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A Sun + Sky Wedding Palette You’ll Be Obsessed With

When a few of the biggest names in the industry – looking at you, Jose Villa, Joy Proctor Design, Kelly Kaufman, and TEAM – come together for a wedding really, REALLY good things happen. Just take a peek at this gallery and you’ll see exactly what I mean. Sunset shades with a hint of light sky blue made for an unexpected fall color palette that you’ll 100% want to steal for yourself.

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From Joy Proctor DesignIt was a pleasure to help Paola and Jon plan and design their beautiful Sunstone Wedding. Paola was inspired by the natural beauty of the Sunstone Villa and chose a color palette of warm sunset tones of peach and light blue to compliment it. Guests were greeted with refreshing herbed water as they sat for the ceremony officiated by the couple’s longtime friend. After the vows, guests made their way to the Villa courtyard for cocktails and appetizers. A large wooden board with light blue seating charts greeted guests as they made their way into the reception on the lawn. Guests sat at wooden tables covered in lush floral arrangements with beautiful hand dyed sea foam runners. The couple thanked their guests for coming as the sun set, and danced into the night.

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Photography: Jose Villa Photography | Event Planning: Joy Proctor Design | Floral Design: Kelly Kaufman | Invitations: Written Word Calligraphy | Catering: Duo Catering & Events | Hair + Makeup: TEAM Hair and Makeup | DJ: Gavin Roy | Venue: Sunstone Winery & Villa | Rentals: The Tent Merchant

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A Truly Chic Tented Ceremony That You Won’t Believe

If there was one wedding that would convince me to pack up everything and move to California, this would be it. Captured by Gagewood, it’s a celebration brimming with seriously elegant style and a few Bella Figura flourishes for good measure. It’s classic with a modern twist and we’ve got it all waiting for you to fall in love with via The Vault!

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From The Bride…All it took was a game night setup, lots of wine, and great friends for Bret and I to see that there was something truly special between us. Our relationship was instantaneous from that first night and every year that passed thereafter seemed to fly by faster and faster. Before I knew it we had been together over three years and Bret was proposing to me at his family’s ranch in Northern Nevada. High on excitement and love, coupled with the excitement of our family and friends, it didn’t take long to start planning our nuptials.

We had three mains that were nonnegotiable when we started wedding planning. First was we had to have great food. Bret is an insanely talented ‘amateur’ chef so great food was a must. Secondly was location, we wanted something that was true to our style and to the area we grew up in. Northern Nevada is so incredibly beautiful and we truly have the splendor of all four seasons here. The both of us have grown up spending all seasons outside, doing some type of activity in the Lake Tahoe basin and we wanted to share our love of this area with all of our guests. The last thing, and probably our most cherished looking back, we wanted a resort where our family and friends could stay to enjoy in all the weekend festivities with us. With all of those in mind we selected one of the most stunning contemporary mountainside resorts, The Ritz-Carlton at Lake Tahoe.

From there we enlisted the help of Danielle from Elise Events to tie all our ideas together. She was, by far, one of the best decisions we made. We were able to vocalize all of our ideas, loves, hates and concerns and she took all of them in and delivered way above and beyond anything we could have imagined. With her in tow she brought our wedding style of organic understated romance to life. We wanted everyone to feel cozy and wrapped in the love that, the both us have for each other, and for our families and friends. Because of this, Bret and I pushed to keep our guest list limited and it made for a very intimate celebration.

Leading up to our wedding weekend we had beautiful sunny weather and then that Thursday a big storm rolled in. It started raining Thursday and it kept going all the way till about ten minutes before our ceremony. Determined to have my ceremony and pictures outside we made the decision to bring in a tent for our outdoor ceremony and I still cry thinking about how beautiful that tent was. It made for the most romantic and intimate ceremony we could have imagined. That tent may have been one of my most favorite things from our wedding. Funny how that works out!

It was the work of our florist that helped to create that gorgeous tent and the overall vision of our organic understated romance. Floral for me was one of the most important things and B & B delivered by leaps and bounds. Everything from my bouquet, to the table pieces, the flower crowns and the hanging greenery in our tent it was just beyond. She worked so closely with our wedding coordinator to bring this vision to life and oh my god was it gorgeous.

As we spent the night dancing away it started snowing heavily outside making for the most beautiful and serene evening. I only wish the night could have lasted longer. All of our vendors did an amazing job and we couldn’t be more grateful for their hard work every step of the way.

The best advice I received was to remember that this day is about you and your love and at the end of the day the only thing that matters is that the two of you are together, healthy and happy. Everything else will fall into place. Oh, one more, remember to have fun and enjoy every step because everything goes by so fast!

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Photography: Gagewood | Cinematography: Dax Victorino Films | Event Planning + Design: Elise Events | Floral Design: BandB Designs | Invitations: Bella Figura | Stationery: Forever Heyday | Bride's Shoes: Christian Louboutin | Jewelry: Jenny Packham | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Joanna August | Makeup: Jackie Trombley | Hair: Greco Rose Beauty | Calligraphy: Chloe Legras At Boxwood Avenue | DJ: Moonlight Mobile DJ | Groom's Attire: J.Crew | Venue: A Bud & Beyond | Bridal Boutique: Swoon Bridal | Hair Accessories: jennifer behr | Rentals: Celebrations Party Rentals | Rentals: Theoni Collection | Rentals: La Tavola Fine Linen Rental | Sash: Sara Gabriel | Veil: Paris By Debra Moreland | Wedding Dress One: JLM Couture, Inc | Wedding Dress Two: Watters

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You’ll Love What Song This Couple Chose For Their First Dance

We have a major crush on this adorable duo. Why, you ask? They chose to have their first dance to N*SYNC’s “This I Promise You,” because as the bride says, it “really reflects us because we both LOVE late 90’s and early 00’s songs and reminiscing our junior high/high school days, when pop love songs gave you all the feels.” And thanks to all the gorgeous photos from Kristina Adams Photography, we have all the feels, too.

 

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From The Bride…I always knew I wanted an outdoor wedding because I had envisioned my first dance to be under twinkling market lights with the sun setting in the background. When Nuri and I stepped onto Serra Plaza, I had a feeling this was THE venue when I saw the fountain, lights, and rustic beauty of this mission-styled place. As soon as the venue was checked off, I started putting together a Pinterest board of the feel and look I was going for: romantic, rustic, and elegant. With the natural tones from the buildings and tables from Serra Plaza, I decided to incorporate blush, gold, and a pop of a summer color like coral. Everything came together so perfectly in the end and I was truly able to have my dream outdoor wedding!

It’s so hard, but if I had to choose a favorite moment from the wedding, it has to be the first dance. It was such an intimate and romantic moment where I felt like I was in a movie, with everyone just fading in the background and Nuri and I were whisked away to our own little world to dance to one of our favorite songs. It was even more meaningful because we had my sister and his close friend singing the song. “This I promise you” by NSYNC really reflects us because we both LOVE late 90’s and early 00’s songs, reminiscing our junior high/high school days, when pop love songs gave you all the feels. From the white dance floor, to the beautiful chandeliers hanging above us and our favorite people around us, I couldn’t have asked for a more perfect moment than this one.

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Photography: Kristina Adams | Cinematography: Etcetera Productions | Floral Design: Vickie's Flowers | Wedding Dress: Bella Wedding Brida | Invitations: Paperless Post | Catering: Top Catering | Hair + Makeup: Sherilyn Yi | Lighting: XL Entertainment Systems | Venue: Serra Plaza | Coordination + Design: Eastern and Gold | Desserts: Sweet & Saucy Shop | Portraits: Mission San Juan Capistrano | Rentals: Modest Peach

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