Vintage books and pretty garland by INTHEMIX Events are just the tip of the iceberg with this winery wedding. If you peel back the layers, you’ll find beautiful details hand-selected by the Bride and Groom as they spent weekends at local flea markets, choosing just the right wares for their affair. A day built around love and personalized to a t with gorgeous imagery captured by Delbarr Moradi.
From The Bride…Adam and I were both extremely hands-on with planning our wedding. We wanted it to feel very intimate and personal, so we spent a lot of time picking out all the details to make it special. Sundays at the local flea markets became our usual routine, collecting everything from vintage books (I am an avid reader and lover of all things paper), to an antique inkwell and the clutch I carried on our wedding day. We also utilized etsy a lot for unique decor items. We tried to fill the space with things that we genuinely loved, not just what was ‘on-trend’ or that had been done before. We actually now have boxes of vintage frames and books and so many other decor items we used that are now in storage because we can’t fit them in our current apartment but want to have them to display in the future. Music was also a big deal to us both, so we spent a lot of one picking out songs for the various events of the day, and hand picked every song that would play during cocktail hour. We wanted the reception to be one big dance party, so we picked out a few songs that we love, but told the dj just to keep everyone dancing, which he definitely did! When our guests told us that the whole day ‘was so you guys’, we knew we had accomplished our goal.
It was also important to us that we got to spend quality time with all of our guests. Almost every person that came was from out of state and it meant so much to us to have them there. We incorporated a whole weekend of activities for everyone to enjoy, starting with a night out near our home in San Francisco at one of our favorite bars. On Thursday (Halloween day) we all headed to Santa Rosa where we had rented a bus to take us wine tasting. Halloween is my favorite holiday, so we made it a costume optional event. I was so happy when almost every one of the 45 people showed up in costume! It was so much fun, and was a great opportunity to see everyone before the rush of the wedding day. Friday was the rehearsal dinner, which all of our guests attended.
The wedding day itself was more that we could have dreamed of. Aside from a delay in the guests’ transportation, everything was perfect. To see all our hard work and planning come together was amazing. We are lucky enough to share a common group of friends and we are both very close with our families, so to look out and see all of these people we love so dearly in one room, celebrating our marriage, was so surreal. Between the two of us and all of our guests, there was so much love in the room I swear you could feel it.
Photography: Delbarr Moradi Photography | Coordination: Ali DiLuvio Events | Florist: INTHEMIX Events | Wedding Dress: Oleg Cassini | Invitations: Meghan Etta Design | Bride’s Shoes: Ivanka Trump | Bracelet: J.Crew | Engagement Ring: Trabert Goldsmiths | Wedding Bands: Gallery Of Jewels | Bridesmaids Dresses: Dessy Collection By Vivian Diamond | Catering: INTHEMIX Events | Hair + Makeup: Rock Paper Scissors Salon | DJ: AMS Entertainment | Groom’s Suit: J.Crew | Officiant: Peadar Dalton | Wedding Venue: Paradise Ridge Winery | Earrings: Saks Fifth Avenue | Groom’s Shoes: Banana Republic | Pies: INTHEMIX Events | Rentals: Wine Country Party | Veil: GorgeousComplements2