A Private Estate Wedding in Grass Valley is among one of our favorites to photograph. Getting ready in the family home while it is being designed and dressed to look its best by one of the best – Brenda Hodges of A Curated Story – creates an ideal environment. And when paired with a beautiful bride, absolutely gorgeous gown, adorable bridesmaids, and family that has flown in from as far as Norway, the photographs are sure to be stunning and filled with emotion. The strong colors, lush landscape of the Brides Gold Country Home, attention to details – many personally hand-crafted by her Father are just some of the things that made this Grass Valley Private Estate Wedding one to remember.
Family heirlooms from the Gold Rush were exchanged just before this Bay Area Bride and Groom said their vows in a grove of trees. The Groom finished getting ready in the Guest Quarters with the men closest to him and surrounded by pieces of History Laura’s Father has collected over time. The gents played checkers with their Spartan Metals and sipped choice Bourbon while playing a game of pool, before crossing the lawn and over the bridge, leading to the grove where he would marry Laura. Laura finished getting ready in the Main House before getting into her Father’s Classic Studebaker Truck, to head down the driveway, past the dock and into the grove of trees on her Father’s arm.
Guests dined on a delightful meal with table service by Farm to Table Catering with tables adorned with floral centerpiece boxes crafted by the Bride’s Father and meticulously arranged by the talented Brenda Hodges of A Curated Story. Jewel Tones, Fall Fruits of Pomegranates, Persimmons, Pears, and Figs were artfully arranged along the Head Table accented with Depression Glass, Ratan Chargers, and Gold Silverware. The evening continued with dancing under the stars and strung lights on a beautiful Autumn Evening.
Photography: Jackie + Jay | Design + Coordination: Brenda Hodges, A Curated Story | Florals: Moda Floral | Catering: Farm to Table Catering | Linens: La Tavola | Rentals: Celebrations | Bakery: Ettores | Officiant: David Vertin | Invitations: Studio Nine Design | Favors: Bibinka Bites | Lighting: Lighthouse Installation | DJ: DJ Eli Freshmode | Band: Ukelenny | Brides Gown: Martina Liana | Brides Veil: Miss Allaneous | Make-up + Hair: Christi Reynolds Beauty | Grooms Attire: The Black Tux