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Whimsical wine country wedding: Sammie + Tom

July 17, 2015
Wedding portrait

Sammie + Tom met in high school on the east coast, started dating senior year of college, and did long distance for two years. When he was finally able to meet her in SF, the west coast officially became home. Naturally their big day needed to blend a little of their east coast style—elegant—with a lighthearted west coast feel—whimsical. So whimsical elegance became their most used phrase for oh, about 10 months. And who should convey such a blend in photos? Edyta Szyszlo for sure…

White wedding dress Invitation suite Bridal bouquet Kate Spade wedding shoes

No one does whimsical elegance like Kate Spade. The ‘maids all wore gold versions of this shoe too.

Wedding signage Wedding ceremony

Sammie says, One of the first things we did was ask one of our favorite people to marry us— Alphonzo Jackson, my running coach. We designed the ceremony from scratch and included some of our favorite childhood book passages and a wine-box ceremony. We knew we wanted to say our vows outside somewhere beautiful and to have the ceremony be led by someone we cared about. Asking Coach Al was one of our favorite memories in planning. He teared up when we asked him and we knew we had made the right decision.

Wedding florals Wedding ceremony Floral petals Guest favors Groomsmen shoes Bridal bouquet Escort card display Escort cards Wedding passed appetizers Wedding reception

They needed a spot at Cline Cellars where the party could go late, and the barrel room was IT. Colorful fabrics, string lights, and soft peach brightened everything up. Sammie says, The barrel room was everything I had imagined. I dreamt of a colorful ceiling with a beautiful chandelier with walls of barrels, and it was what we got!

Gold table numbers Wedding reception arcade games

Oh, and Sammie surprised Tom with his fave arcade game, bubble hockey.

Wedding tablescape Wedding decor Marquee lights Red velvet cupcapkes Wedding bundt cake

Cocktail hour was filled with truffle friends, garlic shrimp skewers, and mini sliders. Dinner was family-style and also included Philz Coffee (Sammie works in their corporate office) for a west coast treat. Then there was Nothing Bundt Cakes cake + C.R.E.A.M custom ice cream sandwiches. Yum.

Wedding portrait

A sweet video by the bride’s videographer friend Mykim Dang

So many fun details in this one! Congratulations you two!

Photography: Edyta Szyszlo / Venue: Cline Cellars / Wedding Planner: Erin Donoghue of Your Event by Erin / Flowers: Florali / Hair & Makeup: Seven 7 Salon / Invitations: Danielle Jackson / Cake: Nothing Bundt Cakes / Ice Cream Sandwiches: C.R.E.A.M. / Catering: Park Ave Caterers / DJ: DJ ReOffender / Ceremony Music: Sylvie Leal / Officiant: Alphonzo Jackson / Photobooth: In & Out PhotoBooth by A Casino Event / Rentals: Wine Country Party & Events & Hartmann Studios / Linens: La Tavola / Draping: Hartmann Studios / Lighting: Impact Lighting / Arcade Game: Video Amusement Inc / Bride’s Dress: Pnina Tornai / Shoes & Purse: Kate Spade / Bracelet & Earrings: Margaret Elizabeth / Bridesmaid Dresses: J.Crew / Shoes: J.Renee & Kate Spade / Groom’s Suit: Canali