Ooooohhhh! I love this one! Beverly and Banjo describe their wedding at the spectacularly scenic HammerSky Vineyard as rustic, but it is just so much more! The sunny, soft shades of yellow mixed with the palest smoke grey was sophisticated. The gorgeous summery flowers were lush and romantic, and the sunset over the vineyard, captured by Mike Larson, perfectly ethereal. All of it combined? Elegant, natural, and oh-so-happy!
The Couple: Beverly and Banjo
The Wedding: 9.4.11 - HammerSky Vineyards - Paso Robles, CA
What three adjectives best describe your wedding day? Rustic, Memorable, Amazing
Was there a decor theme that ran through your wedding? What was the inspiration for
that particular idea and how did it reflect you as a couple? We definitely wanted to go rustic and have a homey family backyard affair with a few
romantic notes. The exposed long dark wooden tables set the tone for the whole theme
and brought the look of the reception area together. We aspired for a relaxed affair
with our closest family and friends.
What were some of the different ways you used decor elements to create the beautiful, cohesive event you were
envisioning? We used the color palette of grey and yellow to create a fresh and lively garden
event in the midst of the vibrant vineyard. We used dark wood, bright flowers with a lot of
succulents, and billy balls! We also added a last minute accessory of chandeliers to our
ceremony which created a romantic backdrop along with the amazing view of the HammerSky Vineyards. The long market string lights that went across the reception table gave it an
intimate feel and much needed ambient lighting. Paired with the spotlights around the
vineyard that lit up after sundown, they made it feel like an enchanting event.
Where did you choose to hold your wedding, and how did the location influence your
decor decisions? We chose HammerSky Vineyards because it was such a relaxed, quaint, unpretentious, and rustic
vineyard location. It is what a vineyard should be! A barn and the beautiful rolling hills with old oak trees
as a backdrop was the catalyst for the décor. Of course, this was all highlighted by a
perfect sunset that rested along the rolling hills.
is from Southern California and Banjo from Northern California so the area of Paso
Robles, in the middle of the state, was perfect for our destination wedding. We made
our wedding a weekend event for our friends and family. A day of wine tasting in the
country side to relax was just the perfect prelude to
our wedding day. Onsite at the vineyard is a century old farmhouse that we stayed in with some of our close
friends for the wedding weekend.
Looking back, do you have a favorite project or successful decor idea from your
wedding? Tell us what you loved about it! It was definitely a huge project finding our wedding team since this was a destination
wedding, but in the end we found the best people in the area who made us so comfortable in our
wedding choices. Because of our
amazing team we had such great response from our guests. They haven't stopped talking about how relaxed they were with
the great company, beautiful vineyard, tasty eats, soulful music, awesome sunset, delicious wines
and the all-around charming experience. Our photographer, Mike Larson, and his team along with videographer
Joel Vanz, are the best in what they do. They captured our special day and the unforgettable
moments leading up to it.
Our favorite project was the time spent
together with Beverly’s parents at Paso Robles early in the year on a rainy day to sample
the cakes, taste the wine from different vineyards and pair them with Chef Charlie’s
delicious creations. Food is our passion, and wine is our obsession, so it was a perfect day.
The Wedding Team:
Photographer: Mike Larson
Event Planner: Allure Event Designs
Ceremony and Reception Venue: HammerSky Vineyards
Videographer/Film Maker: Joel Vanz
Officiant: Barbara Koenig
Invitation Designer: Umbrella Tree Design
Catering: Chef Charlie
Florist: Allure Event Designs
Cake: The Cakery
Wedding dress: Nina Lamanna
Bridesmaid’s apparel and accessories: BHLDN
Groom and groomsmen apparel and accessories: John Varvatos
Hair and make-up: Isabel Nunez
DJ: DJ King James
Live music: Tini Grey
Transportation: Ride On
Dance instruction: Stella Collins
Rentals: Classic Party Rentals
Lighting: Kramer Entertainment
Thanks for sharing your lovely wedding with us, Beverly and Banjo!
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