Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Kate + Sam | Paradise Ridge Winery | Wine Country Wedding

Kate and Sam are the sweetest couple. Their wedding took place on a beautiful Fall day during sunset in November last year. They incorporated their two cultures in a perfect way. Kate hand made some of the Persian elements for their Persian ceremony spread and it turned out so beautiful. Their wedding had a Fall theme to it since it's Kate's favorite season and it matched perfectly with their venue. At the end of the wedding, guests lined up and and surrounded the couple with candles for their candlelight exit, it was so special. I loved being a part of their wedding and seeing this special couple tie the knot. Congratulations Kate and Sam! Wishing you all the best as you begin this next chapter in your lives as husband and wife! xoxo

photographer // Elle Jae Photography 
florist // Flower Affairs

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Julia + Mihir | St. Francis Winery | Wine Country Wedding

I had the pleasure of working with Julia and Mihir on two events last September. They hosted a pre-wedding cocktail party at One Kearny Club in San Francisco the night before their wedding, which took place at beautiful St. Francis Winery. I worked closely with the couple to recommend and book their vendors after they had chosen their two venues. After months of planning, I was excited to see everything come together for them and both events were such a success. Thank you to the amazing vendor teams that helped pull off such wonderful events. It was fun planning the wedding and seeing Julia and Mihir enjoying their special day. Congratulations to this lovely couple! 

Check out their highlight film by IQ Videography!

Before the ceremony took place on the lawn, there was a bride's processional and groom's processional at the the front of the winery where the two sides came together and joined in on some dancing, accompanied by Indian musicians. After this processional, guests took their seats and the couple exchanged their vows in this gorgeous setting above. 

Julia and Mihir love food so a lot of the planning was focused on that. These escort cards opened up and listed the menu the couple selected and was catered by Elaine Bell. There were a bunch of stations of different kinds of food that were such a hit! There was even a nitrogen ice cream station after dinner along with many other desserts.

The couple hand-bottled wine for guests to take at the end of the night!

photographer // Elle Jae Photography 
videographer // IQ Videography 
lighting // Got Light
hair + make-up // Meaganne McCandess 
jazz musicians // Nova Jazz Band