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Mar
30
Mariana + Jamison: Colorful Fall California Winery Wedding by Kiel Rucker Photography
Posted by Sarah Title. Filed under Real Weddings

stitchPhotos: kiel rucker photography; Venue: Roblar Winery; Cake: The Solvang Bakery

Mariana and Jamison were married at Roblar Winery in Santa Ynez, Calif. on September 27. Mariana looked stunning in a lace fitted gown with a  scalloped V-neck. She wore her hair down and wavy and accessorized with a ruby dahlia. She carried a colorful bouquet of succulents, purple and red dahlias, and curly willow. Her ‘maids donned mix-and-match dresses in jewel tones such as teal, plum, and navy.The groom and his men looked dapper in gray dress pants, blue suspenders, and skinny blue neckties. The couple tied the knot outside on the vineyard property, and guests were directed to their seats with chalkboard signage. Baby’s breath and lavender arrangements in mason jars served as aisle markers. After the romantic ceremony ended, guests enjoyed bottled beers and the newlyweds drank from engraved mason jars. The couple sat at a sweetheart table featuring a burlap table runner and monogrammed block letters. “There was an over-spilling of warmth and emotion that every one felt in the presence of these two,” Kiel, their photographer, said. Guests indulged in a multi-layered naked caked adorned with berries and left with mini canvas bag favors. See the full board here.

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Mar
18
Tim + Jonah: Elegant Purple California Vineyard Wedding by Derek Chad Photography
Posted by Sarah Title. Filed under Real Weddings

stitchPhotos: Derek Chad Photography; Venue: Mount Palomar Winery; Planner: Lauren Shields of Mount Palomar Winery; Grooms’ Attire: Perry Ellis from Macy’s; Flowers & Cake: Michael’s Flower Girl; Bridesmaid Dresses: Jim Hjelm from Nordstrom; Bridesmaid Jewelry: Michael Kors; Ceremony Musician: Innocenti Strings;DJ: Chad Gibbs; Officiant: Jeff Sillin

Tim and Jonah were married at Mount Palomar Winery in Temecula, Calif. on November 15. The grooms looked dapper in fitted gray suits and purple striped ties. They also sported boutonnieres made of ruby orchids, white calla lilies, and seeded eucalyptus. The groomsmen opted for light gray suits and black ties, while the bridesmaids donned floor-length, one-shoulder violet dresses. The pair tied the knot in front of nearly 100 guests on the vineyard property. “”We wanted a very formal, elegant, classy wedding,” Tim said. “I had a vision for our perfect day and lucky for me, Jonah agreed.We wanted touches of Paris, since that holds a special place in our hearts, but we didn’t want it to be a Paris theme wedding.” Guests sat in white folding chairs beside green and purple pomander aisle markers. The grooms’ two chihuahuas participated in the ceremony as well, each adorned in a floral wreath. There was “a slight fall breeze as the sun began to set during the wedding ceremony,” Tim said. A cocktail hour followed the ceremony on a different level of the winery which offered stunning views of the venue. Guests were also asked to sign their names on the leaves of a print tree, in lieu of a traditional guest book. The reception took place inside a room lined with wine barrels and string lights. Guests sat at round tables with white linens and matching folding chairs. The tables were dressed with silver plates and plum-colored napkins. The centerpieces consisted of branches, hydrangeas, orchids, mums, and candles. Friends and family were given a photo scavenger hunt to keep them entertained. The dance floor was illuminated with a gobo light that displayed their initials and wedding date. Guests indulged in a three-tier square cake adorned with purple flowers and a silver monogrammed cake topper. Tim advises couples to stay true to themselves while planning. “During the planning of the wedding you will constantly have others giving you advice and recommendations,” he said. “Ultimately, do what you want – it’s your day!” See the full board here.

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Mar
11
Amber + Matt: Blush Rustic California Vineyard Wedding by Jared Alvarez Photography
Posted by Sarah Title. Filed under Real Weddings

stitchhPhotos: Jared Alvarez Photography; Venue: Gloria Ferrer Winery and Caves; Flowers: The Flower House; Gown: Hayley Paige; Hair and Makeup: Melissa Oretta of All Dolled Up; Shoes: Nine West; Groom’s Attire: Jos A Bank; Bridesmaid Dresses: Bill Levkoff; Invitations: Designed by the bride and printed by Wedding Paper Divas; Caterer: Park Avenue Catering; Rentals: Wine Country Party; Lighting & DJ: Rob Reyes of DeeJayPros; Dessert: Crisp Bake Shop; Officiant: Hunter Hubby

Amber and Matt were married at Gloria Ferrer Winery and Caves in Sonoma, Calif. on July 12. Amber looked flawless in a lace fit-and-flare gown with a blush underlay. Her hair was down and curly and she carried a soft bouquet of pink roses and cafe au lait dahlias. Her ‘maids looked radiant in blush floor-length chiffon gowns with varying necklines. The groom and his men looked dapper in tan suits with pastel neck ties. ” The natural beauty of the winery and venue really speaks for itself and I didn’t want to take away from that,” Amber said of the location. The pair tied the knot in front of just 90 guests, who were greeted by a wine barrel bar featuring a variety of teas and lemonade for guests to sip on. Two wine barrels adorned with bright, fluffy glowers served as ceremony decor. A cocktail hour followed in the tasting room. “The winery has a rustic vibe to it so we wanted to play off the natural beauty and tone of the venue,” Amber said of her decor inspiration. Guests found their seats listed on a repurposed window pane. A wine cave was converted into the reception dinner location with uplighting, a project damask pattern on the ceiling, and round tables with wooden folding chairs. Each place setting consisted of gold plates, purple napkins, and printed paper thank-you cards. “Every element was very thought out and personal,” Amber said. Following the dinner, guests moved back upstairs to the tasting room where they danced the night away and enjoyed mini desserts. Amber advises couples to keep things in perspective while planning their wedding. “The small things that will inevitably go wrong are really not that important in the grand scheme of things.” See the full board here.

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Mar
09
Holly + Marshall: Rustic Fall Campground Wedding in California by Bobby Brown Photography
Posted by Sarah Title. Filed under Real Weddings

stitchPhotos: Bobby Brown Photography; Venue: Calvary Chapel Christian CampGown: David’s Bridal; Groom’s Attire: Nordstrom Rack; Groomsmen Attire: Old Navy and The Tie Bar ; Cake: Jason Laudadio and Krispy Kreme Doughnuts; Hair: Jami Hammel; Makeup & Flowers: Aleesa Brown; Planner: Hannah Seamans; Officiants: Jay Henry and Joey Pittman; DJ: Dustin Ginn

 Holly and Marshall were married at Calvary Chapel Christian Camp in Green Valley Lake, Calif. on October 18. Holly looked stunning in a strapless chiffon gown, her blonde locks down and softly curled. She carried a bouquet of white stock and pink roses, wrapped in periwinkle lace and a gold bird brooch. The bride told her ‘maids their dresses should be light pink sleeveless maxi dresses, but they could feel free to pick their own! ” I wanted it to be as cheap or expensive as each person could afford, ” Holly said. The groom donned khakis, and a blue button-down under a dark vest and plaid tie. His men opted for khakis, white button downs, and pink neck ties. The pair tied the knot in front of 250 guests at a campground that had sentimental value to the groom’s family. “Marshall and family would go up to the Campgrounds when he was little for Family Camp,” Holly explained. “When his dad passed away, they continued going to the Campgrounds for Thanksgiving every year, as it’s a very special place for them.” They exchanged vows in a rustic chapel with stunning views of the camp. An indoor reception followed, where guests were greeted by kraft paper tag escort cards. They were led to round tables with white linens and striped table runners. Each table number was attached to a photo of the bride and groom! ” I wanted to add a bit of glam for decorations, so when I think glam, glitter is the first thing that comes to mind,” Holly said. Their sweetheart table featured a sequined tablecloth, sequined monogrammed letters, and sequined dinosaurs. “The glittered dinosaurs were probably my favorite thing,” Holly said of the decor. Guests ate and danced the night away, and they even enjoyed a dessert table full of glazed donuts and a two-tier cake. The table featured family photos as well. Holly said she loved all the imperfections of their wedding day. “I learned the hard way that nothing is going to be perfect. I wanted it to be perfect so bad, and of course many things went wrong, but the day turned out so perfect in a different way.” See the full board here.

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