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Elegant Vessels Ranch wedding: Nicole + Andrew

March 15, 2012

Marrying a professional graphic designer has its perks. And so does hiring Erin Hearts Court. For one, all of the design from the invitations to the programs, stickers, menu cards, escort cards, etc. etc. come out spot-on-gawgeous. Can you guess who the designer is? It’s Andrew, our groom. Then there’s the stellar photography of Erin Hearts Court. Nicole + Andrew envisioned a relaxed outdoor wedding on a breathtaking country-esque plot of land, and their photos – well, they tell that tale in the most beautiful way possible, starting with this sweet strapless polka dot tulle dress.

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Since Andrew is a graphic designer he did all the print materials and invitations. We splurged on letterpress for the actual invitations. We had them printed at Quality Letterpress. The other print materials were not letter pressed and we had them printed at Sunset Press. Highly recommend – they’re both great to work with and printed everything super fast.

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They had a string quartet play classical music during the ceremony and then some blue grass and old jazz standards through the cocktail hour. As far as the songs, the bridesmaid processional was, Air on the G-String,  brides processional was, Jesus Joy of Man’s Desiring, and for the recessional, Bill Cheatham.

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Dahlias, garden roses, hydrangea, and ornamental cabbage were used in the arrangements. Simple, classy and doesn’t distract from the already scenic venue!

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Their first dance was to “Our House” by Crosby, Still, Nash, and Young, the Father/Daughter dance was to “Little Trip to Heaven” by Tom Waits, and the Mother/Son dance was to,”If You Want to Sing Out” by Cat Stevens.

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Wow, this last photo leaves such an impression! Would you believe this venue is located in Southern California? We wouldn’t have either.

Congratulations Nicole + Andrew!

Photgraphy: Erin Hearts Court / Venue: Vessels Ranch / Catering: The Wild Thyme Company / Florals: family friend, Pam Donlyuck / Cake: friend of the bride and groom, Lauren Gibbs / Invitations and Print Design: groom, Andrew / String Quartet: Allegretto Ensemble / DJ: Myson King / Bride’s dress: Christos Zinnia Dress / Shoes: Kate Spade Billie Pumps in Gold / Groom’s suit: Hugo Boss / Bridesmaids: J. Crew / Groomsmen: H & M