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Clos LaChance Winery Wedding from Lani Elizabeth

Weddings that include the words peonies, garden roses, and winery are guaranteed winners in my book, but when you also add in one of the most gorgeous brides ever, words simply stop working. I mean, yowzas. Not only is the bride a real knockout, but Clos LaChance Winery takes the cake for one of the most striking locations west of the Mississippi. And don’t you fret, every lovely moment of this day was caught by the camera of Terra Tabbytosavit Photography, all of which are in our gallery right here.

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From Lani ElizabethI was memorized when Cassie the bride walked in the door to our studio! Not only was she gorgeous and well-styled with a huge smile and such warmth to her, but she had the sweetest southern twang I ever did hear! We’re not used to seeing many Arkansas girls up here in northern California.

Cassie’s desire for her wedding was clear: elegant, vintage glamour in shades of pink. Not too stuffy, not too contrived and not too over the top. She wanted her guests to feel comfortable so they could relax and have a great time at a big party. Being an Arkansas native transplanted to southern California and having worked in Poland and all across Europe, this wedding was a destination affair for most of the guests. Held at the beautiful Clos LaChance Winery, the setting couldn’t have been more spectacular on their May date. Terra Tabbytosavit, the San Francisco-based photographer, did a phenomenal job capturing the spirit of the day.

With oodles of peonies and garden roses in all shades of pink, who could go wrong? Plus some succulents, of course, for fun. All the centerpieces were created with a hodgepodge of vintage vessels and stacked antique books from our collection, just like you might find at grandma’s house in Arkansas.

Wedding Photography: Terra Tabbytosavit Photography / Wedding Venue: Clos LaChance Winery in San Martin, California / Floral & Event Design: Lani Elizabeth / Catering: The Chef’s Table / Cupcakes: Icing on the Cake / Wedding Dress: Lazaro / Bride’s Necklace: Dillard’s / Bride’s Shoes: Badgley Mischka / Hair: Sabrina Snowden / Makeup: DIY / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Warehouse

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Hearst Castle Wedding by Table4 Weddings

There is only one word for this next stylish soiree: Stunning. First of all the Hearst Castle is one of the most beautiful venues in California and Table4 Weddings has truly captured my heart with these flawless images. The impeccable taste of the bride and groom is clearly seen throughout the day – from the beautiful floral arrangements by Fantasy Floral Design right down to the adorable bow tie on their pretty pooch. It’s clear that this couple thought out every single detail, including the bridesmaid’s shoes (score!)! For more jaw dropping images, check out the full gallery here. 

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From Table4 Weddings…Drawing inspiration from the Castle’s existing architecture and decor, Vu and Linda designed their wedding alongside Orange County planner Michelle Groom of Mele Amore Events. Tying together soft hues of gold, ivory and peach, the various international elements flowed together seamlessly. As guests arrived at Hearst in the afternoon, they were welcomed by a tour of the castle, ending at Castle Terrace C. The ceremony was to take place overlooking the San Simeon Coast. Linda, dressed in Vera Wang, and Vu, dressed in a custom D&G tuxedo met in tears at Hearst’s famous Neptune Pool for their first look. Linda’s bouquet of fresh roses, gardenias and vintage broaches perfectly complemented the centerpieces also designed by Fantasy Floral. 

After the ceremony, guests indulged on tray passed hors d’oeuvres and were served single vineyard Champagne at the Neptune Pool as the sun set. Bells chimed, inviting guests to the main terrace where dinner under the stars waited. Handmade Swarovski napkin rings, gold rimmed glasses, and an immaculate table setting instantly set the tone for an evening of fine dining. A twelve piece band escorted guests to their places to the tunes of classic Sinatra on a stage backed by two hundred hand crafted flowers made with paper imported from France. The 12 course dinner had influences from several countries, with the signature dish served in young coconuts branded with Linda & Vu’s signature logo. As the night settled in, Hearst castle was left illuminated only by moonlight and the candlelit orbs that glowed each guest’s name; and only given life by the spirited crowd who had come from all over the world to dance and celebrate under the perfect California stars.

Venue: Hearst Castle / Wedding Planner: Mele Amore / Cinematography: Joe Simon Films / Florist: Fantasy Floral Design  / Photography: Table4 Weddings / Caterer: Furiwa / DJ & MC: DJ Dzien  / Wedding Cake: Let Them Eat Cake  / Musician: No Vacancy Band  / Makeup / Hair: All Made Up Team / Rentals: Classic Party Rentals

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White Ranch Wedding by Heritage & Craft

This down on the farm fête is just Darling with a capital D. Heck, we should just capitalize the entire word, because this barnyard beauty by Shannon Rosan Photography is the perfect blend of gorgeous color palettes and personality-infused details. The sweet bride and her farmer groom called on the lovelies at Heritage & Craft to bring their vision to reality with all their adorable props and rentals, and the end result couldn’t be more fabulous. Click here for even more!

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From Heritage & CraftWhen I met with Chelsea she made it very clear that she wanted her and Jeff’s wedding to reflect their personality and style, so that was my goal. Jeff is a rice farmer and Chelsea is a teacher so we incorporated chalkboard and tractors into their details. The overall feel was chic and relaxed, they wanted their guests to have fun and that is what they did.

The venue was a beautiful ranch in the farming land of Chico, CA. The property was unbelievably lush and manicured. During cocktail hour guest played croquet and bocce ball. The bride’s mother made pear rosemary jam which was displayed in her childhood hope chest. We also had fun raiding Chelsea’s grandparent dairy where she grew up for rustic pieces that could be incorporated into her wedding. The floral was created with an organic feel, Chelsea did not want anything over worked and result was simple natural beauty. We brought in vintage rentals from Heritage and Craft, such as a rustic old wooden dresser used for the ceremony alter as well as vintage chalkboards, croquet, bocce ball and tons of wooden boxes.

Chelsea and Jeff danced the night away with their guest under the stars.

Venue: White Ranch / Catering: Roots Catering / Floral Design:  M Creations / Wedding Photography: Shannon Rosan Photography / DJ: Platinum Productions / Event Design + Paper: Bustle Events / Vintage Rentals: Heritage & Craft / Wedding Cake: Upper Crust Bakery

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