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Early Bird Wedding in California

wedding photography by Ty French Photography @weddingchicks

We know you have probably heard it too many times to count, but we are going to say it again, get started sooner rather then later. Our next bride is a testament to that fact and she will tell you just how much she loved her early bird wedding in California, because she planned ahead!
Keep reading to see what Logan has to say about her big day and her planning process. Plus visit the full gallery here to see even more of this vineyard wedding photographed by Ty French Photography.

peach and red bouquet @weddingchicks

Katie May wedding dress @weddingchicks

half up wedding hair @weddingchicks

pink bridesmaid dresses @weddingchicks

formal groomsmen look @weddingchicks

To 1st Look or Not to 1st Look

If I could change or do anything differently I personally would have done a “first look.” My husband was very adamant about seeing me for the first time walking down the aisle which I respected and understood. I loved that moment where we saw each other and will never forget the look on his face.

However for picture/photography/ and time sake, I feel like a first look would have given us a little more photo opportunities since cocktail hour is limited. Other than that, the wedding was beautiful and I cannot thank my vendors enough for all of their inspiring work.

rose aisle decor @weddingchicks

vineyard wedding ceremony @weddingchicks

wedding drink station @weddingchicks

wedding ceremony @weddingchicks

just married @weddingchicks

Forward Thinking

To all of the beautiful future brides out there, here is my piece of advice: Plan ahead. I was lucky enough to be about 98% done with everything for the wedding 5 months before the date. This way I was able to enjoy every single day until the actual wedding. I got to soak everything in and be excited rather than stressing/ pulling all-nighters to make name tags for the seating chart. Plan ahead, it makes wedding planning that much easier!

wedding monogram @weddingchicks

seating assignment dislplay @weddingchicks

wedding ceremony in wine cellar @weddingchicks

formal winary table decor @weddingchicks

flower topped wedding cake @weddingchicks

wedding dance @weddingchicks

Get a closer look at this early bird wedding in California by watching the fabulous film created by Erica Marr Films below.

https://vimeo.com/127998389

ServiceVendor
Bridesmaid DressesDessy
Bridesmaid Dressesexact style and color click here
Cakes & CateringCakes to Celebrate
Coordinators & StylistsKim Healy-Franzetti | Groom & His Men: Vera Wang Collection
DressKatie May
FlowersSoiree Design & Events
Lighting & EntertainmentPro Sound DJs
OfficiantsTwo Rings and A Kiss Wedding Officiant
Photo BoothThe Social Chimp Photo Booth
PhotographersTy French Photography
VenuesLeoness Cellars
Wedding FilmsErica Marr Films
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