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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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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
This week’s blog for Wedding Tip Thursday’s: Win the Wedding Reception Dinner of Your Dreams by Celebrating Valentine’s Day in Style.

The Great Valentine’s Day Giveaway

Calling all grooms….A local venue giveaway you can’t afford to miss!

I know there are at least a few of you out there who have not booked your Valentine’s dinner yet.  (That’s okay, we won’t tell.)  And for those of you who have already booked, you might want to add a second “surprise” dinner to your plans 🙂

Here’s your chance to impress your future wife and look like a hero!  

The Anaheim White House Restaurant has recently unveiled their brand new West Wing.  To celebrate they are giving one lucky couple the wedding reception dinner of their dreams, especially if you love Italian food.

How do you win?

To enter the contest, simply make a reservation at the Anaheim White House to have dinner February 12-16, 2010.  Call (714)772-1381.  Please let them know that you would like to enter the contest when you call to make your Valentine’s dinner reservation.

A winner will be selected at random and announced on February 19th by owner Bruno Serato.

What do you win?

A Wedding Reception at the Anaheim White House for up to 100 guests valued at $20,000!

Which includes:

  • Food
  • Beverages
  • Tables
  • Gold Chivari Chairs (check out the custom fabric in the photo below)
  • Silver charger plates with Ivory Napkins (see photo below)
  • Chandelier Centerpieces (of course, photo below)
  • Golden Linens
  • Use of the new West Wing

With all the fabulousness that is included in this generous giveway by the Anaheim White House, you should have plenty of room in for music, flowers, coordination, and photography to book your favorite vendors! We have our favorite vendors too, of whom we have collaborated with. We can wholeheartedly stamp our JEP seal of approval for their dedication and passion to take care of you! So feel free to contact us if you want to ask for advice.

Treat your significant other to a Valentine’s Dinner in the Abraham Lincoln Room:
Look up to see the Fabric Swagging in the Lincoln Room:
A charming Eiffel Tower vase accents the table pretty nicely. These centerpieces are found on many of the tables in this cozy venue. 
Hold your Rehearsal Dinner in one the many private banquet rooms in the Main House:
At last….The West Wing:
Check out the intricate details on this Candelabra:
I never knew napkins could be handsome, but this one definitely is. Bow tie and all:
The attention to detail in the room’s design and features is lovely.  Look at the fabric on this Chivari chair.  Yes, it is included in your wedding reception!  And no need to spend extra money for chair covers or sashes.
The gold linens, silver chargers and ivory napkins are also included.  What a deal!

Rob was so inspired by the wall art he wanted to add a little touch of ‘old world renaissance’ to the  photo. Check out the before and after transformation!