Perfectly crafted wedding: Jessica + Joe

Categories   Real Weddings

We’re beginning to see a theme this week: dream vendors coming together to create pure wedding magic – we love it! So, let’s keep going with it, shall we? Jessica + Joe’s wedding is sure to get your inspiration bug a fluttering. If it’s not the florals, it’s going to be Jessica’s Reem Acra wedding gown, or their table setting, or the screen printed tote bags, or their scrumptious “sweets stable”, or even their custom wine labels, that you fall in love with. Promise. Bringing you this perfectly crafted Jewish/Portuguese/Catholic timeless wedding, inspired by a rustic European farm look, are the styling masterminds of Bash, Please, along with one of our favorite photographers, Sarah Yates. Double threat!

soft pretty handcrafted wedding

soft pretty handcrafted wedding

soft pretty handcrafted wedding

soft pretty handcrafted wedding

We met at Brooklyn College in New York while I was receiving my MFA in Theater/Acting. We were assigned a scene together for a directing class and of course, he was cast as my boyfriend. It didn’t take long for us to become great friends, but we probably tortured our friends with the amount of heavy flirting that was going on between us. After 6 months of this great, but flirty friendship, we kissed (on a snowy Park Slope night). We’ve been together every since, almost 6 years now.

soft pretty handcrafted wedding

Joe’s talented mom, Maria, hand knit all of the kepah’s for the ceremony (about 100) which made for a touching and meaningful gift that guests were able to take home as a favor.

soft pretty handcrafted wedding

Bash, Please, our fearless planners, designed our invitations. Those two are awesome in so many ways and make the best twofer company. Two girls = four hands, and they executed everything flawlessly from the floral design to invitation design, which was immensely helpful. The final result of our invitation suite blended our aesthetic perfectly!

soft pretty handcrafted wedding

soft pretty handcrafted wedding

wedding chuppah

The gorgeous floral masterpiece, created by Bash, Please, was the perfect addition to the natural huppah Jessica’s father built for the ceremony.

soft pretty handcrafted wedding

escort cards

We love how Bash, Please included the tea-stained tag place cards on a stack of logs instead of a table. It not only makes it fun for quests to interact with, but it’s such a perfect way to utilize every square inch of your venue.

soft pretty handcrafted wedding

Talk about a gorgeous spread! Heirloom LA knocked it out of the park with these bites. Did you get a look at that specialty cocktail too? Tara at Heirloom LA mixed up a mean red hot julep and even baked the homemade pies you’ll see on the sweets stable. Yum!

wedding wine bottles

wedding decor

wedding table design

The screen printed tote bags that said “True Love is a Big Deal” were printed by my close friend Nancy. They were such a hit! Inside of the totes were bottles of wine that my dad and cousins bottled from my parents vineyard. The label on the bottles was another personalized touch that my dear friend Elizabeth Azen, an excellent designer in New York, designed for us.

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So happy to see couples are still doing this the old fashioned way!

wedding dessert table

Next time one of you Cakelets gets married and has a sweet spread like this, please invite us. We’re practically drooling over these Cake Monkey goodies!

wedding dessert table decor

wedding dessert table

soft pretty handcrafted wedding

soft pretty handcrafted wedding

We hired a fantastic klesmer band, The Shpil that played the most lively version of the Hora that I have ever heard. Plus, they sang Lady Gaga, Nirvana + Beatles songs in a klesmer style during dinner!

soft pretty handcrafted wedding

Their first dance song was The Only Living Boy in New York by Simon & Garfunkel.

Listen to it here:

soft pretty handcrafted wedding

soft pretty handcrafted wedding

A small wine vineyard, lush canyons, wild flowers, twinkling views and a beautiful, big barn – all the makings of a dream venue. Congrats Jessica + Joe!

Photography: Sarah Yates /  Design + Florals + Planning: Bash, Please/ Venue: Private home in Rolling Hills, CA /Event rentals + lighting: Classic Party Rentals / Vintage rentals: Found Vintage Rentals / Pies + Cocktails: Heirloom LA / Videographer: Shark Pig / DJ: Smiles Davis of Flashdance / Sweets: Cake Monkey / Wine label design: Elizabeth Azen at EA Projects / Cake toppers: Annie Bruce of Brooklyn Owl / Makeup: Kristina Brown / Hair: Megan Last / Bride’s dress: Reem Acra / Grooms Suit: Decades Two, Gucci

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jillian on Sep 14, 2011

what a gorgeous wedding! so dreamy with all the pretty details. i especially love her dress. xo

Camie on Sep 14, 2011

This wedding is so all the details! And that flower chuppah is breathtaking!!

Jenny on Sep 14, 2011

Love all those screenprinted wine bags! Adorable! And that dress..oh my.

Allison on Sep 14, 2011

Great, now I'm starving after looking at that dessert table.

Kimberly on Sep 14, 2011

I am BEYOND loving this wedding. Every aspect is just so wonderful. I adore it all!

nicole on Sep 14, 2011

Beautiful and a super start line up!! Bash please, sharkpig, sarah yates, oh my! Loves.

Debbie @ Bridalhood on Sep 14, 2011

Wow, truly gorgeous wedding and unique details you don't see everywhere. Love it!

Laura on Sep 14, 2011

That dress is to die for! What a gorgeous wedding and couple!

sarah on Sep 14, 2011

thanks so much ladies for posting these, and for all the sweet comments everyone! this was such an amazing wedding, couldn't ask for a better group of people to work with or a more incredible couple to photograph!

Katherine Ross on Sep 14, 2011

GORGEOUS floral design!!

rachel thomas on Sep 14, 2011

i've always thought that was the most gorgeous wedding dress in the world and it suits her perfectly! every detail of their big day is perfection.

Leila | Be Inspired PR on Sep 14, 2011

I just love this Reem Acra dress! So beautiful! And all the details are amazing including the gorgeous florals!!

Bliss on Sep 14, 2011

Love the pics! Where did you get the invitations from?

Tegan on Sep 14, 2011

Such a pretty wedding! What are the flowers used in her bouquet? Anyone know? They are gorgeous! and I love her dress too!

abby on Sep 14, 2011

I would love some more information on the bride's wedding band (who designed it and where it was purchased). It looks different and beautiful.

bash, please on Sep 14, 2011

thanks so much for all of the lovely comments everyone. jessica + joe's wedding was one of our very favorites! what an amazing evening! @bliss we designed the invitations in-house @Tegan we created her bouquet with green & white garden roses, pink astilbe, soldiago, and exploding grass

kerry on Sep 14, 2011

this is just a lovely wedding! where did the bride get her guest signing picture and her marriage certificate?

jenn {bow tie & bustle} on Sep 15, 2011

holy macaroni!!!! the bash, please gals do it again and again! SUCH a gorgeous wedding! i was literally drooling over all of the mindblowing details! and the photography by sarah yates is STUNNING! love. love. love this wedding!

Susan on Sep 15, 2011

LOVE IT! can i find the pattern for the hand knit kippahs??

Raquel on Sep 15, 2011

WOW! What an absolutely perfect, beautiful wedding! SO many great ideas! Congratulations to the happy couple!

Emily on Sep 15, 2011

I would LOVE to know where I could find a "Guest Log" like that. What a cool idea! If anyone knows, please let me know.

Alicia on Sep 15, 2011

I love every detail of this wedding - absolutely gorgeous!

Jacquelyn on Sep 18, 2011

Everything is beautiful of course but the florals - I die!

Once Upon Your Day - Julia on Sep 20, 2011

I love this wedding dow to every last detail.

Christine Chang on Sep 22, 2011

So beautiful. Kudos to everyone involved!

Ashley, Indie Atlantic Films on Sep 23, 2011

WOW! This is absolutely amazing! I'm still drooling over the "Sweets Stable." LOVE the very last photo with the over-view of the reception! AMAZING!

Lisa on Sep 23, 2011


Shana-Reminisce Productions on Sep 27, 2011

O my word! This is the cutest wedding! I love all the elegance that went with this wedding! I just loved looking at the pictures! What a fantastic job! I love all the personal touches throughout the wedding!

Naomi on Oct 12, 2011

That is a gorgeous wedding! I love the gown, it' has just the right amount of sparkle, it's so beautiful on the bride! The only thing I want to know is who made the ketubah?

jasmine on Oct 28, 2011

Hi...Ive been searching for a rustic venue like this for 5 you know if they rent this out for other venues? Please forward info if so...thanks a bunch

monginis cakes on Mar 15, 2012

Such a pretty wedding!

Lizzie on Apr 5, 2012

gahhhh what is the name of the dress??? i know it's reem acra but i just HAVE to have that dress and i can't find it on the site

sorrento weddings on Aug 11, 2012

Love this wedding! Captured beautifully!

Jodie on Oct 24, 2012

Does anyone know what kind of wood the bride's father used to construct this chuppah, and where he got it? Its so beautiful!

Katie on Nov 16, 2012

Beautiful wedding! I think you should know that her wedding pics are being stolen by a woman named Valerie Bonsall. She is selling fake dresses on WEDDINGBEE, once wed, and recycled bride.

Emma on Nov 19, 2012

This wedding is simply stunning, I'm in love with all of it but especially the dress - wow! Thought I should also say that I've been contacted by somebody called 'Valerie Bonsall' through Weddingbee who is using photos of this bride to sell fake dresses. Here is a link to one of her adverts on Preowned: I hope someone can do something about it..?

J on Dec 20, 2012

Hi there! Beautiful wedding and congrats! I would love to know the venue and about how much the site rental cost. THANK YOU SO MUCH!

pocket wedding invitations on May 9, 2013

I love the dress and flower! A really wonderful post. Keep em coming!

indiacakes on May 28, 2013

Looks very beautiful wedding ceremony. Flowers and wedding gowns are so marvelous.

Send Flowers To Bangalore on Apr 27, 2015

Great Post. Really it will help lot of people. Thanks for the post.

Clemente Mingione on Jul 13, 2015

Gorgeous wedding, such a beautiful dress! This was absolutely gorgeous. Anymore pictures of the back of her hair?? That style is GORGEOUS! They look fantastic!

Mathew Mclernon on Jul 14, 2015

This is a beautiful wedding and area! Does anyone know the name of the venue? My cousin is planning a woodsy wedding later this year and this is so perfect!

Melita Rabara on Jul 14, 2015

I think the outdoor weddings at home are especially memorial, everyone can just relax and have fun, thank-you for sharing your special day! I adore your blog post, such a pretty bride! Best wishes to you!

Send Flowers to Mumbai on Dec 15, 2015

Bes wedding collection and i love this post for good arrangement of marriage and party ..

Shweta on Mar 1, 2016

Well managed wedding ceremony, The bridal is looking same as a fairy. Dress is so beautiful and flowers decoration gives it an extra shine.

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