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


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



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

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