This California Wedding at The Grove Came Together with Love from The Couple’s Family and Friends

November 12, 2017 | emy

Days after their fairytale California wedding, tragedy struck and Kelly and Trey lost their home to the Tubbs fire. This couple fully involved their families throughout their big day and these wedding photos hold precious, joyful memories of a happier time. The two exchanged vows at The Grove in a magical redwood forest ceremony, surrounded by the natural beauty and love of their guests followed by a fun-filled reception at The Union Hotel. St. Helena Florist designed the stunning succulent-filled bridal bouquet and flower crowns. Photographer Jana Contreras Photography, sister of the bride and maid of honor, captured the emotional day, from a sweet father-daughter first look to couple portraits dwarfed by the giant trees, with Alyssa Luzaich Photography filling in as second shooter so Jana could stand beside her sister during the ceremony. Tragedy makes you hold your loved ones a little tighter and Junebug wishes these newlyweds hope and strength.

The Couple:

Kelly and Trey

The Wedding:

Union Hotel, Occidental, California

The Wedding Team:

Photography – Jana Contreras and Alyssa Luzaich Photography
Event Planning – Sarah Haley
Ceremony Venue – The Grove
Reception Venue – Union Hotel
Floral Design – St. Helena Florist
Catering – Union Hotel
Cake – Mimo Ahmed
Invitations – Minted
Makeup Artist – Olivia Garvin
Wedding Dress – Allure Bridals
Bridesmaids’ Apparel – Show Me Your Mumu
Groom’s Apparel – The Tuxedo Gallery
Rentals – Encore Events


Congratulations to Kelly and Trey on their beautiful wedding day and special thanks to Jana Contreras Photography and Alyssa Luzaich Photography for capturing such an occasion and sharing their truly touching story with Junebug. For more California forest wedding inspiration, check out this colorful Al Fresco wedding in California!

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