What happens when you take a blush pink summer wedding and set it at HammerSky Vineyards? Gorgeous thing, my dears, just you wait and see. Planned in the hands of Touch Of Style Events, it’s chock-full of stylish moments (not to mention a rose+ protea bridesmaid bouquet that’ll rock your world) and Jay C Winter didn’t miss a beat. See the gallery for more, and don’t miss the film by Joel VanZ below.
From the Bride… Josh and I had been dating for some time when we got engaged (8 Years!!!). In fact, I was pretty sure everyone already thought that we were married. We were very surprised by the outpour of excitement and well wishes from our friends and family when they heard that we were engaged. We followed that excitement with a lengthy engagement and thankfully, it continued to grow right up to the wedding.
Planning a wedding in Southern California seemed a little overwhelming to start. We weren’t sure where to start and soon enough I had taken Josh to at least a dozen potential spots. We talked about having a destination wedding or maybe even eloping! Ultimately, we stuck with our original plan and ended up having a wedding weekend that truly felt like a dream.
HammerSky Vineyards was the very first place I e-mailed and the very last place we toured. We had never been to Paso Robles and our first trip there was absolutely magical. We fell in love with the town and with HammerSky. Wedding planning was a different story, however. Josh and I both have demanding careers and with Paso Robles being four hours away, we were a little concerned about trying to pick vendors to spend a very intimate day with! We decided that we would make the drive several times to meet and get to know local vendors and then a few more trips to keep the planning going, with a little time for wine tasting thrown in.
Our team really helped us pull together the design elements, food, flowers and ambiance we envisioned for our wedding. Very early on in the planning, we felt that the distance between us during the planning process was no longer a concern. Taryn, with TOS Events was so great to work with and was a great partner in planning our wedding. She was an amazing resource to design with, talk through timelines, source rentals and anything else I could think of to need help with. We worked with Adornments for all of the florals, and Laurel is immensely talented. From our first meeting, I knew she understood the look I was hoping for and I absolutely loved all of the arrangements. Trumpet Vine, our caterer, was so welcoming, responsive, and collaborative. They really worked with us to create a menu that reflected us, right down to the signature cocktails for the evening. Their team was amazing and our guests were so well taken care of all night long.
Our photographer, Jay C. Winter is absolutely amazing. He and his wife Caitlen, are so talented and have this calm approach to make you feel at ease while getting your photos taken. Our photos are so unbelievably beautiful and capture the essence of the day perfectly.
Our wedding day was perfect and truly more beautiful than we could have ever imagined. Family, friends and vendors all came together to make sure Josh and I were taken care of. The day evolved into more of a wedding weekend celebration and our friends and family traveled from all over the world to attend. Their excitement leading up to the wedding was amazing. The love, pure joy, and support that we felt throughout that weekend surrounded Josh and I in a way that is hard to put into words. We feel so very lucky to have such supportive friends and family.
Photography: Photography By Jay C Winter | Cinematography: Joel VanZ | Event Planning: Taryn Ruiz with Touch Of Style Events | Florist: Adornments Flowers And Finery | Wedding Dress: Matthew Christopher | Reception Venue: HammerSky Vineyards | Bridesmaids' Dresses: BHLDN | Catering: Trumpet Vine Catering | Hair & Makeup: Rhonda Johnson with Bridal Makeup And Hair.com | DJ: AMS Entertainment SLO | Ceremony/Cocktail Hour Music: Jeffrey Peters | Dessert/Cake: Bello Mundo | Gold Flatware: Two Southern Girls | Linens: BBJ Linen | Rentals: Classic Party Rentals | Vintage Rentals: Embellish Vintage Rentals