Lauren and John Featured on Style Me Pretty
We’re thrilled to share that Lauren and John’s dreamy wine country celebration was featured on Style Me Pretty! With the surrounding beauty, we strived to keep the design clean and California chic, with added personable elements and fun and feminine accents. Some of our favorite details were Lauren and John’s menu cards which we topped with a simple sprig of rosemary, and Lauren’s parent’s wedding portrait on the base of her bouquet. Make sure to scroll to read more perspectives from the day, and see the full feature on Style Me Pretty!
From photographer Janae Shields:
“...John had secured his great grandmother's ring and placed it along with a birthday card in the pocket of his jacket. After some celebratory birthday drinks, John and Lauren walked to Huntington Park, across from Grace Cathedral in San Francisco so John could give Lauren her birthday present. Everything was going as expected until Lauren, who had forgotten a jacket (something John should have expected) requested to wear his jacket. John couldn't say no without causing questions, so he handed it over. Lauren immediately put on the jacket and shoved her hands in both pockets, which nearly gave John a heart-attack. Thankfully, though, he put the ring in the inside breast pocket.”
To find out what happened next, read the full feature, linked below!
From the Bride:
“Inspiration for our wedding theme was wine country chic. We simply wanted a comfortable, fun inspiring wedding reflective of our personalities and embodying the surrounding beauty of wine country.
Some special details include: my engagement ring was the ring of John's great grandmother, and tied around my bouquet was a picture of my parents on their wedding day. This was gifted to me as my "something old". Also, our cake topper was a Lladro that was handed down to me by my grandmother.
We had DIY elements, including: we had all family members give us a copy of their wedding photos and displayed them all on one big table in celebration of love. Also, for our guest book, we had people take photos in the photo booth and leave a copy in the guest book along with a congratulatory note. Everyone loved it!
Our favorite moments and advice for future brides and grooms is that the day goes by SO quickly as everyone will tell you. Create time that day for just the two of you. We did a "first look" before the ceremony with was awesome for two reasons: 1. It gave us a special moment together before the madness, and 2. Once the ceremony was done - we only had a couple quick pictures to finish up and then went straight to the reception with all of the guests! This maximized our time at our party!”
Read the full feature HERE!
Photography: Janae Shields Photography
Coordination: Marilyn Ambra Party Consultants
Floral Design: Aimee Lomeli Design
Ceremony Venue: Anderson Ranch
Reception Venue, Catering: Ramekins Culinary Institute & Inn
Hair + Makeup: It's A Date At The Powder Room - Mary Belieu
DJ: Crystal Clear Studios
Officiant: Reverend Timothy Mills