Outdoor Bay Area Wedding Inspired by Farmers' Markets
June 12, 2015
California
Al FrescoVintageRustic Weddings
What started as a blossoming relationship (complimented with sweet fruit favors) soon evolved into this gorgeous outdoor nuptial. Inspired by their favorite farmers' market, it's a fresh-to-table fete planned in the hands of Jacin Fitzgerald Events that is deliciously unique. From the lovely La Tavola linens to a Zephyr Tents celebration, Paperweight Films and Josh Gruetzmacher captured it all below!
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From the beautiful Bride... Early on in our relationship, Gary would leave me small gifts on my desk before I came to work in the morning. We met in the fall, so these tokens were almost always pomegranates and apples, on which he’d tie a clever or romantic note. It’s small gestures like this that did and still do remind me of how special my husband is.

Our favorite things to do together include running, going to the farmer’s market, trekking throughout the Bay Area to trendy farm-to-table restaurants, and cooking adventurous meals. We wanted to incorporate all these things that made our relationship fun into the celebration and brought in Jacin Fitzgerald who made the day surpass our expectations! She spotted Easley Farm in Clayton, California as a quaint and lesser-known venue for a reception following our church ceremony. With it’s open lawn and gardens, large bunk-style estate, and view of Mt. Diablo, it was the perfect nod to our love of farmer’s markets. We liked that the venue could be separated into two spaces, the front of the house with it’s wide veranda for cocktails overlooking a grove of citrus trees, and behind the house where dinner and dancing took place. Before we were introduced as husband and wife, Gary and I stole a quiet moment alone toasting champagne on the front porch, it was my favorite part of the day, a private rest to revel in the excitement of forever with one another.

Knowing that Gary had left the fruits as surprise gifts for me, Jacin incorporated pomegranates into my bridal bouquet, nestling them amongst navy and white anemones and blush dahlias. Fruit baskets, an antique grocery scale, and other nods to our love for farmer’s markets adorned the cocktail and hors d'oeuvres tables. Because Gary and I love food, we went all out with the menu and Sage Catering served delicious food on long wooden family-style tables adorned with short flower arrangements in mint julep cups. Josh Gruetzmacher captured the event, snapping photos of us among the orchards and along the upper porch, as well as beautiful stills of the scenery and table scape. We are so grateful he was able to capture all the little details we weren’t able to see while we visited with guests! The night concluded with lots of dancing, a vanilla buttercream cake atop a gold sequined table, and a surprise sparkler exit for the groom and I. We were overjoyed to have such a special event and still dream about repeating the day all over again!