|Clay and Lindsey enjoying their moment in the vines with the A-team of photographers|
We are in the business of weddings, we are there to see and share so many of these events and we normally think the world of our couples. This day was no different but then again it was, Clay and Lindsey are friends of ours and Clay is also a wedding photographer and we've been on the team together for so many other brides. This had to be perfect, it had to. They had a vision for The "Modern Romantic" style that is a little different, very detailed and very personal to them. When a wedding pro gets married, they know what the day is capable of being. It has to be said they had a team of wedding pro's that was insane, we felt honored to even be part of it. they could not have done a better job matching their style to the team. If you want to see how a great wedding comes together, read on.
The ceremony was done by the Grooms father in a way only someone who loves you can do it. They stood under two huge Oaks at Tres Hermanas Winery, the pictures will tell the story, no one took their eyes off of Clay and Lindsey for the entire thing and the vows were a moment of their own. After the ceremony, the guests moved to another part of the winery for cocktails and fun. The music for this part of the day was a live Trio... "The Band Edison" I loved them! They did covers but with a cool flare that was awesome. (Their version of Summertime Sadness was just sic...lol) again, they found the perfect group to fit the vision. For our Brides planning a future Day, take this to heart, if you find the right team, you will always have the right day..:)
Then came dinner, and what a meal, the food was prepared with amazing style and a flare for "foodie" flavor by Chef Mike Foley and Chefs Table Catering. This is by far one of the best catering companies on The Central Coast of California but they are more than catering, a family based team who always reach further to get it right. Becky Foley leads the service end and they have a team of people on every event with smiles and the clean cut look you have to have. they were the perfect choice for this event.
It needs to be said that this wedding was coordinated by Colleen Gregory from Eventful Wedding Planning. We work with good coordinators all the time but the best ones are the glue for the event. She's one of those, she did an incredible job of balancing the very detailed ... (very detailed) vision for the day with all of the curves she was thrown and came through with flying colors. The take away for you future brides should be this, have a coordinator and allow them to lead by allowing your team to be as good as they are. She did, they did and it was amazing to watch. You have to have someone who knows your vision to make the details happen without you having to deal.
Then came the night!, the dance floor warmed up with couples dancing to Dean martin and Frank Sinatra while Clay and his stunning Bride went for sun-down shots on the edge of the green fields that surround this beautiful winery. When they returned we had a very cool version of a Hall and Oats classic for their 1st dance which led us to a custom recorded original song for the Father Daughter dance played and sung by her family. The other dances led straight to a night of dancing which was the crazy, insane kind of fun that makes the night seem to go too fast .... Then the grand send off in a classic 40's sedan. Watching them go was ........well, like the beginning of the real Happily Ever After. ...lol This is how it's supposed to be. .... and now for all the details..:)
The Location: Tres Hermanas Winery, in the wine country close to Los Alamos, Ca.
The Officiant: Clay's Father
The Coordinator: Colleen Gregory eventfulweddingplanning.com
The Photography: Sarah Kathleen and Sabby sarahkathleen.com
(please note the photo'd herein are from my phone, hers are waaaaayyy better..lol)
The Food: Chefs Table Catering chefstablecatering.com
The Live Music: The Band Edison facebook.com/thebandEdison
The MC / DJ: DJ Bob :) - Phase 1 Mobile DJ www.p1dj.com
String Lighting: Kramer Events