Country romance speaks to me on so many levels. From the cherry orchard venue, to the courtyard ceremony complete with vintage handkerchiefs, to the hay bale couches, to the hand stitched accents, all the details help create one beautiful affair. Complete with a splash of romantic vintage elegance, This Love Of Yours captured a gallery full of goodies here!
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From This Love Of Yours…From the start Ryan and Nikki have had a country lifestyle in a city setting. So a country wedding with a splash of romantic vintage elegance seemed to be the perfect setting for the special day. Delta Diamond Farm is a working cherry orchard with beautiful settings throughout from the rustic barn to the courtyard wedding site to the rolling orchards…the possibilities were endless. This wedding featured many DIY whimsical details to make the day absolutely perfect!
This hot October day started with a formal courtyard ceremony with a vintage flair from the handkerchiefs for happy tears to the loved ones that have passed table. There was also a DIY feeling with the guestbook picture painted by the bride and the handmade card boxes. After the ceremony the cocktail hour in the hay bale couch area began with beer, wine, & moonshine. The bride and groom got to watch the cocktail hour from the loft of the barn where they would wave and greet guests. Guests enjoyed the drinks, appetizers, and played lawn games that were made by the bridal party.
The reception was under the market lights under a beautiful fall night sky in front of the barn. The long tables were lined with vintage plates and white pitchers bought from thrift stores and garage sales throughout the last year by the bride and mother of the bride. The favors were all sewn by the bride and tied with twine and her great grandmothers buttons she had collected throughout the years. Centering the tables were cross-stitched table numbers handmade by the mother of the bride. All the details created a night of fun and romance for this beautiful wedding. It ended with the bride and groom singing a few songs with one another, dancing with all the guests and a whole lot of love to go around :)
Photography: This Love Of Yours | Floral Design: Sue Tipp Flowers | Wedding Dress: Maggie Sottero | Cake: TLC Cakes | Ceremony Venue: Delta Diamond Farm | Reception Venue: Delta Diamond Farm | Catering: Wilma Lott Catering | Lighting: Verducci Productions | DJ: Verducci Productions | Groomsmen's Attire: Selix Formalwear | Photo Booth: Verducci Productions | Rentals: Getting Hitched? Wedding Design And Rentals
This adorable couple named each reception table after a relationship milestone from first date to first furry friend. I not only love the creativity behind this, but can’t help but fondly reminisce about my own moments and I have a feeling the guests at this rustic wedding did the same, making this shabby chic celebration even sweeter. See all these details and more snapped by onelove photography right this way!
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From The Bride… Stephen is Chinese, born in Boston and grew up in an all Jewish neighborhood. I’m Jewish, born in Russia, went to Jewish day school and love Chinese food. Needless to say we love and appreciate each other’s cultures. It was important to us to bring both our cultures together in a very “Chewish” (Chinese/Jewish) celebration. Being surrounded by all of our closest family and friends and sharing these magic details with them was what made the celebration so special to us.
We really went the route of DIY for the most part. Where we could we had our guests help us. On our invites we asked that our guests help us decorate with love by sending us a photo from their own wedding. We then spent months buying vintage frames and used the beautiful photos from family and friends to fill the space with love. We made chalkboard banners, collected vintage plates, vintage tea cups, gold candelabras and even custom table numbers. Rather than using numbers we used significant “firsts” in our lives – First Date, First Kiss, First Vacation. etc. Each table number had a picture and story on the back to accompany it. We used the vintage tea cups and made candles out of them to tell guests which table they were at. On each chair during the ceremony we left small glassine bags filled with paper hearts in memory of Stephen’s brother who passed. We asked guests to throw their hearts up to the sky in loving memory. Each piece of decor was symbolic and meaningful to us.
There were so many amazing moments, saying “I Do”, reading our vows, doing a first touch… but watching Stephen’s mom and my almost 90 year old Grandma dance the night away is definitely pretty high up there as highlights. We also loved doing our first dance. It was such a treat to surprise my parents and our guests.
Photography: onelove photography | Coordination: Erin Moses | Floral Design: Christine Cater | Cake: Layers Cake | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Dessy | Catering: Tamie Aceves - La Creme Catering | DJ: DJ Image From The Wood | Ceremony And Reception: The Holly Farm | Rentals: Chic Event Rentals | Shoe Designer: Jimmy Choo | Wedding Dress Designer: Inbal Dror
Backyard weddings will never grow old, no ifs, ands, or buts about it. Gaze upon the beauty of this backyard ceremony and you’ll know that if anything, they’re just getting better and better. Kate Whelan Events created one beautiful bash, and Flourish’s olive branches were the icing on the (delicious) cake. Myrtel and Marjoram snapped away and you can start daydreaming with me right this way.
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From Kate Whelan Events
… As soon as they were engaged, Laurel and William knew they would be hosting their ceremony in Laurel’s Tuscan-esque family home. The backyard held a natural and organic feel that they wanted for their wedding and surrounded Laurel with memories of her childhood. Flanked by olive trees and potted lemon plants, the couple walked down the aisle to an altar draped in beautiful garlands and accented with olive wreaths. Chalk hearts led the guests down the driveway into the charming backyard surrounded by greenery and beautiful fountains. A champagne bar on a large marble table welcomed guests as they arrived and a guitarist serenaded the guests and wedding party as they took their places. Small hints of the groom’s Texan heritage and bride’s California heritage were sprinkled throughout, in monograms and wrought iron details throughout. After the ceremony, guests headed to The Firehouse in Old Sacramento. They were welcomed to the autumn courtyard scene by a table full of handmade escort cards and led to their table by the couple’s favorite Halloween candy classics. Handprinted table signs were created by the bride’s sister. Beautiful organic arrangements accented with more olive leaves sat at each table, while the head table was decorated by the repurposed ceremony garland. Market lights twinkled overhead while the guests danced underneath. A delicious cake was accented with more olive leaves and fresh florals.
Photography: Myrtle And Marjoram Photography | Floral Design: Flourish | Wedding Dress: Atelier Des Modistes | Cake: Susie Cakes | Reception Venue: Firehouse | Shoes: J Crew | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Dessy | Hair: Jen Gouge | Band: Hip Service | Groom's Attire: Canali | Event Planning And Design: Kate Whelan Events | Guitarist: Jessie Hendricks | Linens: La Tavola | Rentals: Classic Party Rentals | Transportation: Baja Limo