The couple: Heather and Gary
The Wedding: 10.3.09 – Beltane Ranch, Glen Ellen, CA
What three adjectives best describe your wedding? Fun, intimate, romantic
What inspired your personal wedding style, and how did you incorporate your personalities into your big day? Music was a huge inspiration. We spent weeks putting together set lists for the ceremony, dinner and dancing. We wanted to hear all of our favorite music throughout the day…not the traditional music an inexperienced DJ might play. No chicken dance for us. It was great! To go along with that musical theme, our friends helped us make our wedding favors, which were magnets that looked like show tickets. They had the wedding information on them, including the date, location and what table to sit at, and our tables were named after bands we’ve seen in concert together.
I also really wanted a classic bridal look, so I went with a birdcage veil and pearls, and wore my grandmother’s wedding ring. We had a nice mix of both classic and modern. We really wanted our day to be uniquely “us,” and it was.
Looking back, what are the moments, decisions or memories that you love the most about your wedding? One of the best decisions we made was choosing the Beltane Ranch as our wedding ceremony and reception location. It was so gorgeous! We rented out the whole B&B for the weekend, so were able to have our wedding party stay with us, which was so much fun.
Another great decision was choosing Jerry and Ingrid of Jerry Yoon Photographers. They are truly amazing! I can’t even express how excited we were to see our pictures – they are artistic and fun, which is exactly what we wanted.
One other thing we love is that we have the record for the shortest ceremony among our friends and family. We love that, and so did everyone else! We wanted to minimize boredom and maximize fun. And of course picking each song we wanted to hear from beginning to end turned out great…we danced all night!
Wedding Color Palette: Shades of gray and orange with red and pink accents.
The Wedding Team:
Photographer: Jerry Yoon Photographers
Event Planner: Denise Kramer Weddings
Ceremony and Reception Venue: Beltane Ranch
Officiant: A personal friend
Invitation Designer: Our friend Steve Pecko
Florist: Huckleberry Karen Designs
Catering: Park Avenue Catering
Wine: Our friends Sean and Chenin from Basket Case Wine
Cake: Teeny Cake
Wedding dress: Cymbeline Paris from Nouvelle Vogue
Bridal accessories: Shoes- Grace Footwear, Veil- Unveiled Bridal Designs
Bridesmaids apparel and accessories: JCrew
Groom and groomsmen apparel and accessories: Z Zegna
Hair and make-up: Sherrie Long Makeup, Hair and Effects
Transportation: Pure Luxury
Favors: With the help of friends, we made magnets that looked liked concert tickets, which also doubled as seating place cards
Rings: Edward’s Jewelry and Imports
Thank you so much Heather and Gary!
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All images above by Jerry Yoon Photographers