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Elegant Organic Summer Vineyard Wedding in California

Posted by Caitlin on Feb 10, 2015


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Christina and Kyle were married in a traditional church ceremony at St. Maximilian Kolbe Catholic followed by a reception at Triunfo Creek Vineyards in Agoura Hills, Calif. on August 16. “We knew that Triunfo Creek Vineyards was over venue right when we drove onto the property,” Christina said. “Kyle is from Seattle, and I’m from Minnesota. We both knew that we wanted a rustic, cozy, and cabin-like vibe for our wedding day, and it was all of those things and more. When we were at the venue for the first time, we both felt this magic and excitement on the property that we knew our family and friends would be able to feel as well.” The bride wore a strapless sweetheart lace mermaid wedding gown, accessorized with her hair half-up/half-down in loose curls, fingertip-length veil, and a pair of boots, while the groom wore a gray suit, accessorized with a tie. Bridesmaids wore short blush chiffon dresses in various necklines and carried bouquets of garden roses, hydrangeas, astilbes, dahlias, and seeded eucalyptus. Guests were encouraged to choose a seat and not a side when they arrived for the ceremony. “Kyle and I come from a very musical family, and his brother sang and performed a beautiful song that they put their own twist on for us,” she said. Once the exchanging of vows were sealed with a kiss, it was official! Cocktail hour began with none other than hors d’ouevres such as cheese and meats and of course, wines. “We had giant Jenga, corn hole (each set had a Minnesota and Washington state border decal, which was cool), and beer pong. People played those all day and night.” The reception followed shortly thereafter in the lawn. Tables were decorated with white linens, gold centerpieces, wooden numbers, and votive candles, surrouned by cross-back chairs. “Right as the sun was going down, the sky had this purplish-blue glow, and the lights draped over the tables were twinkling against the sky gorgeously, and it was such a magical moment where my dad was about to give his speech,” Christina said. “I just got to look over the crowd, who had made the trip from Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Chicago, New Jersey, Wisconsin, Colorado, and China. It was such an amazing and overwhelming feeling having all of them in the same place to celebrate with us.” A three-tiered buttercream-frosted cake was served for dessert concluding dinner in addition to an assortment of other sweets. The newlyweds’ best advice? “Find a venue you love, and a good wedding planner,” she said. “Everything else will fall into place organically. Make a checklist of everything you need to do and focus on getting one thing done at a time. It will feel like a never ending process if you are trying to do it all at once.” At the end of the night, they jetted off to their honeymoon in Hawaii.

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Photography: William Innes Photography | Ceremony Venue: St. Maximilian Kolbe Catholic Church | Reception Venue: Triunfo Creek Vineyards | Event Planner: Kristeen Labrot Events | Dress Designer: Enzoani | Bridesmaid Dresses: BHLDN | Hair and Makeup Artist: Design Visage | Officiant: William Fulco | Floral Designer: Fujiko’s Flowers | Caterer: Contemporary Catering | Cake: Fantasy Frosting | Transportation: Hop Aboard Trolley 

Organic, Wildflower Wedding in Maryland

Posted by Caitlin on Sep 19, 2012

Gillian & Matt

June 23

Wye Island, Maryland


Q & A with the Bride:

1. Which three details from your wedding were your favorites?

1. Lights, lights, lights! All I wanted was lights strung across the backyard for a summer evening, party feel.

2. The burlaps, white linens and wildflowers made the tables come together better than I could have ever imagined.

3. The hanging mason jars on the back wall of the pavilion. The plan was to nail the mason jars to the wall, but when we arrived on-site the night before, we were told that nails were not allowed. So, I came up with the solution to string them at odd lengths. Definitely not what I planned, but it turned out great!

2. Give us the one moment in your wedding day you can’t stop thinking about. 

I still can’t stop thinking about the whole thing! My wedding was beautiful. From the burlaps, wildflowers, the food and wedding dress, to it being the best party I’ve ever had with my friends and family, my wedding was more than I could have hoped for. I was blown away by how my vision materialized. 

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