Autumnal Moody | New England Forest Wedding 

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Jaya and Jon lived in LA and New York before finding their way to Portland, Maine, and with family and friends coming from all over the county, they wanted their wedding to show off the food and scenery of the region. Jaya embraced their Halloween-weekend date by going for autumnal moody decor, much of which she crafted herself.

They loved the colorful leaves of the forest sanctuary behind the Barn on Walnut Hill, but when rain moved the event inside, their ceremony turned warm and cozy with inviting candlelit surrounding the guests and illuminating the rich crimsons, golds, and black velvet decorating the barn.

Behind the barn, Harvest Moon catering worked tirelessly in the rain to wood-fire fresh beets, foraged mushrooms, and winter squash for a beautiful farm to table meal.

Jon and Jaya also enlisted the talents of their friends and family to make the night even more special and personal. The event included musical performances by friends during the ceremony, a witty and heartfelt toast from Jaya’s sister (who also designed the invitations!) and her cousins even performed an impromptu song once the dance floor opened!

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Venue: Barn on Walnut Hill | Planning: Toby Ingalls | Catering: Harvest Moon | Florals: Bad Rabbit Flowers | MUAH: Hair that Moves Maine | Bridal Gown: Sarah Seven NYC | Groom’s Attire: Hickey Freeman | Paper Suite: Grace Canaan | Band: Silver Arrow Band


Chic Outdoorsy Wedding Above the Pacific | Big Sur

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As California natives, Big Sur has held a special place for both Alexis and Derek and when they selected Ventana for their wedding, they liked the idea of sharing an entire weekend in Big Sur with their friends and family.

The day began with welcome drinks at the Glass House, overlooking Big Sur’s dramatic coastline. Jackson, the 13-year-old family dog played ring bearer for their ceremony in the redwood grove. Wild, unruly grasses in the florals juxtaposed modern lines on the invites and menus, the perfect embrace of natural, yet chic Big Sur luxury. Ventana sits above the fog line and the glow of the setting sun over the mist lit up the oak trees and the guests at their tables overlooking the water. 

For their first dance, a friend performed a Van Morrison tune and after dinner and cake, a sleeping baby Van would be serenaded with more acoustic Van Morrison around the fire pits. The night had exactly the fun, outdoorsy, big family dinner party vibe they had hoped for.

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Venue: Ventana Big Sur | Planner: The Framework Events | Florals: Le Bouquet | MUAH: Alissa DiMaggio | Gown: Laure De Sagazan via Wild Bride | Paper Goods: Bourne Paper Co | Videography: Howard Films | DJ: Ryan Senior | String Quartet: Subito Strings


Mt. Madonna Redwood Grove Wedding

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Jenn and Sam met while working the tomato harvest on a farm in Texas. Eventually, Jenn followed Sam back to Northern California where the pair and their dog Doc can be found early Sunday mornings selling organic produce at Silicon Valley farmers markets. It won’t surprise anyone to learn their favorite thing to do is cook for each other, and their dearest friends and family.

They wanted their wedding to be about feeding their people and to feel “like the best backyard BBQ we’ll ever host.” Post-ceremony dinner in the redwoods consisted of smoked ribs, lots of tomatoes, and to blend their Bay Area and Texas heritage, the menu included Topo Chico and IT’S ITs.

The charming idea of “getting ready in a yurt” had its challenges (like not enough power for a hairdryer and no phone reception), but, the informal vibe of a picnic in the redwood grove at Mt Madonna Park was exactly the right fit for their vision. The nooks of trees surrounding the tables created "living spaces” for various activities and for friends and family to connect, share a drink, or take a walk thorough the forest.

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MUAH: Shaida Locasio | Florals: Soaps of Seven Flowers | Catering: Naz Johnson | Rings: Esqueleto | Gown: BHLDN | Suit: Bonobos | Desert: It’s Its


Dazzling Wedding on the Water | Sausalito Yacht Club

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When Amy moved to Mill Valley to be with Kacey, the Sausalito Yacht Club soon become an extension of their living room. Kacey grew up sailing locally and around the world and the two share a love of the water. They really wanted their wedding to feel like their guests were coming to their house for a nice dinner.

Amy and Kacey arrived to the yacht club in supreme style aboard the Schooner Freda B. Guests watched on from the dock as they shared vows, rings, and raised their personalized flag. Cake cutting and loving toasts were followed by a magnificent surprise: a fireworks show over the water! It was a dinner party not to be forgotten.

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Venue: Sausalito Yacht Club | Planning: Lily Spruce | Florals: Rito Ito | MUAH: The Glamorist | Calligraphy: Rona Siegel | Rentals: Bright Event Rentals | Coffee Cart: Hedge | Sail Boat : Freda B | Fireworks: Pyro Spectaculars, Inc. | Band: Pop Rocks | The Wedding Detailer | Bridal Gowns: Vera Wang & Oscar de la Renta | Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Officiant: Eric Winkler | Watercolor: Alice Koswara