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Venue: House on Metolius (metolius.com)
Photographer: BrittRenePhoto (Second Shooter Matt Williams)
Coordinator/Planner: Mint Event Coordination & Design (eventsbymint.com)
Band: Precious Byrd
Florist: Mint Event Coordination & Design
Hair: Christine Colucci at Makeup Mafia
Makeup: Christine Colucci at Makeup Mafia
Wedding Dress: Jim Hjelm by Hayley Paige
Bridesmaid Dresses: Hayley Paige Occasions
Shoes: Birkenstock
Jewels: Tiffany & Co
Rings: ABC Jewelry
Cake/Dessert: Foxtail Bakeshop
Invites: Aimee Jameson & Shari Denfield
Bridesmaid Earrings: Nicola Bathie Jewelry
Wedding Itinerary: Meyer + Market
Groom’s Suit: Hall Madden
Groom’s Shoes: Allen Edmonds
Ties: The Tie Bar
Favors: Nineteen27 S’Mores Co.
Beverages: Twist Cocktail Catering Co.
Food: Bowtie Catering Co.

Rentals: curated events – kimi

Because our love grew from travel and the outdoors, there was no better place than to be married amongst the trees. At first, our thoughts went straight to Colorado where our love began, but then our hearts slowly trickled north toward the redwood trees- the ancient giants. And what better way to preserve our commitment to one another than to do so surrounded by one of gods most beautiful creations?

The search was now on, I had to find a location where the forest could perfectly welcome us into a wandering reception and that was able to capture our mystical dream. I eventually found the location, Island Farm, then after more and more research, I finally found my dream team at Coastside Couture.

Our relationship began four years ago when Eric invited me out for drinks with his friends in Aspen, Colorado, as we just so happened to be there at the same time.  I hesitantly agreed because I had only known of Eric through mutual family friends whom his brother had recently married into from my home town in south Texas.  I met up with Eric and his friends (all seven of them) for a cocktail and a fun night on the town.  I instantly thought he would be an amusing friend to have in my life, but nothing more.  It wasn’t until the subsequent two days of hiking through the aspen trees and conversing on life goals and dreams, that I started to realize this could be more than just friendship.  Alas, both of our holidays ended and we went on our separate ways but kept in touch until Eric finally convinced me to visit him in Denver.  Our relationship carried on in this manner as rendezvous in exciting cities around the country until he finally came to Texas, packed up my bags, then took me to Frisco, Colorado to live with him. Eventually, we moved back to Texas to build our roots and life. Until one amazing day, two years later, he casually planned a hike to our favorite spot by a river in the mountains, in Frisco, to propose to me.  And that is the start of our love story.

  • Venue: The Island Farm Private Estate San Gregorio California
  • Photographer: BrittRenePhoto
  • Film Scans: PhotoVisionPrints
  • Videographer: MTTWLLMS
  • Coordinator/Planner: Coastside Couture
  • Florist: Seascape Floral
    • Ceremony Strings: Cello Street Quartet (cellos are my absolute favorite instrument. I worked with the lead cello to curate the music to make it unlike people have ever heard at a wedding)
    • Band: VIPs Entertainment
    • Hair/ make up: Carly Wise
    • Wedding Dress: Berta
    • Bridesmaid: my design 😉 and had custom made by Coutures by Laura in Austin, Texas
    • Groom: Armani and Lanvin
    • Shoes: Prada
    • Jewels/ rings: Devan Collection (my sister’s collection; designed it all!)
    • Hair piece: Liv Hart
    • Cake/ Dessert: Urban Organics
    • Invites/ programs/ signage: Meldeen in Austin, Texas; worked custom design with founder Kaleigh Wiese
  • Crystals: Bill Kaunitz aka “crystal Bill” at Elegant Crystals
  • Associate Photographer: Danielle Dlillian Photography
I can’t say that I had a strategic plan for the wedding as everything happened so organically. I think it all started with my fairly-like envisions and spiritual influence; I knew originality was key. My conversations with Karissa and Heidi were pretty hysterical- even with Darcy from Seascape flowers- but we all painted a beautiful picture through opened hearts and opened minds, never any judgement. The whole wedding absolutely had to be in the trees, no exceptions. I knew that the trees would carry on the love of our ceremony and that energy would be preserved for the reception. When I think about being in an enchanted forest, my mind always took me to richness and vibrancy. Texture was a huge component of planning because I was adamant about how every sense needed to be as heightened as possible. Everything you looked at you wanted to touch, to feel, and to taste. This then opened up the idea of a  “feast” like dinner, with tables overflowing in moss, velvet, color, and depth. My caterer, Brittany from Urban Organics, understood me immediately and ran with it whole heartedly. One thing I told each vender was to express from your creative perspective, because if we all express from the deepness of our hearts, magic will be created. I don’t think there was a moment that I didn’t trust my remarkable team because of this. And violà!

“We both swiped right. Seriously… we met on Tinder! Our first date we went to a Smallpools concert at Slim’s in San Francisco.  When Smallpools came to Oakland in October 2017, Jarrod took that opportunity to contact the band months ahead of time, and get their blessing to propose on stage during their show at the Fox Theatre.  Not a bad way to start off an engagement!  Throughout our relationship, music has been a central part of our lives. When we thought about what was important while planning our wedding, music was at the top of the list… colour was the next. Colour has always brought me such joy, and after attending multiple years of Burning Man together, we knew what our wedding would be like… colour, lights, and awesome music.” – Tanya

 

Tanya + Jarrod from Matthew Williams on Vimeo.

Venue: Harmonic Brewing
Photographer: BrittRenePhoto
Videographer: Matt Williams
Planner: Ashley Smith Events
Florist: Wild Club
Hair/MU: Katt Cao
DJ: Joey Burton
Dress: Colors Dress
Shoes: Taylor Says
Invites: Sam Gutierrez
Dessert: Fillmore Bakeshop & Bob’s Donuts
PhotoBooth: Thomas Sparks
Food Trucks: Country Grill & Little Green Cyclo
Rings: Nash Jewelers (engagement) D &H Jewelers (wedding bands)
Rentals: Bright
Linen: La Tavola
Dog attire: Jayne Serba
Groom attire: Knot Standard

Film Scans: PhotovVsionPrints

Devon and Brad first met in an elevator ride in the beautiful Sands Regency Casino Hotel in Reno, Nevada, where they were both in town for a random volleyball tournament featuring mens and womens teams from all over the region. Silence filled most of the ride as their chatty friends planned out the weekend of fun and competition. But after a full day of volleyball, the two teams were determined to get together for a hotel party. It was later that evening when one of Devon’s teammates “accidentally” bumped Devon into Brad and they quickly realized there was a spark between them. The night was coming to a disappointing end as Brad and Devon went their separate ways. Brad realized he had made the serious mistake of not asking for Devon’s number so he worked up the courage to send that ever fateful “Hey what’s up” Facebook message and friend request later that night. Thirty seven paragraph-long exchanges later, they scheduled a first date…which Brad then needed to reschedule. Devon agreed to the reschedule, but when the day arrived, she almost canceled. Thankfully, one of her sisters was there to encourage and push her along to help this guy park on a busy San Francisco street and the first date officially happened. 

Fast forward many Giants games, Palmer Chiropractic school events, sailing excursions, and puppy raising, the two finally decided that Canadians and Americans can fall for each other and live happily ever after. 

Venue: Triple S Ranch Napa

Photographer: BrittRenePhoto

Assistant/Second Shooter: Mttwllms

Film Scans: PhotoVision Prints

Videographer: Magic Flute Videos

Coordinator/Planner: Amiee D’Maris Events

Band: The 415’s, Entire Productions

Florist: The Monkey Flower Group

Hair: Charismatic Bride

Makeup: Charismatic Bride

Wedding Dress: Lela Rose by Jin Wang Bridal

Bridesmaid Dresses: Jenny Yoo

Shoes: Bella Belle

Jewels: Anzie earrings, heirloom ring borrowed from sister, Caitlin Echelbarger

Rings: Spence Diamonds

Cake: sister, Shannon Baskauskas

Invites/Paper Goods: Ruby the Fox, Papineau Calligraphy

          Rentals: Encore Events Rentals
          Escort Card Table: Miss Meliss Floral Design