outdoor wedding

Stephanie + Ben's Romantic wedding at Camel Hill Vineyards

Venue: Camel Hill Vineyards // Event design, planning & stationary: Charmed Events Group // Videography: Owl and Tree Films // Floral design: Petite Petal Co. // Cake & desserts: Jen's Cakes // DJ: Blue Edge Productions // Linens: La Tavola Linens // Hair & makeup: Aimee Lam // Catering: Justin's Catering // Rentals: Williams Party Rental // Film scans by Photovision //

From the bride Stephanie: It took us a little over a year to plan everything. Since we hired Frances of Charmed Events Group, she did most of the heavy lifting for us and we took care of the smaller items. One piece of advice I would give to engaged couples is to prioritize what is most important and go from there. For us, it was the design/planning and photography. Both Frances and Danielle set the tone and style for our big day. Another big thing for us was trusting in our vendors. We worked with Frances putting together our inspiration board and let her work her magic. She went above and beyond for us and made all our wishes came true! 

Check out their SF engagement session!

And their wedding was featured on 100 Layer Cake!

Paula & Hub married // Rutherford, CA {Beaulieu Gardens}

Venue: Beaulieu Gardens // Florist: Shotgun Floral Studio // Caterer: Paula Leduc Fine Catering // Film scans by Photovision // 

Anne & Timmy married! Oakland, CA

From the bride Anne: I met Timmy during my freshman year of college in San Luis Obispo, despite growing up five minutes away from each other. We began dating soon after we met, and the last three years have led us on an unbelievable journey. We’ve shared countless journeys both together and apart, and I always knew that I wanted him to be the one I would journey with for the rest of my life.

Timmy proposed by setting up an inspiration shoot with Danielle that was Valentine’s Day themed. After we finished the first part of the shoot at the Valentine’s table, we went up onto a hill overlooking some of the beautiful farms and hills in Atascadero. It was an hour from sunset, and the light was absolutely stunning. Standing below a giant oak tree, Timmy reached for his pocket and got down on his knee. Through smiles, laughs, and sweet practiced words he asked me to marry him! I jumped into his arms and we enjoyed a brief celebration on the hill before we continued taking pictures. Looking back at the photos, I am so grateful that we were able to capture the true emotion of those few minutes after we became engaged. The joy is so authentic and precious, and you can see it in every shot!

Vendors: Dunsmuir-Hellman // Twigss Floral Studio // Sarah Seven // Culinary Excellence // Bryn Hobson (invitations) // Caris at Salon 645 // Kristin Ambrose (makeup) //

Check out their proposal, and it was featured on Wedding Chicks!

Timmy watched his proposal video the morning of his wedding:

The First Look:

Flash Mob!!

Natira & Matt married! Santa Barbara, CA

Natira and Matt met at a running group at Leadbetter Beach in Santa Barbara, near Santa Barbara City College and the marina. After the run, the group meets up at a local restaurant for dinner and beer.  Their mutual friend Brian introduced them casually after a run one night.  They had a chance to talk when they both showed up for dinner after.  Matt was already seated and just happened to have had an open seat next to him when Natira walked in.  He was planning on running the Eugene Marathon that spring, which was a coincidence when he found out that Natira was from Eugene, Oregon. Ski season was in full swing and they talked about going skiing one weekend in the near future together!

As Matt racked his brain to think of a proposal location, he remembered Leadbetter Beach, where they met.  He thought that proposing on a beach in Santa Barbara at sunset was just the romantic touch he wanted. It was a few days before his birthday so he had a cover story for making reservations at a restaurant in town. When they arrived at the beach, it was busier then he had expected. Many thoughts went through his mind, including the fact that he didn't want to give a beachcomber with a medal detector the find of a lifetime because he fumbled the ring and dropped it onto a sandy beach. He also didn't want any familiar faces to see either of them while on an evening run or bike ride, through this area they come to often.

After finding the perfect unoccupied spot, they watched the boats and talked about how beautiful the evening was.  Matt then said,"I could think of something that would make the night even better." That moment was when he got down on one knee and pulled the little box out of his pocket.  He took out the ring and placed it on Natira's finger as he said, "Natira Elizabeth Girard Jones will you marry me?"  He got half way through saying her full name before almost being overwhelmed by emotion when he saw tears of joy coming from Natira's eyes.  He paused momentarily before collecting himself and finished with the proposal.  A "Yes, I'd be honored," came from her lips.

Vendors: Stow House // Sharone Brimer at GLOW  //  S.R. Hogue & Company //  C'est Cheese  //  Lynzi at Shine Blow Dry Bar  //

Check out their Los Olivos engagement session!

Natira & Matt decided to do a "First Look" and see each other before the ceremony. Even with doing this, Natira still teared up as her dad walked her down the aisle towards Matt.

Love these two moments below that Adam captured! He's their cute little nephew :)

Possibly one of the cutest things ever. Big thanks to Adam for capturing this sweet moment!