June 15, 2012

Carmel Valley – Bernardus Lodge – Pretty Purple Wedding Details

Hello! I wanted to share this gorgeous wedding from another favorite photographer of mine, Nicole Goddard. Wait until you see some of these shots – the cutest couple, Andrea and Sean, and Nicole truly captured their love in the beautiful setting of Carmel Valley Wine Country. This wedding was planned by the fab Christy Daly with Allure Consulting. And florals were by the talented Anne Mendenhall, such gorgeous flowers! Love all the pretty pops of purple and details galore. One of my favorite things at this wedding was all of the special touches the bride and groom planned with Christy – in my opinion the best being the late night cereal bar! The reception venue, Bernardus Lodge, is in my overall top 5 for wine country weddings. The service, food and wine is unreal, all your guests can stay onsite and have this amazing weekend adventure at the spa, tasting wine, or just relaxing. The setting is so romantic with backdrops of the Carmel Valley, lush vineyards and of course who doesn’t love a good game of lawn bocce ball or a night cap by a roaring fire pit. My favorite photo is the very last one – how Sean is looking at Andrea, and that smile on her face – it just kinda makes my heart all happy! Enjoy!

June 5, 2012

Hans Fahden Wedding – Orange + Navy + Gray

Summer is headed our way and I am loving the bright pops of orange against navy and gray for a summer color palette from this wedding up in Calistoga at Hans Fahden. At first I thought – navy and gray in summer?? But we pulled in some cobalt blues and a gray with blue undertones and mixed it with lots of different shades of orange to create a cool contrast to the hot oranges. Added touches of white to soften the look. I am a bit in love! The photos are by the lovely Hannah Suh and florals by Julie Stevens Designs.

Photo by Hannah Suh

June 4, 2012

Kunde Winery Wedding – Sonoma – Mary McHenry Photography

Happy Monday and Happy June! I am thrilled to bring you another fantastical wine country wedding by the lovely Mary McHenry. She is so one of my all time favorite photographers for so many reasons but my top two are  1) she totally gets people and how to work with them and make them feel incredibly comfortable 2) she takes AMAZING photos! Kunde is a fantastic venue and one of the Sonoma wine country wedding venues that doesn’t make you start AFTER the winery closes – which is such a bonus when it comes to the overall timeline and set up for your wedding. I have an event there this September and I am so looking forward to it! Take a peek at all the loveliness Mary has sent our way, and then look for even more lovely on her blog!

June 1, 2012

Natalie Bowen Designs – Fruit + Flower Bouquets

Happy Flower Friday! It is gorgeous here today – we are headed into June with lots of sunshine! I am loving these bouquets full of gorgeous dahlias, roses, mint, kumquats and raspberries – how fantastic is the combination of fruit and floral!? Natalie Bowen Designs always does an incredible job with weddings! These were showcased at the The Terraces, a private winery up in Napa. You can see more of this gorgeous wedding on Natalie’s blog or it was also featured on Snippet & Ink!

Photo by Leah McCormick