Lesley and Michael’s wedding at the Vine Hill House in the Wine Country was nothing short of breathtaking. This was a new venue for me, and I couldn’t believe I had never shot there before. It’s a private, rustic estate, surrounded by orchards and vineyards in Sebastopol, California. There are several unique spots on the property for the ceremony, cocktails, dancing and dinner. I was drooling when I found the fallen apples on the ground for the main portrait on this post. I love the contrast between the elegant formality and untamed farm atmosphere coming together in this image.
Lesley was instrumental in creating the whimsical look of the wedding, choosing cheerful punchy colors that played beautifully against the organic hues of the farm. From Lesley, “To really communicate a bright & cheerful wedding, we wanted to have a lot of bright yellow, our favorite color. Finding the right bridesmaid dresses was a tough task, but I finally found them & they were perfect. To be honest, my bridesmaids were a bit hesitant about yellow, after all it’s not the typical bridesmaid dress color, but they all agreed that the shade was beautiful. Each of my bridesmaids has her own unique personality and style, therefore I encouraged them to accessorize the dress as they normally would. I had girls with chunky necklace’s, and dainty. Multi-color floral shoes, bright pink or nude. I really loved how they all coordinated in a mix & match feel. For the guys, I picked different ties for each of them based on their personalities, all infused with bright yellow – not to mention their fun striped, argyle or polka dot socks! It all coordinated wonderfully with their matching grey suits.”
Congratulations again, to Lesley and Michael!
Vine Hill House wedding
Venue: Vine Hill House,Makeup: Anais Artistry, Band, Larry Lynch & the Mob, Hair, Sylvie Simon @ Population Salon, Shoes:, French Connection, Rentals, Encore Events Rentals, Accent Furniture Rentals, Milk Glass Vintage Rentals,Wedding Dress, Amy Kuschel,Bridesmaids Dresses,Jenny Woo via …and Something Blue,Catering: Trends Catering,Floral Design: Maria Philbin