Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Jenny and Jordan




































 

 

 



A modern day love story: boy sees gorgeous girl, girl notices handsome boy, boy posts a Missed Connection on Craigslist and two years later, they're tying the knot! Can you imagine a sweeter end to a Craigslist post?I cer

Jenny and Jordan started with their venue, the gorgeous Durham Ranch in St. Helena (if you're in the mood for some swoon-worthy home decor, check out the House Beautiful feature!), and worked with Laurie Arons Special Events to craft a celebration that was as fresh, clean and lovely as the location. Classic taupe invitations from Pose Prints, the bride's stationery company, were beautifully tailored to the newlywed's style and the relaxed event. 

Jenny wore an Amy Kuschel gown modeled after the "Ballet" design, paired with gray Badgley Mischka sandals, chandelier earrings and a simple veil. Bridesmaids wore champagne-colored J.Crew dresses while the groomsmen's suits were rented from Selix, and Jordan invested in a dove gray Gian Decaro suit. 

Bouquets and arrangements by Kathleen Deery Designs in shades of blush were charming against La Tavola linens in gray and white polka dot, and pieces from her custom furniture collection, Urban Parlour by Kathleen Deery Designs created inviting lounge areas on the property. The groom's brother-in-law, celebrity chef Tyler Florence worked with Paula LeDuc Fine Catering to create a late-summer menu for the newlyweds that included a bibb lettuce salad, fried chicken, mac & cheese, black-eyed peas and summer vegetables, accompanied by the Michael LaMacchia Trio. After dinner, guests hit the dance floor with Notorious and sweets from the blush dessert buffet by Paula LeDuc Fine Catering and PS Paper.. And lucky for us, Meg Smith Photography and associate photographer Lianna Milton were on hand to capture each gorgeous moment–I wouldn't have wanted to miss even one!


Tell me, what's your favorite detail from this Northern California celebration? 

21 comments:

  1. The image of the flower girl sitting on the rocking chair on the porch just melts my heart!

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  2. Wow, the food must've been absolutely amazing!! I love how her dress dips in the back - such a pretty detail!

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  3. Lena, lemme tell you a secret. This remains one of my most favourite weddings of all times. I am so happy to see it on your blog! It's truly all lovely and sweet and simple and classic. All things I would expect from you of course :) xoxo

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  4. Maybe it's because I didn't have children a part of my own ceremony, but these kiddos sure are cuties! Also, just the vibe of the reception...so pretty and laid-back!

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  5. this one is a little too straitlaced for me but I do love the pretty pink centerpieces.

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  6. your blog is my favorite daily visit because of posts just like this one!

    xoxo navy & orange

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  7. oh, the bride is lovely! i adore the back of her dress! that deep v is so flattering.

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  8. I LOVE that venue. Also, I love that she is wearing shorts! Nothing better than a laid back bride.

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  9. The escort cards. Can we re-create that?

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  10. ha, a craigslist missed connection. that's awesome.

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  11. What a beautiful wedding. I love the relaxed vibe with the candles and fairy lights.

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  12. This wedding is out of this world!!!!

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  13. This wedding is out of this world!!!!

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  14. I think this the most beautiful an cozy wedding that I have ever seen!
    XO,
    Zhanna
    www,lifeandbows.com

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  15. Are you kidding me?! Those things actually work? Okay... this just made my heart flutter!

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  16. the back of her dress made me gasp. and her reception outfit is maybe the best i've ever seen. YES to shorts!

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  17. WOW. So pretty. I love the back of her dress...how far it dips. And the venue can''t be beat in my opinion.

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  18. Oh wow. What a gorgeous venue!!! I am in love... And the story of this gorgeous couple is amazing too...
    But I can't stop thinking about this gorgeous place...

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  19. LOVE LOVE her dress! stunning! xo jillian

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  20. Probably one of my favorite weddings I've stumbled upon via online wedding blogs, ever. Just so simple and feminine. Could I find out where they found those string lights?

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