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Whimsical Fall Wedding

Combine crazy awesome vows (“You’re like an avocado, you make everything better”) with a bohemian meets whimsical party and the results are all kinds of awesome.  Picture colorful blooms from Sharla Flock Designs, the fab stylings of Downey Street Events and a sweet 70′s vibe woven throughout the entire evening.  Fall in love with every moment captured by D.Lillian Photography right here 

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From D. Lillian Photography… Beyond Fall being my favorite season in the history of seasons, having the opportunity to shoot a wedding in Fall where the leaves and all their colors make up the natural background to an intimate ceremony is kind of like a “work day” jackpot for me. Add a stunning couple and thoughtful, profound vows (still smiling from Jenn’s line of, “You’re like an avocado, you make everything better”), and it’s already the most quintessentially perfect wedding day that not even a Pinterest board could replicate.

Besides all the aesthetically beautiful elements from this day, there really is something so exhilarating about seeing two people you’ve been rooting for from the very beginning, wholeheartedly choose a life together. My perspective as a photographer is always a bit different, possibly biased, when I know (love) the couple personally, but in every sense of the word, these two belong with each other, and I have about 2,500 images to prove it.

From the Bride… It’s almost impossible to articulate the wedding “theme” we created, because it was much more of a feeling we wanted to create than anything. I’d say overall it was a little 70′s hippy, a little boho glam, a little country club, a little whimsical, and just a whole lot of Jenny and Jeremy. We wanted people to be smiling, comfortable, warm, at ease, and just having fun. If we could’ve lived in another decade it would’ve been the 70′s for sure so we wanted that to shine through a little bit, too. We wanted the day to feel like us.

Almost all of our vendors were friends of ours, people in our everyday lives that are important to us, or they were highly recommended from friends who know us well. We also used a lot of Etsy shops – there is something so special about certain Etsy vendors, they put their heart in soul into their craft and it really shows, we also loved supporting their small businesses and having such personalized items. The groomsmen ties/bow ties, which were specially customized for us, tied everything together in the most perfect way. It’s all about the small things in life, right?

Every single little detail had meaning or some kind of story behind it. We choose one of our best friends to marry us (someone who knew us in both our lives NYC and CA). We brought in wine from our favorite hippy winery, Casa Nuestra. We wanted all the bridesmaids and groomsmen to choose their dresses and suits with a little color direction so the look would come together in an organic and natural way. I wore my hair down because I wanted to look like myself.

We held the ceremony outside under beautiful oak trees in hopes it would create a peaceful aura – nature can be very powerful. We all know it’s not a party without a hashtag, so we had to incorporate that in fun and cute ways! My dress was a huge part of the inspiration – Uma by Rosa Clara. The woman at the boutique told me months ago the meaning behind “Uma” was “goddess of the sun” and that felt so right for a CA wedding, that was it, I knew I had found it.

Photography: D.Lillian Photography | Cinematographer: Hit Maker Films | Event Design: Cassandra O'Gara Of Downey Street Events | Event Planning: Cassandra O'Gara Of Downey Street Events | Floral Design: Sharla Flock Designs | Wedding Dress: Rosa Clara Soft Collection | Invitations: Aerialist Press | Ceremony Venue: Silverado Resort & Spa | Wedding Favors: Lulusugar | Groom's Attire: J Crew | Bride's Heels: BHLDN | Groomsmen Attire: Divine Domestication | Hair/Makeup: Grasshopper Salon | Linens: La Tovola Linens | Photography - Assistance: Jessica Rowland | Rentals: Wine Country Party Rentals

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Luxurious Lavender Napa Wedding at The Carneros Inn

Napa Valley and ridiculously gorgeous weddings go hand in hand, but this stunning lavender-infused fête planned by Sarah Drake takes that level of gorgeous up a few notches. It’s layered with love and loveliness, and thanks to Sposto Photography, we can soak up all the pretty here

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From Sposto PhotographyWe had the privilege and honor to photograph the most beautiful wedding in one of the most beautiful areas in California. Napa Valley. We flew into San Francisco from Southern California the day before the wedding and drove up to Napa for the weekend. Boy, was it a sight! The party started at the gorgeous luxury farm Carneros Inn which offered nothing less than perfect light, perfect scenery, and perfect accommodations for all who partook in this wedding. The day was filed with gorgeous whispers of lavender and classic details that will stand the test of time. From the bride’s Christian Louboutin pumps to the grooms classic Tom Ford suit. Alison and Michael got married in the most pristine style. Everything they planned was so thoughtful and luxurious. We truly felt like we were photographing a celebrity couple. The reception featured incredible fine dining dinner service as well as some incredible dishes from the Chef at The Carneros Inn. Dinner and dancing was accompanied by the incredible DJ stylings of Tre Hardson (Slimkid3) who couldn’t have made the night any more amazing and even threw in a surprise performance! (Okay, we may have coaxed him a little… ) We felt so grateful to have made new friends like Alison and Michael. They were so kind and giving making us feel no less than family.

Photography: Sposto Photography | Coordinator: Sarah Drake | Florist: Jaime Giorgi | Bride's Shoes: Christian Louboutin | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Donna Morgan | Catering: The Carneros Inn | DJ: Tre Hardson | Groom's Shoes: Tom Ford | Groom's Suit: Tom Ford | Baker: The Carneros Inn | Bridal Hair: Carole Tokodumi | Bridal Jewelry: Blush Bridal Couture | Bridal Make Up: Meredith | Dog Bow Tie: Silly Buddy | Dress Designer: Hayley Paige | Dress Shop: Blush Bridal Couture | Invitation: Invitation Only | Wedding Venue / Resort: The Carneros Inn

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Napa Valley Rustic Glam Wedding at The Carneros Inn

I recently had the absolute pleasure of meeting Jacin of Lovely Little Details in person, and let me just say, she’s just as amazing as you could possibly imagine. So now, when I see a wedding she whipped up like this stunner at The Carneros Inn , I am not surprised in the slightest that all that talent can come from one (spirited) little lady. And when she teams up with the likes of Huckleberry Karen Designs and one love photography, I know the best kind of magic is about to unfold right before my eyes, and that’s just what happened right here.

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From The Bride…Michael and I share an appreciation for handcrafted cocktails. Our first few dates invariably suffered from an utter lack of flirty banter or free-flowing exchanges. At least until we could turn the night over to the (usually overly detailed) cocktail menu. It worked every time. Because as each night wore on, we would begin to talk deeply, laugh freely and share our genuine selves with each other.

Naturally, a cocktails theme would be the key inspiration behind our thoughtfully crafted wedding. We were engaged in Napa Valley, a place that radiates romance and where food and drink is appreciated and cultivated as high art.  Almost instantly, we decided that our wedding venue had to be there and so we chose the Carneros Inn, which remained dear to us as our first getaway weekend destination. The site exudes modern simplicity and understated elegance; this backdrop influenced our color palette as well as the overall atmosphere we wanted to achieve on our special day.

The details planning process was one of my favorite parts of wedding planning. The challenge was to weave in our cocktails theme while ensuring all of the details flowed and complemented each other. Once we decided on the theme, the ideas poured in. I decided to create homemade limoncello as favors and personalized coasters with our favorite cocktail recipes that doubled as escort cards. We would also integrate his-and-hers signature cocktails, oversized martini glasses for the sweets bar and used wine barrels as cocktail tables.

I try to be crafty, always looking for things to do to post on my blog.  So I tried to incorporate as many D.I.Y. projects that I could with the help from my bridesmaids and the team at Lovely Little Details to bring our ideas to fruition. My first project involved creating gold glitter table numbers, which led me to make the glitter picture frames and glitter ribbon wands. That was when I discovered a recurring theme. Gold glitter and sequins became our accent color and texture, respectively; these were the essential elements that kept our details and décor cohesive. We then added a gold sequin photo booth backdrop, glitter tape on the stripe straws, decorative sequin pillows for the Adirondack chairs and gold dusted cake pops. The moment we saw the details come together was truly one of the highlights.

The day was magical, more than I can really put into words. There had never been a time when I was surrounded by all my favorite people in one place and it was an honor to celebrate our commitment in their presence. My best advice to those in the planning process is to take a step back and regroup when things get stressful. And my advice to the bride and groom on the day of is to take a few minutes to be alone with each other, just after the ceremony.

Photography: Onelove Photography | Florist: Huckleberry Karen Designs | Cake: Fleur De Lisa | Catering: The Carneros Inn | Lighting: Got Light | Groom's Attire: IndoChino | Officiant: Lili Goodman Freitas At Weddings Of Heart | Ceremony Music: Corelli Strings | Bridal Gown: Vera Wang | Bridal Jewelry: J.Crew Jewelry Collection | Bridal Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Gold Glitter Bar Banner: Mint Love Social Club | Invitation: Minted | Linens: La Tavola Fine Linen | Makeup And Hair: Nikki Ngo At A-List Make Up | Photobooth: Shutterspeed Photobooth | Programs, Menus, Place Cards, Signage, Labels: Lovely Little Details | Reception DJ: Lee Francisco At Aim 2 Pleez | Rentals: Classic Party Rentals | Veil: Vera Wang White | Venue: The Carneros Inn | Wedding Planning + Design: Lovely Little Details

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