Ari and Stephanie

I loved working with Dream a Little Dream Events for Ari and Stephanie's wedding at San Francisco City Hall. See their day featured on Style Me Pretty

Photography: Josh Gruetzmacher Photography | Cinematography: Uforia Films | Event Planning: Dream A Little Dream | Floral Design: Huckleberry Karen Designs | Wedding Dress: Victor Harper | Cake:Branching Out Cakes | Stationery: Paper Caper | Bride's Shoes: Badgley Mischka | Engagement Ring:Leon Mege | Jewelry: Haute Bride | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Lazaro | Catering: Betty Zlatchin Catering | Makeup: Diane De Biaggio La Belle Day Spa and Salon | Hair: Suzanne Kimes Times II Salon | Lighting:Enhanced Lighting and Sound | Band: Pop Fiction | Ceremony Music: Synchronicity Strings | Transportation: Corinthian Transportation | Hotel: Fairmont Hotel San Francisco | Venue: San Francisco City Hall | Groomsmen Attire: Men's Wearhouse | Officiants: Sacred Events | Place Cards: Papineau Calligraphy | Rentals: Hartmann Studios | Rentals: Blueprint Studios | Veil: Haute Bride

Published in Bridal Guide Magazine

Check out Geoff and Paige in the July/August 2015 issue of Bridal Guide Magazine!

photography: Josh Gruetzmacher // venue: Graf Family Barn Oxnard, California // event design: Bride and Groom // florals + flower crown: La Fleur Du Jour // wedding dress: BHLDN // shoes: Frye flats // bridesmaid dresses: skirts hand made by a friend, tops are Free People // groom + groomsmen shirts: LL Bean // paper goods: Bride and Groom // “toast” bread:Genuine Bread Co. // music: DJ Persian Housecat

Rustic Elegance California Wedding Inspiration

Your venue can be a key source for inspiring the look and feel of your wedding. From choosing the types of florals that will grace your table scape to selecting the flavor of your cake, an organically inspired wedding is all about infusing design elements that blend naturally with your surroundings, thereby creating an environment that is warm, inviting, and simply elegant. Each element of this shoot was brought in with the consideration of this California location- the oak trees, dry grass and pathways were the foundation of everything. Each color was matched to the location from the flower girl's dresses, to the florals, table design and paper suite. The rustic oak trees paired perfectly with the elegant yet unrestrained calligraphy by Tara Jones. Similarly, Max Gill's locally sourced greenery and florals have that wildness- an organic understated elegance that blends seamlessly with the landscape. 

This shoot was produced for and featured in Geraldine Magazine Issue 01 (pages 26-39). You can also see it featured today on Once Wed

Photography: Josh Gruetzmacher  | Design & Concept: Geraldine | Florals: Max Gill Design |  Calligraphy: Tara Jones |  Paper Goods: Aria Stationary | Dress: Reem Acra | Bridal adornments: Emily Riggs Bridal | Groom's Tuxedo: The Black Tux | Flower Girl Dresses: Zara Hair and Makeup: Kenney for Fellini Salon |  Models: Jasmine Simone and Aiden

SF City Hall Wedding Featured in The Knot

Exciting to see Ari and Stephanie's wedding at City Hall with Dream a Little Dream Events in the current issue of The Knot Northern California. It was a stunning event! I'll post more photos soon, but I'd recommend checking out their wedding video in the meantime. Cheers- 

 

Venue: San Francisco City Hall | Photography: Josh Gruetzmacher | Videography: Uforia Films | Wedding Planner: Adrianna Thorne of Dream a Little Dream Events | Floral Design: Huckleberry Karen

Mayacama Wedding

I'm thrilled to share some photos from Jenny and Brian's wedding at Mayacama! I loved working with them! Every part of their day was beautiful, but it was during Jenny's dad's speech- when everyone was tearing up, myself included- that I saw a new perspective on weddings from a parent's point of view. You put so much into raising your kids and then you blink, and they are all grown up and you're at their wedding. Seeing them so in love, excited, happy, full of potential, and fulfilled, like an extension of yourself- but fully their own; you're flooded with memories, surrounded by the village that helped make it possible, you raise a glass to toast the newlyweds, beaming with a pride only the other parents fully understand. Thanks Jenny and Brian for letting me be a part of your lives. Check out their video by my friends at Uforia Films - it's epic and captures their story so perfectly.

Head over to Style Me Pretty to see the feature on their Rustic Northern California Wedding too.

Photography: Josh Gruetzmacher Photography |Second Photographer: Em The Gem | Videographer: Uforia Films | Wedding Coordinator:Covenant Coordinating | Floral Design: The Bud Stop - Cathy Cowman | Invitations: William Arthur Fine Stationery | Ceremony Venue: Our Lady Of Perpetual Help Calistoga | Reception Venue: Mayacama | Bride's Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Joanna August | Hair And Makeup: Sophia Coyne Of Painted Ladies | DJ: California Mobile DJ | Bride's Dress: Carolina Herrera | Ceremony Music - Piano:Dan Zemelman | Ceremony Music - Vocals: Carol Menke | Dessert: Nothing Bundt Cakes | Rentals: Wine Country Party