I know that Thursdays are usually reserved for engagement shoots, but today, I'm mixing it up and featuring another gorgeous wedding! YAY for more pretty flowers and details! This elegant wedding was shot by Heather Scharf Photography, and designed around its beautiful winery venue up in Saratoga, California. Using many shades of rich violet, wine bottles, wine corks and candlelight, many of the beautiful details were completed by the bride herself! Kelly and Joel actually got engaged up in wine country, which later served as Kelly's inspiration for their big and beautiful wedding this past April at The Mountain Winery.
The bride walked down the aisle holding a bouquet of English roses, anemones and ranunculas in shades of ivory and violet, with small bouquet charms holding photos of lost loved ones attached to the handle. "Everywhere you looked, there were special touches of sentiment and love, and it is no wonder I cried behind my camera several times witnessing how much love Kelly and Joel have for each other," said their photographer, Heather Scharf.
After the outdoor ceremony, guests enjoyed wine and cocktails on the Redwood Deck, while Kelly, Joel and their wedding party ventured off for photos all over the winery. My personal favorites are the gorgeous bridal shots that Heather took of Kelly in front of that beautiful door and entryway! SO pretty!
The dinner reception was decorated using thousands of wine corks collected by the bride, groom and their families, along with many emptied and cleaned wine bottles used for the table numbers and centerpieces. The couple chose to have not one, but TWO wedding cakes created by Flower Flour - one being a more traditional three tier wedding cake adorned with lots of flowers and ruffles, and the other, a surprise groom's cake that Kelly had made in memory of Joel's classic car that he lost in a fire.
Elegant Violet Wedding at California Winery - Vendors & Credits
Photographer: Heather Scharf Photography
Venue: The Mountain Winery
Floral and Cake Designer: Flower Flour
DJ: BIG FUN Disc Jockeys
Wedding Stationery: Only the Best
Videographer: Ocean Blue Videography
Officiant: Reverend Rich Menefee
Hair Stylist: Thu Tam Nguyen
Makeup Artist: Nicole Ferraz Gill
Transportation: LoneStar Transportation
Photo Booth: DG Event Photo Booth
Wedding Dress: Lazaro via Trudys
Bride's Shoes: GLINT
Bridesmaids Attire: Love by Enzoani
Groomsmen Attire: Mens Wearhouse