Is there anything better than a Fall wedding in Napa County? Well besides being one of the best looking couples ever, Danielle & Tyler are super sweet and have a fantastic story. They met 5 years ago at a bar (gotta love that old school courage) called Lightning right after they both moved to SF. Tyler proposed in Marin Headlands and the guy even had a bottle of Veuve waiting to celebrate the moment. Peek HERE for their super cute engagement photos! They love to travel, to cook together and do anything active and outdoors – they really are the perfect “dream team” of a bride & groom. They alluded to this with their wedding hashtag #DoremTeam2018 (a word play on Tyler’s last name, Doremus).
Danielle & Tyler’s stunning wedding took place at Solage Resort in Calistoga, CA near where Danielle grew up in Napa. She looked flawless in her Flora Bridal Gown and Tyler looked so suave in his emerald green suit jacket and velvet loafers. The vendor team was incredible and created a natural vibe with tons of wow-factor in the decor. The decor included Danielle’s cascading bridal bouquet with pink garden roses and evergreen accents throughout. Danielle’s sister was her maid of honor and she was surrounded by her dearest gal pals and Tyler’s groomsmen consisted of his 4 brothers & dad [I’m not kidding! There are a lot of Doremus men!] Everyone danced the night away to the tunes of a live band!
Since that day, the incredibly inspiring wedding blog, Style Me Pretty, published this wedding on it’s front page! I was in tears reading the email that my submission had been accepted & floored that they were so excited to feature my work. SMP has inspired me and driven me to be a better photographer for so many years & I’m so grateful to get to contribute my own work in that space. Cheers to every incredibly talented vendor involved in this day – you blessed us with something absolutely beautiful. Most importantly, cheers to Danielle & Tyler’s marriage! It took everything in me not to post every single photo here, so enjoy this very long post!!
Photos | Cheers Babe Photo
Second Shooter | Praise of Come Plum
Venue | Solage, an Auberge Resort & Spa, Calistoga, CA
Floral | Lily & Mint
Design | Sugar Rush Events
Hair & Makeup | Angela Nunnink
Band | The Class Band
Paper Goods + Signage | JK Design
Rentals | Encore Events Rentals
Chairs | Theoni
Photo booth | Say Ya Photobooth
Dress | Flora Bridal
Suit | Knot Standard
Bridesmaid Dresses | Jenny Yoo
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Babes, this is HUGE.
If you are planning a wedding, you stumbled on a lucky place, because it’s LAUNCH DAY! Today I am announcing an exciting collaboration between myself & wedding planning extraordinaire, Kellyne, of Hand & Heart Events. Kellyne & I have worked side-by-side on many stunning weddings and events and let’s just say we make a pretty bomb team. She goes above & beyond for her clients and is so multi-talented, it’s insane!
Starting this weekend, we will be offering a collaboration wedding collection if you book the two of us as a team. That means, book any one of my photo coverage collections, get a FREE hour of coverage ($400 value) and then for just an additional $1500, Kellyne will be there to make your day (and month before prep) go off without a hitch!
+Initial consultation at venue
+Unlimited phone and email access 30 days prior to wedding
+Create detailed day-of timeline and share with vendors
+Handle all day of logistics—set up and breakdown/safe storage of personal items, distribution of final vendor payments/tips, etc
+Take over all vendor communication week of wedding.
+Facilitate wedding rehearsal
+Arrive when first vendor arrives and oversee set up and break down of event
+Access to our “bridal survival kit”
+Ensure day runs smoothly from start to finish so you can relax and enjoy your day!
+One free hour of photo coverage with Cheers Babe
This collaboration is a $2500 value for just $1500. Are we crazy!? No, we LOVE working together & we know that we can nail it for you, boo!
(be sure to note this launch blog)
photography + art direction | Cheers Babe Photo
coordination, design, signage + rentals | Hand & Heart Events
venue | Central Kitchen
florals | Ash + Oak Floral
hair+makeup | Beauty by Lia
earrings | Mignonne Gavigan
tux | The Black Tux
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It seems like something new hits us every morning. Terror & tragedy are marking our headlines what seems like daily. However, we see real glimpses of redemption when we collaborate, when we help each other and build one another up. The Give Peace a Chance shoot is inspired by this current climate of our broken world as well as it’s revolution of love and positivity in the midst of everything. The desire of this shoot is to inspire, to breed positivity and simply, to give peace a chance.
From a design perspective, we took cues from iconic images of John Lennon & Yoko Ono holding single blooms, promoting peace and justice. Our amazing florist incorporated copper roses mixed with dried sprigs, telling us they reminded her of 1960’s living rooms with mustard yellow blankets and shaggy rugs with warm sunshine beaming through the windows while a record plays in the background. I also took polaroids throughout the day as a nod to the analog era of the 60s and 70s.
The shoot was photographed at Central Kitchen, a gourmet restaurant in the Mission District of San Francisco – an area known for it’s dedication to music and street art. The industrial space and gigantic windows made for such a warm and inviting atmosphere to be created. A favorite piece of mine is the hanging peace sign in the ceremony space – a collaboration between our designer and our florist that just popped on the aged steel wall of the restaurant.
We hope this shoot gives you all the feels and warms your heart! Find the full FEATURE on Green Wedding Shoes!!!
Photography + Art Direction | Jess of Cheers Babe Photo
Coordination, Design, Signage & Rentals | Kellyne of Hand & Heart Events
Venue | Central Kitchen, Mission District San Francisco
Florals | Ash + OAK Floral Design
Hair + Makeup | Beauty by Lia
Earrings | Mignonne Gavigan
Tuxedo | The Black Tux
Stationary | Flecos Design Co.
Rings | Jen Leddy
Cake | Natty Cakes