Jay and Kacey traveled all the way from Texas for their central California vineyard wedding. Guests traveled from far and wide to celebrate with them at Still Waters Vineyards, an endearing boutique vineyard loaded with rustic charm that blended in perfectly with all of their vintage vineyard wedding ideas.
Amazingly enough Jay and Kacey did not see their venue or meet any of their vendors until the week of the wedding. All of their decisions were based on reviews and by phone conversations. As crazy as this sounds, everything seemed to work out beautifully. You can see more of their wedding in the full gallery by clicking here. Photographed by Jonathan Roberts.
From The Bride:
A DIY project that we chose to take on was our burlap and mismatched paper programs. My grandmother and I spent many hours sewing each program together. Jay and I wrote a letter to our guests and had it displayed in an old typewriter next to the programs.
I wanted my guests to feel welcome and at home so I had strawberry lemonade and cucumber water served to them before the start of the ceremony. Each mason jar displayed handmade straws with flags attached that had a special note on each.
We used tea-stained doilies as escort cards and displayed them with clothespins on an old ladder. As a destination wedding, we wanted everything to be very intimate and wanted to incorporate special details throughout the entire day for our guests who had traveled all over the country to celebrate with us in Calfornia. I chose antique furniture and antique mismatched china and flatware pieces to be the focal point of the reception. Full bloomed romantic flowers in hues of blush and light yellow were set in milk honey and vintage glass vases on each of my guest tables and dotted my dessert buffet and guest favor stand.
Jay was intent on DIY guest favors that were native to California so we decided on honey from the California Bee Company. We had the honey jarred in half pint mason jars and together spent one afternoon placing fabric and tags on each individual jar.
Anyone who knows me well, knows that I am obsessed with desserts! We provided hundreds of delicious desserts to our guests; lemon bars, chocolate chip cookies, blueberry scones, olallieberry and strawberry rhubarb pies, peanut butter brownies and carrot cake cupcakes, along with our classic peach cake were beautifully displayed on an antique wooden dresser.
As a bride from Texas getting married on the central coast of California (without seeing my venue or meeting any of my vendors in person until the week of the wedding), I made many decisions based on reviews online at weddingwire.com and by speaking to vendors over the phone. And it wouldn’t be fair to not mention a few very important websites, for there is no way that I could have gotten through the months of planning without Pinterest, Etsy and The Wedding Chicks. I will be forever grateful to these three amazing websites!"
Flowers: April Flowers
Photographer: Jonathan Roberts
Venue: Still Waters Vineyards
Cake: Christine's Cake Creations
Caterer: Mama's Meatball
Coordinator: Velvet Alley Events
Dress Designer: San Patrick, style 'Cobalto'
Shoe Designer: Badgley Mischka
Stationery: anna.michelle cards
Prop or Furniture Rentals: Embellis Vintage Rentals
China+Flatware Rentals:Verity Jane Vintage Rentals
Calligraphy: Rachel Carl & Co.
Bridesmaids Dresses: Waters Style #9539