Kristen and Jason tied the knot in a warm September backyard wedding at the Calistoga Ranch in California. Photography by Verdi did an excellent job when it came to capturing the color palette alongside the joy seen on the bride and groom’s faces. On the big day, Kristen wore a stunning strapless gown with a hint of flowers in her hair to compliment the element of nature. The groom wore a gray suit with a white tie and unique boutineer. Jason styled his long dreadlocks in a simple ponytail. This ceremony was beautiful with hints of green, peach, and white. Kristen’s bridesmaids wore gorgeous ocean teal flowy dresses with varied styles and carried bouquets with more green than flowers down the aisle. .The ceremony took place outside; it was the perfect backyard wedding with flowers of all sorts and greenery heavily incorporated into the ceremony. The reception was definitely not an event to forget! The party was surrounded by romantic white lights and rustic wooden tables, complimented by cushy lounge sofas for socializing under the stars.
Ceremony/Reception Site – Family home
Photography – Photography by Verdi
Videography – Seven Star Films
Bride’s Gown –Virginia Kessler
Bride’s Jewelry: vintage earrings, engagement ring custom made by Pave Fine Jewelry Design, vintage wedding band
Groom Jewelry: handmade ring by the couple
Bridesmaids Jewelry: vintage and Macy’s necklace, earrings by Etsy
Shoes – Via Spigla
Hair – VAMP The Salon, Linda Kriske
Makeup – Bobbi Brown
Bridesmaid’s Dresses – Woo Too
Formal Wear –
Groomsmen: Perry Ellis
Invitations – calligraphy by Linda Thill, groom’s mother, layout/design/printing/decorative edging and stamping done by couple with the help of friends
Bouquets: were picked, arranged and replanted by bride
Boutennaires: arrangement by bride, copper wiring by bride and groom
Centerpieces: Succulents grown by the bride and groom and were replanted following the wedding.
A few oleander flowers from our yard were used in bride’s and bridesmaids’s hair.
Menu/Catering – Simply Scrumptious
Sound engineer: Jason Dodson
Wedding Cake – Simply Scrumptious
Honeymoon – Kauai