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Rustic Radonich Ranch Wedding

Something tells me that this stunning Radonich Ranch wedding is just what the doctor ordered for your Monday afternoon.  Because if anything can get the work week started on a crazy gorgeous note, it’s lush blooms from The Flower Shack, an amazing setting filled with soft pastel hues and one beautiful image after another from This Love of Yours… Photography.  See it all here.

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From the Bride… Our vision was natural, rustic romantic and intimate with an emphasis on fresh local food, herbal florals and handmade decor crafted with love. We wanted everyone at our wedding to feel comfortable, at ease and to feel that our day was a perfect representation of our personalities.

The ceremony was beautiful and extremely memorable. We can still remember every moment like it was yesterday and incorporated elements that were not necessarily traditional but meaningful to us. Standing beneath the arbor surrounded by trees, nature and our closest friends and family. The sound of trickling water from the pond in the background and the perfectly placed sun in the sky shining its light between the branches. Hearing each other speak our personal vows and promises was magical. For our unity ceremony we planted a bonsai tree together.

Working with Erika and Michael from This Love of Yours was amazing. They were fun, extremely organized and captured our day perfectly.

One piece of advice I have for planning brides is your wedding is about YOU as a couple regardless of what anyone else says. Create a day that you want to remember for the rest of your lives and know that all of the time, energy and effort you put into planning your day will pay off.

Photography: This Love of Yours... Photography | Wedding Dress: Catherine Deane -BHLDN | Flowers: The Flower Shack | Invitations: Minted (Custom Touches By The Bride) | Bride's Shoes: ModCloth | Bridesmaids Dresses: Watters and Watters | Caterer: Vignette Events | Band: The Native Sibling | Groom's Shoes: Banana Republic | Groom's Suit: J Crew | Bride & Bridesmaid Jewelry: Noon Design Shop | Bride's Halo: Handmade By Sara Kim | Cake & Mini Desserts: Kelly's French Bakery | DIY Honey Jars With Dippers: Bride And Groom | Hair + Makeup: Anna Wu of Faust Salon | Place Cards, Seating Cards, Mr. And Mrs. Signs & Guest Book: The Bride | Save The Dates: Etsy | Suspenders: American Apparel | Table Decorations: The Bride | Table Decorations: Vignette Events | Wedding Venue: Radonich Ranch

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Bay Area Wedding Film from Hit Maker Films

One thing is for certain. Hit Maker Films has melted my heart all over again and we’re only half way through their lineup of films today. This Bride? Cute as can be. Her Groom? Proudest vows that’ll make you grab your handkerchief at least a few times. This one is honest to goodness love I tell you.


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From Hit Maker Films… Being a Bay Area based Wedding videographer allows you the opportunity to film in many different gorgeous locations every weekend. Rachel and Josh’s Nestldown wedding was no exception. Located in the redwoods of Los Gatos, Nestldowns features beautiful lush gardens, rustic woods, and scenic ponds. On the day of Rachel and Josh’s wedding we had so much fun working alongside You + We Photography. Rachel had the most infectious laugh and kindest heart. Josh had the most heartfelt vows and warmest personality. Thanks to Kristan Shamus Events & Design planning the day with out a hitch and for making our day a lot easier and thank you to Rachel and Josh for trusting in us to capture their day!

Photography: You + We Photography | Cinematography: Hit Maker Films | Cake: International Cake & desert buffet Pastries | Catering: Toast Catering | Event Planning: Kristan Shamus Events & Design | Wedding Venue: Nestldown

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Los Gatos Wedding at Nestldown from Tyler Branch Photo

A Los Gatos love-fest.  That’s what I am calling this stunning day captured by Tyler Branch Photo, because, well… it sooo is.  The perfect combination of nature-inspired details, laid-back elegance and beautiful cultural traditions, it’s a breathtaking Nestldown setting meets gorgeous florals from Lisa Jack Giudicelli meets sweet DIY details, all wrapped up in some of the brightest smiles you will ever see.  Care to join me for some stop-you-in-your-tracks lovely?  Click here for all of the pretty.

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From the Bride… Our Indian – American fusion wedding ended up being the best day of our entire lives and we are so very thankful that we decided to have a wedding celebration.  It was quite the challenge trying to incorporate multiple cultures while still making it personal and meaningful to the both of us.  Taking the advice of many brides past, we compiled a list of what was really important to us: honoring our families and bringing them together, incorporating our cultures, being in nature and having a laid-back & fun atmosphere.  On top of that, we were really trying very hard to maintain a budget in the crazed Bay Area bridal industry.  After visiting quite a few venues, we stumbled across Nestldown and it was hands down unlike anything we had seen before.  This venue was a private residence in the Santa Cruz Mountains, an area where we love to hike, and the staff were the most helpful and positive people we had ever met.  This place hardly needed any dressing up, it was beautiful as is.

We took your average American “spiritual” ceremony and made it our own, adding advice from my Uncle (the officiant) and other family members, along with poems and a Unity Tree.  I grew up in the Midwest and Jimmy in Northern California; we both brought soil from the yards of our childhood homes and combined them together as we planted our unity tree during the ceremony to symbolize the coming together of our lives.  After the ceremony, we went out to the property’s orchards for some photos where we were greeted with the most red fall leaves we had ever seen!  It was truly magical.

We really wanted a laid-back environment where everyone felt comfortable and at home. We didn’t want everything to be matchy-matchy, yet wanted everything to go together. The bridesmaids picked out different cream colored, eclectic dresses from ModCloth and ASOS.  We tied their look together with bright orange shoes, sweaters, and Indian bangles.  Jimmy’s groomsmen had cufflinks featuring vintage maps of the towns where they were from, orange paisley ties, and orange socks.  

Our wedding came together because of two reasons: We had the best vendors, they were genuine people & fun to work with; and our family & friends helped out big time. Everyone chipped in and offered to play quite significant roles leading up to the big day.  A few pieces of advice, TAKE IT ALL IN on the wedding day (thats the biggest one), make sure to have moments alone with your hubby.  During the planning process, take advice from everyone, internalize it, then make it your own.  Don’t forget.. while it is an action packed, totally awesome day, it is just one day, put everything in perspective and have a blast!

Wedding Photography: Tyler Branch Photo | Wedding Venue: Nestldown in Los Gatos, California | Wedding Cinematography: Matt Moresco Productions | Floral Design: Lisa Jack Giudicelli (lajgiudicelli@gmail.com) | Event Planning: The Bride | Food Catering: The Mynt | Event Catering: Thomas John Events | Favors: Maritess Bandoy | Ceremony Violinists: Kieran & Lincoln Arora (Bride’s Cousins) | DJ: Woody from Big Fun DJ | Wedding Invitations + Stationery: Bride’s Sister | Wedding Dress: Jenny Packham via Nouvelle Vogue | Bride’s Sari: Artesia | Bride’s Jewelry: Amrita Singh | Henna: Henna Lounge | Bride’s Hairpiece: BLHDN | Bride’s Shoes: Kate Spade | Bridesmaids’ Attire: ModCloth + ASOS | Hair: Amanda from Trio Salon

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