Neutrals have dominated the wedding world over the past several years, and truth be told? We’re so ready for a bold dose of color. Luckily Angela and Nealon’s Chinese-American wedding is everything we’ve been waiting for, including an incredible use of red from start to finish. Kudos to Lovelyfest for bringing together the design elements and to Kelsea Holder for all the photos we have right at your fingertips.
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From Lovelyfest Events… Angela and Nealon, two San Francisco natives, looked far and wide for an intimate yet modern venue for their October nuptials. Instead of planning an extravagant Chinese-American wedding in the city, the two decided that Biddle Ranch Vineyard in the quaint town of San Luis Obispo would be the perfect spot to say “I Do”. They came to us at Lovelyfest with open minds and wanted to defer to us when it came to the design and feel of their wedding day. Angela told us she wanted the wedding to have a Grecian feel with a rich color palette and beautiful accents. It was important to her that all of their friends and family felt comfortable as they gathered around to celebrate the day. Bringing the indoors out was an integral part of the overall wedding design.The two wanted their outdoor wedding to feel as intimate as if their guests were in their living room. Angela’s deep connection to her Chinese heritage was another very important aspect she wanted to incorporate. And although they weren’t getting married in the city where they fell in love, they wanted to bring a part of San Francisco into their day as well.
With all of those factors in mind, we came up with a design using a color palette of bold lilac, rouge red and peach tones. Rich textures such as velvet, local figs and pomegranates, amethyst geodes and wood gave it a Grecian vibe, and the red symbolized her beloved Chinese heritage. We brought in Laurel at Adornments Florals to adorn the ceremony and reception with her lush florals. She added figs and pomegranates to the gorgeous red and peach arrangements and each arrangement was overflowing in an asymmetrical design. The ceremony was adorned with a red Oriental rug and heavy florals cascading down a faux mantle at the altar. This brought in the “living room” feeling Angela desired. We handmade the escort display with their beloved city in mind, a gold string art Golden Gate Bridge, the perfect symbol of San Francisco. Custom Minted escort cards lined the beautiful lilac velvet and wood table. Their alfresco dinner was an intimate gathering on the lawn complete with long oak tables, velvet runners, figs and fig leaves, candlesticks, amethysts and gold flatware. The florals were abundant and full of rich red and peach accents.
Trumpet Vine Catering curated multiple San Francisco inspired dishes for our couple, including their Red Curry and Sweet Potato soup. Everything was absolutely beautiful and delicious. A dessert table full of Paper Cake Event’s carefully crafted desserts was full of delicate macarons, a semi-naked gold leafed cake and an array of custom galettes and other sweet treats. It was a dream to style this table using our antique cake plates and platters on another beautifully soft lilac velvet linen from La Tavola Linens.
The night was full of love, fun, and beauty. Kelsea Holder Photography captured it all perfectly and guests were in awe over the details and lovely setting Biddle Ranch Vineyard brings. We are so happy to let the world see this beautiful day.
Photography: Kelsea Holder Photography | Event Design: Lovelyfest | Floral Design: ADORNMENTS flowers + finery | Dress: Allure Bridal | Cake: Paper Cake Events | Invitations: Nibby Press | Catering: Trumpet Vine Catering | Hair + Makeup: Danielle Roberts | DJ: Manuel Barba | Groom’s Suit: Ralph Lauren | Groomsmen Suits: Black Tie Tuxedos | Officiant: Karekin Yarian | Venue: Biddle Ranch Vineyard | Brides Accessories: BHLDN | Bridesmaid Dress: Bill Levkoff | Groom’s Bowtie and Braces: Ede and Ravenscroft | Groom’s Shirt: Hugo Boss | Groom’s Shoes: Cole Haan | Headpiece: Untamed Petals | Linens: La Tavola Fine Linen Rental | Paper Goods: Minted | Paper Goods: For Your Party | Rentals: All About Events | Veil: Blanca Veils | Vintage Furniture: Botanica Specialty Rentals
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