Modern, timeless, and romantic are just a few words that come to mind when looking through these photos from Jerika and Charles’ California wedding at Vintage Ranch. The day started with an intimate outdoor ceremony overlooking a gorgeous vineyard and ended in an indoor/outdoor barn reception. The couple combined clean, minimalist design in the outdoor tent with rustic décor in the indoor barn to create two separate but equally beautiful spaces that reflected both sides of their personalities. We can’t get enough of this adorable couple’s fashion choices, which included a delicate sequin Sarah Seven wedding gown and a custom blue velvet blazer from Tailors’ Keep. Our hats off to photographer Alexandra Wallace for capturing the pure joy, love, and excitement in this lovely wedding!
Jerika and Charles
Vintage Ranch, Paso Robles, California
We wanted our wedding day look to be classic, timeless, and unique. I wore the Lille dress by Sarah Seven. As soon as I laid my eyes on it, I knew it was going to be special. The low cut neck line and open back added a touch of modern fashion, the capped sleeves added a classic look, and the delicate sequins just took my breath away. To top off the look, I wore Charles‘ grandmothers pearls paired with Margaret Elizabeth’s ‘Moonstone Sausalito Bangle” and her “Petite Moonstone Crawlers.”
Charles‘ suit was custom made in San Francisco by Ryan, the owner of Tailors’ Keep. Andi, our wedding coordinator, suggested a blue velvet blazer and as soon as I saw pictures, I knew it would be a perfect match for my dress. (And boy did he look stunning!!)
Alexandra, our photographer, was a dream come true and a phenomenal photographer! She was fast yet thoughtful, flawless, and went with the flow. Alli captured photos I didn’t even think of capturing and made us feel so comfortable in front of the camera even though we are both so camera shy. Alli was so great about capturing real moments and blending in with all that was happening. We couldn’t have chosen a better photographer! We love you, Alli!
From the groom: The most memorable part was all the laughter, tears of joy, and love that happened throughout the whole day. Our non-traditional ceremony was officiated by our good friend Bernie. Our vows were filled with passion and jokes, which carried on through the toasts and dancing. It’s a night we will never forget.
We personalized our wedding with a few DIY projects and custom pieces we found and could use in our everyday lives/home décor. The biggest project was practicing my calligraphy to make our welcome sign, seating chart, place cards, ice cream menu, and bar menu. It was so much fun!
Some items we took form around our home were galvanized letters, a customized succulent letter planter (made by my best friend Terri), and a felt letter board that we used to display our dinner menu.
From the bride: For me, the most memorable time of the day was the last song of the night. We weren’t planning on dancing to “Home” by Edward Sharp & The Magnetic Zeros. We thought the song would play in the background as we did our sparkler exit. But, of course, we danced to it anyways and what made it most memorable was when Charles swept me off my feet (literally!) and danced with me in his arms. It was like the whole night froze and all I could see was my husband. All I can remember was how happy and alive I felt in that very moment!
The Wedding Team:
Photography – Alexandra Wallace
Second Shooter – Grace Kathryn Photography
Event Planning – Bowties and Bubbly Events
Venue – Vintage Ranch
Flowers – San Francisco Flower Mart
Catering – Field to Table
Cake – Papercake Events
Gelato – Holy Gelato!
Bartending – Bottles and Ice
Live Music – Barbara Murphy
Invitations – Reb Peters Press
Makeup Artist – Couture Makeup
Hair Styling – Danielle Roberts
Wedding Dress – Sarah Seven
Bridal Accessories – Margaret Elizabeth
Bridesmaids’ Apparel – Show Me Your Mumu
Groom’s Apparel – Tailors’ Keep
Groomsmen’s Apparel – Men’s Wearhouse
Rings – Love & Luxe
Rentals – All About Events and Botanica Events
Photo Booth – Vintage Fiesta
Favors – My Wedding Store
Sparklers – Sparklers R Us
Congratulations to Jerika and Charles, and a special thanks to Alexandra Wallace for sharing these lovely wedding photos with Junebug! If you enjoyed the combination of rustic and classic details in this wedding, we think you’ll love this timeless Catskills barn wedding at Handsome Hollow!