Zoe and John's late-August destination wedding in California merged a romantic, natural setting with DIY touches (including some from the groom) and a soft color palette.
After their ceremony, the couple took portraits at their reception venue, Bear Flag Farm. "It was love at first sight when my sister sent me a link to the venue," Zoe said. "It was exactly the ambience we wanted, from the lavender fields to the romantic bridal room to the citrus trees. Just enough vintage, romance, and whimsy."
On the cake table, two Swedish princess torte cakes (genoise, fresh strawberries, creme patisserie, and whipped cream) and two Geri's Chocolate Fudge cakes (devil's food cake filled with ganache and hazelnut cream) flanked a two-tier pave cake (alternating layers of genoise, chocolate pastry, ganache, and coffee buttercream). The spread was decorated with colorful garlands.
Photography: Jose Villa
Flowers: Nancy Liu Chin Designs
Videography: Weddings on Film
Wedding coordination: Bliss'd Weddings & Events
Cakes: Nora del Chamberlin Custom Cakes, 510.526.8732
Lighting: Monkey Glue
Ceremony music: The Camellia String Quartet
Stationery printing: Christine Capelli
Catering: Grace Lee Events
Hair and makeup: Kiira Love & Co.
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