At the Groom’s family’s vineyard, on a hill overlooking postcard worthy views, right where his father and his brother also said “I do,” he married his beautiful Bride. It was one family-focused detail among many, giving this California spring wedding a warm, inviting vibe that you just can’t fake. Mariel Hannah captured that love and her pics speak for themselves – see them all in our Vault right this way!
From Mariel Hannah… Liz and Lucas married within Lucas’ family vineyard, Dubost Winery. Countless members within this tight knit family married under that beautiful and special Oak tree, so it was no question that they would marry there as well. The views were stunning, over looking the rolling hills of Paso Robles as the sun set behind them.
From the Bride… Lucas and I had three words in mind when planning our wedding; simple, timeless, and intimate. Family is incredibly important to us. We wanted each moment in our wedding to hold special meaning to us and our families. Lucas started by giving me his grandmother’s ring while asking me to marry him with our families by our side. We then designed my wedding band using his grandmother’s diamonds. We used a design that she had previously worn. We chose to hold the ceremony and reception at his family’s winery, Dubost Winery. The ceremony itself was held at the top of the property nestled in the Oaks. Both his father and brother had held their individual wedding ceremonies there. The top of the hill, as we call it, is treasured and holds very special meaning to each one of his family members and now, us.
Keeping the family traditions going, I was gifted “borrowed” pearl earrings and pearl necklaces from my grandmother. They were originally my great-grandmother’s and each woman in my family wore them on their wedding day; including my late mother.
The most special part for both me and Lucas was the ceremony. Before walking down the aisle, my father had said some of the most special and treasured words to me. We laughed, we cried (I cried a lot) and then I got to see Lucas for the first time. We chose not to do a first look and I am so happy we did. Our emotions were so raw, and we felt it to be incredibly special to each of us. We chose to write our own words of love, which we shared with each other for the first time in front of our family and friends. It could not have felt more intimate and meaningful.
For the reception, we wanted it to be fun and relaxed. We especially wanted to highlight the beauty of the winery. We chose grey and cream accented heavily with olive branches. Each person received homemade peanut clusters that were my late mother’s famous recipe as the favor. We celebrated with good food music, dancing, a photo booth, and the most delicious cookies, cupcakes and ice cream!
Every moment from beginning to end, felt like us. It was our most favorite day!!!
Photography: Mariel Hannah | Coordination: Ciel Bleu Event Design | Floral Design: Harbor Floral | Wedding Dress: Allure Bridal | Catering: Popolo Catering | Makeup: Jael McGowan | Hair: Ashlan Holland, Beehive Salon | Calligraphy: Marilyn Morris | DJ: Kramer Events | Tux: Men's Warehouse | Officiant: Smiling Vows | Ceremony Music: Rachael Kauffman | Venue: Dubost Winery | Dessert: Clementine Cupcake Company and Cookie Cafe | Letterpress: Darling Press | Rentals: Classic Party Rentals | Signs: Mishaps and Messes