Austin and Celeste were married last September at Austin's family vineyard, Hope Family Vineyard in Paso Robles, California, so it comes as no surprise that the couple met at a wine event! "As the staff photographer for the former Texas Hill Country Food and Wine Festival, my job was to photograph the highlighted winemakers and chefs," said Celeste. "It was my first location of the day, on the first day of the festival. Task at hand - photograph Austin Hope of Hope Family Wines...Austin, being young and a jokester, took me totally by surprise. He found me first and proceeded to reveal his smart aleck ways as I photographed the wine, not him. Ten minutes later, I was formally introduced to the wine maker, my subject. I felt a little dumb for snubbing him earlier, but he wasn't what I pictured and thought he was some guy flirting with me while I was trying to work...He, of course, charmed the hell out of me and the rest is history. I thought the troublemaker was too cute to pass up."
Austin and Celeste's stunning wedding photos by Jeff Newsom and rustic wedding decor are what really caught my eye, and I know you'll love it, too! The couple hosted a full wedding weekend for their guests, which started off with a family BBQ on Friday, followed by a winery tour and the wedding on Saturday, wine tastings and a Randy Rogers concert for guests on Sunday. As you can see, the outdoor event was decorated with lots of wine, candles, white florals and beautiful antique furniture.
Rustic California Vineyard Wedding - Vendors & Credits
Photographer: Jeff Newsom
Venue: Hope Family Vineyard
Wedding Planner: Barbara Lewis
Caterer: Pacific Harvest Catering
Pies: Two Little Birds Bakery
Musicians: Randy Rogers, Brady Black, Tameca Jones and The Spazmatics
Wedding Stationery: Bonita Press
Hair Stylist: Angelic Dubois, Lea Journo Salon
Makeup Artist: Amy Sparks
Bridal Attire: Wedding dress by Vera Wang, shoes by Jimmy Choo and jewelry by Kendra Scott
Groomsmen Attire: Suit and shoes by John Varvatos