs and potted plants.

The reception featured a mix of chairs, table styles, and even china. The food was a very important element, the bride being vegetarian wanted locally sourced food that was intentional and filling. It was all served family style with open style seating. While the guests enjoyed dinner, they were entertained by the fabulous Marie Johnson and her band. We chose an area on the ranch referred to as the Cabin for the backdrop. It was shaded from the September sun, woodsy, and warm all while echoing the rustic charm of the wedding.

 

The party continued and the dancing took place at the Palapa. It was nestled nicely near the hay-bale furniture and giant custom built fire pit. The beer for the bar was served from a self-serve tap system the family built themselves.

C+A involved so many family members and friends to making the day personal, special, and free-flowing. It perfectly reflected their relationship and what they believe in life. Love, laughter, and intentional interest in the beauty of life.

A Special Thanks to all the Vendors

Planning: A Beautiful Gathering

Rentals: Pleasanton Rentals + Winged Heart Vintage Rentals

Bouquet: Sarah's Garden Design

Catering: Morepleaze

Bar + Alcohol: Sutherland Distilling

Music: Lisa Marie Johnson

Bridal Gown: Custom by a friend of the bride

Bridesmaids: BCBG

 

Fall in Love

We loved all of the details and fun of S + J's fall wedding. It had the perfect amount of texture, color, and warmth. Set at the beautiful grounds of Concannon Vineyard and Winery. We were blessed with a beautiful day. Photo's by the talented Rachel Howden.

The bride and groom did not want to do a first look, but they opted for this special moment of a "first touch" . It was a beautiful and sweet time they shared.



When planning the big day it was important for it to be comfortable and inviting. The bride wanted hints of fall given it was the middle of October. We tied in a few tiny pumpkins around the area and decided on a mix of lanterns and florals for the centerpieces. A few of our favorite highlights were the custom designed cornhole boards by none other then Jen of JBG Designs and the late night treat of donut holes for guests to take on the way out.

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Cross Back Chairs : Textured Linen Overlays : Custom Designed Seating Assignments

 

A special thanks to all of the vendors

Carmel Wedding

2016 was an incredible year with so many highlights. We spent this last weekend down in Carmel celebrating with the last wedding of this season. It was incredibly special when our phone rang many months ago. Over 7 years ago we were blessed to work with this family planning their other daughter's wedding. Getting to see the difference between styles and tastes was so fun, but the heart and soul that drives that family was same. They are loving, kind, fun, and so incredibly trusting. We wanted to share some sneak peaks from the incredibly talented KANDACE Photography.  We are excited to see more...

 

 

Special Thanks to all of the vendors involved!

Planning: A Beautiful Gathering

Photography: KANDACE photography

Video: SRNDPTS

Florals: Sarah's Garden Design

Ceremony: Carmel Mission Basilica

Reception: Barnardus Lodge & Spa

Signage: JBG Designs

Menu & Programs: Sara Kate

Rentals: Pleasanton Rentals

Photobooth: The Vintage Photobooth Box

Dessert Stands: Julia’s Cake Stand Rentals

Dress: J’aime Bridal

Hair + Make-Up: Brittney Kannel

DJ: Kelly Productions

 

Thank you to every couple and family that has spent this past year with us, we are thrilled for the adventures and celebrations getting under way for next year.

Amanda