Sarah & Patrick were married at her family estate in Sacramento, CA. What I loved about Sarah & Patrick’s wedding was that she wanted to combine the rustic beauty of the redwood grove behind the house, have a French market style cocktail party, lounge on hay bails and have an elegant family style meal and dancing with a 14 piece band. Talk about eclectic taste… I know you’re scratching your head and wondering how we pulled this one off. Well, the photos are below – see for yourself.
The bride wore a custom designed Jin Wang gown and carried a bouquet of hydrangea, sweet pea, orchid and calla lily. The bridesmaids wore very light tones of pink and carried apricot and green toned bouquets of roses, hydrangea, Camellia leaf and lambs ear.
Upon arrival, guests were escorted through the wrought iron gates decorated with floral wreaths. Escort cards in wheat grass and fastened with lavender bunches for the cocktail party. Letterpress escort cards by Dauphine Press.
The ceremony set in the redwood grove provided a shady area for the ceremony. Very light tones of pink and white and cream were used for the red dogwood arbor and ceremony flowers. Copper entry pieces greeted the guests and provided an interesting contrast to the wrought iron chairs and rose toned pads.
The French country marketplace featured a hay bail lounge covered in blue and yellow fabric, his & hers food stations, and linen in coordinating tones with yellow and green flowers.
Although Sarah wanted the look of a French country marketplace…the hors d’oeuvres reflected their favorite things including Duck Confit wontons, sushi, pancetta wrapped chicken skewers, and chilled soup.
Dinner in the tent featured coral toned carpeting and linens in three tones of pink ranging from sunrise to watermelon. Flowers in a variety of containers graced the tables with tulips, peony, hydrangea, orchids and dogwood. Square, round and long tables were utilized for guest seating. The brides’ head table featured custom made candlesticks and candles were coordinated to the event’s linen.
The table place setting for the three course family style meal featured letterpress menu cards by Dauphine Press and taupe colored charger plates.
The 60×100 pole tent set on the front lawn of the estate was lit both inside and out by
The dancing was followed by late night sliders and fries.
all photos are (c) Sherman Chu Photography
Originally Posted 5-6-2008