A California Vineyard Wedding: Jessica + Ben

I’m sure it’s not hard to tell that I just love smaller + more intimate weddings – there is just something so special and unique about them. It also allows a smaller budget to really create a beautiful day. Jessica + Ben also wanted a smaller wedding (they had 14 guests!). They had always wanted to visit California so having their wedding there seemed like a perfect idea. Once they saw the beautiful Hammersky Vineyards, they were sold. It reminded Ben of his home in Chile and for Jessica, it was just the most breathtaking scenery – a win-win! They also both have a love for the outdoors and when they saw the big Oak tree from the Hammersky website, it reminded Jessica of the tree that Ben had proposed to her under. Such a perfect location for their ceremony. :) Thanks so much to Lelia Brewster for the gorgeous photos and to Erin of Dandelion & Grey for the perfect event + floral design.

BHLDN ruffle wedding dress

lavender ceremony decor

vineyard wedding

What song did you walk down the aisle to? Adele My One and Only Your exit song? Eye of the Tiger

vineyard wedding

lavender ceremony

vineyard wedding

BHLDN ruffle wedding dress

Jessica is wearing one of my most favorite gowns from BHLDN – just stunning!! And Ben doesn’t look to bad either! ;)

bride and groom in field

bride and groom in field

bride and groom in field

bride and groom in vineyard

Most memorable moment of your wedding day?

All of it! I enjoyed of course the ceremony where Ben and I poured our hearts out in front of the closest people to us…. and the small family dinner on the lawn was just amazing… As an artist I love small details I cant go without saying how beautiful the flowers, music, food, setting…. I couldnt have imagined it any other way.

vineyard reception

lavender centerpieces

yellow and purple centerpieces

bride and groom chairs

cheese and crackers wedding bar

cheese and crackers wedding bar

yellow flowers

small flower arrangements in vases

dessert bar

shortbread cookies

strawberry cobbler

s'mores favors

vineyard wedding

sparkler wedding

Any advice for those planning now?
Dont over think it…or stress or it might take the fun out of planning. I planned this wedding in only 3-4 months. I just thought of the things Ben and I like and went with my first instinct. I did not over work it.

Congrats to Jessica + Ben and thanks so much for sharing your wedding with us today!

photography: Lelia Brewster (check out more photos from their wedding here) // event design: Erin Mcdonald of Dandelion & Grey // venue: Hammersky Vineyards // floral design: Erin Mcdonald of Dandelion & Grey  // shoes: Aldo // wedding dress: BHLDN // bridesmaid dresses: BHLDN // hair + makeup: Karie Osceola (cosmetologist and esthetician) // groom suit: Calvin Klein // catering: Trumpet Vine Catering  // invitations+ paper goods: Alee & Press // cake: none deserts by Trumpet Vine Catering  // music: Christopher Wooley // Rentals: Archive Vintage Rentals

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  1. Love EVERYTHING about this wedding. Love, love, LOVE!

  2. everything looks so amazing!!! the images capture the details and event beautifully!

  3. amazing! such an intimate feel to everything, i love it!

  4. This wedding is perfect. Just perfect.

  5. Oh wow, what a picturesque wedding! I love it all – the photos are amazing and what a setting. Intimate weddings can be so awesome!

  6. I love the little milk jugs & holder. Tres cute!!!!

  7. ha i like her laid back attitude. and it’s just so pretty :)

  8. I love her BHLDN dress, and her bouquet, and the simple tablescape – stunning!

  9. What a beautiful and intimate wedding. I love the craftiness of the details!

  10. what a dress! :)
    love the treats in the table.. :)

  11. I love the advice here. Don’t get caught in the wedding hype and make it truly about the couple and getting married. This is beautiful and planned perfectly in 3 months!

  12. My dream wedding. In fact, I think I might just copy everything for my own. Gorgeous, just gorgeous

  13. So beautiful!!! The flowers are breathtaking! Love the yarrow. Wonderful job!

  14. oooooooooh my heart be still; i am in love with every single last beautiful detail!! gorgeous!

  15. The photography is just amazing <3


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