Michelle and Chris
Chester, CA – Private Ranch
Note from the Bride: Planning our wedding was a process that started with an intimate beach side ceremony and evolved to a three-day celebration at my family’s ranch. Once we chose the Bay Area venue, the rest of the pieces started to fall into place. Chris and I wanted it to be quality, with good music, good food, and good drinks. For us, the ultimate key to enjoying the process was the vendors, and we were incredibly fortunate to compile an amazing team that understood our vision and ran with it.
We were married on a rustic arbor build by my father. My mother drove me in horse & buggy to the wedding; she and our friend also sang at our ceremony. Our florist created a scene at the ceremony site with a simple heart shaped flower out of butter mums hanging from an old cabin door, orchids hanging from the pine trees, and a white rose petal scroll down the aisle.
Following a short cocktail hour with a local three piece jazz band, the reception kicked off with a Rat Pack cover band. A dinner buffet followed. Most impressive was how good the food was, especially because the caterers were not working with a full commercial kitchen! The head table was decorated by our florist, Blooms by Martha Andrews. The key to pulling it all together was having an amazing coordinator who poured her heart and soul into our wedding.
Despite all of the stress and time involved with planning such an event, Chris and I feel that it could not have been a better celebration or a better weekend with those we love.
Congratulations Michelle and Chris! We were so happy to be a part of your gorgeous wedding!
Jazz Band: Greg D’Augelli and Group