Modern Romance at Nella Terra Cellars

Another breathtaking wedding held at Nella Terra Cellars in Sunol, California. This venue is perfect because you have the option to have your wedding indoors, outdoors, or half indoors half outdoors! Our stunning bride envisioned a warm, romantic wedding, while still being simple and tasteful. For the bride, we arranged a formal clean and controlled bouquet using peonies, calla lilies, garden roses, and hydrangeas. These flowers were mostly white, with added pops of blush. The bridesmaid bouquets were smaller version of the bride’s bouquets, adding in touches of phlox. The groom’ boutonniere was a dainty off-white tea rose with hints of rucus and eucalyptus. At the head table, we arranged four large arrangements that sat on tall glass cylinders. These were created using a combination of off-whites, blush and dusty lavender flowers with hints dark green, adding a more garden feeling. The round tables had a combination of different centerpieces. Some had small bud vases of blush and off-white roses, surrounded by romantic floating candles. Other tables had small low lush arrangements using the same florals used in the large head table arrangements. Lastly, we topped the homemade wedding cake with lavender, blush, and off-white roses and hints of greenery.

Photography by Jihan Cerda Photography

Dress by Claire Egurrola

Makeup by Sahar Amini

Suits by Hugo Boss in Nordstrom

Rentals from Pleasanton Rentals

Catered by On The Vine Catering

Planned by Naseem Khalili

How To Organize Your Modern Wedding

How To Organize Your Modern Wedding

You may be a great manager. Maybe you run an office or run your own business. Multi-tasking is easy for you. That is until you decided to have a wedding. Suddenly there are not enough hours in the day, and you simply cannot begin to plan all the details of this monumental event.

To hold a wedding you have to contact different business people in different companies and coordinate their arrival. If one of these key players in the wedding fails, the domino effect will begin. So how do you rope this in and ensure you have your dream wedding?

 

 

Time to Call in the Team

A wedding planner is a must. Even wedding planners hire a wedding planner when they hold a wedding. You have enough to do to keep you running. Let the wedding planner do what she does and you have time to iron out the details. Even a wedding planner hires a wedding planner when she gets married. This is not about ability; it is about balancing a lot of details at once. You simply do not have time to be the wedding planner and the bride.

 

The Dresses

You can get the wedding gown of your choice or have one custom made. But it is best if you work with one vendor for the bridal gown and the bridesmaids dresses. Using a pro like Azazie will put your mind at ease. They are ready with all the hot colors for 2018.

 

Define Bridesmaid

Somewhere along the line, brides became confused about the duties of their bridesmaid’s. Your bridal party is made up of people you love and respect, who are willing to help you pull your wedding together.

This doesn’t mean they are to be treated like hired help. Nor does it mean they are to ignore their own responsibility to help you. Make your selections carefully. If one of your maids in waiting has young children, you cannot expect her to have time to run errands for you.

 

Assign Duties

Remember to be kind, thoughtful, and polite. Remember to thank them when they have taken their time and effort for you. The function of a bridesmaid is to attend to the needs of the bride. While the majority of the duties fall on the maid of honor, each member of the bridal party should be willing to assist. Whether that means mailing invitations, arranging flower donations to a nursing home after the wedding, or picking up your shoes from the mall. Ask your bridesmaids to help you and assign them duties as they have time to help.

 

Being organized for your wedding is not just a good thing, it is a critical thing. The organized bride has everything she needs at hand when she needs it. She is not searching for a necessary item that slipped her mind.

 

Be organized, but cut yourself some slack. If some little something goes wrong, you have two choices, laugh it off or ruin the honeymoon screaming and crying. The second option usually doesn’t end well. Life isn’t perfect, but you can be perfectly happy with a little effort.

Honeymoon Online Registry

Guests will expect you to have an online honeymoon registry. This has been the trending way to gift couples for the last several years. The easiest one is the free honeymoon registry by Honeyfund. This is free and easy for your guests and free and easy for you. You can link it to your wedding webpage and even link store registries to it if you want to. Honeyfund can be used to pay for events and activities that you choose. You do the work, and your guests simply select their gift and pay online on a secure site.

 

Follow these tips, and you are sure to have a beautiful wedding, with little stress.

French Inspired Modern Wedding

This French inspired wedding at Wente Vineyards in Livermore California was modern and sophisticated. The outdoor ceremony held on the terrace lawn was elegant and inviting. Boxwood hedges lined the aisle and all white rounded floral arrangements decorated ivory pedestals. The square altar, covered in romantic chiffon drapery and white flowers framed the bride and groom as they said their "I do's". The bride sparkled in her crystal beaded gown and carried a french garden bouquet in white, blush, and lavender. The maid of honor wore a navy dress and carried a bouquet of blush, lavender, white and burgundy. The reception, inside the Cresta Blanca room was truly breathtaking with deep navy linens and large flower centerpieces of rich burgundy dahlias, and dark blue hydrangea.

The day was captured by Josh Gruetzmacher Photography.