When you’re exchanging vows under a 200-year-old pecan tree and partying the night away at a 19th century Victorian bed and breakfast, how can your wedding NOT be amazing? Wedding planner + bride Hailey of Two Roads Event Co. knows how to throw a seriously great fête, and chose to fill her day with beautiful deep blues and striking marsala for a fresh and moody soiree. Thank you to the great team of Lacie Hansen, Alluring Events & Design, and Botanica for your wonderful work here!
From the bride, Hailey: As a wedding producer and designer, I believe that one of my most important responsibilities is learning about and telling my clients’ stories on their wedding day. Adam and I knew that we wanted to get married in Northern California where we met, and share our story with our family and friends from all over the country. As a nod to my family’s roots in the entertainment industry, beginning with my grandfather who was Frank Sinatra and Humphrey Bogart’s publicist, and to signify where we both came from, we decided to design the wedding with an Old Hollywood feel in mind. But, because we met and now live in Northern California, we wanted to embrace local ingredients in our cuisine, and balance the luxe feel of silk ribbons and champagne towers with organic elements like wooden farm tables, wildflowers, and heavy greenery. With the help of a rock star team of vendors, we meticulously executed our vision.
The backdrop for our wedding was Park Winters, the most striking 19th Century Victorian bed and breakfast estate. We said our handwritten vows under a 200 year-old pecan tree, and a cream-colored afghan Adam’s mother crocheted by hand. Our guests dined at tables outfitted with pieces of vintage crystal I’d spent the last year gathering, floral arrangements hung with pomegranates and berries, and gilded plates dotted with gold dipped rosemary. The entire scene was dripping in candlelight and twinkling Moroccan lanterns. For us, it was utterly perfect.
Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Your wedding is a once in a lifetime opportunity to showcase your story and your love. Be thoughtful about every single detail. Infuse your wedding with meaning. Hire people who you admire and respect as artists, and let them do what they do best.
Pre-Wedding: Adam and I are huge cinephiles, so we had our favorite romantic film scores playing as guests entered the property. We wanted our guests to feel transported to somewhere really special from the moment they joined us.
Bridal Party Processional: “Calgary,” Bon Iver (instrumental). I chose this song because it’s about people and places we know we’ll love but that we haven’t encountered yet. For me, that was Adam. It’s like he was part of me before we ever found one another, as cheesy as that might sound.
Bride’s Processional: “Can’t Help Falling in Love,” Ingrid Michaelson
Recessional: “Lovers in Japan,” Coldplay
First Dance: We walked through a sea of sparklers to our first dance as husband and wife. Sharing that moment while Bobby Jo Valentine performed the most gorgeous acoustic version of “All for Love” by Bryan Adams, with the film “Casablanca” silently projected above the dance floor, was absolute magic.
Photography: Lacie Hansen
Planning and Design: Two Roads Event Co.
Event Coordination: Alluring Events & Design
Floral Design and Vintage Rentals: Botanica
Venue: The Inn at Park Winters
Wedding Dress: Allure Bridals
Wedding Shoes: Badgley Mischka
Bride’s Robe: Stone Cold Fox
Hair: Stephanie Barton
Makeup: Jennifer Weisman
Bridesmaids: Jenny Yoo
Groom’s Suit: Vera Wang
Wedding Cake: Pretty Sweet
DJ: Scotty Fox
Live Music: Bobby Jo Valentine
Linens: La Tavola Linen
Ribbons: Silk & Willow
Wedding Invitations: People I’ve Loved
Day-of Paper Goods: Pigment & Parchment and Throne
Signage: Weathered Signs
Photo Booth: Giggle & Riot
Videography: Love & You Studios
Transportation: Universal Limo