From the Bride... During our very first visit of The Thomas Estate, I fell in love with the venue right away! I remember the property owner, Joanie Thomas, asking us at the end of our visit if my husband and I were still interested in the venue and my husband said, "Umm... judging by the look and smile on my fiance's face, I think Yes is the only option."
The Thomas Estate really helped tie our vision of a country chic outdoor wedding. The estate was so accommodating with space that we were able to have the wedding ceremony, cocktail hour, reception, dancing, dessert/candy bar, photo booth, and a mobile soft-serve ice cream truck located in different areas of the estate but still in close proximity that it still kept with an intimate wedding setting for our 270 guests.
There were a few vendors we absolutely wanted to work with. We had our fingers crossed for uber-talented photographer Carlie Statsky, the amazing Mimi & Taylor Artistry Team for hair and makeup, Flower Divas for beautiful floral arrangements and Le's Kitchen to cater a delicious eight-course banquet. We were lucky enough to book all four!
We did not use a wedding planner to design our wedding. So for me, the most special part of the whole wedding experience was the involvement my husband had in the planning and DIY projects. A vision shared by the two of us which he executed on so many levels. From the building of a wooden wheelbarrow to carry the parasols to the wooden program keeping our guests informed of the wedding schedule, designing his robots and donuts candy bar, creating a pom pom/pinwheel photo backdrop, scouring of the web to find tin robots, choosing the song I would walk down the aisle to, custom made wedding favors, stationery projects and meanwhile doing all of it with a genuine smile on his face. He was involved in every step of the way, making our wedding day that much more special for me, our family and our friends!
After 13 years of dating, we are happy to become Mr. & Mrs. Nguyen!
Wedding Photography: Carlie Statsky Photography | Wedding Venue: The Thomas Estate in Pleasanton, California | Floral Design: Flower Divas | Caterer: Le's Kitchen | Wedding Cake: Euro Delights Bakery | Desserts: Bride's Friend, Phuong Kane | Ice Cream Truck: Twirl and Dip Soft Serve | Quartet: Golden Gate Music | DJ: Sony Pheng from DJ Sequence | Wedding Invitation: A Printable Press | Photo Booth: Starring You Photo Booth | Wedding Dress: White by Vera Wang | Reception Dress: Ivy & Aster | Brides' Shoes: Valentino + Chinese Laundry | Bridesmaids' Attire: J.Crew | Hair + Makeup: Mimi & Taylor Artistry Team