There are romantic weddings, and then there are days like this beauty. An al fresco wonderland filled with lush blooms from The Wild Orchid and a plethora of love-filled details captured by Michael L’Heureux Photography. It’s a California vineyard wedding at its very finest (thank you, Vine Hill House) and it’s all sitting pretty in the full gallery. Join me there for sooo much more.
From the Bride… Our wedding happened to fall on a day called “The Sweetest Day” on our calendar. And it certainly was the sweetest day!
I grew up in San Francisco and Dan was born and raised in Aitkin, Minnesota. We had been together for seven years and were both very excited and nervous for our families to finally meet. We wanted to have our wedding at a venue that was naturally beautiful and outdoors- gorgeous enough so that we wouldn’t have to put too much effort into decorating! Vine Hill House was the second venue we visited and we decided then and there that we did not need to look any further. We wanted an intimate “backyard wedding” and Vine Hill House was just that and more.
Before I started planning for our wedding, my friend said, “Everything isn’t going to go perfectly the day of your wedding, but it’ll still be the best, most memorable day of your life.” And she was so right. I found some amazing down-to-earth vendors like Jane at the Wild Orchid to put together flowers in shades of peaches and pinks like they had just been snipped from a garden and my photographer Michael L’Heureux to capture our memories into the most beautiful pictures. I used Etsy for most of my paper needs including our letter press invitations, went hunting at our local Salvation Army for vintage wine cork holders, and found somebody to custom make my dress inspired by one of my favorites from Monique Lhuillier. Somehow, everything fell into place and I couldn’t have asked for anything else.
My favorite moment was finally holding hands with Dan after having walked down the aisle with my dad. It felt right and safe and beautiful to profess our love in front of the people closest to our hearts. Because we didn’t have a huge wedding, our families and closest friends were able to meet each other, talk, laugh, hug, and dance the night away with one another. I wouldn’t have changed a single thing on that day. We are truly the luckiest newlyweds!
Photography: Michael L'Heureux Photography | Floral Design: The Wild Orchid | Shoes: Badgley Mischka | Catering: A La Heart | DJ: DJ Boy Wonder | DJ: DJ Tone Def | Classical Guitarist: Alec Furhman | Earrings: Elle-meme | Flower Girl's Dress: Nordstrom | Invitations And Place Cards: Little Sparrow Press | Jam Favors: Grapevine Wedding Favors | Jam Labels: Tipsy Graphics | Maid Of Honor's Dress: Amsale | Makeup And Hair: J Beautique | Pies: Butter Love Bakeshop | Rings And Necklace: Lang Antique | Suit: Banana Republic | Table Signs: Papergirl Studios | Wedding Venue: Vine Hill HouseAmsale and Badgley Mischka are members of our Look Book. For more information on how members are chosen, click here.