Gold + Red Wedding Inspiration on Valentine’s Day

gold and red

What’s more perfect for Valentine’s Day then lots of pretty gold + red inspiration! The inspiration for this shoot was found at the fabulous venue, Kunde Family Estates in Sonoma, CA. When Amanda from Amanda O’Shannessy Creative first saw the Dunfillan Ruins, she knew she just had to set-up a ceremony in that space. The team wanted to show that even though winter in wine country isn’t as bright and lush as it is in the summer, there’s a dark, moody air about it that can be just as romantic…

glitter envelope

red bouquet

red bouquet

red booties

fish tail braid


Amanda: When I closed my eyes the first thing that I envisioned was a gold glitter ombre ceremony backdrop. I wanted the lightness and sparkle of the backdrop to really pop against the dark gray stone walls of the ruins. I chose to outfit the rest of the ceremony space with neutral lounge furniture from our One True Love Vintage Rentals collection. 

urban ceremony venue

brick wall

gold wedding dress

gold and green centerpiece


gold wedding dress

place cards

gold glitter tube

gold wedding dress

red centerpieces

We carried these ceremony elements – gold embellishments, textured linen fabrics, dark, moody florals, and rich wood tones – throughout the rest of the shoot.

red centerpieces

red tablescape

red dipper silverware

gold and red

sweets bar

gold topped cupcakes

sweets bar

drink bar

drink bar

Thanks so much to all these creative California artists for sharing your talents with us today!

photography: Em the Gem // venue: Kunde Family Estates, Sonoma, CA // creative direction + design + styling: Amanda O’Shannessy Creative // vintage rentals: One True Love Vintage Rentals // florals: Huckleberry Karen Design // calligraphy: Little Miss Press // wardrobe styling: Head Over Heals with Melanie // hair + makeup: Priscilla Francine Make-Up // desserts: Sift Bakery + Dessert Bar

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  1. Thank you so much for sharing Jen! Working with such a talented team made my job so easy and it’s really awesome to see it all come together! xo

  2. The red and gold accents look lovely with the setting. The dresses look amazingly beautiful.

    Jennifer with

  3. Beautiful work by all! Nice change of pace to see deep, rich shades of crimson being used.

  4. I love the gold and red color palette, and lots of sparkles – my favorite!

  5. This was such a fun shoot to be a part of! I still can’t get enough of the Sarah Seven gown we used! Thanks for featuring us today Jen!

  6. Yes! Such a wonderful team! This was SO much fun!! Everything looks beautiful!

  7. this shoot is gorgeous!!!!

  8. I love the creativity of this shoot, especially the silverware dipped in red. Brilliant!

  9. Thank you so much for the feature, Jen! Such an honor! This shoot was a blast to design and our team of vendors was just incredible to work with. Thanks again!

  10. She is a beautiful bride!


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