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Hillsborough Wedding from Weddings by Sasha + Outlined Productions

I love weddings and I love to talk about weddings, so to say it’s rare that I am at a loss for words would be a serious understatement.  Until today.  Because this gorgeous Hillsborough affair from the geniuses at Outlined Productions?  It’s leaving me all kinds of speechless… and then some.  On my list of oh-so-fabulous reasons?  The chic black and red color palette, the Old Hollywood vibe and the beyond breathtaking al fresco setting.  And don’t forget the gorgeous bride and groom, who are literally beaming in every beautiful image snapped up by Weddings by Sasha.  See it all in the full gallery.

From the Bride… The Crocker Farm House was offered to us through my father’s best friend. It’s an old farm house from the mid-1800′s that used to be horse stables before being converted into a home. I spent some time at the house in my early childhood, splashing around in the pond and jumping into the pool during the summertime with my siblings. We always wanted to get married outside with the scenery as our backdrop and the Crocker Farm House really brought together our vision.

Florist and bridesmaid, Becky Reinhart-Polanski arranged all the floral arrangements, bringing the whole romantic vision to life. Flowers were a mix of Black Baccara Roses, Red Freedom Roses, Black Dahlia, Purple Stock, and Purple Trachelium. My dress was made of cotton & silk and the gown was from the Vineyard Collection for Priscilla of Boston. I made my veil and the gloves were vintage and purchased online. My gold statement necklace was by Bella Noel. The Bridesmaid dresses were Silk taffeta by Jim Hjelm. The groomsmen wore black suits from a mix of designers of their choice and the groom was dressed in head to toe Tom Ford.

Wedding bands were designed by Jeweler Nick Engal, and my engagement ring is a non-traditional 1950′s diamond cocktail ring. Jamal and I both share a love for vintage/Old Hollywood Glam aesthetics, which inspired the deep red color palette for florals and the black, white linens and wedding attire. 

We had 100 ambre (White to black) paper windmills that lined the side of the ceremony area. Two sets of corn hole games set up at the reception for guests to play. Instead of having a cake, we had a pie stand set up for guests to help themselves throughout the night as well as a vintage popcorn machine, since the groom’s favorite food is popcorn. The night ended with over two hundred sparklers lighting the event as everyone danced and sang while the night drew to a happy end.

Wedding Photography: Weddings by Sasha Gulish / Wedding Location: Private Estate in Hillsborough, California / Event Planning: Outlined Productions / Floral Design: Becky Reinhart from Mums Floral Design / Officiant: Jared Rivera / Catering: Sam Josi from Mamacita / Dessert: Pietisserie / DJ: Chris Harnett / Ceremony Music: Andrew Blair / Wedding Dress: Priscilla of Boston / Jewelry: Bella Noel / Rings: Nick Engal / Bridesmaid Attire: Jim Hjelm / Groom’s Attire: Tom Ford / Hair: Lindsay from Mercer Street Salon

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Backyard Danville Wedding from Angie Silvy Photography

We’re total suckers for how-we-met stories and we just love it when our brides and grooms, just like this couple, are best friends. Because not only do friendships make for the best marriages, they make for the best DIY weddings ever. Long nights spent crafting and creating beautiful details for your wedding truly make for the best times. And when you’re as talented as this couple, well, you’ve got casual, DIY wedding style on lockdown. Angie Silvy Photography captured each and every moment to perfection and trust me when I say, there’s a whole lot more to see right here.

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From the Groom… Our wedding was located in beautiful downtown Danville, California, on September 8, 2012 at a colonial-style residence owned by Katie’s grandfather. All the work and time put into our wedding was done with the help of Spring Loaf Catering, Katie, her family, and the groom himself.  

Katie and I met in sunny San Diego at Jacks in La Jolla, formerly owned and operated by her uncle, Bill Berkley. We met on a Thursday night, out on the town. We hit it off right away, but as the night faded, we went our separate ways, but not before exchanging numbers. A year had passed with minimal contact between one other, until one night I saw her out again and was able to lock eyes with her. That began our journey together. From then on we became best friends, and that friendship turned into love, and we have never left each others’ side, going on six years strong. 

Wedding Photography: Angie Silvy Photography / Second Shooter: Robin Jolin / Wedding Venue: The Bride’s Grandfather’s Home in Danville, California / Event Design, Catering + Rentals: Caroline of SpringLoaf Catering / Floral Design: Katherine Bergman Floral Designs / Flowers for Garden: Colleen Gorecki + Kathy Francis / Wedding Invitations, Place Cards + Programs: Designs in Paper / DJ: Infinity Pro Sound / Lighting, Wish Lanterns + Floating Candles: David White (The Groom) / Photo Booth: DJ Event / Wedding Dress: Rivini “Turquoise” / Dress Alterations: Janene’s Bridal Boutique / Bride’s Shoes: Badgley Mischka “Goodie Platform Pumps” / Bride’s Jewelry: Custom / Bride’s Engagement Ring: Antique / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Ann Taylor / Groom’s Suit + Shirt: Hugo Boss Black / Groom’s Cufflinks: Montblanc / Groom’s Belt: Burberry / Groom’s Bow Tie: Salvatore Ferragamo / Groom’s Shoes: Salvatore Ferragamo “Bambino Wood Loafers” / Groom’s Watch: Technoluxury / Groom’s Wedding Band: David Yurman / Groomsmen’s Shoes: Johnston & Murphy / Groomsmen’s Pants: John Varvatos / Groomsmen’s Bow Ties: Custom by Gucci

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Backyard Vacaville Wedding from Marin Kristine Photography

Navy and pink is such a classic combo. It has its roots set in the land of prep but with the addition of hand-crafted details coordinated by 2Chic Events & Design and some groomsmen who weren’t afraid to don polka dot socks, this combo was kicked into whimsical overdrive. And we haven’t even mentioned the cakes; a table of pink and blue confectionery treats created by Sweet Cakes by Rebecca that almost deserve a post all their own. They are the definition of too pretty to eat and fit right in with this sweet backyard affair captured by Marin Kristine Photography and Rebecca Wilkowski Photography . You can find even more right here in the full gallery.

From the Bride… We met in high school when I was a freshman and Jon was a sophomore. And after over six years of a long-distance relationship spanning between California and Oregon, Jon moved home and proposed while we were on vacation for my 22nd birthday. Our first step in planning was deciding to have our wedding at a close family friend’s home. Dan and Sue graciously offered their property as our venue as soon as they heard of our engagement. Their beautiful home is set in the hills of Vacaville. Dan pays attention to each detail of their home, which is evident to everyone who steps onto their property. When we discussed what we wanted our special day to feel like, we decided we wanted our guests to feel as though they were going to a laid-back party, celebrating the start of our new lives together and the love we share. From the claw foot tub with cold drinks upon arrival, to the hand written seating chart and personalized centerpieces, we wanted our guests to know that our hands touched every aspect of our wedding. We collected mason jars and wine bottles for months and created each centerpiece arrangement by hand. My mom and bridesmaids helped with everything. Becca and Nichole from 2Chic Events pulled our vision together perfectly the day of the wedding. Everything was where I pictured it would be, and she made sure we were stress free and able to have fun.

Something we both strongly believed in was making sure we found the perfect photographer to capture the memories of our special day. We are one of those couples that take pictures of everything. I blame it on our long-distance relationship. From the moment we met Marin Kristine, we knew she was the one. Her bubbly personality puts everyone at ease. She pours so much love into what she does, and we could not have chosen anyone more perfect to capture what we tried so hard to create. 

From the Groom… For as long as I can remember I have known that I was going to marry Cara. I know it may sound cliché, but she truly is my soul mate and I could not be happier that I was going to marry my high school sweetheart. When it came time to start planning the big day, I was a little unsure of what to expect. One thing we both really wanted was to have a long engagement. By doing so, we were able to figure out what we truly desired and make sure every detail was a representation of us. The best part of the planning process for me was the cake tasting. I’m not much of a dessert guy, but the hour we spent sampling and combining different options was great. The endless options led to us having four different cakes that were to die for! The best surprise Cara had for me on our wedding day was making the cake we cut into my favorite type of cake: funfetti. I think I asked her 50 times for funfetti as our main wedding cake and she kept saying no. I later found out that she had been planning with Hector and Rebecca from Sweet Cakes by Rebecca to surprise me all along!

I spent months trying to find the perfect wedding day gift for her. I went to Tiffany’s and found some beautiful fun jewelry, but I knew one thing would tug on her heartstrings like no other. I searched until I found the perfect gift, an autographed Brian Wilson “Fear the Beard” baseball from the World Series. Although I am a Dodgers fan, I have learned to love and embrace Cara’s die-hard love for the Giants. Overall, we put a lot of love and detail into our wedding. When it was all said and done, I know all our hard work paid off. All we wanted was for everyone to have a great time and enjoy themselves. As the night progressed, the dance floor stayed packed with wine and champagne bottles continuously being passed around, so I think we succeeded. It was beautiful from start to finish and with help from our amazing team, our dream became reality.

Wedding Photography: Marin Kristine Photography / Second Photographer: Rebecca Wilkowski Photography / Wedding Venue: The Home of Family Friends in Vacaville, California / Floral Design: Stems / Wedding Coordination: Becca Smith of 2Chic Events & Design / Catering: Robin Perry / Wedding Cakes: Sweet Cakes by Rebecca / Cake Topper: Better Off Wed / Wedding Invitations, Escort Cards, Signage + Programs: DIY by the Bride & Groom / DJ: Blain Davis of Sundance Kid DJ / Margarita + Daiquiri Machine: Sweet Springs Rentals / Chair, Table + Linen Rentals: Wine Country Party & Events / Restroom Rental: United Rentals / Table Décor: DIY by the Bride / Head Table Glassware: Waterfall Designs / Seating Chart: South House Boutique / Parents’ Handkerchiefs: Embroidery by Linda / Photo Booth: The Magnolia Photo Booth Company / Wedding Dress: Priscilla of Boston (Now Closed) / Custom Dress Sash: Darla’s Blooms / Bride’s Bead Bracelets + Twist Bow Ring: Tiffany & Co. / Bride’s Earrings: Her Mother’s / Bride’s Necklace + Pearl Bracelet: Her Grandmother’s / Bride’s Wedding Band + Engagement Ring: Gabriel & Co. / Bride’s Shoes: Badgley Mischka + TOMS / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Dessy / Bridesmaids’ Jewelry: Tissage / Groom’s Suit: Tommy Hilfiger / Groom’s Cufflinks: Tiffany & Co. / Groom’s Wedding Band: Triton / Groom’s Shoes: Cole Haan / Groomsmen’s Attire: Tommy Hilfiger

Badgley Mischka, Alfred Sung, Dessy Collection and Dessy Flower Girls are members of our Look Book. For more information on how members are chosen, click here. Sweet Cakes by Rebecca, 2 Chic Events & Design and Magnolia Photo Booth Co. are members of our Little Black Book. Find out how members are chosen by visiting our FAQ page.
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