HILLTOP MAGIC // PRESQU'ILE WINERY
PHOTOGRAPHY // Amber Lynn Photography SECOND SHOOTER // Alma Erika Photography VENUE // Presqu'ile Winery PLANNING + DESIGN // Embark Event Design VIDEO // Fox Jump Cinematics FLORAL DESIGN // Wilder Floral Co. GOWNS // Bhldn ACCESSORIES // Untamed Petals HAIR // Cassidy Hair MAKEUP// Blondie Souza TANS // Ladylike Spray Tans PHOTOBUS // Slo Photo Bus PAPER GOODS // Paper Tree Studio LETTER BOARD // Bourbon Blue Cards WELCOME BOXES // Shop Boxfox SWEETS // Pardon My French DRINKS // Bottle and Ice RENTALS // Embellish Vintage Rentals + All About Events LINENS // Blush Fine Linens STYLING BLOCKS // Sourced Co.
From Embark Event Design:
What began as an idea with to capture and convey the beauty of Presqu'ile Winery's new hilltop wedding ceremony and reception site through the lens of Amber Lynn Photography and Fox Jump Cinematics quickly transformed into an unforgettable creative project.
Presqu'ile winery is nestled on a hilltop overlooking the intimate valley of Santa Maria, between San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara, California. The venue looks over the entire valley stretching from hillside all the way to the Pacific Ocean.
Our details for the shoot included a focus on honeybees, a nod to our sweet real couple. We played with yellow hues in elements throughout the shoot, and used cool blues to elevate the color palette. Honeycomb cookies from Pardon Me French made for the prettiest treats - and we were even able to incorporate real bees into our flat lay images.
BHLDN bridal lingerie and robes made for the most delicate and cozy getting ready attire as our bride and bridesmaids sipped Presqu’ile bubbly in the spectacular bridal suite. The girls took a moment to exchange gifts from BOXFOX, with elements both luxurious and pampering in the bridal box. After slipping into BHLDN gowns, they picked out accessories from Untamed Petals, including a floor length veil for the bride graced with delicate flowers against her simple, timeless gown.
The ceremony site eclipsed the most stunning view of all. Overlooking the valley where the couple met and fell in love, Danielle and Brandon shared a tender moment reflecting on their love story, and reminding each other the importance of their marriage. Brandon was so smitten with his bride all day - and we loved watching him dote on her in every scene! When he arrived at the venue, she instantly lit up and didn’t stop smiling and laughing for the entirety of the shoot.
Over in the cocktail area, the couple enjoyed fresh honey sangria, featuring a Presqu’ile rose, fresh fruit, and the sweetest raw honey. They took time in the SLO Photo Bus, capturing fun and candid photo strips to take home. The drinks doubled as an escort display, each glass adorned with a calligraphed escort card, urging guests to “sip and be seated.”
The head table sat at the edge of the hillside, and created the perfect place to watch the sun begin to creep behind the rolling hills. The florals featured crisp blooms in soft colors, each flower bursting open and sitting pretty amidst all the details.
Hand calligraphed name cards from Paper Tree Studio fixed on grey flatware guided guests to their seats. The soft stoneware plates and gauzy linen napkins created a contrast in texture, and each setting was graced with a fresh persimmon. In the final moments of sunlight, bride and groom enjoyed a specialty sweetheart cake fixed with fresh florals and delicate silk blue ribbon.
We found that a fun palette combined with graceful, delicate details made for a great balance in this shoot. We loved finding ways to draw out our honeybee motif, and capture the beauty of our setting, beautiful couple, and endless creative elements.