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Fall Wedding Inspiration: A Rustic Romance in the Vines

For those of you who may not know, Robert and I were married at the lovely Ponte Winery in November 2008. 

We always enjoy visiting Ponte Winery.  Whenever we need a break from all the chaos that is life in the OC and LA, Ponte is a great place to head, to get back to nature and just relax.

Recently, Kerry Pulverman of de Luxe Weddings & Events invited us to participate in a photo shoot with her.  Below are the photos from the tablescape Robert and I  like to call: A Rustic Romance in the Vines.

I figure many of our Fall brides are currently working on their themes and floral design, so I thought this might give you some inspiration to draw from.  Of course, when your wedding rolls around you will have the gorgeous Autumn leaves of red, orange, yellow, and green.  Rob and I just adored the look of the vineyard for our November wedding.  There is really nothing like it.

We would like to give a special thanks to Kelly Manson of  The Olive Rose for her beautiful Fall inspired floral design and kind collaboration.  

To learn more about the design behind the shoot, check out Kerry’s Blog.

I can just imagine a romantic guy proposing to a super lucky girl, while we hide behind the Fall leaves hanging from the vines and sneak in a few photographs of the Engagement.

How much more romantic can it get being all alone out among the vines and the beautiful surrounding landscape?
To create a Fall feel, Kerry chose chocolate brown and silver linens.  Kelly chose to complement that with florals of orange and red tones, with hints of yellow and green.

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Fresh flowers such as Cymbidium Orchids make a nice adornment to your napkins and charger plates.
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Below are a couple of Robert’s Artistic edits.  We love to create custom edits to transform those photos into more dramatic pieces.
Check out the drama on the sky and the table here:
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I love Rob’s interpretation of this photo.  The Rustic tones of this photo truly complement the theme of this tablescape.
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Happy Planning!  Design away 🙂
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This past Monday, I had the pleasure of visiting the Avia Hotel in Long Beach, CA, with Kerry Pulverman of de Luxe Weddings & Events

The Avia’s meeting and events manager, Melissa Selmanson gave us a lovely tour of the property.  If you are looking for an ultra modern venue with fabulous decor and a stunning view this is the place to be!
The Avia has a variety of private event spaces ranging from intimate spaces for a plated reception dinner for 60 to the spacious Rooftop Pool Terrace for about 100.  I love the laid back lounge vibe of the Rooftop Pool Terrace.
I truly enjoyed not only the creative decor throughout the hotel, but also the atmosphere both inside and out.  The Avia is located adjacent to the Long Beach Pike so there is no shortage of dining and entertainment opportunities for all of your out of town guests.  The Avia can arrange a room block so your guests can enjoy the entire weekend with you.
The Avia Rooftop Pool Terrace

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These Cabanas are HOT!
There are eco friendly plants throughout the rooftop terrace.
The Avia’s Courtyard is another great space for a reception.  The different shapes and colors of furniture is a nice fun touch.
I can totally picture some sweet Bridal Portraits on this couch.
Notice the rainbow prism effect in the mirrors on the right side? Pretty Neat!
The Avia’s Buffet style Kitchen is perfect for a morning after Brunch.
Kerry took this photo of me photographing the Courtyard. LOL.

Check out Rob’s artistic edits of the views from Avia. What a transformation. 


The Avia is located at:
285 Bay Street
Long Beach, CA 90802-8161
Give Melissa a call to book your event today! We can’t wait to be there to document all the fun 🙂

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We are so excited to share these photos with all of you 🙂  As many of you may know, Robert and I were married at the Ponte Estate Winery just a little over a year ago, so it holds a special place in our hearts.

Kerry Pulverman of de Luxe Weddings & Events invited us to do a photo shoot for her company and the floral designs of The Olive Rose.  We had a blast.  
We did a total of four tablescapes, but I thought it would be more fun to break the posts up.  So, here is a tablescape that I like to call “Vintage Chic.”
I enjoy the contrasts in color, a soft blue with a rich chocolate- so delicious 🙂  
Fusion graciously provided all the linens for our shoot. I LOVE this particular linen.  It caught my eye right away the first time I stepped foot in Fusion.   The color is subtle yet stunning. The crystals add a very nice touch that speak fancy without overdoing it. 
Kelly Manson from The Olive Rose was so great to work with.  She is sweet, creative, and flexible- a great combination.
I never thought I would like Peacock Feathers in an arrangement, but now I am seriously a fan.
I love detail shots (if you haven’t already noticed)!  Details are an amazing way to bring extension of your persona into your wedding.  Check out this great vintage hurricane:
I am completely in love with this place setting. I just had to purchase this bowl, plate, and charger as soon as I saw them at the very dangerous TJ Maxx Homegoods!  Kerry Pulverman gets me in trouble almost every time she takes me there 🙂
Kerry found this beautiful brooch.  And Kelly dressed it up with her lovely Amnesia rose petals.
The peacock blue is definitely a hot color this year.  Totally eye catching for sure!

I really enjoyed how Kelly was able to design arrangements that were vintage and soft, yet modern at the same time- just my style!
Now…. it’s Thursday… so you know what that means….
Here is a tip for all of you who have not yet chosen your wedding venue.
Do you want to be one of the first to be married in a fabulous Vineyard Pavilion in Wine Country that is not even built yet?  Well here is your chance.
The new event space is set to open at Ponte Winery this May, and we can’t wait to be there to photograph the weddings it will host.
Ponte Winery has kindly shared with us a rendering of their gorgeous Vineyard Pavilion. Here is your sneak peak:
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Awesome! Right?

Here is the direct link to Weddings at Ponte Winery, if you would like to learn more.
Ponte Winery is located at:
35053 Rancho California Road
Temecula, CA 92591
(951) 694-9444