Our most recent styled photo shoot at Charles Krug Winery was dreamy, to say the least. Our vision for the day was to create a garden wedding that felt calm and serene and very romantic.
A few of our favorite elements from the day were the lace linens from La Tavola, the gorgeous floral hoops from Dixon Florist and the accents of amethyst. The dusty purple details worked perfectly with the fresh grapes growing on the vines.
Thank you so much to our amazing team of vendors who helped turn our vision into a reality, and a very special thank you to Marine Kristine for the gorgeous photos.
Jenn + Keith’s wedding was the epitome of classic elegance surrounded by natural beauty. The lush greenery at Park Winters created the perfect backdrop. Dixon Florist knocked it out of the park with gorgeous floral arrangements that brought in just the right amount of pop of color. Throughout the planning process Jenn + Keith were such a joy to work with. Jenn was always so bubbly and you could tell they were both so happy to be marrying one another. They wanted the atmosphere of their wedding to not only be beautiful, but wanted their guests to relax and have fun! One of my personal favorite elements from their wedding was the dessert…Rich’s Ice Cream catered with freshly made waffle cones and hand scooped ice cream! Another very sweet and personal touch was their family table which consisted of family pictures and personal items that represented them. It was such a beautiful and special day, and you could really feel the love that surrounded them! All of these amzing moments were aptured by the talented Bogdan Condor Photography.
Ashley and Chris got married at Park Winters on a gorgeous August summer day. They were the most incredible couple to plan with! Throughout it all they never lost sight of their happiness and their excitement anticipation grew as we got closer. I remember on the day of the wedding, Ashley was so anxious because she just couldn’t wait to be married to Chris! Their smiles showed just how much love and admiration is shared between the two of them. Ashley and Chris were the ideal DIY couple, making everything from the signage and doughnut bar; to the wonderfully crafted copper piping arch way. Their inspiration for the wedding was a 1920’s mining vintage affair with a creative modern twist. Antique decor elements could be found everywhere such as the authentic railroad lanterns lining the aisle to her stunning custom mbloade veil. On display was a custom painted map of Park Winters so the guests could enjoy the property while sipping on champagne adorned with delicious rock candy. The food, oh the food! The guests started their evening with a delicious Bacon Bar…who doesn’t love bacon?! They had mac and cheese with brisket for dinner, and ended the evening with not only funfetti cake but donuts as well! The entire evening represented Ashley and Chris to a “T” and not a single detail was lost. It was an absolute pleasure to be a part of such an amazing wedding!
A ‘wedding weekend’, that was Lauren and Matt’s goal for their big day. They wanted their guests to have a mini get away and celebrate with them all weekend long in Carmel Valley, and that’s just what happened! Lauren and Matt are such a fun couple and they have an amazing group of loving, close and supportive friends and family who laughed and cried their way through the ceremony and danced and cheered the night away on the dance floor.
Holman Ranch was the perfect setting for their wedding, it really has something for everyone. Lauren chose to play up the rustic charms of the property and we used deep autumn colors, fall florals and wood tones to create the design and style of the day.
A few highlights from the day were the sweet ‘Flower Grandmas’ (definitely a big hit), the candle lit ceremony backdrop filled with hundreds of candles – it looked stunning at sunset, and the late night snacks of Mac N Cheese Grilled Cheese Sandwiches! There were so many personal touches and thoughtful details that made their day so wonderful. A big thank you to the amazing team of vendors who helped make this weekend so awesome! We love you Lauren + Matt!
Molly and Jay were a dream couple, and their wedding was nothing short of amazing. The wedding took place on her parent’s family farm and was filled with so many personal touches; her Dad built the wooden cocktail tables, bar tops and dessert table, both the mother of the bride and mother of the groom baked the desserts, the groom’s former basketball coach married the couple and a family friend with a nearby farm grew and picked the flowers for the centerpieces. The evening began calm and sweet and later turned into a 3 hour dance party where the bride and groom danced the night away with all of their guests. Molly and Jay really lived in the moment and genuinely soaked in the evening, having so much fun together.
One of my favorite moments of the day was the officiate retelling a story about the two of them; Molly’s family owns an ice cream parlor in Sacramento called Leatherby’s where a lot of the desserts are named after family members, Molly even has her own milk shake named “Molly’s Milkshake”. Well, Jay grew up going to Leatherby’s and the only thing he ever ordered was Molly’s Milkshake. Years and years later in college, at Chico State, Molly and Jay met each other for the first time right outside of the gym and started dating. It was then that he realized she was the Molly that Molly’s Milkshake was named after… so you can really say that ‘Molly’s Milkshake brought the boy to the yard’. It was meant to be. Congratulations Molly and Jay, we are so excited for the adventure you are starting together, your wedding was gorgeous and the love and support by family and friends was felt by all.
Amanda + Brenden envisioned a romantic, bohemian wedding, with unique touches that reflected their heritage and personalities. One of those personal touches was a celebratory shot after they were pronounced husband and wife. The brides family is Danish so they had a traditional danish cake, and the grooms father is an artist and he created a beautiful portrait for guests to sign. My personal favorite part of the wedding was the food. They love to have date nights at Sandra Dee’s, so naturally they catered the wedding…because ho doesn’t love mac and cheese and corn bread?!
We really enjoyed planning this one. The bride had a very clear vision of what she wanted and was a dream to work with. We can simply leave it as, Amanda and Brenden are rad and so was their wedding!
Kyla and Patrick were married at Crocker Art Museum in a stunning ceremony that was followed by a reception at Beatnick in downtown Sacramento. Botanica provided gorgeous personal and head table flowers, while the bride’s mom crafted the centerpieces. It’s so special to plan for a couple who is selfless and giving, and Kyla and Patrick were just that! They had his and her charities for guests to chose from in which they donated in each of their guests names. It’s so great when a beautiful event can also serve as a platform to give back!
The photos below should be enough to convince you that Evergreen is the perfect choice for a winter wedding. As always, the girls of Alluring Events + Design love the unique and non traditional… and Evergreen is trending high in our books! It gives such a beautiful and natural element to your day. The coloring is gorgeous, it is unlike anything you will see at other weddings, and it is ideal for the winter season. Fingers crossed we get to design with Evergreen in the months ahead… who’s with us?!