Now that you’ve had a chance to pore through six of the most gorgeous weddings we could find, it’s time to round out Wedding Wednesday with just one more delight. NLC Productions designed this colorful, fresh take on the wine country affair, and thanks to Michael Costa we get to swoon every last bit. Get started here.
From The Bride…Kyle and I met ten years ago at the University of Southern California. My roommate brought me to a party one night, telling me that she had a feeling I would really like this nice guy Kyle from Kansas City. From the first time I saw him sitting on an air mattress and strumming Radiohead songs on his guitar, I knew my roommate was right.
During the years that we lived together in Los Angeles, the Santa Barbara Wine Country became our very favorite weekend destination to escape from the city. Although we have since relocated to New York City, Kyle and I decided to return to Southern California for our wedding as it represented a place of happiness and many fond memories for us, not to mention the ideal weather. We chose Stanford Winery & Vineyards in Lompoc for our wedding venue because of its rustic beauty and incredible flexibility that the property offered.
Our ceremony took place on the lawn behind the barrel room with the picturesque Sanford vineyards and Santa Rita hills as a backdrop. Guests then moved to the patio and barrel room for a cocktail hour with a mini wine tasting flight and hors d’oeuvres. For dinner, we worked with NLC Productions and Seasons Catering to develop three incredible stations to reflect our favorite foods from New York, Kansas City, and Southern California. For dessert, a variety of mini cupcakes from Enjoy Cupcakes were served and guests were also invited to cook s ’mores on the back patio. The whole party danced up a storm in the open air patio surrounded by the enormous steel wine aging tanks. Guests took home a wooden flash drive customized with our initials and a playlist of our favorite songs played at the wedding.
We couldn’t have asked for a more proactive and talented team of artists to help us plan this wedding from across the country. NLC Productions truly inspired us with their ideas and execution and somehow managed to make the Sanford property even more gorgeous than it already was. We had a blast developing our menu with Seasons Catering and their staff couldn’t have been more pleasant. Although we are typically a camera shy couple, Michael and Anna Costa Photography helped us feel perfectly relaxed and captured so many stunning memories from the day. And Luna Bella Hair & Makeup made the women in both of our families feel natural and beautiful throughout the day.
Photography: Michael & Anna Costa Photography ~ Michael Costa | Event Design: NLC Productions | Coordination: Donna Romani Events | Floral Design: NLC Productions | Cake: Enjoy Cupcakes | Ceremony Venue: Sanford Winery | Catering: Seasons Catering | Lighting Design: Bella Vista Designs | Linen Provider: La Tavola | Rentals: Classic Party Rentals