Any time my eye latches onto a metallic gold wedding cake, you can rest assured I’m in dessert heaven. Greta and John’s wedding had one of the best metallic cakes we’ve seen yet, put together by the incredible Decadence Fine Cakes & Confections. The rest of the wedding was equally beautiful, as you’ll see from the fine work of vendors Linda Arredondo Photography, Percy Sales Events, and Your Image Floral Design, just to name a handful!
From the bride, Greta: From the very minute John got down on one knee and asked for my hand in marriage, I knew I wanted to create a day that represented the love we have for each other and for our friends and family. We wanted our wedding to truly embody the commitment, love, and passion we had for our lives together. Adjectives like amorous, timeless, and sentimental with a touch of vintage charm took hold in our hearts, and from the looks of our wedding, those ideas never left. I was inspired by the antique cameo pin that was my great grandmother’s and adorned my bouquet.
Growing up in Santa Barbara, I had seen my fair share of drop dead gorgeous weddings. I knew that if the dream wedding I had started to formulate in my mind were to ever come to life I had to enlist the services of Percy Sales at Percy Sales Events, an exceptional wedding planner. After only a few site visits, John and I were sold on Firestone Vineyards in Los Olivos, CA to serve as our venue. The sweeping vistas, incredible vineyard views, and breathtaking surroundings captured our interest, but hearing Percy’s vision of hosting our dinner in the winery’s Barrel Room sealed the deal.
Over the next ten months, I became completely entranced by the entire wedding planning process. Every spare moment was spent selecting and perfecting the details. Designing and printing our paper goods, scouring Etsy for the perfect ring bearer pillow and the vintage sterling silver flower girl basket, begging my friend to gift me her calligraphy skills for our wedding invitations, fawning over beautiful blooms that I hoped would be in season in August and crossing my fingers that the Bordeaux canopy love seat I fawned over for months from The Tent Merchant was available. Family and friends collected over 150 empty wine bottles that my mother hand painted metallic gold to serve as candle holders for our feasting table. Just as the old saying goes, “it takes a village to raise a child,” same holds true for weddings!
When reflecting back on our wedding day, the only words that comes to mind to describe the experience is exquisite, eloquent, and awe inspiring. Everything from the calming of the breeze as I made my way down the aisle, the delicious meal served to our guests at the feasting table, to the perfectly placed floral arrangements, the metallic gold three-layer cake, and the dance floor that was jam packed all night, all fell perfectly into place coming together flawlessly. It was without a doubt, the most beautiful, memorable, and amazing day of our lives!