Real Wedding Kristin and Chris

Today’s wedding is a classic and elegant vineyard wedding full of sweet details. The photos come from the fabulous Stephanie Baker, who you might remember from this amazing shoot (one of the most popular posts ever!)

The stunning bride Kristin shares some details:
The wedding was set in Sanger at Wolf Lakes because it was different. I loved the outdoor intimate setting of the garden for the ceremony and the lakeside reception fit our style of crowd perfectly. Wolf Lakes was wonderful to us, with all the littlest things I asked for to make the day special.  I wanted to incorporate a lot of things from my great grandma’s (who passed away last year right before the wedding) into the wedding such as my great grandma’s broach on my bouquet, my other great grandma’s hankey, my great grandma’s wedding ring, etc. That made the day more special to me.

I also request the excalibur car to pick Chris and I up at the house so we had the ride to WL all to ourselves. It was awesome. Since the day of the wedding is crazy, I wanted a few minutes to my self with my groom to be before hand! The colors were simple yet elegant. Black, Ivory and Champagne. I intermixed the centerpieces to give it character and we had a candy bar for our guests.

I wore two gowns, becuase we had a Chinese Wedding Banquet (thrown by his mom) three weeks after the wedding and I wanted to help perserve my gown. When I changed into my short go
wn, the bridesmaids had their gowns shortened as well (the bottom of them tore off and turned into a short gown). This made it fun for all of us to dance and not have to worry about dragging our gowns! My bouquet was my favorite personal item of the wedding beside my gown. It was hand tied gardenia’s. Beautiful! I actually got to meet the designer of my gown to helped customize it to my body. Edric Woo from Tara Keely (he no longer is with them) but we still are in touch today.

Advice: tell all the little details to someone else or write it down for the planner. I wanted to do all the planning myself, wanted no one else’s input but forgot some details in my head that made the day of planner wonder what I ment when I said guest book and there was no guest book, hehe. Only I knew the guest book was the Kendall Jackson Reserve bottle of wine to sign. Oops. But it all turned out well. If you can afford it, have at least day of event planners. I had 3 and it made the day sooooo much smoother!

Photographer | Stephanie Baker
Venue | Wolf Lakes Park
Event Designer | Wildflower Designs
Florist | Stems at the Palantine
Cake | Olde Tyme Pastries
Dress | Mia Bella Couture
DJ | Haro Entertainment

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