I’m convinced onelove photography attracts some of the coolest clients in the world, and this couple is no exception. The bride rocked a unique Jim Hjelm ballgown featuring a floral design for a subtle, completely elegant statement. The dress set tone for their wine country wedding and the whole day is waiting right here.
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From the couple… We knew we wanted to get married in Napa/Sonoma (where Steve had proposed), and I knew I wanted to get married outside. My style is already rustic, so it was an easy fit. Our palette was pale pink, cream and greens. I wanted earth tones with a small pop of color.
Taking pictures with Steve was my favorite part of the day. The property had so many unique features that we just had a blast. And then just enjoying time with family and friends. It was an intimate setting in the barn, we only had 30 guests.
Steve got me pearl necklace shaped like a bunch of grapes since we got engaged and married in Napa. I got him cuff links, one with a map of Napa and the other of Bora Bora, to represent both our wedding and honeymoon.
Photography: onelove photography | Event Planning: Holliday Weddings | Florals: Aimee Lomeli Design | Wedding Dress: Jim Hjelm | Stationery: Wedding Paper Divas | Shoes: Betsey Johnson | Jewelry: Mother's Earrings | Jewelry: Late Grandmother's wedding ring | Rings: Tacori From Calvin Broyles Jewelers | Catering: ring of Fire food truck | Hair + Makeup: Just Jenni Style | Groom's Attire: Jos. A. Bank | Venue: Olympia's Valley Estate | Linens: Encore Events Rentals
When it came time for these two to say “I do”, they decided to recreate the magic of the Bride’s imagination filled childhood, complete with hundreds of colorful butterflies suspended from the tent’s ceiling, creating a whole new world for their guests. This sight alone has us absolutely awe struck to say the least; see it in all it’s glory thanks to Reel Eyes Media’s film right this way!
From the Bride… Jace and I met through mutual friends when we were both undergrad students at Stanford University. We became close because we were the only two in our friend group who loved Battlestar Galactica so we got together every week to watch it and everyone made fun of us. We were friends for four years before we finally started dating after college.
Our wedding was held at my family’s ranch where I was born and raised. It was an absolutely magical childhood… I was an only child with an avid imagination and had all sorts of fairy friends down in the creek, was best friends with all the trees and wild animals and had long conversations with them, and held tea parties with butterflies and birds in the garden. I wanted to re-create that magic of the ranch of my childhood for everyone at the wedding, creating a day full of color, imagination, play, and innocence. There was no alcohol at our wedding to respect our families’ beliefs, so we had a mid-day wedding on the summer solstice with face painting, a fairy walk scavenger hunt through the creek, hula hooping, a human nest, boats on the pond, and fun crafts and activities for everyone.
Our favorite part of the wedding was our ceremony and vows. We wrote them ahead of time but many things were improvised on the day of. Our ceremony was so raw, emotional, but also hilarious and playful, it was completely us! We were also able to really include our whole community and we still feel so close to everyone who was there.
Photography: Kate Webber Weddings | Videography: Reel Eyes Media | Event Design: Sillapere Eco Events | Event Planning: Shannon Leahy Events | Cake: Branching Out Cakes | Catering: Componere Fine Catering | Hair + Makeup: Katie Nash Beauty | DJ: Spintronix | Band: Diamond Ridge | Officiant: Dan Quinn | Tent: Zephyr Tents | Ceremony Sound: Island Breeze | Facepainter: Entire Productions | Golf Cart: Nick's Golf Cart | Lifeguard: John LaBarge | Linen Rentals: La Tavola Fine Linen Rental | Music: Hannah Larkin & Reed Zelezny | Music: Ben Ahn | Photobooth: Tomfoolery | Portable Toilets: Water Cottage | Rentals: Bright Event Rentals | Rentals: Encore Event Rentals | Rentals: Found Vintage Rentals | Rentals: Blueprint Studios | Rentals: Archive Rentals | Security Guards: Barbier Security | Sound: Delicate Productions | Valet: CPA Valet
Although Abigail and Jerry call the East Coast home, they decided on a wedding at the bride’s family ranch in California. Luckily, Abigail’s mom happens to be a wildly talented landscape designer and helped turn a working barn into a truly magical reception space dripping in florals, cafe lights, and greenery. You must, must, must carve out the morning to pore over the photos by Caroline Tran.
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From Caroline Tran Photography…Though Abigail and Jerry live on the East Coast, they tied the knot at Abigail’s family ranch in Petaluma, CA and had a gorgeous destination wedding. They exchanged vows in the middle of the property, surrounded by rolling hills for as far as the eyes could see. Guest then paraded down to the cocktail hour, lead by a Dixie band.
Abigail’s mom, who’s a landscape designer, was the creative power behind the day and everything was stunning. She turned the working barn into an enchanted banquet hall, decorated with trunks, branches, greenery and flowers found entirely on the property. She covered the barn house doors with mirrors to give it a more glam and dressed up look. It was the perfect contrast to the rustic wood.
Photography: Caroline Tran Photography | Event Planning: Liz Horton at Garden Gate Events | Floral Design: Thierry Chantrel | Wedding Dress: Laure De Sagazan | Cake: The Whole Cake | Bride's Shoes: Aquazzura | Hair: Urban Elements | DJ: Jackie Sugarlumps | Band: The Dixie Giants | Groom's Attire: Suitsupply