Northern California Black Tie Garden Wedding Drenched in Color
An al fresco black tie wedding in Northern California is just as dreamy as it sounds! Jocelyn and Andrew said I do in a garden wedding bursting with a jewel-toned color palette planned by Steele My Heart. Our hearts are bursting over the red wine dahlias, pink velvet linens, and the Disney inspired table numbers perfectly captured by Ashley Baumgartner. We may be scrolling through in our pajamas but this black tie affair has us feeling like 24k gold!
From the photographer, Ashley Baumgartner: In the heart of Northern California, Jocelyn and Andrew tied the knot on her late grandmother’s birthday at the luxury Park Winters garden venue, with a mix of black tie and colorful elements, designed by Steele My Heart.
These two set the tone for the colorful elements of their big day with their custom, hand-painted watercolor invitations by Pigment & Parchment. Combining stunning florals, with watercolor motifs of the Park Winters venue and some of their favorite things, like Mickey and Minnie ears, the stationery was truly one of a kind, just like these two. The keepsake envelope for the suite is addressed to Nonni, the bride’s late grandmother. The same colorful palette was kept through every part of their wedding day, contrasted to their black-tie ensembles.
The bride got ready in a black and white pajama set while being surrounded by her bridesmaids (and one bridesman) in lush black gowns, all with classically beautiful makeup from Unveiled. But the bridesmaids were not without color – their colorful and rich reds, pinks, and marigold bouquets were dripping in colorful ribbons as well, perfectly contrasted to their black gowns. The gentlemen matched in black suits, each sporting a different color pocket square.
The bride and groom were no exception. The groom, dressed head to toe in a black suit, added a little spice with a black velvet blazer and a colorful bowtie. The bowtie was actually Scottish plaid to note to his Scottish heritage. The bride wore a Rivini by Rita Vinieris from Kinsley James that had soft and subtly feminine details like cap sleeves and detailed beading. A classic “Elsa inspired” side braid and a cathedral veil completed her look before her stunning, overflowing colorful bouquet from Scarlett and Grace.
When it came to their wedding day design, the couple wanted nothing more than to include nods to the people and places they love. Their ceremony, framed in two extraordinary floral ground arrangements also included a candle they lit at the end of their Catholic ceremony in honor of the bride’s late grandmother. Guests were invited to sign records of some of their favorite artists that the couple plans to hang in their home.
Their reception was a perfect combination of shades of pink, black Odessa chairs, lush velvet linens from La Tavola, colorful centerpieces, and additional unique details to the couple. Every table was identified by a fictional Disney area they loved (i.e. Beast’s Castle, The Jungle) and more. The head table was lined with colorful goblet glasses from their favorite place in the world, the Madonna Inn in San Luis Obispo, who also provided their classic Pink Champagne Cake for their cake cutting. The bride and groom’s chairs were adorned with custom license plates for the newly married couple.
Guests enjoyed a warm evening’s cocktail hour around Park Winters’ stunning pool before enjoying an al fresco dinner. After dinner and drinks, the couple headed inside the white barn for dancing and dessert by Solano Baking Company, as well as a good time with DeBorba Events. From a custom neon over the bar, to every personalized detail of this black tie and colorful day, Jocelyn and Andrew were nothing but the sweetest and spunkiest couple I’ve ever met.
Beautiful from start to finish, this black tie Northern California wedding is kicking off the new year with a bang! If you’re looking for more black tie wedding inspo then this wedding with a nod to Adele should do the trick!
Venue: Park Winters
Planning + Coordination: Steele My Heart
Photography: Ashley Baumgartner
Stationery Design: Pigment & Parchment
Wedding Gown: Rivini by Rita Vinieris from Kinsley James Couture Bridal
Hair + Makeup: Unveiled Makeup
Groom Attire: The Black Tux
Floral Design: Scarlett and Grace
DJ / Sound: DeBorba Events
Cake: Madonna Inn Bakery
Desserts: Solano Baking Company
Jewelry: Brilliant Earth
Linens: La Tavola
Film Lab: Photovision
Rehearsal Dinner Venue + Styling: Ft. Briggs