Beth & Joe: Destination Wedding in Los Olivos

I met Joe and Beth, this summer, as they started planning a wedding.  They both wanted their day to be filled with good wine, good food, and good company.  With the help of Julia of Small Wonders Event Planning and Design, they designed a handcrafted wedding, with rustic, sophisticated, and romantic details, reminiscent of Beth’s Midwestern roots.  They chose to have their wedding at Coquelicot Estate Vineyard in Los Olivos, California, in the heart of the Santa Ynez Valley.  There was a lot of beautiful moments that filled their day, from beautiful ceremony performed by Beth’s father, to the delicious food including pasta and seasonal horderves made on site, and getting a good-omen-rainbow during the ceremony!   Here’s some of my favorite images from Joe and Beth’s day.  All friends and family may order and download wedding pictures online HERE.

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Venue: Coquelicot Vineyard, Solvang
Planning Team: Julia Kadish and Dillon Nauert, Small Wonders EPDEventCompass
Catering: Contemporary Catering
Flowers: My Flower Guy
Rehearsal Dinner and Overnight accommodations: Hotel Corque
Rentals: Classic Party Rentals
Makeup/Hair: Something New
Bridal Gown: Jinny’s Bridal
Transportation: Santa Barbara Airbus
Photography: Sherri J Photography

Corinne & Kevin’s Gatsby Wedding: Santa Barbara

I met Corinne and Kevin earlier this year at a bridal show. From across the room, I noticed Corinne’s beautiful red hair and positive energy. Eventually Kevin came around to say hello, and instantly I knew these two would have a rad wedding. Corinne is a voice teacher/ actress and Kevin runs a theater.  For their wedding day style, they went with a vintage 1920’s Gatsby theme.  One of my favorite parts of their wedding day was at the reception when Corinne got up on stage and serenaded Kevin with a beautiful song she wrote!  It was amazing and his reaction was priceless.  Congrats you two!

Vintage Gatsby Wedding Santa Barbara

Vintage Gatsby Wedding Santa Barbara

Vintage Gatsby Wedding Santa Barbara

Vintage Gatsby Wedding Santa Barbara

Vintage Gatsby Wedding Santa Barbara

Vintage Gatsby Wedding Santa Barbara

Vintage Gatsby Wedding Santa Barbara

Vintage Gatsby Wedding Santa Barbara

Vintage Gatsby Wedding Santa Barbara

Vintage Gatsby Wedding Santa Barbara

Vintage Gatsby Wedding Santa Barbara

Vintage Gatsby Wedding Santa Barbara

Vintage Gatsby Wedding Santa Barbara

Vintage Gatsby Wedding Santa Barbara

Peabe & Jam’s Destination Wedding in Chicago

I’ve known Jamie for 10+ years.  We met in high school and she’s always been one of the most creative people I’ve known.  She met her match, Peabe in Chicago.  Their story is filled with love, lots of travel, an epic proposal in Hawaii including THIS Elvis compilation, and now a beautiful daughter.  Peabe and Jamie decided to have a wedding in their hometown on the first day of summer.  It was such an honor and a privilege to document their day.  My favorite detail was all of the handmade bouquets and flower details Jamie made by hand over the past year!   My favorite moment was when it started dumping rain half way during the ceremony.  You can just see how much joy these two have for life and love for each other.  They had huge smiles on their faces all day long.  A big congratulations to you both!  Guests of the wedding can access all of the images from the wedding online HERE.

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The Team
Venue: Institute of Puerto Rican Art & Culture
Photography: Sherri Johnson, Jimmy Tan, Tuan Tran
Bridesmaids bouquets/centerpieces: DIY
Bride’s bouquet/corsages/boutonnieres: Recycled Petals
Bride’s Hair: Christina McCarver
Bridesmaid’s Hair: Maggie Naghashian
Ring Designer: Christy Natsumi
Makeup: Sarah Rillon
Catering: Cocina Fusion
Bride’s bouquet/corsages/boutonnieres: by Accents and Petals
Bartending: Drinks on Me
Day-of Coordinator: Teresa Untalan
DJ: Christian Jacob and Rex Balcita from Mode Events
Shuttle Service: Acrosstown Charter

*Update, this wedding has been published in Wedding Guide Chicago.

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