When you own one of the dreamiest wedding venues around, marrying your love on the property’s gorgeous grounds is kind of a no-brainer, don’t you think? Lydia is the proprietor at the beautiful Olympia’s Valley Estate in Petaluma, California and dreamt of a day that really reflected she and her now-husband, Brandon, as a couple. Since they live in the Victorian house at Olympia’s, they were able to have a backyard wedding of pretty epic proportions, executed with some seriously sweet bohemian, travel-inspired details.
Lydia says, Each design element had a purpose. I shied away from having decorations for the sheer purpose of decorations. I decided on draping the barn with champagne chiffon to soften the space and create a warm environment while bringing your eye to the peak of the barn, which made it seem larger than it really was. The vintage lounges with Moroccan rugs paired well with the venue and Victorian house. I wanted to keep the ceremony simple and not take away from the view, which was our farm. I used wooden benches and a Moroccan aisle runner and Moroccan rug in front of the ceremony arbor which was covered in white peonies and gardenias and green foliage.
Sounds like such a perfect scene! Can we tell you how glad we are that onelove photography was there to capture it all on camera?
What a stunning J. Mendel dress!
Processional: 1,000 Years – The Piano Guys
Recessional: Is This Love – Bob Marley
First Dance: Stay With Me – John Legend
Home sweet home! What a perfect shot!
We always love an appearance by The Booth Bus!
One of our favorite moments was grabbing a treat from the ice cream truck and taking a moment in the bohemian lounge in front of the barn to soak it all in, seeing all of our guests so happy in the moment, enjoying each other's company and dancing under the moon instead of staring at their phones, and watching people freak out over the vintage VW Photo Booth bus! That was special to us. Our first look was another highlight, seeing each other eased our nerves and allowed us to really enjoy our day together.
See more in the video below by Blue Vue Productions:
Savor every moment, take the time to breath and cherish what a special day it really is. The actual day goes by so fast! Not everything is going to go exactly as planned (take my word), and that's okay. Also, have a glass of champagne or two! It's easy to get wound up, and that will ease your nerves a bit.
photography: onelove photography // venue name: Olympia's Valley Estate, Petaluma, California // florals: The Petal Company // wedding dress: J. Mendel // bride's shoes: Gionvito Rossi // makeup artist: Lauthr Salon of Mockingbird Heights // groom attire: Bliss Bridal and Black Tie // videography: Blue Vue Productions // catering: Park Avenue Catering // cake: Samantha's Patisserie // music: AMS Entertainment // officiant: Pastor Colton Irving // coordinator: Amy Bridges Events // event designer: Lydia Hansen // jewelry: Nan Winters // bridesmaids: Wine Country Bride // lighting: Olympia's Valley // stationery: Minted // veil: Bliss Bridal and Black Tie // accessories: Bliss Bridal and Black Tie // rentals: One True Love Vintage Rentals, Encore Events Rentals // photo booth: The Booth Bus