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Randi and Chris were married at the groom’s grandparent’s ranch in Los, Olivos, Calif. on Sept. 7.  ”We knew it was the place we wanted to bring our closest family and friends together to celebrate our big day,” Randi said. The bride wore a sweetheart lace wedding gown with a tiered ruffled skirt, accessorized with a jeweled sash and headband in her half-up/half-down loose curls, while the groom kept in casual in a short-sleeve button-up shirt and khaki pants. “I have two moments that I vividly remember,” she said. “First, my dad and I right before we walked down the aisle. He turned to me and said, ‘Are you ready? You look beautiful.’ Second, was when we were introduced at the reception. Watching our bridal party enter and dance was classic.” Tables were decorated with striped burlap runners, and mercury glass vases and vessels filled with roses. “They were located under the walnut trees,” Randi said. Overhead, cafe string lights and papel picado were hung. “One the sun started to go down, they were turned on and lit the grounds,” she said.

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Photography: Paul & Jewel Studios | Event Planner: Kristina Kelly | Dress Designer: Allure Bridals from Panache Bridal | Bridesmaid Dresses: David’s Bridal | Floral Designer: Tangled Lotus | Rentals: Discount Party Rental | Hair Stylist: Unique D Artistry | Makeup Artist: Desere Hernandez | Invitations: Boutique Textiles | Caterer: Brenda Simon

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Bridget and Karl were married at Campovida in Hopland, Calif. on November 1. “The grounds of Campovida are amazing, there is no mistaking that,” Bridget said. “There were so many vibrant and beautiful natural spaces for us to host our family and friends.” The bride wore a sweetheart a-line wedding gown with lace appliques, accessorized with her hair half-up/half-down in loose curls, while the groom wore a black three-piece suit, accessorized with a bow tie. Bridesmaids wore long black chiffon dresses and carried bouquets of roses, ranunculuses, and vines of ivy. The ceremony took place underneath a giant oak tree. Bridget’s favorite moment of the day? “My dad and I had just gotten out of the car, and Gwen was readying my dress for it’s big debut, ” she said. “I saw all of these smiling faces in the sunlight gazing back at us as I continued to take in all that was in front of me, seeing everything we’d planned so hard for. It was just as it was supposed to be! But then, there was the man I was about to marry with a big smile on his face. I took a deep breath, and my nerves were settled instantly.” Dinner followed at the pergola with tables decorated in damask patterned linens, votive candles, and leaves. “All Star Juxebox rocked the house,” Bridget said. “The dance floor was full the entire night and all of our guests raved about them too.”

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Photography: Elle Jae Photography | Videography: Hit Maker Films | Event Planner: Gwen Helbush of Where to Start, Inc. Wedding and Event Management | Venue: Campovida | Dress Designer: Matthew Christopher | Bridesmaid Dresses: Monique Lhuillier | Hair Stylist: Bella Bridal Napa Valley | Makeup Artist: Make-up Artistry by Alan | Groom and Groomsmen Attire: Jos. A. Bank | Floral Designer: Miss Meliss Floral Design | Rentals: Classic Party Rentals | Caterer: Elaine Bell Catering | Cake: Fleur de Lisa Cakes | Officiant: Brian Classen | Ceremony Musician: SF Event Music | Stationery: Jobe & Associates | Band: All Star Jukebox

Intimate Navy Blue Spring Ranch Wedding in California

Posted by Caitlin on May 09, 2014

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Jessica and Marq were married at Rancho Valencia in Rancho Santa Fe, Calif. on February 15. “It was the architectural and design details of the sunrise room that made us know that it was the one,” Jessica said. The bride wore a v-neck tea-length wedding gown, accessorized with a jeweled sash and a floral hair pin in her half-up/half-down ‘do, while the groom wore a black suit, accessorized with a striped tie. Her bouquet featured an abundance of tulips and anemones with a hint of greenery. The ceremony took place outside with guests standing. “It was very non-traditional with no aisle, no chairs, and no bridal party,” she said. “Immediately after we were pronounced husband and wife, I felt so much love,” Jessica said. “It was amazing. So many tears of joy at that moment.” Yummy hors d’oeuvres were passed during cocktail hour along with flutes of champagne. The reception was lit with lantern chandeliers to create a romantic ambiance overhead each tablescape, which were decorated with uniquely patterned charger plates and navy blue escort cards, menu cards, and table numbers. For desserts, there was a three-tiered cake, macarons, chocolate-covered strawberries, and more. Never can have too many sweets, right?

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Photography: Petula Pea Photography | Event Planner: CBS Lifestylist | Dress Designer: Demetrios | Shoes: Stewart Weitzman | Jewelry: Adiamor | Makeup Artist: Jellis Faces | Groom’s Attire: Joseph Abboud | Invitations: Crane & Co. | Floral Designer: Isari Flower Studio | Cake: Michele Coulon Dessertier | Caterer: Veladora | Hair Stylist: The Parlor

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Christian and Evan were married at Newhall Mansion in Piru, Calif. on April 5. “It took our breathes away the first time we saw it!” Christian said. The bride wore a sweetheart drop-waisted trumpet wedding gown, accessorized with her hair half-up/half-down in loose curls, while the groom wore a dark gray suit, accessorized with a black tie. Since they wanted to stick to their pink, gold, and hint of turquoise color scheme, bridesmaids wore satin pink dresses and carried peony, rose, and anemone bouquets. Notice the “something blue” brooch on Christian’s bouquet? “Everyone loves the little details,” she said. “It was my favorite thing about our wedding.” Guests were greeted with a chalkboard sign that said, “Choose a seat, not a side. We’re all family once the knot is tied.” The couple said their “I do’s” under a giant oak tree draped in white fabric. The reception followed with dinner and dancing on stage with the band, which just so happened to be the highlight of the night. And no one left on an empty stomach because Krispy Kreme doughnuts were served as late night snacks. Yum!

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Photography: William Innes Photography | Venue: Newhall Mansion | Dress Designer: Winnie Couture | Bridesmaid Dresses: Monique Lhuillier | Groom and Groomsmen Attire: Men’s Wearhouse | Floral Designer: Acton Florist | Caterer: Command Performance Catering | DJ: SOS Entertainment | Hair Stylist: Emily Barton | Makeup Artist: Andrea Hart | Officiant: Bob Hudson | Ceremony Musician: John Patti | Band: Mr. Pink | Invitations: Amanda Hovest | Cake: Bake You Happy | Videography: Ed Hobelman | Jewerly: Mayna Jewelers | Event Planner: Belinda Dexter

Vintage Retro Burgundy Fall Barn Wedding in California

Posted by Caitlin on Apr 30, 2014

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Shauna and Eric were married Old Newhall Barn in Newhall, Calif. on October 13. “I loved how it fit into my vintage, rustic look,” Shauna said. “Plus, it was in our backyard and very special to my husband!” The bride wore a custom designed wedding gown with a ruffled skirt, accessorized with a sparkly gray sash and “something blue” peep-toe pumps, while the groom wore a black suit, accessorized with a white bow tie and initialed cufflinks. “Our first look, I was so nervous because it was like meeting him for the first time again,” she said. Inside the barn, fabric draped from the ceiling’s wooden beams and mason jar candles hung from the walls during the ceremony. Tables were then decorated with burgundy linens, lace, and silhouette pictures during the reception. Notice it served double-duty? If dinner wasn’t enough, the dessert display was! Guests could pick and choose between lollipops, pumpkin pies, apple pie pops, chocolates, cookies, and taffies. At the end of the night, the newlyweds exited in a 1950s Hudson automobile with a “Just Married” sign hand painted on the back window along with soda cans trailing from behind. Not to mention the sea of sparklers too! Their best advice: “Hire a wedding planner!” Shauna said. “At least for the day of. It’ll make everything run smoothly.”

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Photography: Becca Rillo Photography | Venue: Old Newhall Barn | Event Planner: Tricia Dalgren | Dress Store: David’s Bridal | Shoes: Badgley Mischka | Bridesmaid Dresses: Watters from Lili Bridals | Groom and Groomsmen Attire: Men’s Wearhouse | Floral Designer: Claire’s Flowers | Cake: Portos Bakery | DJ: Battleson Entertainment | Caterer: Ann Taylor | Officiant: Max Plummer | Hair Stylist: Andrea Neal | Makeup Artist: Felicia Latour

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