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