The overall theme for the wedding was modern vintage with a hint of rustic farmer’s market. Jesi Haack was able to articulate this vibe perfectly, taking into account the bride and groom’s love of cooking! The couple wanted the party be cozy with a modern twist, and embrace the “Old World” feel of their venue. The color palette was inspired by deep earth tones of fruits and vegetables, and softer neutrals. Finally, a pop of metallic gold was a perfect modernizing accent… and what bride doesn’t want a splash of sparkle (we LOVE her hairpin!)!? 😉
The bride, creative director and owner of Lupa & Pepi, designed her own papergoods, and they turned out beautifully! The save the dates and invitations were inspired by the venue, with romantic accents that picked up the rustic farmer’s market theme. Megan at Honey and Poppies also did an amazing job with the florals. Overflowing from colored wicker baskets, they were loose and organic, and fit the bride’s vision perfectly!
The ceremony took place in front of the Villa with the vineyard and a row of olive trees as the backdrop. Keeping with the modern farmer’s market theme, the tables at the reception were named after vegetables. The bride designed each escort card, and Anne Robin calligraphed each guest’s name on the appropriate vegetable. The couple wanted the tables to be cozy yet functional, and dinner was served family style! The beautiful tablescapes were composed of lush, low floral arrangements, ceramic pots, gold flatware, and wine colored napkins. The wedding favors were blended salts that the bride and groom blended, bottled and labeled together.
You might think that you don’t need a videographer but it is some of the best money spent! The still photos are gorgeous and capture the event but having moving images that are snapshots of the day brought tears to our eyes the first few times we saw the montage by Max & Molly. We also had them video the ceremony and the speeches with audio so that we could watch them beginning to end again (and again, and again…!) because we knew our memory of it would be a blur. The video really captures the mood and energy of the day in a way that the photos can’t.
Another bit of advice is to not simply take the first vendor that’s presented to you if they don’t quite hit the mark. Our band, for example, is one vendor that we really pushed for more and more options. We knew we had a tall order (wanting a band that could play everything from bossa nova and jazz standards to hip hop and pop & do it really well!) but we are so glad that we kept the search going until we found “Jump Start”!
This wedding is also featured in the current issue of The Knot, on stands now!!
If you are as much in love with vineyard weddings as we are, check out this gorgeousness!!
Ceremony & Reception Site: The Villa at Sunstone Vineyards
Photography: Annie McElwain
Videography: Max & Molly
Consultant/Planner: The Love Riot
Event Design & Styling: Jesi Haack Design
Officiant: Nanette McIntyre
Bride’s Gown: Pnina Tornai
Hair & Makeup: 10.11 Makeup
Veil: Pnina Tornai (designer)
Bride’s Shoes: Jimmy Choo
Rose gold arrow ring: Workhorse
Bridesmaid Dresses: BHLDN (1-shoulder dress), Amsale (halter dress)
Paper Goods + Custom Wood Signs: Lupa & Pepi
Calligraphy: Anne Robin
Florals: Honey + Poppies
Rentals: Classic Party Rentals
Flatware: Casa De Perrin
Lounge Furniture: Vintage Vignettes
Lighting: The Lighter Side
Catering: Heirloom LA
Mixologist/Bartender: Pharmacie, Los Angeles, CA
Music(ceremony and reception): “Jump Start” from Bob Gail Events
Cake: Solvang Bakery
Other Desserts: Heirloom LA, Enjoy Cupcakes
Favors: Blended salts by bride & groom, Labels by Lupa & Pepi