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Tara + Harris: A Crafty Virginia Winery Wedding by Aaron Watson Photography
Posted by Sarah Zlotnick. Filed under Real Weddings

From the Peruvian cookie favors to over 400 yards of ribbon bunting, you will not believe the amount of personal crafting time Tara, Harris, and family put into this cheerful Virginia wedding. The adorable couple (who met at a summertime “nerd school” between their junior and senior years of high school) enlisted nearly everyone they knew in creating the unique details of their special day, and the results are beyond impressive. Special thanks to Aaron Watson for sending these fun images over! We’re delighted to share the story.

The DIYing started with the ceremony. Harris’s father built, stained, and assembled the arch under which they exchanged vows. The moss initials were a surprise gift from the bride’s mother and aunt—the duo assembled them by covering paper maché letters purchased at a local craft store with moss mats. The ceremony fans (which depict the wedding party in cute cartoons) were designed by a family friend, printed at OfficeMax, and also assembled by the bride’s mother and aunt.

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Amber + Brett: A Chic California Barn Wedding by Weston Neuschafer Photography
Posted by Sarah Zlotnick. Filed under Real Weddings

A grand vineyard wedding in the California sunset for just under 50 guests—sounds like an unforgettable and intimate way to kick off a lifetime of love, don’t you think? Amber and Brett selected Thacher Winery as the site of their September nuptials, and, with the help of Korinna Peterson of Le Festin Events, planned a spectacular country-chic affair from their Brooklyn apartment. Thanks to Weston Neuschafer Photography for sharing his dreamy images of the day with us—we love, love, love the way everything seems to softly glow from within.

Amber and Brett first became friends as middle school teachers in Austin, Texas. Life eventually drew Brett back to the East Coast, and the pair drifted in and out of separate relationships and circumstances until a chance reunion at a Teach for America summit in Washington, DC. During a visit to NYC soon after, Brett told Amber that she was the girl he wanted to share his future with. The rest, as they say, is history—the pair has been living together in Brooklyn ever since!

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Kindred Hearts, Instagram, Wine + Love: A Real Wedding
Posted by Kate. Filed under Real Weddings

From the moment they got engaged, Jen and Loreal knew that their wedding was bound to be far from traditional.  They poured loving effort into designing a truly unique, family-oriented day full of their favorite things!   The women share passions for wine and literature, so they incorporated eclectic typography pieces into their unfolding vision at SCRIBE, a favorite winery in Sonoma.  The couple created a personal Instagram stream so that their guests could share pictures… along with the professional work of Andrew Pielage Photography, the couple has photos that capture every personal detail!

Instead of a traditional bridal party, Jen and Loreal enlisted members of their immediate families to stand at the altar with them.  Loreal says, ‘without their love and support, our union might have never happened.’  Loreal’s sister, Katie, officiated the ceremony- pronouncing them wife and wife by the power vested in her by the ‘World Wide Web!’

Before dinner began, the group toasted with tuaca, a tasty Italian liqueur, to celebrate the memory of Jen’s late mother. Forty guests dined together in an intimate, community-style meal catered by Casey’s Pizza Truck.  It’s easy to see that the reception was a gathering of kindred hearts.  Toss in the instagram-fest, good wine, music by Cosmo Alleycats, and dancing- this reception was made-for-them.

DIY projects were a huge part of the celebration.  The couple sourced vintage table settings from various thrift stores and flowers from the Oakland Flower Mart to design overflowing centerpieces that graced the length of the table.  The escort cards were printed in old-fashioned type and attached to a fresh baguette with baker’s twine.  In lieu of favors, a heartfelt donation to The Human Rights Campaign topped off this loving, family day of matrimony and fun. Jen and Loreal were lucky enough to have their guests stick around for the weekend- the next day was slated for a bike wine tour through Sonoma!

Many Congratulations to Jen & Loreal, and a big thanks for sharing your inspiring day ♥

Professional Photographs by Andrew Pielage Photography; Others by Friends via Instagram

Day of Event Coordination by Laura Baxter of LBH Events

Venue: SCRIBE Winery

Flowers by Oakland Flower Mart

Catering by Casey’s Pizza Truck

Reception Musicians: Cosmo Alleycats

Favors: A Donation to The Human Rights Campaign


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Rustic Glamour: A Photoshoot by Larsen’s Photography
Posted by Kate. Filed under Wedding Inspiration

Balance is such a crucial design concept. In my opinion.. sometimes ballrooms can feel too ballroom-ey.  And the rustic thing can be way overdone.  The goal in this inspiration shoot was for barrel room to meet ballroom! A team of fabulous Northern California wedding pros pulled off a rustic glamour concept by using a palette of rich purple and lush white décor against the barrel room backdrop at Cline Cellars, a winery nestled in the rolling hills of Sonoma County. White hydrangea, football mums, Vendella roses, lisianthus, orchids, plum anemonies, and tulips were combined for a luxury floral spread. Charming wooden lanterns, crystal covered votives, and cool lavender uplighting added to the ambiance.  Revel in these inspiring pics by Larsen’s Photography

Photos by Larsen’s Photography

Venue: Cline Cellars

Design by Quintana Events

Florals by Floralisa Events

Lighting by Just De’Lights

Event Rentals by Wine Country Party & Events

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