Missy + Jeff | July 2018 at Ru’s Farm
When I had my first call with Missy I felt an instant connection with her. She was one of the most genuine people I had ever spoken with. I remember hopping off our call and instantly hoping we had the opportunity to work together! As we began planning her and Jeff’s summer RU’s Farm wedding it became so obvious that it was going to be a wonderful time working with them. We also discovered that we both had little squishes that shared the same name! I’m not sure if she got Olivia’s name from Scandal (I know haha), but it made me love her and Jeff even more. They were truly focused on enjoying this time and celebrating with their friends and family and it was reflected in every little detail of the big day. Olivia was part of the entire celebration, and joined all of the festivities; Missy + Jeff showed us all how lucky Olivia was to have them as parents. Missy wanted a simple, beautiful wedding day centered around their family, friends, delicious food, and amazing wine! We incorporated elements and touches that focused on the style and vibe of Ru’s Farm while tying in her refined style. We created custom paper pieces that incorporated beautiful string lights, the space was accented with the Ru’s Farm jugs and miscellaneous decor items that tied the wine country feel into it all.
A Huge thank you to Torrey Fox for being so amazing and capturing all these incredible moments + details!
I hope you enjoy! Happy Planning!
Florals were inspired with soft neutrals like peach and blush; complimented with sage green foliage and pops of berry + hot pink
We supported the color palette with grey + navy + plum linens and to help tie the bridesmaids dresses into the overall vision.
We used the Farm Table + Bench Collection from Encore Event Rentals to tie the rustic elegant feel together.
Venue: Ru's Farm at Healdsburg Country Gardens | Photography: Torrey Fox | Floral Design: Vanda Floral Design | Catering: Preferred Sonoma Caterers | DJ: Logan Aguirre | Hair + Make-up: It's a Date at the Powder Room | Rentals: Encore Event Rentals | Officiant: Friends of the couple | Dessert: Moustache Baked Goods | Planning + Coordination + Custom creations: Heald Wedding Consulting
Where to begin? Ashley contacted me about a year before their big day and instantly I fell in love with her personality! I knew we'd be a fantastic fit, so I was beyond excited to get started on her and Mike's wedding. Plus, they were getting married at one of my all time favorite properties in Healdsburg; Ru's Farm so it was a double win! Shortly after our initial chat I met her and Mike at a coffee shop in downtown Petaluma, then followed up with their family during tastings and I was not disappointed! Talk about a spectacular group of people!
Ashley had a very classic contemporary style, so naturally a neutral color palette came to light with accents of blues, which was the perfect compliment for a July wedding at Ru's! We tied small little pops of floral with very minimal amounts of pinks into the paper suite which we partnered with Aerialist Press to create. We worked with CeCe at Mae Flowers to create a whimsical/romantic vibe with the floral to compliment the natural landscape of Ru's. Encore provided the perfect rustic accents needed to tie the entire event together. And La Tavola provided the perfect linen collection to merge the rustic + contemporary feel into one cohesive look.
As we progressed through the planning process and after Ash pinned these lovely antler horns I came to realize Mike was an avid hunter! So naturally it made a ton of sense to tie antler horns into the wedding day (thank you to CeCe for spear heading this and tracking down antler horns at the flower market!). Eventually we created a custom escort chart board with mounted antlers that did not disappoint (at least me, because I was straight up giddy!) I'm not going to lie, it was our first time mounting antlers (thank you Max/AKA the hubs). We tied other wood aspects into the wedding day as-well to help bring the rustic feel of the venue into everything, and the end product was truly spectacular. I was so excited to see this Sonoma County wedding come together, and beyond thankful to have the team we had on hand to execute it! But the very best part was watching Ashley + Mike celebrate with their friends and family, and getting to truly enjoy every moment of it! I'm a better person for getting to meet them all! Of-course Emma at Shadowing Lights Photography captured every moment and detail perfectly!
I hope you enjoy! Check out the rest of the vendor cred' at the bottom! Plus, you don't want to miss those sunset shots!
Venue: Ru's Farm at Healdsburg Country Gardens | Photography: Emma at Shadowing Lights Photography | Floral Design: Mae Flowers | Catering: Park Avenue Catering | DJ: Logan Aguirre | Hair + Make-up: It's a Date at the Powder Room | Rentals: Encore Event Rentals (glassware + accents + farm tables + chairs + lounge) | Rentals: Bright Event Rentals (cake plates + chargers) | Linens + Pillows: La Tavola | Oyster Station: The Oyster Girls | Officiant: Reverend Peadar Dalton | Dessert: Moustache Baked Goods | Apothecary Jars + Lounge: Bertoli Bridal | Groom + Groomsmen custom suits: Grooms Grotto | Paper Suite: Aerialist Press | Planning + Coordination + Custom creations: Heald Wedding Consulting
Taria + Doug were literally one of the funnest couples I've ever met planning weddings! If you haven't seen the most epic Boomerang on our IG account of them doing their grand entrance then you are surely missing out! Get over there and check it out. Their wedding day was full of love, laughter, and a whole lot of fun. They had an incredible group of friends and family who came together to support their epically awesome nuptials. Torrey Fox Photography killed it with the photography, and of course Ru's Farm presented the perfect backdrop for the day-of! The remainder of the vendor credits are listed below! Enjoy!
VENDOR DREAM TEAM CRED': Photographer: Torrey Fox Photography | Venue: RU's Farm | Officiant: Kyle (Friend of the lovely couple) | Catering: California Rose Catering | DJ + Ceremony sound: Spintronix Entertainment | Videography: Event Filming | Floral: Berry & Bloom Floral | Cutting Cake: California Rose Catering | Doughnut tower: Johnny Doughnuts | Make-up: Jasmine Pacis | Hair team: Fresh Face Make-up | Rentals: Encore Event Rentals | Event Coordination/Management: Heald Wedding Consulting
Kelsey + Blaine tied the knot at the St. Helena Catholic Church then partied the night away at the Culinary Institute of America at Greystone on a perfect July day. Working with these two wonderful souls couldn't have been more of an honor. Kelsey had a simple classic style that we tied small southern touches into to make the day feel like home! The love they had for each other shone throughout the entire planning process, and especially on the day-of.
Our rockin vendor team included: Videography | Rain Studios, Photography | Julie Cahill Photography, Floral Design | Vanda Floral, Hair + Make-up by Mary B. | The Powder Room, Alterations | Heidi the De Tailor, Rentals | Bright Event Rentals. Lounge Furniture | AFR , Lighting + Draping | The Lux, Print | Frye's Printing , Paper Design | Melissa Bonilla, Ceremony Musicians | Corelli Strings, Band + Sound | Blue Breeze Band, Planning + Coordination | Heald Wedding Consulting- Cristina Heald
Mike and Allie (also known as the dynamic duo, Mookie and Chippie!) were married on October 26th, 2014 in San Francisco.
Mike and Allie’s big day was all about them and the great city by the bay, SF. Their stationery incorporated artwork of the San Francisco skyline and the foggy city’s favorite bridge. Their wedding day also happened to be a victorious night for the San Francisco Giants, when they won Game 5 of the 2014 World Series ;) . Mike and Allie’s sense of humor not only made them an absolute pleasure to work with, but was clearly a feature of their big day. From asking their guests to “Save the Date: FOR WEDDING DOMINATION” (complete with alligator), to their wedding day stationery including a "GET WITH THE PROGRAM" wedding program, and a he said/she said game with a twist.
Their nuptials were held at the Congregation Sherith Israel. The details on the ceiling were a sight to see! Guests embarked on trolleys from the ceremony to the reception, both venues so very “SF” in their own way. Guests arrived at the sleek 25 Lusk restaurant greeted by a glass of Brut Rose, they filled out wed-libs, and enjoyed tasty treats until Mike + Allie joined the crowd in the festivities! The remainder of the night guests enjoyed a full bar, plenty of exquisite cuisine, a croquembouche that wasn't only beautiful, but tasted just as incredible as it looked! Then they danced the night away with the newlyweds, before taking home their homemade harissa favors (made scrumptious and spicy with a mother’s love)! Jen (aka J-Dub) from J. Wiley Photography (who trucked up the coast to SF from Los Angeles, CA) captured every moment and detail absolutely perfectly! Enjoy!
Ceremony location: Congregation Sherith Israel | Officiant: Barry Cohen | Reception venue + Catering + Dessert: 25 Lusk | Photography: J. Wiley Photography | Wedding Planning + Coordination: Heald Wedding Consulting | Floral: The Floral Shop | DJ: DJ Remeddy | Videography: Dave White (super rockin friend) | Shuttling: Classic Cable Car Sightseeing + Bauer’s Intelligent Transportation | Make-up: Make-Up Registry (Mary Sanchez) | Hair: 383 Showroom Salon (Sloan Levesque & Brittany Stone) | Dance Floor Rental: Classic Party Rentals (San Francisco)
Dominique (“Nique”) and Julien’s wedding was SUCH an incredible day to be a part of. I loved getting to know the two of them throughout the planning process. Nique, my fellow spreadsheet and organizing enthusiast, will always have a special place in my heart! ; )
Not only are they a super sweet and fun couple, they are surrounded family and friends are just as kind and friendly. Their big day was certainly an extension of that – so many elements were created by family and friends: the arch they were married under made by Nique’s brother, hanging wood succulent containers also created by her brother, family and friends singing along with the jazz band during cocktail hour, hand crafted garland and other décor, Nique wore a redesigned version of her mom’s wedding gown while her dad performed their ceremony in English AND French, and through it all, two of their photographer-friends captured the entire day. A truly beautiful celebration!
Their weekend fête took place at River’s Bend in Philo, where many of their guests stayed and enjoyed the site as well as the surrounding Mendocino County wineries and dining.
One of my most memorable moments of the evening: watching Nique and her brother perform to Madonna’s “Like a Prayer” as they used to do as kids. Let’s just say it was an awesome routine I won’t soon forget!
Their wedding was featured in SF Gate! Read more about this incredible couple and their wedding day here: http://www.sfgate.com/style/unionsquared/article/Couple-make-a-French-connection-in-the-East-Bay-6067204.php?cmpid=twitter-mobile
Check out Dominique and Julien's review on yelp!
Venue and Catering: Riversbend Retreat Center | www.riversbendretreat.org
Ceremony and Cocktail hour musicians: Dorian May Jazz Quartet
DJ: Ben | firstname.lastname@example.org
Photographers: Friends of the Bride and Groom | Jorge Novoa & Jeremie Fremaux
Florist: Margaret Hoog | email@example.com
Desserts: Coq Au Vin | http://www.yelp.com/biz/coq-au-vin-philo
Rentals: Fort Bragg Rental | http://www.fortbraggrentall.com
Jennifer and Fred were married at The Richmond Yacht Club where they spend much of their time. So when it came to choosing a venue for their big day, there really was no other choice. They had a deep connection to the location, which made it the perfect place for them to tie the knot! It clearly made the perfect setting, the weather was unbelievable, and the view was absolutely perfect! All of their friends and family gathered on the lower deck to see the couple make it official, then transitioned up to the hall where they were greeted with the bride and grooms signature drinks and a plethora of stationed appetizers themed perfectly to the occasion! Mahalo!
Ceremony + Reception Venue (catering also provided in house): Richmond Yacht Club | http://www.richmondyc.org/
Entertainment: Hiram Bell | http://hirambell.net/
Photographer: Rebecca Hinden | http://www.rebeccaweddings.com/
Florist: DIY + SOMA Flowers
Dessert: Maria’s Gourmet Pastries | http://www.mariasgourmetpastries.biz/
Hair and Make-up: Annette Macfie | http://www.ahairnet.com/
Linens: BBJ Linens | http://www.bbjlinen.com/
Draping + Rentals: Hartmann Studios | http://www.hartmannstudiosproductions.com/
HWC assistants: Brittany + Max!
Amy and Tommy were married at the incredible Still Water Vineyards, in Paso Robles, CA! Photography by the most amazing Emma at Shadowing Lights Photography. It was a beautifully emotional day that we were so incredibly honored to be a part of! Enjoy!
Venue: Still Water Vineyards | www.stillwatersvineyards.com
Photography: Shadowing Lights | http://shadowinglights.com/
Wedding Coordination: Heald Wedding Consulting | http://healdweddingconsulting.com/
Floral: Sprigs Floral Design| http://www.sprigsfloraldesigns.com/
DJ: Modern Symphony | http://www.modernsymphony.net/
Make-up: The Wearhouse |805-835-3330
Hair: Cindy Coryell |951-415-1877
Wedding Cake: Splash Cafe | http://www.splashcafe.com/
Catering: Stein's BBQ | http://www.steinscatering.com/
Rentals: Central Coast Tent and Party | http://centralcoasttent.com/
Linens: BBJ | http://www.bbjlinen.com/
Formal Wear: Friar Tux Shops | https://www.friartux.com/
I could tell from my first call with Kelsey, her and I would get along well! I enjoyed every minute of helping this amazing couple plan their big day, and seeing it all come together. Between Kelsey, Blaine, and Dianne (mother of the bride) you really couldn't get a better family to work with!
To them, the most important aspect of the weekend was to make sure their friends and family had an incredible time! With no shortage of amazing food, beverages (I mean we are at the CIA!), and incredible setting that is certainly what transpired! Celebrating with family and friends was at the very heart of this wedding. I can't say how incredibly refreshing that was to us!
We spent an incredible year working with Kelsey to make the wedding day look and feel the way she imagined. She was the most pleasant bride to work with! If she liked something she said so, and we moved on and built/created from there. From the custom designed paper products that Melissa created (are you swooning over them? because I know I still am), to the tented terrace with custom made wine barrel ring chandeliers (created by us here at HWC!), to the perfect bouquets and floral accents to compliment the grey/blue/neutral color scheme we picked out (created by Vanda Floral Design). But my very favorite had to be Kelsey's incredible reception dress! It was GORGEOUS (did you see the back!). We were so thrilled with the way all of the details came together in the end. Each and every vendor made it possible, and we can't thank them enough! The very best part was watching Kelsey and Blaine enjoy every moment of their wedding with their family and friends, dancing the night away. Blue Breeze Band rocked the house (or barrel room if you want to be technical)!
We spent the day with an amazingly talented vendor team! Julie Cahill Photography took the amazing shots you see here, and helped capture every important moment shared. See the wedding video captured by the amazing Rain Studios by clicking the link! The Culinary Institute of America and Greystone created the perfect backdrop for their celebration, following their nuptials at The St. Helena Catholic Church. It doesn't get better than this! Find the full vendor list below!
See Kelsey and Blaine's Wedding Video here! K&B wedding video!
Ceremony Venue (catering and desserts): St. Helena Catholic Church
Ceremony Musicians: Corelli Strings | www.corellitrios.com
Reception Location: Culinary Institute of America at Greystone | www.ciachef.edu
Photographer: Julie Cahill Photography | www.juliecahillphotography.com
Videographer: Rain Studios | www.rainstudios.com
Florist: Vanda Floral Design | www.vandafloral.com
Cocktail hour trio/Reception Band: Blue Breeze Band | http://www.bluebreezeband.com/
Alterations: Heidi Johnson | http://www.yelp.com/biz/heidi-johnson-wedding-de-tailor-napa
Shuttling: Pure Luxury Transportation | http://www.pureluxury.com/contact/
Rentals: Bright Event Rentals | http://brightrentals.com/
Linens: La Tavola Fine Linen | https://latavolalinen.com/
Lounge seating/back bars: AFR | www.afrevents.com
Accent tables: Encore | http://www.encoreeventsrentals.com/
Lighting and Draping: The Luxe | http://thelux.com/index.php/about/
Invitation Printer: Frye's Printing | http://fryesprinting.com/
Paper Designer: Vanilla Piece of Pie | Melissa Bonilla | 707-849-2359
Brides getting ready location: Hotel Yountville | WWW.HOTELYOUNTVILLE.COM
Grooms getting ready location: Villagio | http://villagio.com/
HWC assistants: Katie, Sabrina, and Max!
Photography: Vita-Bella Photography| http://www.vita-bellaphotography.com/
Venue: Croad Vineyard and Inn | http://www.croadvineyards.com/
Flowers: Bloomers | http://www.bloomersdesign.com/
Cake: Cake Cathedral | http://cakecathedral.com/index2.php
Rentals: All About Events | http://allaboutevents.com/
Catering: Chef Charlie | http://www.yelp.com/biz/catering-by-chef-charlie-atascadero
Photography & Photo-booth by Nicole Blumberg Photography | http://blog.nicoleblumberg.com/
Venue: Brazilian Room, Berkeley, CA | http://www.ebparks.org/activities/corpfamily/br
Florist: Natalie at Belle Flowers | www.belle-flower.com
Hair & Make-up: Teresa Reynolds
Videography: Graham King | http://www.finalframe.com/
Rentals: Class Party Party | www.classicpartyrentals.com
Grooms cake: Initicing Creations | http://www.inticingcreations.com/hello/
Wedding cake: Masses Pastries | http://www.massespastries.com/Home.html
Ceremony & Cocktail music: Corelli Strings | http://www.corellitrios.com/Welcome.html
Photography by the always amazing Emma at Shadowing Lights Photography; http://shadowinglights.com/
Venue & Catering & Cake provided by Farmstead at Long Meadow Ranch; http://www.longmeadowranch.com/Farmstead-Restaurant
Florals by Centerpiece Napa Valley
Hair & Make-up by The Gallery; http://www.thegallerywaterfrontsalon.com/
Photography by Amanda at Hearts & Horseshoes Photography; http://heartsandhorseshoes.com/
Venue, Stallion Barn at Windfall Farms; http://www.windfallfarms.net/
Catereing by Haute Catering; http://hautecatering.com/
Hair & Make-up by Lovely Chic Weddings; http://lovelychicwedding.com/
Pies by Linn's; http://www.linnsfruitbin.com/
Rentals & string lighting provided by All About Events; http://allaboutevents.com/
DJ Bob at Phase 1; http://www.p1dj.com/
Photography by rockstar Leanna at Looking Glass Photography; http://mylookingglassphoto.com/
Venue & Catering by V6 Ranch in Parkfield, CA; http://www.parkfield.com/
Florals by Country Florist; http://www.countryfloristandgift.com/
Rockin DJ Tim from Laptop Symphony; http://laptopsymphonyent.com
Dessert by Kim at Le Dolce Vita
Photography by the always fantastic Hewitt Photography; http://www.hewittphotography.com/
Location, Golden Gate Club, San Francisco, CA; http://www.presidio.gov/venues/Pages/Golden-Gate-Club.aspx
Rentals & lighting provided by Hartmann Studios; http://hartmannstudiosrentals.com/pages/view
Catering provided by California Rose; http://www.californiarose.com/
Guest book & double happiness display piece by none other than us here at HWC!
Photography by the amazing Patricia & Mark of Patricia Mark Photography; http://www.patmarkphoto.com/
Location; Sylvan Manor Estate, Angwin, CA
Bouquets & Corsages by Erica at EV Floral Design; http://evfloraldesign.com/
Rentals by Wine Country Party & Events; http://www.winecountryparty.com/
Make-up by Jocelyn at Bella Bridal; http://www.bellabridalnv.com/
Catering provided by Frontier BBQ
Doreen and Daniel were one of the many fun couples I was honored to work with this year. But what stood out about these two, was how they let their wedding day reflect them. From handing out engraved flasks, to dancing down the aisle (even in between all the rows off guests) they made each and every moment reflect them as a couple. This is what I wish for all of my couples! It made a memorable day, absolutely unforgettable, not only to themselves, but all their family and friends there to celebrate with them.
I will never forget their awesomeness! Congrats to you both!
This amazing couple and their group of family and friends, was undoubtedly one of the funnest weddings I have ever been a part of! They really know how to celebrate! You could feel all the joy and happiness that everyone felt for them. I love being able to say I was part of such an incredible day for these two amazing people!
Their love seemed to grow with each passing moment. The way they shared moments together, you could see how deeply passionate and in love they were with each other. It was a wedding to remember, filled with more memorable moments in the hours of the wedding then some people have in a lifetime!
Not only were Doreen and Daniel amazing, but I had the pleasure to work with such an incredible group of vendors! Jake and Necia were incredible in every way possible. I can't say enough great things about them. I highly, recommend them to my couples getting married on the Central Coast! Rain Studios who provided the Videography was also incredible to work with! Fantastic personalities, and amazing work (see link below)! This group of vendors were super stars all the way from hair and make-up to Jesse who completely rocked out the night!
SEE DOREEN AND DANIEL's AWESOME WEDDING CELEBRATION HERE: http://www.rain-studios.com/blog/?p=548
Wedding Coordination by Cristina Heald, at Heald Wedding Consulting; http://healdweddingconsulting.com/
Visit the awesome photographers Jake and Necia at Jake + Necia: http://www.jakeandnecia.com/
Jesse at Dart DJ's rocked the party: http://www.dart-dj.com/
Florist: Bloomers Design: http://www.bloomersdesign.com/
Rabbi: Janice Mehring: 805.610.9532, http://www.myrabbisings.com/
Hair and Make-up: Lovely Chic: http://lovelychicwedding.com/home.html
Rentals: All About Events: www.allaboutevents.com
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