12 Aug

Intimate California vineyard wedding | photo by The Why We Love | 100 Layer Cake

After hearing that Elaine was part of the visuals team for Anthropologie and Mitch was an event producer, we knew we were in for some seriously rad event styling and fashion. The handmade decorations, elegant bohemian aesthetic, and golden lighting all lend themselves perfectly to the California vineyard setting. Elaine’s off-the-rack dress turned one-of-a-kind wedding gown is the real showstopper though. Elaine worked with a tailor to basically rebuild the gown, adding layers of silk chiffon, handmade rosettes, silk rope, feathers, and other gorgeous boho details. We’re so glad The Why We Love was there to capture their intimate 36-guest fete. Click here to view the full gallery of images!

Anthropologie wedding dress altered by bride | photo by The Why We Love | 100 Layer Cake

Anthropologie wedding dress altered by bride | photo by The Why We Love | 100 Layer Cake

Elaine says, I collaborated with Yuli Mosk on my gown, an amazing Beverly Hills tailor who patiently and brilliantly executed the many manipulations of the dress. He followed my vision and was able to do with his hands what my mind dreamt of. He totally got it when I showed up with yards of silk chiffon and told him I wanted flowy, raw-edge, uneven layers that hung effortlessly and created movement in the dress.  He didn’t bat an eye when I later showed up with a bunch of hand-made rosettes and silk rope with feathers tied to the ends and showed him where I thought they should go.

Anthropologie wedding dress altered by bride | photo by The Why We Love | 100 Layer Cake

Intimate California vineyard wedding | photo by The Why We Love | 100 Layer Cake

Intimate California vinyard wedding | photo by The Why We Love | 100 Layer Cake

Hammersky Vineyards wedding | photo by The Why We Love | 100 Layer Cake

Peonies anemones and roses bridal bouquet | photo by The Why We Love | 100 Layer Cake

Elaine’s bouquet consisted of peonies, anemones, and roses, among other fresh blooms.  I wanted my bouquet to look as if I went out and picked those flowers that day, and the palette to complement (not match) my dress.

Intimate California vineyard wedding | photo by The Why We Love | 100 Layer Cake

Anthropologie wedding dress altered by bride | photo by The Why We Love | 100 Layer Cake

Intimate California vineyard wedding | photo by The Why We Love | 100 Layer Cake

Hammersky Vineyards wedding | photo by The Why We Love | 100 Layer Cake

Intimate California vineyard wedding | photo by The Why We Love | 100 Layer Cake

Intimate California vineyard wedding | photo by The Why We Love | 100 Layer Cake

Intimate California vineyard wedding | photo by The Why We Love | 100 Layer Cake

Hammersky Vineyards wedding | photo by The Why We Love | 100 Layer Cake

Hammersky Vineyards wedding | photo by The Why We Love | 100 Layer Cake

Hammersky Vineyards wedding | photo by The Why We Love | 100 Layer Cake

Hammersky Vineyards wedding | photo by The Why We Love | 100 Layer Cake

Two things we will never get tired of seeing: bunting and barn receptions.

Intimate California vineyard wedding | photo by The Why We Love | 100 Layer Cake

Intimate California vineyard wedding | photo by The Why We Love | 100 Layer Cake

Intimate California vineyard wedding | photo by The Why We Love | 100 Layer Cake

Intimate California vineyard wedding | photo by The Why We Love | 100 Layer Cake

Intimate California vineyard wedding | photo by The Why We Love | 100 Layer Cake

Intimate California vineyard wedding | photo by The Why We Love | 100 Layer Cake

Intimate California vineyard wedding | photo by The Why We Love | 100 Layer Cake

Hammersky Vineyards wedding | photo by The Why We Love | 100 Layer Cake

Mitch and I went into planning our wedding with the attitude of creating the most beautiful and intimate day that reflected us in every possible way. Overall, our favorite thing about the day was that our families bonded so beautifully and naturally. When I arrived I had to wait in the tasting room for 15 minutes while everyone was reined in. I got to watch from a bird’s-eye view from the top of the hill, and see my wedding in action before actually being in it yet. It was such a lovely perspective.

Photographer: The Why We Love / Venue & Furniture: Hammersky Vineyards in Paso Robles, CA / Event Coordinator: Victoria Judge / Haircut & Color: Vicente Ortiz / Florist: April Peet from April Flowers / Catering & Cake: Thomas Hill Organics / Rentals: All About Events / Transportation: Crown Limo / Guitarist: Jody Mulgrew / Officiant: Diane Tanner (friend) / Décor Installation and Setup: Patrick Minkley and Lisa Beaird / Bride’s Dress: Va Et Vien from Anthropologie with modifications and alterations by bride and Yuli Mosk / Shoes: Franco Sarto / Headpiece: DIY / Bracelet: Family heirloom / Lipstick: Desert Rose 25 from Bobby Brown / Groom’s Suit: J. Crew / Shoes: Alden Indy 405 Boot / Knit Tie: J. Crew / Tie Clip: The Tie Bar / Flower Girl Dresses: Chasing Fireflies / Headpieces: DIY

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Comments

  1. Wow, the bride’s dress is so unique! I really love it! Thanks for sharing!

  2. thank you so much for the lovely feature ladies! the post looks beautiful, we couldn’t be happier! xox

  3. loved working with Elaine+Mitch for their intimate fete! so grateful to have been a part of it and I’m in love with how her flowers turned out! thanks to Elaine+Mitch for letting us play a small role in such a momentous day!

  4. The bride’s choice of flowers for her bouquet is beautiful!

  5. Her dress is so cool! Very different. Venue, not much to say, stunning!

  6. WOW so beautiful place for wedding, the shoot was nice 2

  7. Wow I love the simplistic yet effective styling of the tables! Love hessian ribbon, it is one of most popular table decoration choices, so versatile!

  8. I love the photos with them in the vineyard and with their adorable dog! Great styling and floral arrangements too- I love wine country weddings.

  9. A breathtakingly beautiful wedding location! The table decoration looks beautiful.

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