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Eva + Adrian: A Romantic Destination California Farm Wedding By Shelly Kroeger Photography
Posted by Sarah Title. Filed under Real Weddings

Photos: Shelly Kroeger Photography

Eva and Adrian grew up on St. Maarten together, but didn’t start their summer fling until 13 years prior. Even after two families’ moves to Virginia and Toronto, they still maintained a long distance relationship. “We fell in love with Bear Flag Farm and when it came to decorations and theme, we didn’t want to take away from the beauty that would be around us,” Eva said. “Rather, we chose a subtle color palette and style that we felt would complement the fields, vineyards, and orchards.” The bride wore a Paloma Blanca a-line wedding gown and had one leading lady stand by her side when she said, “I do.”  Each carried a bouquet of peonies, succulents, and berries. “Both families of the couple were traveling primarily from the Caribbean — though our furthest guests traveled from Germany and Kuwait,” she said. “Having a destination wedding in Napa Valley was a treat as California was a first for many of our guests.” All 70 of them wipes their tears of joy with vintage handkerchiefs. Following the ceremony, guests sipped on signature cocktails and lounged on a comfy couch with fleece blankets, and during the reception guests kept entertained with a photo booth. Mini jars of olive oil were given out as favors at the end of the night. See the full board here.

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Modern Carnival Wedding at Bear Flag Farm
Posted by Kate. Filed under Real Weddings

Naturally, we wanted to close out the year with a bang, and what could be more celebratory than a carnival-themed wedding?!  Chalinee and Craig are two vibrant, fun-loving Californians who were introduced thru mutual friends over a sushi dinner.  They dated for five years before Craig proposed, and their wedding vision included great food, a colorful and modern palette, and a few non-traditional elements that made the day especially unique and unforgettable. Craig’s love of the outdoors, paired with the couple’s determination to have a great meal, led them to Bear Flag Farm, where they could indulge in a breathtaking landscape, farm-to-table menu, and even a ferris wheel!  Enjoy these stunning photos by Anna Kuperberg!

When it came to the gown, Chalinee was all about texture.  Watters’ Adelaide gown couldn’t have fit the role more beautifully!  Each maid chose her own knee-length ivory frock, paired with a colorful shoe.  The Bear Flag Farm team whipped up some gorgeous bouquets with coral roses, ivory blooms and succulents, lending a bright and modern look to the day.  

The couple married on the farm’s cozy sunken lawn. They incorporated a Thai water ceremony  to honor Chalinee’s heritage.  Then, under a dramatic floral archway, they sealed their vows with kiss!  

One heck of a reception followed, including more of those vibrant florals,  a unique bento box meal, a silhouette portrait artist, and in lieu of a first dance, a first ride on the ferris wheel.  See the rest after the jump!

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Photos by Anna Kuperberg Photography

Venue and Event Design by Bear Flag Farm

Florals by The Bear Flag Farm Team, headed by Kathy

Bridal Gown by Watters from Mariposa Boutique

Groom’s Suit by John Varvatos

Bridal Shoes by Enzo Angiolini

Bride’s Makeup and Hair Styling by Maria Chang

Rentals by Classic Party Rentals and La Tavola Fine Linen Rental

Cupcakes by Kara’s Cupcakes

DJ: Wine Valley Entertainment

Catering by Grace Lee Events


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Springtime Chic Farm Wedding by Bear Flag Farm and Gertrude & Mabel Photography
Posted by Kate. Filed under Real Weddings

Looking at these photos, I feel like I’m in a dream.  There’s nothing more surreal or idyllic than two people completely in love, celebrating their commitment among lavender fields and sycamore trees, on the lush grounds of a little piece of organic paradise.  That’s the Bear Flag Farm for you.  Jessica got hooked early on the idea of a rustic, chic, outdoor wedding at a sustainable local farm and Mike quickly got on board. They found the Winters, California venue and fell head over heels for the magical setting, not to mention, they loved the farm to table style menu, décor, and details.  Gertrude & Mabel Photography was onsite to capture every angle of gorgeousness.

Jessica wore an exquisite, all-lace Monique Lhuillier gown, while her maids dressed up in sunny yellow frocks by Amsale.  Lush, colorful bouquets of peonies, succulents, roses, and blue thistle splashed the late spring/early summer palette all over. 

The pair was introduced by a mutual friend at a coffee shop in Providence, Rhode Island.  They dated for two and a half years, sharing their mutual love of travel, music, the outdoors, adventure and silly youtube videos, before Mike proposed to Jessica while on a cross country skiing trip in New Hampshire.

After marrying under a canopy of fresh blooms, surrounded by the scent of lavender, the couple and their photographer took advantage of the late afternoon sunlight and blissful setting.  A celebration ensued with lawn games, cocktails, and hours of eating, dancing, and merriment in the glow of lantern and starlight.

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Huge thanks to Tina Reikes of Bear Flag Farm for sharing Jessica and Michael’s beautiful love story…

Photos by Gertrude and Mabel Photography

Venue: The Bear Flag Farm

Event Design by Tina Reikes of Bear Flag Farm

Florals by the In-House Bear Flag Farm Team,  headed by Kathy

Bridal Gown by Monique Lhuillier from Bridal Galleria

Bridal Shoes by Mystique

Bride’s Hair by Your Moda Salon; Makeup by Michelle Kinkaid

Bridesmaids Dresses by Amsale from Bella Bridesmaid

Ceremony & Reception Music by The Dolanc String Quartet

Catering & Desserts by Grace Lee Events


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Fall Harvest Party at Bear Flag Organic Farm
Posted by Kate. Filed under Real Weddings

We’re sort of in awe that it is already Thanksgiving this Thursday (and a new engagement season is upon us)!  What better way to start off the week than with Allison and Peter’s fall harvest party at one of our favorite venues: Bear Flag Farm?!  A special thanks to Shelly Kroeger for capturing these delicious photographs! Allison and Peter met in Miami, while Allison was finishing up her third year of medical school.  The pair shares a love for the outdoors and fabulous food. Their vision was to create a food-centric celebration using as much from the farm’s fields and orchards as possible.Shades of lavender, peach, apricot, tangerine, amethyst, grey, and lilac came together to create the central color palette of the day.
The reception décor was made from greenery, fruits, and flowers straight from the field!  A vibrant, abundant harvest filled the tabletops. 

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Photographs by Shelly Kroeger

Venue: Bear Flag Farm

Event Design by Tina Reikes of Bear Flag Farm

Florals by the  Bear Flag Farm Team

Bride’s Hair & Makeup by Sarah Hyde

Catering by Living Room Events

Cake by Freeport Bakery

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