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Melissa and Will’s romantic vineyard weddings is the definition of pursuing pretty, though it’s amazingly filled with effortless charm. Textured florals in deep pink and red elevate the space into a glitz and glam wonderland, and mismatched linens host fabby flatware + colored vessels that add dimension and whimsy. It’s truly all in the details – the velvet napkin ribbons that mirror Melissa’s velvet shoes, the lounge vignettes that add a bit of coziness and the twinkle lights that illuminate and romance. Leave it to the incredible vendor team, including Joielala, Vanessa Noel Events and Sprigs, to throw a shindig that is truly magnetic.

Hammersky Vineyards Wedding - photo by Joielala

From the event designer, Vanessa Noel Events: Melissa and Will live in San Diego, but wanted to create a getaway experience for their wedding. Will attended Cal Poly SLO and the two love wine (hello, who doesn’t?!). They decided the central coast was the perfect spot for their wedding weekend and to bring their families together.

wedding shoes - photo by Joielala

wedding invitations - photo by Joielala

wedding dress - photo by Joielala

bridesmaid flowers - photo by Joielala

bridesmaid gift bag - photo by Joielala

wedding dress - photo by Joielala

bridal bouquet with ribbon - photo by Joielala

no look first look - photo by Joielala

Hammersky Vineyards, with its classic white barn and vintage farmhouse, became the backdrop for Melissa & Will’s wine country wedding. We worked together to create a design that was feminine and soft, but playful and casual. Melissa wanted lots of pink, but not in an overwhelming Pepto-Bismol kind of way and certainly nothing stuffy. We teamed up with Sprigs SLO to create a palette of blush and champagne, poppy red, and deep burgundy for a romantic gradient of color that was perfect for the final days of summer. To keep the floral feeling informal and whimsical, plenty of flowing greenery was added. The way the bouquets looked set against the mismatched Jenny Yoo bridesmaids dresses was just stunning!

ceremony arch - photo by Joielala

wedding signs - photo by Joielala

ceremony decor - photo by Joielala

flower girls - photo by Joielala

bridesmaids during ceremony - photo by Joielala

wedding ceremony - photo by Joielala

ceremony kiss - photo by Joielala

wedding party - photo by Joielala

bridesmaid bouquet - photo by Joielala

bride and bridesmaids - photo by Joielala

As guests arrived at Hammersky Vineyards, they were greeted by a live blue grass band for some pre-ceremony entertainment and a festive picnic to help them enjoy the scenery. One of my favorite details was the mixture of table shapes at the reception–we combined long tables, round tables, and square tables. Each table shape had a different linen design–sequins for a little playful glam, floral print for girliness, and white with kraft paper runners for casual fun.

Hammersky Vineyards Wedding - photo by Joielala

vineyard wedding - photo by Joielala

place setting - photo by Joielala

As the night went on, the barn became the place to be. After dinner on the lawn near the farmhouse, guests relocated to the barn area to watch a beautifully choreographed first dance and then, my personal favorite, a fantastic father/daughter dance routine. Guests danced inside the barn, lounged near the vineyard and sipped whisky cocktails into the evening until the sparkler exit when Melissa & Will led their family and friends to the after party to continue the festivities.

sweetheart table - photo by Joielala

tablescape with sequin tablecloth - photo by Joielala

vineyard wedding reception - photo by Joielala

Hammersky Vineyards Wedding - photo by Joielala

wedding cake with flowers - photo by Joielala

cake cutting - photo by Joielala

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Wedding Vendors



Event Design and Planning

Vanessa Noel Events

Floral Design



Hammersky Vineyards

Wedding Dress

Hayley Paige

Wedding Shoes


Hair and Makeup


Bridesmaid Dresses

Jenny Yoo


Haute Catering

Wedding Cake

Cake Cathedral

Pre-Ceremony and Cocktail Music

Brothers Barton


Music by Bonnie


All About Events

Rentals and Draping

Botanica Rentals


La Tavola Linen

Photo Booth

Little Gem Photo Booth


George Street Photo