Category Archives: Backyard Wedding

Newcastle Garden Wedding

Max and Aaron were married on a beautiful afternoon in the most stunning Newcastle venue. I was elated to stay at my parents’ house the night before, because for the first time in a few years the venue was close to where they live. The sunset was amazing, and the photo locations were to die for. The owner of the property had to carry Max over the fence and drove us through the river in order to get to one of the photo spots. We loved every single one of the details, especially the romantic lights and beautiful cake. Can every ceremony cake look like this?!

Photography: Robin Jolin, Wedding Coordinator: Graceful Gatherings, Ceremony & Reception, Golden Hill Gardens , Hair & Make- Up: Polish & Pout

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Backyard June Wedding

We are such a sucker for backyard weddings! Angela and Matt were the perfect picture of smitten lovers in love. We did a first look with them on the front porch, and strolled around with champagne as we snapped candids of the bridal party hanging out and enjoying each other. The light could not have been better for their sunset portraits. We used Portra 800 and shot the whole reception on film. We love the realistic color that film gives to skin tones.

Venue: Audrey’s Sebastopol ,DJ: Heart of Gold Catering: Riviera Ristorante, Flowers: Rosemary Morrison , Photography: Robin Jolin

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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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