When a girl from Texas gets married in California, a rustic glam wedding is the perfect marriage of her two lifestyles. Tami and CJ said “I do” at Union Hill Inn in front of their friends and family in a gorgeous indoor ceremony surrounded by twinkling gold light and flowers in autumnal shades. Paco & Betty beautifully captured the fun-filled celebration from each perfectly placed botanical detail designed by Scarlett & Grace to joyous moments shared by the newlyweds and their guests.
Tami and CJ
Union Hill Inn, Sonora, California
I am originally from Texas, lived there half my life and the West Coast (mostly San Francisco) the other half. I have worn cowboy boots for as long as I can remember, even on the West Coast, so I knew that I wanted a rustic feel. However, I also own a women’s and kids clothing line, Sovereign Strong, and have worked in the fashion industry since before college. With that said, I wanted our wedding to be chic with great design at the same time, so we called it “rustic chic”. One of my bridesmaids (and the friend who flew to Seattle to help me find my wedding dress) did the design work. She and her husband are the founders of Jack and Ginger – they plan and design weddings and they are amazing at it! She knows my personality well and was able to nail every aspect of the look and feel we were going for.
My favorite moment of the wedding was the ceremony. We had most of our loved ones in one room. CJ has a way with words when it comes to speaking his heart and I have never felt so loved and appreciated in all my life. My brother officiated the ceremony, we had our siblings and their kids in the wedding and our brother in law sang and played guitar. Being able to hear CJ‘s words and see both of our parent’s and sibling’s faces as we shared that moment was priceless. Don’t get me wrong, the reception was a total blast – it was during the World Series and I’m a huge SF Giants fan, so we had score updates after every run. The Giants ended up winning that night (phew) and then winning the whole series while we were on our honeymoon. I can’t think of one thing that went wrong on our wedding day – it was very special and will remain my favorite day ever!
The Couple Recommends:
I have to say that: Paco and Betty, Events Extraordinaire, Jack and Ginger, Scarlett and Grace, Mike’s Branding Iron BBQ, and Paul’s Rustic Oven stood out from the crowd. They made our day special and perfect for everyone who attended. Especially for CJ and me.
The Wedding Team:
Photography – Paco & Betty
Event Planning – Events Extraordinaire
Venue – Union Hill Inn
Floral Design – Scarlett & Grace
Catering – Mike’s Branding Iron BBQ
DJ – No Limits DJs
Invitations – Jack & Ginger Studios
Hair Styling – Renaissance Salon
Wedding Dress – The Dress Theory
Groom’s Apparel – J.Crew
Groomsmen’s Apparel – J.Crew
Rings – Robbins Brothers
Thanks to Paco & Betty for sharing such stunning images with Junebug! The wood, the lights, and the romance all came together to make Tami and CJ’s wedding an irresistibly glamorous and rustic affair. For more amazing weddings out of the Golden State, check out our California Weddings board on Pinterest!