Randy and Marianne's Sonoma Wedding

Marianne and Randy were married at her parent’s home in Sonoma on a beautiful summer day. They wanted the wedding to have an approachable elegance, so they brought in Shannon Leahy Events to help bring their vision to life. They utilized the existing pathways through the oak trees as a way for the guests to get to the ceremony site next to the coi pond. Bright, juicy florals by Flowerwild adorned the ceremony aisle and floral arch. The adjacent orchard and garden were perfect for the cocktail hour. Finally dinner was served in the tent build-out followed by dessert and dancing. Shannon Leahy and her team wanted to keep everything natural flowing seamlessly from the landscape through the various design elements and and the tent build out. They used lots of wood tones, sisal carpets, raw linen and copper accents to mimic textures already found on the property. This neutral backdrop allowed the bright fuchsia, purple and pink florals to be a fun pop of color and to define the color palate. The groom has always been interested in graphic deign and he designed the invitation and worked with Yonder design to print and produce the other paper goods for the day. They had bottles of wine grown on the property for the for the guests to take home as a favors at the end of the night.

Another special touch that they were able to incorporate into their day was the African tradition, tasting of the flavors flavors during the ceremony. The four flavors are vinegar, cayenne pepper, lemon, and honey, and they are used to signify the bitter, the spice, the sour and the sweetness a couple should experience during their lifetime of marriage.

We were honored to have their wedding featured in Geraldine Magazine Issue 02 and on Style Me Pretty. 

Photography: Josh Gruetzmacher Photography | Event Planning: Shannon Leahy Events | Floral Design:Flowerwild | Wedding Dress: Vera Wang | Cake: Perfect Endings | Bride's Shoes: Alexander McQueen | Catering: Olive and Vine | Catering: Global Gourmet | Hair and Makeup: Julie Morgan | Lighting: Wine Country Party | Groom's Attire: Ermenegildo Zegna | Groom's Shoes: Bontoni | Officiant: Rev. Cristhal Bennett | Transportation: Pure Luxury | Venue: Private Estate | Linen Rentals: La Tavola | Paper Goods:Yonder Design | Rentals: Hartmann Studios | Rentals: Wine Country Party | Rentals: The Ark | Tent Rentals: Zephyr Tents | Tent Rentals: Blueprint Studios

Condor Ridge Ranch Wedding

So much to love from Nick and Gwen's wedding at Condor Ridge Ranch. See their day on Style Me Pretty too. 

Photography: Josh Gruetzmacher Photography | Coordination: Amazing Days Events | Floral Design:Simply Bouquets | Invitations: Waldo Press | Bridesmaids' Dresses: J. Crew | Catering: Country Catering| Hair and Makeup: Carlyle Salon | DJ: Duncan Shaw | Groom's Attire: J. Crew | Groomsmen's Attire:Men's Wearhouse | Transportation: Jump on the School Bus | Bride's Dress: Stella York | Bridesmaid Necklaces: Dodds and Boshae | Ceremony & Reception Venue: Condor Ridge Ranch | Dessert: Enjoy Cupcakes

Caballo Estate Wedding

Simrin and Erik had two weddings- honoring both of their family traditions.They had a Lutheran wedding on Friday followed by a reception in the groom's parent's backyard. On Saturday they had a traditional Sikh wedding at the San Jose Gurdwara followed by a reception at the Caballo Estate in Los Altos (pictured below). I love the design of the wedding by my friends at Dream a Little Dream Events- especially how the  colorful florals by Soulflower Design complimented the bright saris. 

See their feature on Style Me Pretty too. 

Photography: Josh Gruetzmacher Photography | Wedding Planner: Dream A Little Dream Events | Floral Design: Soulflower Design | Invitations: Twin Ravens Press | Reception Venue: Caballo Estate | Caterer: Sakoon Restaurant | DJ: RanCan | Transportation: Corinthian | Beverage Catering: Best Beverage Catering | Cake Baker: Cake Coquette | Ceremony Musician: The Stan Erchart Band | Rentals: Classic Party Rentals | Rentals: A Party Place | Tent Rental: Raj Tents | Valet: Peninsula Parking

Thunderbird Lodge Wedding

Jessica and Matthew got married at the Thunderbird Lodge on the North Shore of Lake Tahoe. As you can see, this historic venue showcases the natural elegance and beauty of Lake Tahoe. It is also where their relationship began, they got engaged, and have so many fond memories. With guests coming from all over to attend the wedding, this was a perfect way to share their experience and a place they love with everyone. From the time the guests were shuttled to Thunderbird Lodge via boats across the lake, to the ceremony on the shore and reception outdoors as the evening cooled off- everyone was surrounded by the pristine beauty of Tahoe and got to see some of the magic that makes it a special place. 

See more from their wedding at the Thunderbird Lodge in the feature on Snippet and Ink

 

Photography: Josh Gruetzmacher / Venue: Thunderbird Lodge at Lake Tahoe, Incline Village, Nevada / Event Planning & Design Once Upon a Time Events / Officiant: Mike Elmore / Dress: Vwidon / Suit: District Homme / Stationery: Paper Source / Bride’s Bouquet: Bride’s sister / Hair: Lindsy Shontz / Makeup: Ashley Holz / Ceremony Music: Accent Music / Reception Music: Hip Service / Catering: Hyatt / Wine: Frank Family / Cake: Sugar Pine Cakery / Boats to location: Wild Goose, Woodwind II / Bride & Groom Boat: The Thunderbird / Floral Design: Thran Flowers