Sweet, romantic and simple. I’m absolutely head over heels for this farmhouse chic winery wedding designed by Very Merry Events and perfectly captured by Edyta Szyszlo Photography. Rustic details blend beautifully with blush pinks and soft textures making this one gorgeous outdoor celebration.
From the bride, Christine: We wanted our wedding style to reflect our relationship. We envisioned our wedding to be sweet, romantic, and simple with subtle details. Our wedding planner and designer, Mary Phan from Very Merry Events, could not have interpreted our personalities and style better! She introduced us to our venue, Clos La Chance, as we were looking for an outdoor ceremony and reception location that was romantic and relaxing. Our wedding theme was “farmhouse chic” with rustic touches, neutral and blush tones, and bird details (I love birds!).
Our theme was Farmhouse Chic, with rustic and bird details. Our wedding vibe was romantic, soft and relaxed. All the colors used were neutral and blush tones. I loved all the details at our wedding. I especially loved the feather bouts the grooms and groomsmen wore, our gorgeous textured/ruffled linens, and our ruffled cake with birds (and crowns!). One of my bridesmaids helped make the His & Hers pillows in my lounge/cake area and the “here comes the bride” banner that my ring bearer carried. They both fit my wedding theme perfectly!
Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Wedding planning can be fun and stressful at the same time. Everyone’s vision and schedules are different. For my husband and I, we both work a lot and we knew hiring a wedding planner would be our first and best decision (besides getting engaged!). We also are not very creative individuals, however we wanted a beautiful wedding that reflected our personality. So it was important to us that our wedding planner provided design services. During our wedding planning process, it was helpful to stay organized and remember to not rush through decisions.
From Mary Phan of Very Merry Events: Perhaps it was their sweet affection for one another or their gentle glances across the table or the way they gently reminded each other of what was important on the day of the wedding that made their relationship seem so effortless. When asked what was important to Fred, he said “as long as Christine is happy [nothing else matters]” This would be their motto and something that carried on throughout their relationship. Christine and Fred are a simple and caring duo. They knew each other from high school, but sparks didn’t start flying until a college ski trip they had planned with a group of friends. It wasn’t until then that they really got to know each other and things blossomed from there. During one of our earlier wedding planning meetings, I learned that they recently purchased a home and had gone through a remodel together. Christine had also mentioned her affinity to nature and birds. From there, we decided to create a theme around farmhouse rustic chic incorporating the things that reminded them of their love for each other. We choose soft hues of nude, blush, sea foam, and gold accents. I wanted to incorporate nature, her love of birds, and their carefree style to their wedding day and create a day that showed their guests just how simple their love is.
Bride’s Processional: “Wonderful Tonight,” Eric Clapton, Vitamin String Quartet version
Recessional: “Lucky,” Jason Mraz and Colbie Caillat
First Dance: “I’ll Be,” Edwin McCain
Father/Daughter and Mother/Son Dance: “Stand by Me,” Ben King
Wedding Location: San Martin, CA / Photographer: Edyta Szyszlo Photography / Event Design and Planning: Very Merry Events / Florist: Atelier Joya Florals / Wedding Venue: Clos La Chance Winery / Makeup: Giao Nguyen / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Various, including Modcloth and Nordstrom / Feather Boutonnieres: Pomp & Plumage / Wedding Caterer: Parsley, Rosemary, Sage, and Thyme / Wedding Cake: Studio Cake / Lighting: Enhanced Lighting / Linens: La Tavola Linens / Vintage Rentals: One True Love Vintage Rentals / DJ: Ryan Li / Officiant: Rev. Rich Menefee / Videographer: Art of Alan Silva