Category Archives: Backyard Wedding

Chrissy + Micheal

Team Jolin spent April 1st at Ravenswood Historical Site in Livermore where the weather couldn’t have been more perfect. The day started with everyone getting ready for the ceremony, Chrissy in the bridal suite with her mother, and Michael getting his boutonniere in place out on the grounds. The ceremony was short and sweet with 2 readers and flower petals for guests to throw after the kiss.

 

The light at Ravenswood is epic and it’s all because of the trees. The reception was filled with Japanese maples that did wonders diffusing the light. We started taking portraits near the ruins at that back of the property and then stumbled upon a killer oak tree. Dinner was a casual, cocktail hour-esque buffet with no set itinerary. Around 6:00pm dancing and toasts started. The last event was Chrissy and Michael’s exit in the pedicab off to their next party!

Wedding Planner: Mariée Weddings

Venue: Ravenswood Historical Site

Catering: Bon Vivant Catering

Music: Dave Alan

Pedicab: Santa Cruz Pedicab

Florist: The Flower House

Photography: Robin Jolin Photography

Rentals: Pleasanton Rentals

Cake: Cake Delight

 

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Tanya + Andrew – Backyard Wedding

T+A’s backyard wedding was a rustic dream come true! Complete with beer holsters on the groomsmen. 😉 The bright colors worked well with the sun, making them wonderfully vibrant!! They had a stunning outdoor reception, and a fun sparkler send off!

Coordinator: Kaylynn Taitusi

Caterer: The Carvery Catering

Florist: Petals of Love Studio

DJ: DJ Khoi

Dress Designer: Allure Bridals

Hair: Danielle Harer

Make-up: Alexa Martinez

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Freya + Tyler – SSS Ranch, Calistoga

We spent Saturday in Calistoga at the SSS Ranch, a favorite venue of mine. Lindsey with Oh La La Events did the planning and coordinating; she made the day feel seamless! The shoot began with Freya and her bridesmaids to photograph her dress and rings, while Jerred met Tyler and the guys at his cabin. Everything came together at the ceremony under a gigantic oak tree with the amazing Bella Rosa String Quartet accenting the occasion. After the ceremony Jerred headed to the cocktail hour while I sauntered to the party with the newlyweds. We hung-out on a grassy hill and then met up with their dog Max. The rest of the night was filled with dinner and dancing. Freya wrote me a fabulous review on Yelp!

Planner: Oh La La Events

Venue: SSS Ranch

Caterer: Park Avenue Catering

Ceremony Music: Bella Rosa String Quartet

Reception: Music Crossroads

Florist: Stems

Hair & Makeup: Rock Paper Scissors Salon

Rentals: Bright Event Rentals

Transportation: Pure Luxury Transportation

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Dianne + Erin – Hamel Family Wines

Dianne and Eric got married on the clearest day in Sonoma at the Hamel Family Winery. The ceremony took place in the courtyard over looking the vineyard. Dianne and Eric wrote their own vows and did a wine ceremony where they mixed a glass of red wine and a glass of white wine to make a rose.  After the ceremony, we headed to the reception for amazing food, great toasts and lots of dancing!

Venue: Hamel Family Winery

Event Coordinator: Oh La La Weddings & Events

Caterer:  Grapevine

Florist:  ETC Designs

Dress Designer: Essence of Australia

Groom Suit Designer: JoS A. Bank

Shoes: Jimmy Choo

Rings: Giraux

Make-Up  & Hair: Sherrie Long

Processing : Photo Vision

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