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Sweet Coyote Ranch Picnic Wedding

There are some weddings that instantly plaster a smile across my face, and this one from Jasmine Lee Photography falls into that ear-to-ear grin category. It’s a cozy little day, peppered with the prettiest blooms from Huckleberry Karen Designs, adorable signage and happiness in every corner. Head to the darling gallery for more!


From the beautiful Bride…David and I wanted our wedding to be full of all our favorite things: family, friends, fun, and warm summer nights under the stars. We wanted our wedding day to be a celebration of not only our marriage, but also a celebration of all the special people in our lives. We wanted to create an atmosphere where people could kick back, relax, and enjoy all that we had prepared for them.

We could not have found a better wedding venue! Coyote Ranch in Morgan Hill, California was the perfect place to fulfill all of our wedding dreams. We exchanged vows near a backdrop of trees, (another one of our favorite things!), and were surrounded by an amazing bridal party composed of family and childhood friends. During the cocktail hour, our guests had the opportunity to play some homemade, classic lawn games, some of which included a ring toss and a giant jenga. Guests were also treated to a classic barbecue buffet, freshly popped popcorn, s’mores to roast over an open fire, a colorful dessert table, and live music throughout the night.

David and I were also so pleased with all of the vendors we chose for our wedding! Our wedding coordinator, Lara, (owner of Sealed With a Kiss Events), went above and beyond our expectations. She helped keep us calm and organized and truly understood our vision for our special day. Huckleberry Karen Designs also helped enhance the playful atmosphere of our wedding with unique floral arrangements, which included a variety of textures and colors. They even managed to fit in two more of our favorite things — succulents and feathers! Our photographer, Jasmine Lee, and her assistant Tyler, captured each and every moment flawlessly. They made David and I feel comfortable behind the camera, and truly captured the joy of our wedding. Our band, “The Lucky Devils,” perfectly emulated our hopes for the night’s music. People of all ages raved that the music was the “cherry on top” to our reception.

The countless hours we spent planning, designing, and building each DIY touch paid off in the end. Our wedding was exactly what we had dreamed of and more! Our wedding was a perfect, warm summer night under the stars, surrounded by the ones we love.

Photography: Jasmine Lee Photography | Coordination: Sealed With A Kiss Weddings & Events | Florist: Huckleberry Karen Designs | Wedding Dress: Melissa Sweet For David's Bridal | Cupcakes: Kara's Cupcakes | Invitations: Designed By Bride & Groom | Shoes: TOMS Strappy Wedges | Necklace: Kay Jewelers | Catering: Coyote Ranch | Band: Lucky Devils Band | Groomsmen's Attire: Tuxedo Fashions | Wedding Venue: Coyote Ranch | Bow Bracelet: Otis B Wedding Jewelry | Bride's Headpiece: DIY - Designed By The Bride | Earrings: Nordstrom Rack | Hair And Makeup Artist: All Dolled Up Makeup & Hair | Initial Bracelet: Nadri Jewelry

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Morgan Hill Mansion Wedding from Photography by Jay C Winter

The weddings that often top my favorites list are the ones that center around a love that you can feel… even if you weren’t present. Part of that is a good photographer, and Photography by Jay C Winter is one of the best, and part of that is a profound kind of deep love. The kind of love that inspires.


From the beaitiful bride… Edan and I met in January 2010 at Bally Total Fitness in Pleasant Hill. He had been working there as a trainer ever since he had graduated, and I started working out with a trainer just a couple of months later. To say that we were struck by one another would certainly be an understatement! The series of events that followed still serve as an incredible testament to God’s complete sovereignty and limitless grace. By the time that we were officially a couple six months later, He had already caused us to experience so much together that we couldn’t imagine not being together. Now, almost two and a half years later and with the loving support of our families, we prepare to commit our lives to one another before the Lord and our loved ones.

Our wedding was nestled up on the hillside in the city of Morgan Hill, CA at a beautiful, newly renovated mansion with beautiful grounds and an elegant, classy yet vintage style. The property overlooks the rolling hills and vineyard below. We had a Jewish wedding with a very simple, slightly vintage style. The chuppah that we were married beneath was made of lace and draped over a beautiful white arbor. We did the traditional breaking of the glass, reading from our marriage contract (called a Ketuba) and drank wine from a kiddush cup. Our wedding colors were gray and yellow throughout with a lot of lush greenery in the background. The centerpieces were plain mason jars with gray burlap glued around the middle and seasonal white and yellow flowers (hydrangeas, daffodils, yellow garden roses etc.) we had soft candlelight in votives as part of the centerpieces as well. Dinner was in a beautiful room off the side of the mansion with windows overlooking the wedding ceremony area and the landscape. We had chandeliers and drapes hanging from the ceiling, fireplaces lit in a couple of the rooms, engagement pictures up of us on the mantles and vintage postcards with messages on them. The bridesmaid’s dresses were different styles and shades of yellow. They chose the dresses they wanted to wear. Our photographers also brought their photo booth, which added an extra element to the evening, and gave the guests something fun to do! There were also bocce ball courts on one side of the mansion beneath some beautiful oak and olive trees.

Photography: Photography by Jay C Winter | Cinematography: Wedding Moments HD | Event Planning: Deluxe+Design+Decor | Flowers: The Petal Company | Invitations: Rachel Hanson Designs | Ceremony Venue: Willow Heights Mansion | Reception Venue: Willow Heights Mansion | Shoes: Alfani | Hair: Amanda Peters at Le Jardin | Officiant: Galen Peterson | Wedding Dress Boutique: J'aime Bridal