Yaxi and Kai met while attending UC Berkley and fell in love. This darling couple had a darling wedding to go with. With friends, family and deep roots in the Bay Area, they knew that California was the perfect destination for their special day. After touring several venues, the couple decided on the gorgeous Holman Ranch in Carmel Valley.
From the Designer & Coordinator:
For Yaxi, she wanted her wedding to feel elegant, relaxed, seasonal and understated. She loved neutral tones with pops of pastels and anything soft and feminine. We decided on a color palette of ivory, blush, cantaloupe and lemon.
Yaxi had a very clear vision for her wedding – a warm summer day in California’s wine country with a gorgeous view of the vineyards and rustic elegant touches. The amazing Holman Ranch in Carmel Valley had everything that she had envisioned, plus more.
We really wanted everything to feel cheerful but clean, so we used the floral as the pop of color while everything else stayed very soft and neutral. We selected linens in a beautiful eggshell color, used craft paper with whimsical script in white ink for her paper goods, and a mixture of milk glass, silvery metallic mercury glass and birch for her vessels.
Since Kai’s is such a dessert lover, we found it only necessary to do a custom dessert table of all his favorite goodies. We created a large display of cupcakes, cookies, lemon and cheesecake bars, French Macaroons, chocolate cake pops centered around a delicious carrot cake covered in butter cream. To keep in line with the rest of the event design, we used lots of white-ware platters and pedestals and made sure the confection and floral were bright in color.
Photographer: Delbarr Moradi Photography
Coordinator & Event Designer: Soiree By Simone Lennon
Venue: Holman Ranch
Hair & Makeup: Emily Leaverton at Magnolia Beauty Boutique
Cake: Patisserie Bechler
Caterer: Paradise Catering
DJ: Marty Satow, Good Vibrations
Dress Designer: Amsale
Flowers: Christine Cater, Christine Cater Floral Design
Groom’s Attire: J.Crew
Jewelry: Fourtane Estates Jewelers, Carmel-by-the-Sea, Ca
Shoe Designer: Kate Spade
Stationery: Union Street Papery
Confection: Batter Bakery, San Francisco
Dessert Table Design, Escort & Placement Cards, Chalkboards & Signage: Allison Silber, Engaged & Inspired
Linens: La Tavola Linens